Cascade Warbirds Squadron # 2, Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Membership,
12 January 2013, Museum of Flight, Seattle
The CO called the meeting to order at 10:10 AM. Fifty-two members and guests were in attendance.
The following occurred:
Ø Ron welcomed new members and guests. He spoke of the vast range of military aviation experience in our squadron and how that makes the accomplishment of our mission so much more interesting. He also recognized our vets.
Ø Fred mentioned it was time to pay 2013 dues and that 2013 Reno box seat tickets were still available.
Ø Dave mentioned upcoming events; (1) HFF ground schools, (2) Reno and Oshkosh, (3) NWOC and PA Expo, (4) movie night. He also congratulated Al Sauer for getting his photo on the back cover of Warbirds magazine.
Ø Ron repeated Ed's Safety Minute from last month: Cold weather requires even more alertness for frost, proper tire pressure, etc.
Ø Paul Youman presented orange vests to our two newest qualified marshallers, Vic Norris and Bill Wilson.
Ø Ron presented the annual EAA service awards to Fred, Frank, John, Warren, and himself.
Ø At the request of Crash, Ron read an ALPA-provided description of a pilot. Many of us found some humor and some truth in the contents.
Ø Bill Wilson was our featured speaker. He told of his flying of the F 111 in Vietnam, some of his "typical" flights, and the mission where he was shot down near Hanoi and ultimately captured in December, 1972. He also spoke of his time as a POW.
Ø Ron mentioned that the Executive Board is designing a survey asking members to tell the board what they like about the squadron and what suggestions they may have for improvements. The survey will be electronically promulgated and should be ready within two months.
Ø Ron then mentioned there'll be a no-host luncheon in the Wings Cafe downstairs and that members are invited to attend the annual board meeting at 1:30 PM.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:30 PM.
For the Squadron
Fred C Smyth