Cascade Warbirds Squadron # 2, Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Membership
14 January 2012, MoF, Seattle
CO called the meeting to order at 10:10 AM. Forty-one were in
New members and guests were introduced; existing members were encouraged to have lunch this afternoon with new members and guests
CO Anders mentioned that this was the end of his term and that he will henceforth be busy with other aspects of his life.
FO Smyth reminded members to pay dues and said there will be a Reno event this year and the squadron is retaining our reserved boxes.
EAA's B-17 is scheduled here 21 - 28 May and volunteers are still needed.
Mike Kopp briefed us on upcoming warbird events at HFF, Paine Field.
Mike then regaled us with the B-25 SIC training program and mentioned that he is now occasionally called upon to crew HFF's Grumpy (lucky dog!).
Ed Rombauer's Safety Minute was an encouragement to be aware of our lack of proficiency due to inclement weather. He also reminded us to review proper radio procedures.
In our KYWB segment, Warren Nadeau and John Clark provided a historical overview of the services' L-bird aircraft, including many interesting photos.
Greg reviewed the upcoming events, to include HFM's Fly Day, NWOC, NWCAS, the Puyallup Air Fair, and our February meeting.
Greg mentioned there was some interest in resuming the Bud Granley Roast. A volunteer is sought to organize it - though the Ops O has traditionally done so.
This being an election year, Frank Almstead explained the process used by the Nominating Committee to select the candidates. M/S to elect their slate, to wit:
CO Ron Morrell Greg Anders Tony Caruso
XO Warren Nadeau John Clark Bob Hill
Ops O Dave Desmon Pete Jackson Michael Kopp
FO/Adj Fred C Smyth Doug Owens Ed Rombauer
Almstead Crash Williams Paul Youman
motion passed with an overwhelming majority.
Greg thanked the members for the opportunity to be CO for these past four years and encouraged all to give the same support to the new CO. He received a standing ovation for his service, then turned over control of the squadron to the new CO.
Incoming CO Ron Morrell kept his remarks brief, but encouraged any and all to contact him for whatever reason.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:55 PM.
Fred C Smyth, Adjutant/Finance Officer