CWB # 2 Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Board – 14 January 2012, MoF, Seattle

The meeting was called to order at 1:05 PM

Present: Clark, Almstead, Rombauer, Nadeau, Morrell, Caruso, Smyth, Desmon, Anders, Jackson, Kopp, Youman

Absent: Williams, Hill, Owens

Upon M/S, the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting was waived.

Ron stated he really had no specific opening comments

Fred presented the 2011 Financials and budget v. actual comparison. After a few questions, the financials were accepted into the record.

Fred presented the proposed 2012 budget. After much "sausage making", the budget was accepted as amended (copy attached).

The scholarship committee asked for preliminary approval for their 2013 budget in the amount of $5,000. The board so approved.

Ron discussed his concept of a organizational chart. Discussion ensued. M/S to allow the CO to communicate with the squadron officers and members as he so chooses. Motion passed.

Spring fly-in events were discussed. The several events between now and June were listed. Ron will engage with the Social chair regarding a member event at HFM in April.

Ron then wondered aloud whether the squadron wanted to reinitiate contact with the AWO folks regarding a possible return en masse. It seemed the consensus of the board that that bridge had been previously crossed enough times.

Ron encouraged all officers to identify suitable assistants for their positions and to create a document that describes their duties and responsibilities.

Frank reported that the existing procedure for the nominating process, though a lot of work for the committee members, was working as designed.

Warren reported that the B-17 effort will need a back-up to Doug this year as Warren will be out of the country. Discussion ensued regarding the operating costs being absorbed by EAA and the need for as much effort as possible on our part to make for a successful tour stop.

Pete spoke briefly regarding the scholarship committee efforts, saying that the 2012 season was just underway and applications were not do until 29 February and 30 April. He also said the committee is looking into adding students of A&P programs.

The winter aviation non-flying events were briefly reviewed. Note was made that EAA's Hightower will be attending the Puyallup Air Expo.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:00 PM.


For the Squadron

Fred C Smyth, Adjutant/Finance Officer