Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors – 13 February 2010, Museum of Flight, Seattle
The CO called the meeting to order at 1325 hours.
Present: Anders, Desmon, Kinchen, Smyth, Almstead, Caruso, Clark, Jackson, Morrell, Nadeau, Owens, Rombauer, Teeters, and Williams
· The minutes of the 09 January 2010 meeting were approved as read.
· Fred and Greg reported on their recent conversations with WBA Bill Fischer regarding membership in EAA. Dave reviewed the situation from four years ago. No action was taken and Greg will probably have further conversations with Bill.
· Mention was made of the requirement to annually reelect our Honorary members. M/S to designate anew our Honorary members IAW bylaws Article 4, Section C (b). Motion passed
· Greg informed the board that he has applied for the position of President of EAA.
· Greg reviewed his recent presentation to the AWO Board regarding renewing our MoU for 2010. AWO has decided not to make such an offer to the squadron this year, preferring instead to deal directly with warbird owners. Squadron members are, of course, free to attend AWO as they wish, but the squadron will not attend as an official entity.
· Committee reports: (1) Frank reported on the Personnel Committee; (2) Warren and Tony reported on the B-17 Tour Stop; and (3) Pete reported on the Scholarship Committee.
· Dates for NWOC, NWCAS, and ICAS were reviewed.
· The summer flying schedule was reviewed. Max events were listed: GA Day at Paine on 15 May, Warbird Weekend at Olympia from 18-20 June, and the USAF Air Show at Fairchild from 23-25 July, (though Curt reported that our invitation has not yet arrived). VAW at Paine in September was not yet listed as max effort, awaiting further information.
· Ron mentioned he will be staging a formation flying ground school in late March or early April at his hangar at Paine.
· Greg brought up the topic regarding our squadron AWO Advisory Board liaisons and stated he saw no reason to have those positions if we had no formal affiliation with AWO. M/S to dissolve the CWB liaison positions. Motion passed.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at about 1533 hours.
For the Squadron
Fred C. Smyth