Cascade Warbirds - Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Membership
13 February 2016 - Museum of Flight, Seattle


The CO called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM. There were 42 members and guests in attendance. The following occurred:

Guests were welcomed, new members introduced, and veterans recognized.

Ron briefed the membership on the expected flying events for this season.

Ron also mentioned that the Heritage Flight Museum was having their fund raiser on 14 May and there will be three astronauts in attendance.

Fred reminded all the 2016 dues should now be paid. He also said Reno box seat tickets were still available.

Dave said rooms were still available in the rental house at Oshkosh. He also said we could use a few more volunteers for our booth at the Aviation Expo this month.

Kent pitched us on the EAA Young Eagles Program and mentioned how satisfying it was to participate.

Marc Manzo, MoF Development Team, briefed us on the status of the Aviation Pavilion and the sponsor levels available.

Ray Carveth, president of the AWO Fly-In board of directors, talked about CWBs involvement last year and AWOs desire to have us attend again this year.

Our main event, A Family of Aviators, had Fred talking about his father as an Army Air Corps pilot, his mothers time as a WASP, and his time as an Army Warrant flying LOHs in Vietnam. He finished with a description of the mission that earned him a DFC.

Ron closed by saying that the Board was going to soon meet for a strategic planning session and he invited input from anyone so interested.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:30.

For the Squadron

Fred C Smyth