Cascade Warbirds Squadron # 2, Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Membership, 08 March 2014, Museum of Flight, Seattle

The CO called the meeting to order at 10:10 AM. There were 50 members and guests in attendance. The following occurred:

* Guests and new members were introduced.

* Veterans were recognized.

* Ron reported on the upcoming events through June: PAE GA Day – 17 May; HFM Grand Opening – 26 Apr, FAFB air show 31 May, and Olympia air show 14 June. There will be a Hangar Party at Ron’s after GA Day.

* Dave then went through the balance of the summer schedule

* Ron mentioned the favorable recognition we received at NWCAS.

* Fred hit up the assembly for 2014 dues and mentioned there were box seats still available for the Reno races.

* Bob Hill said he’s trying to put together a Memorial Day flyover and will generate an email blitz. Also mentioned was a possible formation clinic and HFF’s hosting of the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.

* John Clark presented our Know-Your-Warbird segment; this on the designing and early development of the Mustang, as well as its early production run and initial assignments. John promised “Phase 2” of his presentation at a later date.

* Crash followed with some first-hand experiences as a P-51 cadet, as well as an owner of a P-51.

* Dave reminded owners to check their aircraft registration expiration dates.

* Ron spoke of our success as a safely operating organization and reminded all to be sure they were mentally prepared to go flying as well as having their aircraft ready to go flying.

* Bud spoke briefly about the 2013 accidents, mentioning that some 50% were related to engine malfunction.

* Winners of our door prize drawing were Brad Pilgrim and Carl Lindberg. They each won a Model Power P-51 model.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:20 PM.

For the Squadron,

Fred C Smyth
Adjutant/Finance Officer