CWB # 2 Minutes of the Meeting of the Board – 08 October 2011, MoF, Seattle

The meeting was called to order at 1:50 PM

Present: Clark, Almstead, Rombauer, Nadeau, Owens, Morrell, Caruso, Smyth, Williams, Desmon

Absent: Sherman, Kinchen, Teeters, Anders, Jackson

Upon M/S, the reading of the minutes of the 12 February meeting was waived.

(1) Frank gave a report on the Nominating Committee and the response he has received regarding interest in serving on the board. By board consensus, Frank will chair the committee and Fred will be a member. They will choose as a third member either Ed or John, and those three will choose another two from non-board-member members. The slate of candidates must be promulgated to the membership NLT 15 December due to the annual meeting on14 January 2012.

(2) Tony sought to clarify the official approval required to obtain help from other members with the outreach tasks he has assumed. He was assured he needed none.

(3) Dave stated he wanted to establish a memorial scholarship in the name of George and Wendy Hewitt. Inasmuch as he has already put out the word that this will happen, he requested action today. The board resisted the naming of scholarships after individuals, but agreed it was appropriate to rename our program The Cascade Warbirds Memorial Scholarship Program. Names of our deceased members will appear on a (virtual) plaque on our web site. A motion to that effect passed unanimously. Crash donated $1,000 to the program and Fred donated $500.

(4) Ron presented a list of suggestions he said would improve our function as a squadron. After some discussion, Ed suggested a board retreat would be a better venue to discuss these points. Ron will check schedules and plan for either 28/29 October or 4/5 November at either the BW in Tukwila or the Medallion in Smokey Point.

(5) Doug reported on the upcoming B-17 visit. He said EAA is growing discouraged with King County's contract liability language and they, EAA, wonder whether a Paine Field venue would be a suitable alternate. It was the consensus that Paine Field would be workable, though not at the same level of success as Boeing Field. Dave will contact Jon Bowman to see if there is any way a dialog between CWB, EAA, MoF, and King County can be started.

6) Warren requests permission to establish a special squadron patch to be presented to members who provide support for the annual B-17 visit. He and/or Doug will award these patches on criteria they will develop. M/S to approve the patch as designed by Warren and to fund an initial order of 100 patches (approximately $350). Motion passed 8 - 0 - 2.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:15 PM.

For the Squadron

Fred C Smyth

Adjutant/Finance Officer