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
M/S, the reading of the minutes of the 12 February meeting was
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Fred C Smyth