Cascade Warbirds Squadron # 2
Minutes of the
Meeting of the Board – 09 October, 2010, Museum of Flight
The XO called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM
Morrell, Caruso, Clark, Desmon, Almstead, Smyth, Owens, Jackson, Rombauer,
Teeters, Nadeau, Williams
Absent: Sherman, Anders, Kinchen
The minutes of the 13 February meeting were approved as read.
Personnel Officer Frank reported on existing committees. (1) He mentioned he
saw no need to continue the subordinate Officer positions of Arlington
Co-Chairs. Upon motion and second, those two positions were eliminated. (2)
B-17: Doug Owens will resume Chairmanship for 2011; Warren Nadeau will back
him up. No dates have been announced for the 2011 season, though EAA is well
aware of two other aircraft preceding them to Seattle (3) Marshalling: Ron
McIlnay presented a proposal regarding board representation for marshallers.
He will email his proposal to Fred for dissemination; the board will discuss
the topic at its November meeting. (4) The aircraft acquisition committee
was formalized. Frank will determine whether Chris Zimmer is still
interested in being involved. Fred, Carter, Ed, and Doug were added to the
committee. (5) Squadron Outreach: Ron Morrell and Bill Pearson spoke about a
perceived lack of “getting our brand” in front of the airshow community
(NWCAS?). They were thus charged with formulating a plan and presenting it
to the board. (6) Scholarship: Pete said the committee will soon meet to
discuss 2010 and lay out a plan for 2011. Frank asked all committee heads to
submit status reports for inclusion in the newsletter.
the upcoming winter activities (NWOC, NWCAS, dinner party, etc)
suggested a flying-season event where members and spouses could burn some
burgers and non-owners could get warbird rides. Fred suggested Pete approach
Social Director Bob Hill with the idea. Carter will approach John Sessions
to see if such an event can be held at HFF.
We briefly discussed the
2010 summer activities, mentioning some pros and cons. Pete wondered whether
there could be an increase in the squadron’s contribution to VAW and Dave
responded that such would be presented in the 2011 budget.
elaborated on the squadron’s new responsibility to designate Warbird Wings
events. The board, recognizing that timing is important, will discuss this
There being no further business, the meeting was
adjourned at 3:30 PM.
For the Squadron
Fred C. Smyth