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

Present: 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.

Dave reviewed the upcoming winter activities (NWOC, NWCAS, dinner party, etc)

Pete 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.

Dave elaborated on the squadron’s new responsibility to designate Warbird Wings events. The board, recognizing that timing is important, will discuss this in November.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM.


For the Squadron



Fred C. Smyth
Adjutant/Finance Officer