Cascade Warbirds Squadron # 2, Minutes of the Membership Meeting,        10 Oct 2014, Museum of Flight, Seattle

 

The CO called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM.  There were approximately 41 members and guests in attendance.  The following occurred:

 

  Guests and new members were introduced.

  Veterans were recognized.

  Dave gave a recap of the Reno Air Races.

  Fred pitched the annual dinner party to be held 6 December at Smokey Point, said he was taking deposits for Reno box seats, and reminded all that 2015 dues, still only $20, could be paid starting now.

  Dave said the squadron is trying to make a big push to attend Oshkosh in 2015 and that he has a house available for those who wish to participate.

  Guest speaker was Johnny Therrill and he introduced us to the B-45 Tornado and told of his time flying it.

  John Clark presented part 2 of his P-51 history, covering USAAF service from P-51A through the P-51D.

  Ken Hicks briefed us on the Puget Sound Honor Flight program and said the group is looking for volunteers to accompany veterans to DC and also said donations were welcome.

  Ron reported that it looks like EAAs B-17 will return to the Northwest in 2015 and may even be accompanied on tour by a Ford Tri-Motor.  The dates have yet to be established, though it could be late summer.

  Ron also mentioned some other possible 2015 events that the Board would be discussing.

  Ron invited all who wished to attend the board meeting after lunch.

  Ron also invited all in attendance to join in a no-host lunch in the Wings Caf.

 

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

 

For the Squadron

Fred C Smyth

Adjutant/Finance Officer