Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors

13 October 2007, Museum of Flight, Seattle


The meeting was called to order at 1255 hours by CO Desmon.


Directors in attendance: Desmon, Bauer, Smyth, Williams, Rombauer, High, Jackson, Caruso, Sherman


Directors absent: Renquist, Kinchen, Almstead, Teeters, Anders, Owens


The following business was transacted:


Scholarship Award - Our 2007 scholarship award was reviewed.  M/S to institute an annual scholarship award.  After some discussion, M/S to table this topic until the January budget process.


Ongoing-Scholarship Committee - A number of award possibilities were discussed.  The Board appointed a committee, Pete Jackson (Chair), Betty Sherman, and Ed Rombauer, to study the various possibilities and report back with a proposal. 


NWOC Sponsorship - M/S to sponsor NWOC 2008 at the $500 level.  Motion failed 2 - 7.


Moses Lake Fly-In - Fred reported on a meeting he and Liz Johnston (MOMS) attended at the invitation of the Port of Grant County Board of Airport Commissioners.  They are studying the possibility of beginning a military-oriented fly-in and are targeting late June, 2008.  They'll be in touch if the idea comes to fruition.


NWEAA - Betty and Pete reported on recent communications with NWEAA staff and their plans to meet again very soon.  The Board expressed its desire to continue our relationship with NWEAA, but reiterated the necessity of NWEAA participating meaningfully in attracting new (to AWO) heavy iron to help boost attendance.  Specifically mentioned was the desire to have NWEAA pay an appearance fee and provide avgas for five warbirds in 2008.  It was the consensus of the Board that CWB would be willing to provide one hotel room for each warbird that attended.


Squadron Goals - Dave urged board members to review Article Two of the bylaws with a eye to making them more aligned with our current activities.




There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1420 hours.


For the Squadron




Fred C. Smyth

Adjutant/Finance Officer