Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors

14 October 2006, Museum of Flight, Seattle


The meeting was called to order at 1305 hours by CO Desmon.


Directors in attendance: Rombauer, Jackson, Smyth, Caruso, Barry, Desmon, Almstead, Anders, Owens, and Sherman


Directors absent: Teeters, Williams, Renquist, Kinchen, and High


1)      The Squadron is sending a letter to the EAA Warbirds Board of Directors detailing "our side of the story" as it relates to our decision "to have no organized presence" at the NWEAA Fly-In, both in years past and possibly in the future.  Dave Desmon (and Rebecca) drew together the relevant paperwork for our discussion of how the letter should read.  M/S to have Doug Owens draft an advocacy document (with fact checking by board members via email) and Dave Desmon the cover letter.  Motion passed.

2)      Discussion followed regarding delivery of said letter to the Warbirds board.  M/S to send Dave Desmon at squadron expense to Oshkosh (or another venue) at "the appropriate time."  Motion passed.  (Adjutant's note:  It has been confirmed that there will be a Warbirds board meeting in Oshkosh the last week of October.)

3)      Discussion next centered on advising squadron members of the board's actions IRT NWEAA.  It was the consensus that we will make a special mailing to the members of Dave's cover letter and Doug's advocacy document once Dave has returned from Oshkosh.  The mailing is to include the Warbirds board's reaction to our information.

4)      The board selected a nominating committee of Dan Barry, Dave Desmon, Curt Kinchen, Greg Anders, and Pete Jackson.  They are to nominate a replacement for resigning Ops O Dan Barry.  The election will be held at the annual member meeting on 11 November.

5)      The Kelso Fly-In organizer wonders whether the Squadron thought it desirable or practical to have a "jet car act" at the 2007 fly-in.  It was the consensus of the board that no one thought so.

6)      Fred reported that the Christmas dinner party will be a bit more expensive at the Hawthorn Inn this year than at the River's Edge last year, both for set-up costs and dinner prices.  He suggested that a portion of the budgeted "Member Appreciation" money could be used to defray some of that increase.  It was the consensus of the board, however, that those funds should be used to improve the door prizes.  Thus, in addition to the usual hats, shirts, and other regalia normally given away, this year we will add one quality leather flight jacket (approx. $300) and one B-17 ride at next year's tour stop (approx. $300).  Additionally, M/S to have the squadron pay the $100 set-up fee not waived by guests' food and drink consumption.  Motion passed.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 1515 hours.


For Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2




Fred C. Smyth

Adjutant/Finance Officer