# 2 Minutes of the Meeting of the Board – 10 November 2012,
The meeting was called to order at
Present: Morrell, Clark, Rombauer, Smyth, Desmon, Jackson, Kopp, Youman, Williams, Hill, Nadeau, Owens
Absent: Anders, Almstead, Caruso
Upon M/S, the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting was waived.
Ron reviewed the EAA situation. He
said he is in talks with the powers and that he has passed along some
of our concerns. He wants all board members to email him with points
to be passed along. At this juncture, it isn't even known whether
the B-17 will be coming to Seattle in 2013. Further discussion of a
possible contribution to the B-17 repair fund is postponed until
The Lethbridge, Alberta, air show was
Ron encouraged all board members who
have squadron tasks other than that of board member to continue with
their appointment and education of back-ups.
Tabled from the October meeting was the
motion to accept from Crash the sum of $1,250 and apply that to a
ELITE level sponsorship of NWOC 2013. After some discussion, M/S to
amend that by sponsoring at the BASIC level for $500 with no
contribution from Crash. Further discussion ensued, then M/S to
again amend and accept from Crash the sum of $500 and sponsor at the
BASIC level ($500). That motion passed.
Tabled from the October meeting was
Paul Youman's request to authorize a shoulder patch for marshallers
and approve a design. Paul stated that he had modified the earlier
design and placed the order. It was the consensus of the board that
Paul had misunderstood the October action. Paul will cancel the
above-referenced order and present a revised design at the January
Paul then reported on the annual meeting of the marshalling corps, stating that they reviewed the current hand signals in use and discussed the year's events. Ron urged Paul to attend the first pilot briefing of the 2013 flying season so that he could hold a review session with the pilots.
Ron is still in the design stage of the
survey to go out to our owners regarding how they decide which events
to attend or not attend. He asked that suggestions for inclusions in
the survey be emailed to him ASAP. He is targeting January to launch
Crash stated that he would like to see the Search For Excellence Award become an annual one presented at the Christmas dinner party. M/S to do so; motion passed.
Michael Kopp reviewed the VAW expenses
incurred to host CWB members and repeated his earlier request that
the 2013 budget provide for a greater donation from the squadron.
Pete Jackson mentioned that the
scholarship program is being expanded to include some help to
students for A&P training expenses at licensed schools. He also
asked that if anyone had suggestions for scholarship activities, to
There being no further business, the
meeting was adjourned at 3:10 PM
For the Squadron
Fred C Smyth