CWB # 2 Minutes of the Meeting of the Board – 12 November 2011, MoF, Seattle

The meeting was called to order at 1:20 PM

Present: Clark, Almstead, Rombauer, Nadeau, Owens, Morrell, Caruso, Smyth, Williams, Desmon, Anders, Jackson

Absent: Sherman, Kinchen, Teeters

Upon M/S, the reading of the minutes of the 08 October meeting was waived.

Greg's opening comments were blended in with a short recap of the recent board retreat. As the players were the same, Greg's point was that we were going to be emphasizing the social aspect of the squadron and attempting to get more members involved in the planning and execution of our various events.

John treated us to a primer on Facebook operations and the difference between our members-only page and our Fan page.

Ron introduced an organizational chart he would like the board to consider. Any action was tabled to the January meeting when the new board will be seated.
Frank gave a brief report on the Nominating Committee activities. He said there may be as many as four new faces on the next board and says the committee has every intention of providing a courtesy copy of the slate before it is published to the membership.

Doug updated us on the situation between EAA's B-17 operation and King County Airport. It seems to be at a standstill while Doug awaits further input from George Daubner.

Pete reported on the scholarship committee actions and mentioned that there is a plan to expand awards to include some A&P school benefits. The committee will also look into the advisability of expanding the program to include private pilot training and increasing the age limit of winners beyond the current 21.

In discussing the winter aviation events, the question was raised whether we send a rep to NWCAS. It was the consensus that this was unnecessary, especially in light of our new emphasis on growing our satisfaction from within the group, rather than going outside.

Fred reminded the department heads that if they wanted money in the 2012 budget, they had to get the info submitted NLT 31 December.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:10 PM.

For the Squadron

Fred C Smyth

Adjutant/Finance Officer