Cascade Warbirds - Minutes of the Meeting of the Membership
12 November 2016 - Museum of Flight, Seattle

The CO called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM. There were 56 members and guests in attendance. The following occurred:

Guests were welcomed, new members were introduced, and veterans were recognized.

The CO mentioned the recent passing of Col. John Misterly. He then invited the veterans in attendance to recount their military service highlights.

Fred mentioned a couple finance-related items; dues, Reno, dinner party, calendars, etc.

Fred gave a short recap of the 2017 Scholarship program.

Dan Shoemaker reported on this year’s B-17 visit.

Paul mentioned that the marshallers are looking for recruits.

Dave mentioned Oshkosh 2017 and the availability of squadron housing.

Ron reported that the issue with the FAA at McChord had been resolved – in our favor.

Our “Know Your Warbirds” feature was presented by Stan “Sundance” Kasprzyk who talked about Boeing’s T-X entrance in the competition to replace the T-38.

Our guest speaker was Merrill Wein legendary Alaskan bush pilot, Air Force pilot, and Wein Alaska Airline pilot. He spoke for an hour about his father’s and his early flying career, then autographed copies of his Born to Fly for some two dozen members.

Dave mentioned he was still looking for speakers for future meetings.

Ron closed by noting that the Board would meet after lunch and invited interested folks to attend.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:45.

For the Squadron

Fred C Smyth