Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2
14 January 2006, Museum of Flight, Seattle
The meeting was called to order at 1310 hours by CO Desmon.
Directors in attendance: Desmon, High, Rombauer, Jackson, Renquist, Carter, Owens, Smyth, Kinchen, Anders, Caruso, and Barry.
Directors absent: Sherman, Williams, Almstead
1 - Fred mentioned the EAA requirement to annually designate anew Squadron Honorary members. M/S to do so. Passed unanimously.
2 - Discussion on the printed and mailed quarterly newsletter. There was praise for its quality and for its value as a recruiting tool. M/S to continue with the printed edition of the newsletter. Passed unanimously.
3 - The 2005 Christmas Dinner Party results were discussed; all present seemed happy with the experience at BW River's Edge. M/S to hold the 2006 Christmas Dinner Party at BW River's Edge on Saturday, 02 December 2006. Passed unanimously.
4 - AWO Co-chair Pete gave a report on recent developments IRT the NWEAA. There has been no indication from them of any change regarding the Squadron's participation for 2006. Pete will check back one more time.
5 - The Kelso Fly-In, a very enjoyable venue for the Squadron last season, has invited us to return this season. The organizer has asked us to pick an August date. With the information at hand, M/S to request the Kelso organizer to select the w/e of 4 - 6 August. Motion passed.
6 - Fred presented the 2005 financial statements. Questions posed, answers provided. M/S to accept the financials into the record. Motion passed.
7 - The 2006 budget was presented. Questions and discussion followed. M/S to approve the 2006 budget as amended by consensus; copy attached. Motion passed.
8 - Discussion followed regarding the Squadron policy for performing memorial fly-overs and accepting subsequent donations. The policy was established by the board on 14 February 2004. Any individual requesting a fly-over will contact CO Desmon; in his absence, XO Kinchen; in his absence, FO Smyth.
9 - An early Spring date will be set for training (and burger burn) at Heritage Flight Museum.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 1500 hours.
For Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2
Fred C. Smyth