Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2
Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors
12 November 2005
The meeting was called to order at 1300 hours by CO Desmon.
Directors in attendance: Desmon, High, Rombauer, Jackson, Almstead, Sherman, Smyth, Williams, Caruso, and Barry.
Directors absent: Owens, Renquist, Kinchen, Teeters, and Anders
1 - Dave mentioned that NWOC was meeting in Orlando in February, 2006, and he wondered whether the squadron wanted to again participate as a sponsor. Motion by Williams, second by Sherman to participate at the $500 level for 2006. Motioned passed 8 - 1 - 1.
2 - Dave mentioned an earlier suggestion to have an auction of aviation memorabilia to raise money for the squadron. After much discussion, the suggestion was made that Dave will contact the Museum to see if we can participate with them at their major summer fundraising auction.
3 - Betty and Pete reported on their two recent meetings with NWEAA IRT AWO 2006. They don't see much change in attitude from this past season, though they report that AWO's 2006 budget will not be finalized until January 2006. It seemed the sense of the Board that the Squadron will look to NWEAA for financial partnership, whether providing rooms and fuel for warbirds or helping to defray the expenses of our forums. Mention was made of the fact that some venues even pay us an appearance fee. Further mention was made of the generous attitude displayed by the organizers and community of Kelso. Betty and Pete will report back on 14 January 2006.
4 - Dave reported that the Heritage Flight Museum, Bellingham, has offered to host a fly-in fly-by training and practice session at their facility. Dan will coordinate.
5 - A recent White Paper prepared by a group of members was presented and discussed. The consensus of the board seemed to be that the board should endeavor to determine to what degree non-participating members may wish to become involved. The next issue of the newsletter will be used in this research. The board agreed that it must keep this topic at the forefront.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 1515 hours.
For Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2
Fred C. Smyth