Cascade Warbirds Squadron #2
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Membership
12 March 2005, MoF Restoration Facility, Paine Field
Members and guests were able to tour the facility prior to the start of the meeting.
The CO called the meeting to order at 1030 hours. There were 53 members and guests in attendance.
1 - Dick Kloppenburg gave a report on a search for an L-39 to be conducted on 19 March 2005
2 - Dave Desmon welcomed members and guests; new members introduced themselves.
3 - Dave gave a report on the attendance at the recent NWOC conference and mentioned the squadron's presence and the publicity generated thereby.
4 - George Renquist reported on the recent fly-over of Tahoma National Cemetery he and members Alldredge and Hoogkamer conducted in their Stearmans.
5 - Fred Smyth reminded all that dues for 2005 were now payable, that Reno box seat tickets were available for but a short time longer, and that DVDs of our 2004 season were available for a $10 donation, with thanks to Jack Allen for their production.
6 - Ken Morley gave the OPS O report, mentioning that the annual Bud Granley Roast would be held this year at Ammirato's Airshow Bar and Grill in Bremerton on 14 May.
7 - Fred mentioned that the Annual Christmas Dinner Party will this year be held at the Best Western River's Edge in Tukwila on 3 December.
8 - Dave mentioned the All-Pilot Sea Cruise being put together by member Julie Richardson.
9 - Ed Rombauer presented his Safety Minute, where he mentioned that it was especially important at the beginning of a new flying season to take extra time and make extra efforts with all things related to a flight.
10 - Doug Owens reviewed the details of the B-17 Fuddy Duddy visit to Boeing Field in June and the need for additional volunteers to help with this fund raising effort.
11 - Dave reported on the recent meetings the squadron had with the organizers of the Hillsboro Fly-In and the Arlington Fly-In.
12 - Frank Almstead mentioned the newsletter deadline and requested articles from any and all
13 - The 2005 flight schedule was discussed for approximately 30 minutes.
14 - Dave mentioned the recent alert from Garmin re: their GPS receiver software problems and the status of the FAA's decommissioning of many NDBs.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 1225 hours. The pizza and soda lunch was paid for in part by a donation from the Office of the Paine Field Airport Director.
At approximately 1330 hours, Tom Cathcart will host a visit to the MoF's B-52. Members may also continue touring the restoration facility.
The board meeting scheduled for approximately 1245 is open to all members.
For the Squadron
Fred C. Smyth