1-26 ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
– July 29, 2004
Meeting called to order at Texas
Soaring Association clubhouse, Midlothian, Texas by President Bill Vickland.
Minutes of the 2003 Annual
Meeting were read by Bob Hurni, recording for Secretary, Lisa Sergent. Minutes
were approved as read.
The General Fund Financial
Report was presented by President Vickland for Treasurer, Lisa Sergent. General
fund assets were shown as $10,500 as of 5/11/04. Hurni commented that this was
almost no change from the $11,000 reported in the 2003 minutes. It was noted
that the book value of owned assets, mainly a notebook computer, had been
reduced to zero. Also noted was that the 2004 LOG expenses would reduce the
cash assets by about $2000. Hurni reported on Trust Fund accounts. Balance
sheets in those accounts show Life Trust assets of $32,870. Current market
value of investments inflate these assets to about $34,000. The Cruce Trust was
reported at $5000 with $1280 in unrestricted funds and the remainder in
National Soaring Museum project funds, approximately $3700. Soaring Museum
project outlays to-date have totaled approximately $1300.
President Vickland reported on
the National Soaring Museum project. Highlights of the report included the
information that the 1-26 Association alcove included display of Serial Number
700 along with the special hanging plaques showing accomplishments of 1-26
pilots over the years. He was highly complimentary of the work that had been
accomplished by the museum staff. He also described long-term plans to display
the trophies of the Association and other artifacts. An additional project is
to install a hands-on glider simulator in the museum using the cockpit portion
of a 1-26 fuselage. That fuselage has been donated by Pat DeNaples.
Kevin Anderson, East Vice
President, reported on the East Division activity. Larry Stahl has reactivated
the Petersburg, West Virginia, Wave Camp, which is good news for those seeking
altitude flights. Also, there is word of a wave camp in Marion, North Carolina.
He also mentioned the ridge flying of Ron Schwartz. Jonathan Leal reported on
the DIY (Do It Yourself) competitions in New Jersey with the involvement of
1-26 pilots. Ron Schwartz gave a pitch for the Blairstown Labor Day “Little
Guys” meet with 2 practice days and three days of contesting scheduled.
Norm Miller and Michael
Westbrook reported on Central Division activity. Specially noted was the
increased Sweepstakes participation by the TSA 1-26’ers. It was also noted that
the current Sweepstakes Chairman, Mitch Hudson, who is from the Central
Division is resigning. A new chairman is needed. All are invited to participate
in TSA Labor Day contest. It was also noted that the 2005 1-26 Championships
would be in the Central Division again—this time in Moriarty, New Mexico. Pete
Vredenberg outlined some of the activities and a promise of more super weather
conditions. Everyone should make plans early for this event. Long-time 1-26’er,
Carl Ekdahl, will be the Competition Director and Marty Hudson is the Contest
Director. Tom Pressley assured us that he would again be on hand to the
Del Blomquist reported on the
West Division. He noted the spectacular wave flights by West Vice President,
Bob Spielman. He also noted the participation by 1-26 pilots in the International
Online Contest. Doug Levy has put much support into this venue, along with many
flights by he and others flying from the Warner Springs site. Much discussion
followed. Goal Strike 2004 was completely blown out by winds, but flying
continued later in the week in Bishop, CA, which included a Diamond Distance
flight by Joedy Gregory. Plans for the annual 1-26 Parowan Safari were also
mentioned, including something about catching a fish after landing in some
obscure strip near Parowan. George Powell is offering a special reward for this
Marvin Willis presented a motion
to “Have the Executive Committee look into supporting soaring scholarship
programs such as the SSA Mentor Program, the Kolstad Scholarships, WSPA, etc.
Such support would include an understanding that recognition in some form would
be given to the 1-26 Association.” Motion seconded by Pete Vredenberg. Motion
Marvin Willis presented a motion
as follows: “The 1-26 Association should hereby recognize Tom Pressley for his
commitment to the 1-26 Championships as its Official Scorer by presenting Dr.
Pressley with an Honorary Membership in the Association for as long as he
desires to participate.” Motion was seconded by acclamation and so passed.
President Vickland opened the
floor for nominations for 2005 with the understanding that nominations would
remain open until October 1st, 2004. Nominations can be submitted to
the Secretary at any time prior to the close of nominations on October 1.
Nominations do not require a second, but must include an agreement by the
nominee that he/she will serve if elected.
Nominations from the floor were:
President Norm Miller
Secretary/ Treasurer Lisa Sergent
East Vice President P. Jonathan Leal
Central Vice President Neal Palmquist
West Vice President Bob Spielman
Motion to adjourn the 2004
Annual Meeting of the Association was asked for by President Vickland. Motion
accepted, seconded and passed.
Minutes recorded by Bob Hurni
for Lisa Sergent, Secretary/Treasurer.