Annual Meeting 1-26 Association
May 3, 2007
Chilhowee Gliderport, TN
The Annual Meeting of the 1-26 Association was called
to order at 15:33 by president, Norman Miller. Approximately 45 members were in attendance,
just shy of required quorum to conduct business.
First order of business was the announcement and
presentation of The Per Ardua Award for
2006 jointly to Kevin Ford for his work to
automate Sweepstakes uploads to the Association Website and Jay McDaniel for a great deal of work on Sweepstakes
entries in 2006. The increase in
participation in Sweepstakes increased exponentially last year when entries
could be submitted electronically without paperwork.
Merchandise Manager, Jeff
Daye, detailed items currently available. Bonnie McAnerny Smith
has donated quite a collection of Russ McAnerny’s
soaring items, radio, varios, etc., to the Association. Association Officers feel the most
advantageous way to sell these items is through EBay auction. Jeff will alert when this auction will
begin. The Association expressed it
thanks for the work Jeff does.
Newsletter editor, Craig Loomiller, said the April edition is in the
mail. Please submit articles for future
editions – especially when asked!
and Secretary/Treasurer, Lisa Sergent, were
thanked for their service this past year to the Association.
Bill Vickland spoke about the National
1-26 Association exhibit in the Schweizer Gallery. In addition to #700 on display, and
information about the 1-26 Association and its awards, there is a new addition
of a functional 1-26 cockpit simulator, most of which was donated by Pat DeNaples.
Bill would like to see added some interactive displays and asked for
Tom Tappan’s supply of 1-26s and parts have been sold
to Wayne Harrison, 35 Church St., Lisle, NY 13797-2112. Mr. Harrison is an Association member.
President Norm Miller stated he will be relinquishing
his Association office Jan. 1, 2008, and noted all officer positions will need
filling at that date. He will remain as
Awards and Certificates Coordinator.
Please let the Association know, if you would like to serve!
The whole assembled Association thanked Team Anderson (Tami, Kevin and Sarah) for their work
to make the 2007 Championship an outstanding success. Also Sarah Kelly
for having a superb site and great organization.
Kevin Ford briefly
commented the automatic scoring for Sweepstakes can be done by anyone who can upload
a flight log in .igc format to the Association web site’s Sweepstakes link. It is quite a bit easier than trying to
negotiate OLC for the first time.
Bob Templin was
thanked for help above and beyond the call – first helping with a trailer that
had rolled, and then heroic crew effort to find a lost Ron
Schwartz and glider 14 miles from Parowan.
There being no further comment, the meeting was
adjourned at 16:09.
submitted, Jo Shaw for Lisa Sergent