Annual Meeting 1-26 Association
Texas Soaring Association
July 29, 2008
Call to Order:
The Annual Meeting of the 1-26 Association was called to
order at 10:35 by Kevin Anderson, President.
East: Bill Vickland
on the successful Memorial Day meet in Blairstown. He noted that a Labor Day meet may be held at
Tidewater this year. There will be a wave
camp at Petersburg, West Virginia in October or November. Several members of MASA took another safari
earlier this summer, where they were greeted once again by Charles and Jo Shaw.
reported that the parts purchased by Les Schweizer include eighteen or nineteen
1-26s in various stages of disrepair. Those
interested should contact Les for further information. Bill has 3 left wings which are repairable.
Kevin Anderson related that
Diamonds are still available in the East, as he was one of several pilots, but
the only 1-26, to obtain his Diamond there in March.
Central: Hank Claybourn - No report
West: Bob Hurni
reported that the safaris out of San
Diego continue to find strong conditions. Contact George Powell or Gary Dickson for
Kevin Anderson communicated key
points from Beverly Beckwith’s preliminary report, noting that there is a
balance of $17,246.61 in the general fund as of July. There have been 164 renewals to date in 2008,
with thirteen new members. Beverly reported expenses
of $1706. Jeff Daye noted a number of
merchandise receipts to be turned in to Bev.
A complete report will appear in the next newsletter.
Bob Hurni reported that the Cruce Fund
contains $6,400 for education, with $4,400 designated for the National Soaring
Museum. Bob also reported on the current status of
the Life Trust. Kevin Anderson stated
that Jeff Daye and Steve Graves have agreed serve to as trustees, replacing Del
Blomquist and George Powell.
Bill Vickland noted that the money
set aside for the National
could be used to create a kiosk in which kids can watch flights. 1-26 Association members would need to
Kevin Anderson provided an update
on Bob Spielman’s donation of $10,000, stating that the organization is
currently a 501(c)7 organization, in the process of
becoming a 501(c)3. This change will
open up more possibilities for donations.
The Newsletter needs articles! Craig Loomiller will attempt to increase to
five times per year.
The 2008 Championships will be
hosted by Albuquerque Soaring in Moriarty,
NM on June 22nd-July 1st 2009. Potential sites for 2010 include Bermuda High
in S.C. and Mid-Atlantic Soaring in Fairfield,
PA. Kathy Williams briefly outlined details regarding
flying out of Fairfield.
Neal Palmquist noted that he will
soon move to China
and offered his thanks to the organization.
The floor was opened for officer nominations
for 2009. The following individuals were
President Kevin Anderson
Secretary-Treasurer Beverly Beckwith
VP Cal Tax, Bill
VP Hank Claybourn
VP None at present
further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:10.
Respectfully submitted by Sarah
and Tami Anderson for Beverly Beckwith