June 25, 2009
Call to Order:
Annual Meeting of the 1-26 Association was called to order at 1704 by Kevin
Anderson, President. Kevin opened by thanking
the Albuquerque Soaring Club for their hard work and hospitality in hosting the
Reading of Minutes:
minutes were approved as read.
proposed at last year’s meeting, Kevin noted that the 1-26 Newsletter has
undergone a number of positive changes in the past year. These include increased frequency and posting
the newsletter on the members-only section of the website.
Vickland reported that the 1-26 Honor Roll at the National
Soaring Museum has been updated, but the exhibit is still in need of
video footage from members.
Vickland noted that he was appointed in 2008 to the National Soaring Museum
Board of Trustees by SSA.
reported that wave camps continue to be held at Petersburg, with altitudes of
16-17000 feet being reached.
Mid-Atlantic Soaring attempted to hold a regional, but had a no-contest
due to conflicts with Camp David.
discussed the presentation of a 1-26 Association Life
Membership to Bill Schweizer. Bill Vickland also provided details on the
factory that Les Schweizer has set up to restore
Schwartz reminded members that the Eastern Labor Day meet will be held in
Blairstown, NJ, with practice on Friday and contest days on Saturday, Sunday,
was noted that 500 kilometer flights have been accomplished this year out of
Blairstown as well as the Sequatchie Valley in Tennessee. Ron congratulated Kevin Anderson on joining the 1-26 Honor Roll after his 500k flight in February.
Hurni reported that the safaris continue out of San Diego.
general financial report was not available at the meeting; however a summary
report was presented at a pilots' meeting two days
later. At this time, there is $16,471.17
in the General Fund.
Hurni summarized the status of the Association's trust funds, noting $6,605.33
in the Cruce Education/Museum Trust, $6,007.70 in the
General Fund Reserve. The Life Trust
total was approximately $40,000 as of 6/20/09.
membership report, compiled by Jo Shaw was reviewed. The Association had a total of 452 members as
of 6/15/09. Since January of 2009,
nineteen new members have joined, including one new life member.
Anderson described the ongoing dialogue with the IRS regarding the attempts to
move the organization to 501c3 status.
The IRS appears to be reluctant to approve this change.
announced that the 2010 1-26 Championships will be held at Bermuda High Soaring
in Lancaster, South Carolina, during the first two weeks in June. Tom Pressley has agreed to serve as scorer.
there will be a special 1-26 edition of Soaring Magazine in November, attendees
were encouraged to contribute articles and or photos for publication.
voted to contribute $1,000 to the Southwest Soaring Museum from the Educational
Fund and $1,000 to the National Soaring Museum from the General Fund.
floor was opened for officer nominations for 2010. The following individuals were nominated:
President Several nominations with none accepted by
Secretary-Treasurer Susan Von Hellens (has agreed to assume
Eastern VP Jim Angelou
Central VP James Vickery
Western VP Rob Stone
no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1749.
Respectfully submitted by Tami