General Membership Meeting 16 December 2011

The Daedalian General Membership Meeting was held at the Westwood Country Club on Friday December 16, 2011. It was a formal dinner meeting to celebrate the holidays.

Following the social period, Flight Captain Col Dan Waddle, called the meeting to order at 1916 Hours. After the invocation and pledge of allegiance, Provost Marshall, Mike Rhodes, toasted our departed brothers and sisters and the Commander-in-Chief. The Flight Captain recognized our lovely ladies and announced that Marlene Nichols would be playing the piano for our enjoyment. He then introduced Ron Butler, the new Flight Captain for next year. The Provost Marshall led a toast to our guests.

Attendance was a total of 25 members and 23 guests. $115 was collected for the raffle.
The dinner entrees were roasted prime rib, trout, and chicken Oscar. (Reputedly named for Sweden's King Oscar II.) Following dinner, the Flight Captain reconvened the meeting. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Minutes of the past meeting as written.
Three bottles of spirits were raffled. (Spirits contain ethanol and are usually drunk for their neurological effects. The flash point for 80 proof liquor is 79 degrees. Since the distillate comes off as an invisible vapor, alchemists thought of this as extracting some insubstantial essence from the liquid.)
The piano music was enjoyed by all. A few of Marlene Nichols' "By Restful Waters" CDs were available.
The Provost Marshall proposed a toast to the Flight Captain for all his years of service. Dan Waddle gave thanks to his wife for her support and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Flight Captain thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting

J R Howard
Lt. Colonel, USAF (Ret)