CAF Members Vote On Bylaws 10/11/13
October 11, 2013
Midland - Commemorative Air Force members took a very important vote this afternoon – one that will determine the fate of its headquarters. There has been a lot of debate during the past few months leading up to this to see if the move would be good for the CAF.
For the past 22 years the CAF headquarters has been thriving in the Permian Basin. “You can really get a lot of people here easier for the Airsho and there’s a lot of room so that helps a lot,” said CAF Member Robert Ballard.
But for the past few months’ leaders of the CAF have been pushing to move the headquarters to a major metropolitan area, something they say will forward their educational mission and reach more people.
“We may have 25,000 here this weekend, but two weeks from now we could have 80,000 people per day at the Airsho there,” said CAF Member Rollie Dorsett.
But as members made their way into the current headquarters, it was obvious opinions were mixed.
“I feel like if you were to move the CAF to a bigger city, it might get lost among all the other things in a big city like Dallas or Houston,” said Ballard.
“The demographics here does not really support what the CAF needs, we need to be in a much larger area for publicity,” said Dorsett.
CAF President Steve Brown has said many times that this move will only affect himself and staff members. He adds that the museum and Airsho will remain in the Permian Basin.
Absentee Ballots will be mailed out on Monday and officials expect to see the final results November 22.
Midland – Commemorative Air Force members are embarking on a very important vote that will decide if the CAF headquarters will leave West Texas. The vote was held Friday afternoon among all CAF members to determine if they will change the CAF bylaws.
This means they will give authority to move the headquarters over to the President and head leaders of the organization. Motran Alliance President James Beauchamp says “My fear is, and a lot of people I talk to in Midland is that we will see the beginning of the dismantling of the CAF and it will be changed as we see it today.”
Absentee ballots will be mailed out October fourteenth and the final election results will be announced November 22nd.