August 2019 Meeting Minutes

The August meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on August 28, 2019 at the Frisco Public Library.
Patrick McNamara called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the absence of President Dave Schaefer.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve July 2019 meeting minutes as published. Approval
passed unanimously by voice vote.
VISITORS – None
PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Dave Schaefer:
Dave was not present. Patrick McNamara presided in Dave’s absence.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Patrick McNamara:
A deceased member’s wife has donated his collection of RC equipment to the club. Patrick is sorting
through this and will make decisions on the best use of these items.
The Frisco Library room has been booked for September 25 and October 23 for the September and
October meetings.
The proceeds from the July float fly have been transferred to Patrick by Josh Kleen but a problem has
been encountered. Patrick’s dog ate them — for real. Patrick is working with Josh to get another check.
Nominations for 2020 officers will take place at the November meeting. If you are interested in any
position contact Patrick.
SECRETARY’S REPORT — Billy Slater:
Wayne Shuck has published a book on his experiences in testing Russian sub detection equipment on a
Russian Navy IL-38. The Russians were trying to sell this equipment to the US. The book “With The
Russians” is available on Amazon.
TREASURER’S REPORT — Dave Cotton:
Dave reported the financial condition as of the end of July. .
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve July 2019 financial report as given by Dave. Approval
passed unanimously by voice vote.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:
Bruce reports 157 members as of the date of the meeting.
FIELD REPORT — Rodney Mcentire:
Rodney was not present.
Charles Schafer reported that parts are on order to repair the failed gate operator

SAFETY REPORT — Charles Schafer:
Charles reported that no incidents have been reported.
SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:
No report.
TRAINING – Rich Phillips:
Rich was not present.
RAFFLE –Olga Lawson-Andrews :
The quarterly prize is an airbrush setup will be raffled at the September meeting using all the tickets sold
over the quarter.
CD REPORTS and EVENTS:
Charles Schafer reported that we are awaiting approval for use of the site for the October Float Fly.
OLD BUSINESS:
None discussed.
NEW BUSINESS:
None discussed.
Business portion of the meeting closed at 7:25 PM
SHOW AND TELL:
None
Presentation:
Scott Hazard gave a presentation on eCALC. This is a program that allows you to predict performance of various electric configurations. It has sections for drones, EDF, cars and others. It is well worth the $11 annual subscription fee.