- Sunday, 19 February 2017 14:50
The February meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on February 15th at Frisco Public Library.
Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 6:56 PM.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the January meeting minutes as published. Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.
VISITORS -- Lawrence Harville AMA District 8 Vice President
PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: Gerry Bishop has been appointed Safety Officer. The AMA charter for NDRCC has been renewed.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara : The Frisco Public Library now does 3D or solid printing at $ 0.15per gram. Patrick had an example that he had printed by the Library. The raffle will draw for individual specific prizes tonight. The March meeting will have a major prize such as an ARF. Tickets bought in the February will go into the drawing for the March prize.
SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater: None given.
TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton: NDRCC is a member of Tom Thumb’s Good Neighbor program. This results in about $60 per quarter in revenue for NDRCC. Go to the NDRCC web site for information on how you can sign up. Dave is also investigating a similar program at Kroger.
Dave present a change in the bank NDRCC uses for our banking. He proposed that we change from BBVA Compass to the BTH bank. BTH will pay us approximately $700 per year interest and will not charge fees. BBVA would not pay interest to us and charged us fees. BTH is a Texas based 100 year old FDIC insured bank. A motion was made to approve this change, seconded and passed by unanimous voice vote.
Per the bylaws Dave In February Meeting proposed adding a convenience fee to credit card type transactions done on our web site. This was published in the January meeting notes again per the bylaws. A motion was made to approve the adding of this fee, seconded and approved by unanimous voice vote. Our bylaws require a two thirds margin approval of those voting members present for approval of this type of change. This requirement was met by the unanimous voice vote.
Dave presented a proposed 2017 budget. This budget is as presented revenue neutral. A motion was made to approve this proposed 2017 budget, seconded and passed by unanimous voice vote.
Dave presented the current financial status. A motion was made to approve this current financial status, seconded and passed by unanimous voice vote.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos: Membership stands at 155.
FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy: Bruce is replacing some plywood on the east side of the shelter. He has added two pull down electrical outlets. Bob will fill in holes in the access road with sacks of gravel as needed.
SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop: Gerry encouraged all members to review the safety rules. If you see unsafe actions say something to the individuals.
SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater: No issues with sound/ TRAINING –We are looking for an individual to coordinate training.
RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: The raffle will draw for individual specific prizes tonight. The March meeting will have a major prize such as an ARF. Tickets bought in the February will go into the drawing for the March prize.
CD REPORTS and EVENTS: There will be an Aero-Tow Monday March 20th starting at 10AM. This is an interesting event with a number of very large sailplanes, It is well worth watching. Charles Shafer.
Float Fly will be April 29 at Willow Grove Park. This is the same site that the Falcons Club uses and is well set up for float flys.
Youth Day is scheduled for April 15th. Bob Edlet-Murphy is working with the Scouts to arrange this event. War Birds Over Texas is scheduled for June 9-10th. Charles will be sending out volunteer sheets soon. He also needs help with prizes.
OLD BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: The AED needs checking. Nurse Olga pointed this out and has agreed to do this and to check our other medical supplies.
Business portion of meeting closed at approximately 8PM
SHOW AND TELL: Jacque Parker brought his Westland Lysander. This is a Phoenix ARF that Joc has installed a Saito four stroke.
Presentation: Dave Schafer gave a presentation on the repair of crashed models using composites.