March 2014 Minutes

NDRCC Meeting Minutes for March 2014


The March 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on March 20, 2014.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Former member Sandy Downing and Bill Glancy, Mayor of Farmers Branch.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Bruce noted other local upcoming events.  From now on all events from other clubs will be posted to the website.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Nothing to report.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a detailed presentation of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.    

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.  

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  

SOUND-  Billy Slater. Absent with no issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel-  Dale was absent.  Charlie Pyne has graduated from training.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken's website is still getting much positive feedback from other clubs around the country.  Ken is still looking for content from other club members.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  Our facebook page still needs content.  Otherwise it is going well.      

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still successful.  Indoor flying is still the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, which will change to once a month for the months of June, July and August.  Charles Shafer reported that the Aero-tow event on March 17th was a success with 6 pilots and 15 spectators.  Also thanks to Bruce Lakatos for a great lunch.  Ft. Worth Thunderbirds is having a lift competition on March 28th -30th.  They are in need of volunteers.  More info can be found on their website.  Ed Kettler gave a brief review of the upcoming Warbird event and the new changes that will be in place.  Also note that the May meeting will be held at the field.

OLD BUSINESS-  We are still working on donating the Ford tractor to Aubrey High School Industrial Arts program as soon as they are ready to take delivery.  Due to personal issues with the contractor, we still have not completed the road gravel project.  A motion passed to spend $150 for 2 ice coolers for events.  At this writing the coolers have been purchased.



SHOW and TELL – Alan Buckner displayed his vintage Crusader Canard.  

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize is a Yak 52 ARF which was won by Ed Nogar.

PROGRAM -  Swap meet, which was a success.

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