December 2016 Minutes


The December meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on December 15th, 2016 at Valley View Christian Church. Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.

This NDRCC Christmas Party was held. The business meeting was brief.

VISITORS --- Doug Charles and Judy Beck

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the November meeting minutes as published. Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: Club elections were held. The following officers were presented. These officers were elected by voice vote and passed unanimously.

President: Greg Pulcini

Vice President: Patrick McNamara

Secretary: Billy Slater

Treasurer: Dave Cotton

Membership: Bruce Lakatos

Field Coordinator: Bob Elder-Murphy

-------------------- Appointed Positions --------------------

Webmaster: Ken Sienski

Sound Monitor: Billy Slater

Training Coordinator: Open (Josh and Dale will still train)

Raffle Coordinator: Open (Rex may step up)

Safety: Open

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Dave Schaefer: Dave discussed ideas for programs for 2017 and is looking for suggestions and volunteers to prepare and present programs. Anyone with a suggestion or who is ready to give a program is asked to send Dave an email at the address for the VP on the NDRCC web site.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater substituting for Patrick McNamara: From the November meeting --- “Next January’s meeting will be the first to be held in the Frisco public library. The meeting is planned for Wednesday January 18th in the McCallum Room in the Frisco Public library. Registration for January date opens on Friday and notification will be sent to the membership once reservation of the room is confirmed.”

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton: Not given.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos: Not given.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy: Not given.

SAFETY REPORT -- Dave Schafer: Not given.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater: Not given

TRAINING – Dale O’ Daniel: No report given. We are looking for a coordinator for 2017. A Solo Certificate was awarded to James Anthony Theiler on the successful completion of his training. Thanks to all who assisted James.

RAFFLE -- Jacque Parker: The Horizon F4U 4Q was the quarterly prize

CD REPORTS and EVENTS: Josh Kleen reported that the spring float fly would not be at Hidden Cove. Negotiations are underway with the Falcons RC Club and the city of Lake Dallas to hold this event at Lake Dallas in early May.

OLD BUSINESS: Bruce Lakatos mailed the NDRCC field location notifications to nearby airports shortly before the December meeting . As a reminder Dave Schafer gave a presentation at the November meeting on the AMA view of what constitutes an “airport”: The AMA definition includes any registered private airstrip, many of which are nothing more than a smooth grass field. There are three such airfields within five miles of Eagle field. The board will notify the owners of these fields in accordance with AMA guidance. The notification will consist of a letter based on the AMA notification template and a cover letter noting that this is purely to ensure compliance with AMA recommendations.

NEW BUSINESS: No new business.

Business portion of meeting closed at approximately 7:30PM


Presentation: None

An auction was held of Mike McKinney’s RC equipment Mike passed away in August of this year.

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Float Fly
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    April 28, 2018  

Warbirds Over TX
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June 8-9, 2018  

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