January 2017 Minutes


The January meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on January 18, 2017 at Frisco Public Library. Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00PM. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the December meeting minutes as published. Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS --Greg Boyd Arthur Xie Jim Stout - New Member joins NDRCC from California

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: A motion was made and seconded after discussion to purchase a new mower similar to the zero turn mower acquired in 2016. Approval passed by count of hands. One of the older green mowers is to be eliminated to make room in the storage containers for the new mower. Presentations are needed. Charles Schafer discussed a proposal by Aero Hobbies to make a presentation on drones. Dale O’Daniel proposed a presentation by a full scale pilot friend.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara : A donation of a subscription to the AMA Model Aviation News to the Frisco Library to satisfy a Gold Leader Club requirement was discussed. A motion was made, seconded and approved by voice vote to make this donation. Two events were discussed, the first two float flys The first on April 29th at Lake Dallas the Falcons site according to Charles Schafer. The second float fly will be held in the fall. The next event is a Scout Day and is being finalized by Bob Edler-Murphy.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater: None given.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton: Dave presented NDRCC’s present financial status and projections for 2017. Printed copies of this information were available at the meeting. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve financial report as given. Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote. Dave proposed adding the Paypal fees to renewal fee. This would be approximately $3.90 for a full membership and less for other levels of membership. Bylaws require that this increase be published and then voted on the next month's (February) meeting. Approval will require a two thirds approval of members present.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos: None given

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy: The field was inspected earlier this week and some minor repairs were made. The landlord has put a salt lick outside the automatic gate that has been pushed inside our field. Bob will move it back outside and away from our gate. The combination lock code will be changed in the near future and the new code will be emailed to paid up members at that time.

SAFETY REPORT -- Dave Schafer: Two incidents of electric planes being left powered and unattended have occurred. Both of these had motors start on their own and while no one was injured it could have been very different.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater: No issues in January

TRAINING – Coordinator Needed: Dale O’Daniel had one student sign off and has one more in training.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence : A P-51 ARF was raffled, Billy Slater won. This raffle was sponsored by RC Works at Lake Forest and McKinney Parkway.

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