June 2017 Minutes


The June meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on June 21st  at Frisco Public Library.  Club Patrick McNamara acting for President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

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

VISITORS -- None present

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: Greg was absent. Patrick McNamara acted on behalf of Greg. We need a volunteer for the Training Coordinator position. If you are interested contact Greg or Patrick.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara:   Bob Edlet-Murphy is moving to Colorado and will vacate the  Field Maintenance position. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Greg or Patrick. There is no longer a need to register as a drone operator with the FAA. An individual has filed a successful suit against the FAA and a judge ruled against the FAA.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater:  Josh has volunteered to make a video of the pictures Patrick took at our 2017 Warbirds Over Texas event.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton:  Dave was absent, Patrick presented a monthly summary report submitted by Dave. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the monthly financial summary report.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:  Bruce reports that membership stands at 163 as of this meeting.

FIELD REPORT -- Bob Edlet-Murphy:   Bob is moving to Colorado, a volunteer is need to fill the Field Maintenance Coordinator position. There are a few items related to WOT such a ruts that still need attention. The gate operator has failed due to the mounting bolts failing. Bruce Lakatos will buy replacement hardware and arrange to install. 

Two new engine run stands will be built to replace the ones that have fallen apart. Cost will be charged to the field maintenance account. New zero turn riding mower received and is in use.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop:   No report.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater: No report.

TRAINING –Training Coordinator is needed. Contact Greg or Patrick if interested.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: Several nice prices were awarded in the monthly raffle including a sawall.  The quarterly raffle prize was a CAP ARF and was won by Bruce Lakatos.


Patrick McNamara --Festival of Flight was held at Heritage Academy. Five members were present. Patrick states that they have a gym that could be used as an indoor site if it can be negotiated.

Ed Kettler - WarBirds Over Texas 2017 was a success with slightly over 50 entries. Ed gave a financial report showing a positive outcome.

The award winners were:

World War I:

1.SPAD XIII – Mike Laible

2.Fokker Dr.I – Dale O’Daniel

3.Thomas Morse Scout – Scott Parker

World War II: 

1.Douglas SBD Dauntless – Jimmy Cowman

2.Republic P-47 Thunderbolt – James Pool

3.Stearman – Jimmy Davis

Best Jet – MiG-21 – Tom Blakeney

Best Bomber – Boeing B-17 Pirate’s Pleasure– Jimmy Cowman

Best Post War – Douglas A-1H Skyraider Pussy Cat– Glenn Snedden

Smokin’ Hole – P-51D – Jimmy Two Rags White

Josh Kleen -- Float Fly will be July 29th at Lake Dallas. See NDRCC web site for details.

Ed Kettler --Requested and received approval to apply for an AMA sanction for WOT 2018.


NEW BUSINESS:   Laird Doctor is no longer able to fly and is selling his RC equipment. A coordinator is needed to organize this. If interested please contact Dale O’Daniel.  Business portion of meeting closed at 7:55 PM


Written by Super User

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