August 2017 Minutes


The August meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on August 16,2017 at the Frisco Public Library.  Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7 PM. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the July meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS -- No Visitors

PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Greg Pulcini: NDRCC’s July Float Fly was a success thanks to Josh Kleen and his wife. A volunteer to fill the training coordinator position is need. Please contact Greg if interested. We need volunteers to present programs. Contact any of the officers if you are interested or have a suggestion for a program. Member Jim Gordon made the membership aware of an event sponsored by Chad Hennings Wingmangroup. Date is Aug 27. Patrick will send an email with details to all members. Need someone with contact to local Scout groups to arrange groups for our Scout Day due to the loss of Bob Edlet-Murphy who has moved away. Josh Kleen will run the event. Also once again Greg reminds us that the last person leaving the field is to lock both gates.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT -- Patrick McNamara:   Nothing to report.

SECRETARY’S REPORT -- Billy Slater:  Nothing to report.

TREASURER’S REPORT -- Dave Cotton:  Dave gave a report on the financial status of NDRCC. He also reported that he had completed the transfer of all accounts from BBVA to BTH Bank. This transfer has resulted in avoiding a monthly fee from BBVA and getting interest from BTH Bank on our deposits. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the financial report as presented.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:  Membership stands at 167 as of this meeting 

FIELD REPORT -- Rodney Mcentire :   Rodney Mcentire has taken over the Field Coordinator position with Bob Elder-Murphy having moving away. Gate operator is not working and may need replacing. Further troubleshooting is needed. If replacement is needed it will cost approximately $280. Dale O’daniel is looking for volunteers to be checked out on the new mowers and help mow the field. If interested contact Dale.

SAFETY REPORT -- Gerry Bishop:   No incidents reported.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:   No report given

TRAINING –A volunteer for the Training Coordinator position is needed. Contact Greg Pulcini. Two new students have been lined up with instructors.

RAFFLE -- Rex Lawrence: Dale O’Daniel handled the raffle in the absence of Rex. Quarterly prize is a Spacewalker to be given away at the September meeting.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:   Josh Kleen reported that 20 pilots attended the July Float Fly. Thanks to the city of Lake Dallas and the Falcons for their assistance. Josh reported the we netted approximately $300.

OLD BUSINESS:  No old business.

NEW BUSINESS:   West Texas RC will be holding a warbird event Aug 25 & 26th. The Nacogdoches and Lufkin RC clubs will be holding an event September 23. Josh Kleen urged all members to oppose the move to privatize air traffic control as being detrimental to general aviation.  Jim Gordon informed us that the organization Snowball Express will hold an event December 8-12 at the Dallas Hilton Hotel and we can participate if interested. Snowball Express is a group that provides support to children of service member who gave their lives in support of this country. Business portion of meeting closed at 7:35 PM

SHOW AND TELL: Wayne Shuck gave us some detail on a foam safe paint he has found. The brand name is Liquitex and it is available in a wide variety of colors from internet sources.

PRESENTATION:  No presentation. 

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