Minutes

December 2014 Minutes

 

The  December 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Charles Shafer on December 18th, 2014 At Valley View Christian Church.  

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

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Several wives of club members.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Absent.  

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  Bruce presented the club with a check for $97 from donations. 

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Charles reported that The AED unit is now in place at the field.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a report 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.  Thanks to Charles Shafer for installing the AED device.

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Dale O'Daniel- No report.  

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienski.   The website is still working well for 2015 renewals. 

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.   Almost 100 likes.

CD REPORTS –  No report.  

OLD BUSINESS-  Dave Cotton was given a framed certificate recognizing his past service as treasurer.

NEW BUSINESS - A vote was held to approve $500 for runway repairs.  $200 was approved to paint the storage container units.  Charles Shafer gave a brief presentation of a proposal for our club to host the 2015 U.S Scale Masters event.  The club gave conceptual approval to continue to negotiate with USSM, which is being handled by Ed Kettler.  The club will provide any of this event info to the membership as it develops prior to the next club meeting.  Per our by-laws we are required to have officers approved in December for the following year.  The 2015 officers are: 

President- Don Hafer

Vice Pres.-Charles Shafer

Secretary- Josh Kleen

Webmaster-Ken Sienski

Field- Dave Schaefer

All other positions are appointed.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL –  None.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize,  Lancair Legacy, was won by Tom Stetka. 

PROGRAM - Holiday!  Several short videos.

 

November 2014 Minutes

 

The  November 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on November 20th, 2014 At Valley View Christian Church.  

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

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Alex Fisher and his mother, Mike Mckinney, Steve Pierce

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  No report other than a Stinger tow plane was donated to the club to be put up for auction.  

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  No report other than to remind membership that 2015 dues is due. 

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.   Charles reported that all field equipt. has been winterized thanks to Rex Lawrence, Dale O'Daniel and Gordon Guillory.

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

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer- We have purchased additional first aid supplies.  They will be kept unlocked above the existing first aid box.  We are still looking for an appropriate AED.

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer-  Field looks good. Dave mentioned that the tables need to wiped and if everyone could help out a little in with that task while out there.  Also, John Reed mentioned that will repairing the electric fence, please slip wire thru insulator instead of wrapping wire around insulator.  Less repairs this way.

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Dale O'Daniel- Dale presented Alex Fisher and Reid Edler-Murphy a framed certificate for their solo flight.  We still have a few members in training.  

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.   The website is now working well for 2015 renewals. 

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.   Almost 100 likes.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the float fly dates for the 2015 season are April 25th 2015 and Sept. 12 2015.  Indoor flying is still going on.  

OLD BUSINESS-  A short video was shown about the proposed AED device that the club is looking into.  Security measures for the device were also discussed.  With a discount for our non-profit status the cost is approx. $1600.00.

NEW BUSINESS -  Per our by-laws we are required to have officer nominations in November for the December election of 2015.  The nominations are:

                                   President - Don Hafer

                                   Vice Pres.- Charles Shafer

                                   Secretary - Josh Kleen

                                   Treasurer - Charlie Pyne

                                   Webmaster - Ken Sienski

                                   Field - Dave Schaefer

All other positions are appointed.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Dale O'Daniel showed his Motion RC thrust vectoring jet.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The next quarterly prize is a Lancair Legacy which will be raffled in December.

PROGRAM -  Several short videos.

October 2014 Minutes

 

The  October 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on October 16th, 2014 At Valley View Christian Church.  

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

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Nathan Green's siter, mom and grandmother.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Don Reported on Charles' current condition.  Charles is anxious to get back.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  Bruce displayed the plaque from the AMA that our club received for 10 years as a Gold Leader Club.  The AMA sent patches to distribute to the membership.  Bruce also mentioned that the club membership is up to 201 as of today.

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Absent.   

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

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer- We have purchased additional first aid supplies.  They will be kept unlocked above the existing first aid box.  We are still looking for an appropriate AED.

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer- There are new additions to the existing pilot boxes for added pilot protection while at the flight line.

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Dale O'Daniel- Dale presented Nathan Green with a framed certificate for his achievements in flight training.  We still have a few members in training.  

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.   The website is now set up for 2015 renewals. 

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.  There has been more activity on the Facebook page.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that attendance at the indoor flying has been consistent.  The Sept. float fly was a success with 19 pilots registered.  He also mentioned that he will schedule dates for the next Float Fly.  The next indoor flying will be on the 23rd of this month.  

OLD BUSINESS-  We are still looking into adding a canopy system to the shelter at the field.  A vote was held to approve $175 for the canopy project.  The new sign at the entrance has been installed by Charles and Bruce. 

NEW BUSINESS -  A request was made by the Sickle Cell Foundation for us to put on a demonstration in the Auto building at Fair Park.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Allen Buckner showed his new Hangar 9 BF 109.  Nathan Green showed a plane that was passed down to him by his grandfather.  Bruce Lakatos showed a bad binding plug that came with a receiver that he purchaced.  

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The next quarterly prize is a Lancair Legacy which will be raffled in December.

PROGRAM -  Josh's mother-in law Mrs. Lopez gave a very informative presentation of basic trauma and emergency procedures.  Dave Schaefer showed a very brief video of his recent trip to Black Rock Desert.

September 2014 Minutes

The September 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Charles Shafer   on September 13, 2014 At Eagle Field.  This is Family Day at the field.

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

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Since this was an event day there were too many to list.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Absent.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  Please excuse the accuracy of this month's minutes.  Bruce was busy cooking while the meeting was under way.  Nothing else to report.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Mike's Hobby shop is still on schedule to close.  All other area upcoming events have been posted through email.  

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a report of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.   There have been more renewals this past month. 

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer- We are still looking into additional first aid supplies.   

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer- no issues.  Gordon Guillory pointed out that the flight line fence could use some repair.

SOUND-  Billy Slater.  Absent but there are no issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Dale O'Daniel- Absent.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.   Absent.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.  There has been more activity on the Facebook page.

CD REPORTS –  Float Fly is Saturday Sept. 20 at Hidden Cove Park.  There is no entry fee to the park if you have a plane with you.  The annual Boy Scout event will be held on Saturday Oct. 18.  Free hot dog lunch for all who participate.  The next indoor flying will be announced.    

OLD BUSINESS-  John Reed is working on the Orchard Park retirement home project.  

NEW BUSINESS -  None for the moment.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL –none.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  

Program- Family Day!

August 2014 Minutes

The August 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on August  21, 2014 At Valley View Christian Church.  

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

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Dennis Allen, Jack Molen and  son Brad.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  September meeting will be held at the field on Sept. 13 2014 to include a potluck lunch.  Don gave a update on the success of the Caron Center RC presentation.  Special thanks to Woody, Billy, Ken, Josh and Charlie.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Completed reading rules per our AMA Gold leader status.  Bruce presented a check to the club for $535 which were proceeds from the sale of a vintage equipt. donation from former member Mark Trewitt.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Absent.   

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a report of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.   There have been 6 more renewals this past month. 

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer- Absent.  We are still looking into additional first aid supplies.   

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer- no issues.  The electric fence was damaged by horses and was quickly repaired by John Reed, Dale O'Daniel, Rex Lawrence and Billy Slater.

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Dale O'Daniel- We still have a few members in training.  

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.   Nothing new. 

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.  There has been more activity on the Facebook page.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs mentioned that we are still on for the next Float Fly.  John is still looking for raffle prize donations.    The next indoor flying will be announced.    

OLD BUSINESS-  Property tax update- Scott Brkovich is still working on it. We are also still looking into adding a canopy system to the shelter at the field.  A vote was held per our bylaws concerning the abolishment of youth voting rights.  Voted has passed and bylaws will be updated.  

NEW BUSINESS -  Don Hafer put out a request for volunteers to coordinate a demonstration at the Orchard Park Assisted Living Center in Murphy, TX.  John Reed is looking into this.  Also needed is a volunteer to coordinate a static display at the Confederate Airforce event held on Oct. 3,4,5.  Dale O'Daniel is looking into the possibility of our participation in an air show at Aerocountry in McKinney.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Dale O'Daniel showed a Stinger 90 electric fan jet from Motion RC.  Billy had an electric Extra 260, John Reed showed his new quad copter and Josh gave a brief demontration of some of the new AS3X technology.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The next quarterly prize is a very nice soldering system.

PROGRAM -  Video of the 2014 Joe Nall event.

Annual Events

Aerotow
Aerotow

March 20, 2017  Eagle Field

Float Fly
Float Fly

    July 29, 2017     Willow Grove

Warbirds Over TX
Warbirds Over TX

June 9-10, 2017 Eagle Field

Scout/Youth Days
Scout/Youth Days

April 15 & Nov 11 Eagle Field