Minutes

November 2013 Minutes

The November 2013 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on November  21, 2013.

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

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS –  Club member Gordon Guillory.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer had nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  No upcoming events.  Bruce noted that all AMA rules have been covered per our Gold Leader status and that the Gold Leader paperwork has been submitted to the AMA.  Bruce also displayed recently acquired Aircore literature.

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Nothing to report.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Dave Cotton was absent.  Charles Shafer gave a brief presentation of the financial report.

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  Dave also mentioned his findings from a brief test of the effects of having a cell phone near the flight line.  Dave highly recommended that cell phone use be prohibited at the flight line.  Special thanks to all those who help with the mowing.

SOUND- Billy Slater.  No issues.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel-  Training has been affected by weather.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken stated that the website is up to date and he gave a brief demonstration of the online renewal process.  Ken also discussed hobby shop links on our website.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  Josh was absent.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still ongoing.  Charles Shafer reported that the Youth day on Nov. 2nd was a success.  Approx. 50 people attended.  One trainer plane was lost but another was donated to make up for it.  Also interest was raised in creating a "Fun Fly" event.

OLD BUSINESS-   Charles reported that we participated in manning the AMA trailer at the WAC event on Oct. 1.  .  Dale O'Daniel again expressed interest in a night flying program which he is willing to lead.

NEW BUSINESS -  A motion was raised to change the lock at the automatic gate to a combination lock.  This would eliminate access by all those members in the past who still have a key to the gate.  The new lock would be a combination lock with the combination being changed annually.  This would eliminate the cost of making keys.  It is club officer election time again and  there are 6 positions and 2 appointments that need to be filled.

Close of Business.

SHOW and TELL –  Charles Shafer showed his new Proto X Quadcopter.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle with the next quarterly prize being a 20cc size Evolution gas engine.  Don Hafer conducted an auction for 3 planes with the following results-  A Spitfire $60 and a P51 for $75 was raised.  These planes were donated by club member Brian Buesking.  Also Paul McManus donated A Hellcat which raised $75.  These funds were added to the raffle funds.

PROGRAM -  Dave Schaefer again did a brief presentation on the success of his latest rocket project in addition to crash and contest videos.

 

October 2013 Minutes

The October 2013 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Charles Shafer on October 17th, 2013.

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

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS –  None.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer absent with nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  Informed the group that we now have 178 members. He noted that there no upcoming events.  Bruce also read selected AMA rules per our Gold Leader status.

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Due to conflicts with the youth groups, a new date has been scheduled for the Oct. 26 Youth Day at the field.  The new date is Saturday Nov. 2.  Hot dogs, drinks and chips will be served.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Dave Cotton was absent and could not present the financial report at the time of the meeting.

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  Nothing else to report.  Special thanks to all those who help with the mowing.

SOUND- Billy Slater. Absent with no issues.

TRAINING – Jim Williams reported that it has been too hot outside.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Nothing to report.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  Josh reported on our Facebook page.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported on the success of the float fly even though the weather shortened the event.  John also reported that the indoor flying is still ongoing.

OLD BUSINESS-  Charles Shafer reported that the WAC is still scheduled for Oct. 18th.

NEW BUSINESS -  The membership voted to pass the 2014 dues proposal.   Also are going to look into the cause of reported radio hits at the north end of the field.  Dale O'Daniel also expressed interest in a night program.

Close of Business.

SHOW and TELL –  Mike Oser showed his Scimitar style plane.

RAFFLE-  Ivan Shomer conducted the monthly raffle with the next quarterly prize being a 20cc size Evolution gas engine.

PROGRAM -  Dave Schaefer did a brief presentation on the success of his latest rocket project in addition to the annual club swap meet.

September 2013 Minutes

The September 2013 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Charles Shafer on September 14th at Eagle Field.

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

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS –  None.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer absent with nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  Notified club of other local upcoming events.  Bruce also read selected AMA rules per our Gold Leader status.

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Nothing to report.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Dave Cotton Gave a brief summary of the financial report.  He also pointed out the tax savings this year thanks to Ken Sienski's efforts.  Motion passed to approve the financial report.

SAFETY/ Dave Schaefer.  Dave reminded everyone to please put Membership cards in slot prior to flying.

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Nothing to report.  Charle Shafer thanked all those who donated a lawn blower to our cause.  We now have 4 blowers.

SOUND- Billy Slater.  No issues.

TRAINING – Jim Williams reported that it has been too hot outside.   Also a reminder that Dale O'Daniel is helping with coordinating training.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  not present.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  Josh roeported on our Facebook page.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported on the upcoming float fly event on the 28th.  The annual swap meet is scheduled for the Oct. 17th  meeting.

OLD BUSINESS-  Charles Shafer reviewed the new camping rules and a motion passed to approve the new rules which will be posted at the field.

NEW BUSINESS -  Charles mentioned that we will be looking into replacing the gate on Brewer road.  Also our annual Scouts Day will be held on October 26th.

Close of Business.

SHOW and TELL –  None.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle including the quarterly prize which was won by Josh Kleen.

PROGRAM -  Club Picnic Day.addition to the annual club swap meet.

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