Minutes

January 2014 Minutes

The January 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on January 16, 2014.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  The club rules were reactivated by vote for the 2014 year.

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – None. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  Member Garrett Amy's father made a generous donation to the club general fund.  Bruce noted other local upcoming events.  Bruce also read a few AMA rules to maintain our Gold Leader status.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Charles reviewed the dates of this year's club events which are posted on our website.  A motion passed to approve field use on the selected dates.  Charles also noted the future meeting programs and that there will be only one "swap meet" this year which will be held during the March 2014 meeting.  We are always looking for more ideas for meeting programs.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a detailed presentation of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.  We welcome Charlie as our new Treasurer.  Membership count is now at 156 which is up significantly from this time last year.  

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.  

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  Dave mentioned the importance of putting active membership cards in the appropriate slots during flying per our rules.  This is an ongoing problem and we are looking into other ideas which would aid in keeping membership  cards on display while operating RC aircraft.  We are open to suggestions  on this issue.  Billy Slater suggested the idea of attaching membership cards to the pilot's radio.  Josh Kleen suggested that the cards could also be attached to the pilot by a clip or lanyard, as some businesses do.

SOUND-  Billy Slater.  No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel-  Jim Williams was absent.  Currently there are 2 or 3 currently interested in training although training has been affected by weather.   

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken has recently completed a major overhaul to our website which looks fantastic.  He went over all of the website features and the website is currently up to date.  Ken is still making minor improvements.  NDRCC thanks Ken for putting countless hours of work into the website improvement and the results certainly reflect his work.   

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  Josh gave a brief status report on the Facebook page, which now has a link to it from the NDRCC website and is now easier to locate.        

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still quite successful.   

OLD BUSINESS-  Charles Shafer is still in the process of getting prices for the road improvement.  The new gate combination lock has been installed with the combination being issued upon membership renewal.  The runway extension project is on hold for now.  Also, due to the recent discovery of a major mechanical problem, we will be donating the Ford tractor to Aubrey High School Industrial Arts program.  They are very excited and plan to have students refurbish the tractor over the next few years.

NEW BUSINESS -  A field box was donated to the club which was auctioned off and raised $36 which will go into the club general fund.  The idea of having an AMA sanctioned Aero-towing event at our field was raised.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Alan Buckner showed his vintage Brown Model D engine.  Dale O'Daniel displayed his new P51 with new electronic engine sound technology.  Ed Nogar brought in his scratch-built float racer. 

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle and also presented the funds from last month's auction to the treasurer.  

PROGRAM -  Yoram Solomon (pictured) gave a very informative presentation about the latest technology in model aviation avionics.

 

December 2013 Minutes

The December 2013 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on December  19, 2013.

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

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS –  New members Larry and Pat Doversberger,  club member's wives, Mrs. Guillory, Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Viosca and Mrs. Shuck.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer  reminded everyone of the minor adjustments to the by-laws concerning youth fees, which will mirror the AMA policy.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  Nothing to report.

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Nothing to report.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Dave Cotton gave a brief presentation of the financial status of the club at the time of the meeting.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.  Dave reminded everyone that the cold weather brings on more model building and extra care should be considered to avoid accidents during the building process.

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.

SOUND-  Billy Slater.  No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel-  Currently there are 2 in training although training has been affected by weather.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken stated that the website is up to date.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  Josh promoted the Facebook page..

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is cancelled through the month of December due to church programs.   John also reported that he has obtained 2 float fly sanctions from the AMA for Hidden Cove Park on the dates of 4/26/14 and 9/20/14.

OLD BUSINESS-  A reminder that funding for a new front gate has been approved.

NEW BUSINESS -  A motion was approved to spend up to $750 for needed gravel road repairs.  Charles gave a very brief presentation of the new combination lock that will replace the old key lock at the automatic gate.  The combination will be distributed to all members at the first of the year.  We ask that all keys be turned in.  A container for these keys will be placed out at the field.

Club officer elections were held and there were 6 positions and 2 appointments approved by the membership present.

2014 Appointment are as follows:

President-  Don Hafer

Vice Pres-  Charles Shafer

Secretary-  Bruce Lakatos

Treasurer- Charles Pyne

Webmaster-  Ken Sienski

Training-  Jim Williams, Dale O'Daniel

Appointments- Jaques Parker and John Reed.

Close of Business.

SHOW and TELL – None.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle with the quarterly prize being won by  Don Hafer.

PROGRAM -  Holiday Event.  There was a large turnout for the holiday event.   Nobody left hungry.

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.

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