November 2017 Meeting Minutes

The November meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on November 16, 2017  at the Frisco Public Library.  Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

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

VISITORS — Ari Krupnik       Here from California looking for a club to join.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Greg Pulcini:

The November meeting is the club officer nomination for 2018. We have the following nominees identified for next year:  Vote will be taken at the December meeting.

President                Greg Pulcini

VP.                          Patrick McNamara

Membership           Bruce Lakatos

Secretary               Billy Slater

Treasurer               Dave Cotton

Appointees:

Safety                    Gerry Bishop

Field Coordinator  Rodney McEntire

Training                 Dave Schaefer

Fall Scout event was canceled due to a low number of attendees who committed. A Scout event will be scheduled for the spring of 2018.

If you are interested in attending the Snowball event got to their website and register.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Patrick McNamara:

The JANUARY 2018 meeting will be held on the third Thursday rather than Wednesday due to a scheduling conflict at the Library.

The Christmas Party will be the December meeting. The club will serve BBQ (meat only). A future email will detail this and request attendance numbers.

SECRETARY’S REPORT — Billy Slater:

No Report

TREASURER’S REPORT — Dave Cotton:

Dave was not present but sent the summary reports for member review. Below are notes Dave supplied on these reports.

6 cds are now opened at Bth bank, generating approx $50 per month income. Final opening of CD deferred until after 2018 budget set.

Preliminary budget is  to be presented at January meeting. Currently, have approx 33K in checking and wish to keep one year’s cash flow available.

Renewal membership started to arrive in Nov on paypal, don’t forget, we avoid the convenience fee if renewing at the field or meeting in cash.

October field expense due to lawn mower service thanks to Rex for organizing

A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the financial report as presented.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:

Current membership as of meeting  is 170.

FIELD REPORT — Rodney Mcentire:

Rodney was not present. A discussion of adding gravel to the driveway took place.

SAFETY REPORT — Gerry Bishop:

Gerry not present but sent the following.

The grass at the field is dry so be careful about fires.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:

No Report

TRAINING – Dave Schaefer

No Report

RAFFLE — Rex Lawrence:

A number of raffle prizes were given out including a P-51 ARF

The quarterly prize to be given in the December is a Spitfire.

A volunteer is needed to run the raffle in 2018.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:

None.

OLD BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS:

None

Business portion of meeting closed at 7:15 PM

SHOW AND TELL:

None

Presentation:

Charles Schafer gave a presentation on gas engine tuning. Thanks Charles.