The April 2020 meeting of the North Dallas RC Club was held on April 15, 2020 as a virtual meeting using ZOOM. Restrictions due to COVID-19 prevented the normal meeting. President Dave Schaefer called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve March meeting minutes as published. Approval passed unanimously, by hand vote.
VISITORS – None
PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Dave Schaefer:
Dave recommended that we not use the field due to COVID-19 restrictions banning groups of more than ten. Also be safe to avoid emergency room visits which is always good advice but especially so in these times.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Josh Kleen:
If you are not receiving the club’s broadcast emails send Josh an email through the club website contacts “Vice President” .
SECRETARY’S REPORT — Billy Slater:
TREASURER’S REPORT — Dave Cotton:
Dave reported the financial condition as of the end of March. .
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve March financial report as presented by Dave Cotton.
Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:
Bruce reports 144 members as of the date of the meeting.
This contrasts with 148 members reported this time last year.
FIELD REPORT — Rodney Mcentire:
No problems reported.
SAFETY REPORT — Charles Schafer:
Charles reported that a model crashed in the stock pond. The retrieval boat was left upright and had filled with water. When the water was dumped several LiPo batteries were in the bottom. Charles asked that when you bring batteries to the field take them back no matter what their condition. Do not leave them at the field. Also leave the retrieval boat so that it does not collect water.
SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:
I (Billy Slater) am working on a report about our present sound limits and the impact it has on the new residential neighbors to the NNW and South. I plan to release a version for review in the next few weeks.
TRAINING – Rich Phillips:
No training going on with the COVID-19 restrictions.
Charles Schaefer has a new graduate certificate that will be presented to the member at non-virtual meeting.
RAFFLE — :
A virtual raffle was held for a Champ RTF small plane. Dave Cotton won. If you entered the raffle be sure to get your $10 to again Dave Cotton.
CD REPORTS and EVENTS:
WBOT is still scheduled for June 12-13. Will be reviewed in light of the COVID-19 restrictions in the next few weeks.
NDRCC float fly scheduled for April 25 has been canceled.
Thunderbird warbird event scheduled for May 2 is still on but may be canceled. Check before you go.
Runway resurfacing is scheduled this year. Discussions need to take place with the contractor. The May meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday May 21 via ZOOM. Look for club email or the website to confirm.
Scott Hazard has added a new feature to the website that allows members to showcase projects. You are encouraged to display. To use go to Home >> Members Only. Read the directions. Password is the current field gate code. As the gate code is changed this password will be changed.
Business portion of meeting closed at 7:35 PM
SHOW AND TELL:
David Schafer showed a “control line” Baby Ring Master and a 0.020 size Jr Falcon.
Charles Schaefer showed a kit 232 CAP and discussed the tab lock construction features.