December 2021 Meeting Minutes

The December 2021 meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on December 15th at the MillionAir
Jet Center training room. President Josh Kleen called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the November meeting minutes as published. Approval
passed unanimously, by voice vote.
VISITORS – New Member John Kanouse
PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Josh Kleen:
Josh is looking for an in-person meeting room. If you have a suggestion contact Josh.
Lou Montanaro passed away December 11. Lou was a long time very active member. Most knew him as
the owner of Texas RC Hobby Shop. Plans are being made for a memorial event in the spring. Lou will be
missed.
Dave Schafer has received the very first LMA (Large Model Aircraft) multi rotor waiver from the AMA.
Congratulations. Dave works with UTD on some of their research programs.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Wayne Shuck:
Wayne is working with Chris Montanaro on a memorial event for Lou Montanaro.
SECRETARY’S REPORT — Billy Slater:
No Report.
TREASURER’S REPORT — Dave Cotton:
Dave reported the financial condition as of the end of November .
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the financial as presented by Dave. Approval passed
unanimously, by voice vote.
Dave asks that members sign up for the Tom Thumb and Kroger programs. Quarterly income from these
programs has dropped from around $3-400 to around $100. Wayne Shuck mentioned that Amazon has a
similar program that we should look into.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:
Bruce reports 165 members as of the date of the meeting.
Bruce sent out membership badges to all members who had renewed by the meeting date. Others will
be sent as the person renews.
FIELD REPORT — Rex Lawerance:
Rex thanks Art Wagner for the recent work done at the field.

Rex reports the field in good condition.
Art Wagner is looking into reducing the porta potty service to every other week in the winter months.
SAFETY REPORT — Charles Schafer:
Charles reported that no incidents have occured in the last month.
SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:
No Report.
TRAINING – Rich Phillips:
Rich was not present.
CD REPORTS and EVENTS:
Proposed list of events to be held in 2022.
Fun Fly event in memory of Lou Montanaro is proposed for March 26th. Proceeds to be donated to
charity.
April – Aero Tow.
April or May – Float Fly
June 10-11 – WarBirds Over Texas.
July – Summer Float Fly
October – Float Fly
OLD BUSINESS:
Election of NDRCC Officers for the year 2022
President – Josh Kleen
Vice President – Wayne Shuck
Secretary – Billy Slater
Treasurer – Ewald A. Wagner (Art)
Membership – Bruce Lakatos
Field – Rex Lawerance

A motion was made and seconded to approve this list. The above slate of officers was elected by
unanimous acclamation.
NEW BUSINESS:

A discussion was held about buying a memorial brick for Lou Montanaro. Discussion about the
installation took place.
Business portion of meeting closed at 7:34 PM
SHOW AND TELL:
None
Presentation:
Program:
Christmas Party. Josh thanked all who attended.