January 2020 – Meeting Minutes

The January 2020 meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on January 22, 2020 at the Frisco Public Library. President Dave Schaefer called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve December 2019 meeting minutes as published.
Approval passed unanimously by voice vote.
VISITORS – None
PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Dave Schaefer:
Thanks to Dave Cotton’ effort we are back to Gold Leader status.
The status of the field on the south side of our field. This field has been sold to a new owner. This was
reported at an emergency meeting of the board on the 18th of December. Dave had a meeting with the new owner of this property on January 15th and there appears to be no problems as far as our
operations are concerned with the new property owner.
The new owner of this property south of the field has placed bison to graze. These animals are likely
more aggressive than cattle that were there. If you are retrieving airplanes you should use your
automobile rather than walking and you should take someone else with you.
Dave will give a presentation on the use of the airspace and legal status with the FAA later in the
meeting.
Josh Kleen has found a potential new space for indoor flying that cost $200 for two hours. Dave asked for a show of hands of those willing to spend $20 to participate. Six people signified they were
interested.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Josh Kleen:
Not Present
SECRETARY’S REPORT — Billy Slater:
No Report
TREASURER’S REPORT — Dave Cotton:
Dave reported the financial condition as of the end of December 2020 .
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the financial report for December 2019 as presented.
Approval passed unanimously by voice vote.
Dave presented the proposed budget for 2020.
A motion was made, and seconded to approve the proposed 2020 budget as presented and discussed.
Approval passed unanimously by voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:
Bruce reports 133 members as of the date of the meeting.
FIELD REPORT — Rodney Mcentire:
Rodney reported the field is in good condition.
SAFETY REPORT — Charles Schafer:
Charles stated that no incidents have been reported.
SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:
No Report
TRAINING – Rich Phillips:
Not Present
RAFFLE — :
Dave asked for a volunteer to run the raffle.
CD REPORTS and EVENTS:
Festival of Flight is being held on May 2. They have asked if we are interested in participating. Dave is
looking for an individual to organize our participation.
The NDRCC Float Fly is scheduled April 25th.
OLD BUSINESS:
Dave Schaefer discussed a sound curfew proposal. He plans to circulate by email several proposals to be discussed in February with the plan to vote on one of these proposals at the March meeting.
John Grubbs, a long time member, was honored with a plaque.
NEW BUSINESS:
None Discussed
Business portion of the meeting closed at 7:55 PM
SHOW AND TELL:
None
Presentation:

Dave Schaefer gave a presentation on the new FAA restrictions on drone use of airspace.

Program:
None