The January meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on January 19, 2022 via ZOOM. President
Josh Kleen called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve December 2021 meeting minutes as published.
Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.
VISITORS – None
PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Josh Kleen:
This meeting was held via Zoom because of the increase in COVID. The February meeting will also be
virtual on February 15th. The March meeting will be in person and is currently planned to be held at the
Prosper Community Center beginning at 6:30. Information will be sent with the address and room
before the meeting. Thanks to Art Wagner for arranging this location.
The gate code will be changed in the near future. All members who are current will be sent an email
with this information.
Thanks to Scott Hazard for his work on the web site and improvements on membership tracking.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Wayne Shuck:
Wayne requested a current 2022 membership roster that is required for submitting our AMA
He also is looking at the information and requirements of renewing our Gold club status with the AMA.
SECRETARY’S REPORT — Billy Slater:
TREASURER’S REPORT — Art (Ewald) Wagner:
Art reported the financial condition as of the end of December 2021.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the financial as presented by Art. Approval passed
unanimously, by voice vote.
Art also presented the proposed NDRCC budget for 2022.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the 2022 NDRCC budget as presented by Art. Approval
passed unanimously, by voice vote
Art also discussed the potential class action lawsuit against Paypal regarding their seizure of our funds.
Scott Hazard discussed a possible web site generated membership card.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:
Bruce reports 124 members as of the date of the meeting.
FIELD REPORT — Rex Lawerance:
Rex reported that the dirt pile was distributed to various holes and low spots around the field.
Charles Schafer proposed spending $300 for fertilizer and weed killer for the grass runway. This would
be in three applications at $100 each. It was agreed that this was a good ideal and Art Wagner stated
that there was enough money in the field maintenance to support this expenditure.
SAFETY REPORT — Charles Schafer:
There were damaged LiPo batteries left at the field in an area where if they would cause substantial
damage if they caught fire. This must stop. Do not leave batteries at the field.
Dave Schafer suggested that all should check our stock of batteries at least every year.
Dave is planning a “Battery Safety” program for later this year.
SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:
TRAINING – Rich Phillips:
RAFFLE –Rich Phillips :
CD REPORTS and EVENTS:
Josh Kleen stated that a Fun Fly is scheduled for March 26th in honor of Lou Montanaro. Scot Hazard
proposed that this be an annual event to honor past members. Josh ask that members suggest what
type of fun fly activities could be held. All proceeds will go to charity.
Aero Tow is planned for April. Discussion was held as to making it a Saturday (possible April 23rd) event.
Float Fly is tentatively scheduled for April 30.
WBOT is scheduled for June 11-12.
There was a discussion on the Paypal class action suit and possible club actions.
Business portion of meeting closed at 7:53 PM
SHOW AND TELL:
Dave Schaefer displayed his Royal Coachman built from a Sterling kit. It duplicates the color
scheme from the 1971 kit and is the same model built by Dave as his first RC airplane.