March 2020 – Meeting Minutes

The March meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on March 21, 2020 at NDRCC Eagle Field.
President Dave Schaefer called the meeting to order at 12:05 PM.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve February meeting minutes as published. Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.
VISITORS – None
PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Dave Schaefer:
Be safe. The ER’s are full with COVID-19. Stay arms length away from each other.
Thanks to all who submitted comments to the FAA on their new proposed Drone requirements. The FAA
got more than 75,000 comments. They normally get a few thousand on their rule making proposals.
The lake is rising. Plans were discussed to move the mowers and other equipment to safe storage should the lake flood the field.
Events are all in question at this time. We should delay spending on WBOT until it is certain to take place.
April meeting will be held the third Saturday (April 18th) at Eagle Field at noon.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Josh Kleen:
None
SECRETARY’S REPORT — Billy Slater:
None
TREASURER’S REPORT — Dave Cotton:
Dave Cotton was absent but reported through Dave Schaefer that taxes and the lease payments had been made.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:
Bruce reports 143 members as of the date of the meeting.
FIELD REPORT — Rodney Mcentire:
Charles Schaefer reported that the field was mowed two weeks ago and the mowing schedule was approaching a two week cycle.
Charles also discussed plans to move equipment in the event the lake floods.
SAFETY REPORT — Charles Schafer:

The water in the pond North of the field is nasty. Take precautions if you need to retrieve a plane from the pond.
A paddle is needed for the retrieval boat. Rex Lawerence volunteered to buy one against the field maintenance account.
SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:
I reported on the status of development of our sound footprint and the possible testing we would need to perform.
TRAINING – Rich Phillips:
Rich reported that several possible trainees are expected in the near future.
RAFFLE — :
We are looking for a new raffle coordinator. Contact one of the officers if you are interested in doing this.
CD REPORTS and EVENTS:
The NDRCC float fly scheduled for the end of April has been canceled due to COVID-19 and the likely high lake levels.
OLD BUSINESS:
None.
NEW BUSINESS:
None
Business portion of meeting closed at 12:30 PM
SHOW AND TELL:
None
Presentation:
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Program:
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