The March meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on March 17, 2021 via ZOOM due to the COVID
pandemic. President Josh Kleen called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM.
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the February meeting minutes as published. Approval
passed unanimously, by voice vote.
VISITORS – None
PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Josh Kleen:
The flying field is beginning to green up. We have several events coming up that will be discussed later in
Josh proposed that we look at meeting at the field in either April or May.
Also that we look for an in-persion site for meetings for later in the year.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Wayne Shuck:
Wayne asks for suggestions regarding the mass mailings.
Wayne stated that he has not received a bill for the club charter for last year from the AMA as of the
Wayne is looking to have an enlarged poster for the safety rules made for posting at the field. The
enlarged poster would be 2’ by 3’ , laminated and expected to cost around $25.
SECRETARY’S REPORT — Billy Slater:
TREASURER’S REPORT — Dave Cotton:
Dave reported the financial condition as of the end of February. .
A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the financial report as presented by Dave. Approval
passed unanimously, by voice vote.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:
Bruce reports 143 members as of the date of the meeting.
FIELD REPORT — Rex Lawerence:
Rex reports that one of the mowers has had a blade changed.
The field looks good.
There was a discussion about the damage to Brewer Road done by the heavy trucks.
SAFETY REPORT — Charles Schafer:
Josh asked that you clean up after a crash. The livestock could eat trash not picked up and be injured.
There are trash bags at the field for this purpose. Also take any trash with you when you leave.
Charles reminded all to fly East of the centerline of the runway.
Josh reminded all to not ARM electric models in the pits.
Dave Shafer discussed the use of the water and chemical fire extinguishers.The chemical extinguishers
are for fuel driven fire and the water for grass fires. There was a discussion about possibly needing more
SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater:
Daylight sound rules are now in effect with sound limited to 90 dBa from one hour before sunset until
9AM the next morning.
TRAINING – Rich Phillips:
No Training going on now.
RAFFLE –Rich Phillips :
A Hawker Hurricane 750 mm model from Hobby King was raffled. Once again Charles Schafer won this
CD REPORTS and EVENTS:
An Aero Tow is scheduled for Monday March 22. (Editor Note – This event was canceled on the Friday
before because of predicted high winds.)
The NDRCC Float Fly is scheduled for Saturday May 1st. See website for more information. Charles has
sent flyers to local clubs.
Charles is soliciting raffle prizes from several vendors for WBOT.
FW Thunderbirds has scheduled their warbird event for May 8th.
Josh Kleen proposed that we modify our COVID rules by removing rules 4 and 5.
“4. No guests may use or visit the field, except for those family members in the same household as a club
5. No spectators may be present on the field that are not current or potential club members.”
The new COVID rules proposed are:
COVID-19 continues to impact our community and our members. However significant progress has
been made and the vaccine rollout continues to get more of our members, and the community,
protected. Now with the State of Texas rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, we are proposing
amendments to our COVID-19 rules to allow broader use of our field.
1. All Pilots are encouraged to adhere to all safety guidelines required by the CDC, the State of Texas,
and Denton County. These include, but are not limited to the following:
a. Maintain adequate social distancing of 6 feet from all other individuals not in your party.
B. Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. THE CLUB CAN NOT
GUARANTEE THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FIELD, SO MEMBERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN.
c. Cover all coughs and sneezes.
2. Members that have contracted COVID-19 or Members that have been or may have reasonably been
exposed to COVID-19, must NOT enter the premises of Eagle Field without first having been tested for
COVID-19 and that test showing a negative result.
3. If a member has Fever or any symptoms related to COVID-19, that member must NOT enter Eagle
Field until at least 72 hours after symptoms pass or a COVID-19 test has been taken and the result was
4. Food items and their remains, along with ANY OTHER TRASH brought or created, must be carried
out by the member that brought or created it.
5. All members are responsible for their own health. Each member is different and has unique
circumstances related to their individual health. The club can not guarantee the safety or the health of
any individual that chooses to use Eagle Field. Any member that chooses to use or visit Eagle Field
acknowledges that risk and assumes all responsibility for it.
We do ask that everyone remember a significant portion of our members are in high risk groups.
Additionally, many members fall outside of the current vaccination groups and are not yet able to
obtain the vaccine. We must all continue to do our part to make sure our friends and fellow members
These proposed covid RULE changes will be voted on at the April NDRCC meeting.
Business portion of meeting closed at 7:40 PM
SHOW AND TELL: