September 2017 Meeting Minutes

The September meeting of the North Dallas RC Club occurred on September 20, 2017 at the Frisco Public Library.  Club President Greg Pulcini called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the August meeting minutes as published.  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

VISITORS –No Vistors

PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Greg Pulcini: Greg discussed the need for a training coordinator. Dave Schaefer volunteered to fill this position. Dave Schaefer also volunteered to give a program at the October club meeting on electric and batteries used in our planes. Charles Schafer will do a program in the November club meeting on tuning gas engines. Olga Lawson-Andrews will present a program in the January meeting on CPR. Dave Schaefer won Intermediate Pattern at the NATS this summer. Congratulations Dave. Trash disposal is working well, if you see the trash can full, take it to the landlords trash bin. The Grapevine club will have a Warbird event at their field on Oct 7th. Motion RC will be present.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT — Patrick McNamara:   Patrick is away. No Report.

SECRETARY’S REPORT — Billy Slater:  No Report.

TREASURER’S REPORT — Dave Cotton:  I (Billy Slater) presented Dave’s August summary financial report in Dave’ absent.  A motion was made, and seconded, to approve the September financial as presented..  Approval passed unanimously, by voice vote.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Bruce Lakatos:  Bruce reported that with the addition of two new members this month our total membership stands at 172.

FIELD REPORT — Rodney Mcentire:   Rodney was not present but it was noted by others that the broken gate actuator has been replaced and the field is recently mowed. Thank you all involved.

SAFETY REPORT — Gerry Bishop:   No Report.

SOUND REPORT – Billy Slater: No Report.

TRAINING  Dave Schaefer:–Dave has volunteered for this position. Four students are currently in training.

RAFFLE — Rex Lawrence: The quarterly prize, a Space Walker ARF, was won by Joc Parker.

CD REPORTS and EVENTS:   The Scout Event needs attention, no arrangements have been with the Scout Groups as of the meeting.


NEW BUSINESS:   Former member Dick Aley passed away at his home in Montana recently. Dick was a long time member of NDRCC and is remembered by many as a member of the NDRCC show team. Dick flew the Witch On A Broom. Alan Buckner gave a brief summary. Reed recently won Youngest Pilot at the Warbirds Over the  Rockies reported Dale O’Daniel.

Business portion of meeting closed at 7:45 PM

SHOW AND TELL: Charles Schafer brought his FPV Recruitflying wing. It has an auto launch that stabilizes it on hand launch.

Presentation:  No Program.