The November 2013 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on November 21, 2013.
Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.
VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Club member Gordon Guillory.
PRESIDENT'S REPORT- Don Hafer had nothing to report.
SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos. No upcoming events. Bruce noted that all AMA rules have been covered per our Gold Leader status and that the Gold Leader paperwork has been submitted to the AMA. Bruce also displayed recently acquired Aircore literature.
VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer. Nothing to report.
TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Dave Cotton was absent. Charles Shafer gave a brief presentation of the financial report.
SAFETY- Dave Schaefer. No safety issues.
FIELD – Dave Schaefer. Field looks good. Dave also mentioned his findings from a brief test of the effects of having a cell phone near the flight line. Dave highly recommended that cell phone use be prohibited at the flight line. Special thanks to all those who help with the mowing.
SOUND- Billy Slater. No issues.
TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel- Training has been affected by weather.
WEBMASTER – Ken Sienksi. Ken stated that the website is up to date and he gave a brief demonstration of the online renewal process. Ken also discussed hobby shop links on our website.
FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen. Josh was absent.
CD REPORTS – John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still ongoing. Charles Shafer reported that the Youth day on Nov. 2nd was a success. Approx. 50 people attended. One trainer plane was lost but another was donated to make up for it. Also interest was raised in creating a "Fun Fly" event.
OLD BUSINESS- Charles reported that we participated in manning the AMA trailer at the WAC event on Oct. 1. . Dale O'Daniel again expressed interest in a night flying program which he is willing to lead.
NEW BUSINESS - A motion was raised to change the lock at the automatic gate to a combination lock. This would eliminate access by all those members in the past who still have a key to the gate. The new lock would be a combination lock with the combination being changed annually. This would eliminate the cost of making keys. It is club officer election time again and there are 6 positions and 2 appointments that need to be filled.
Close of Business.
SHOW and TELL – Charles Shafer showed his new Proto X Quadcopter.
RAFFLE- Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle with the next quarterly prize being a 20cc size Evolution gas engine. Don Hafer conducted an auction for 3 planes with the following results- A Spitfire $60 and a P51 for $75 was raised. These planes were donated by club member Brian Buesking. Also Paul McManus donated A Hellcat which raised $75. These funds were added to the raffle funds.
PROGRAM - Dave Schaefer again did a brief presentation on the success of his latest rocket project in addition to crash and contest videos.