Meeting called to order at 7:05pm on May 9, 2016.

Old Business:

  • Easter Egg Launch
    • Several launches occurred
    • Barbie won the Easter Egg competition with a flawless flight
  • Space Grant
    • We were awarded a grant from the WV Space Grant Consortium
    • Received $3,000 from the Space Grant for the S4 Camp
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • One deposit of $25, otherwise unchanged
  • Membership Report
    • One new member since last time
    • Currently have 33 paying members
    • Approximately 20 members that are inactive

New Business:

  • TARC National Finals is May 13-15, 2016
    • Five club members are heading to Virginia to volunteer for the event 
  • The Website has been hacked several times over the past month
    • The hosting company has had multiple issues over the past few months
    • If there are issues with the website please contact Todd, Ricky, and/or Mark and they will get it resolved as quickly as possible. 
  • TARC Summer Camp
    • Camp will be July 18-21, 2016
      • This is a change from the previous meeting
    • Camp goes from the beginnings of what a rocket is through building simple rockets all the way through a TARC-ready rocket. The participants will be able to launch multiple launches.
  • Small Satellites for Secondary Students (S4) Camp
    • Camp will be July 25-29, 2016
      • This is a change from the previous meeting
    • Received money from the WV Space Grant Consortium in addition to monies from WV Physics Department and WV Rocketry
    • This year there will be some accommodations for teams that are traveling from a distance.
  • Upcoming Launches at the WVU Animal Husbandry Farm
    • May 21: TARC for the Rest of Us
      • Ricky and SarahEllen are the Launch Officers
      • Using the same rules from the 2015-2016 TARC competition
        • Only change to the rules will be the scoring (no x4 multiplier)
    • June 25: Highest on an A Engine
      • Mark is the Lunch Officer
      • Simple goal: Highest altitude on a single A engine
    • July 30: “Follow the Leader”
      • Aaron will design a rocket on OpenRocket and make the plans available
      • Club members are tasked with developing a rocket that will match his rocket’s altitude performance
      • Closest to his design wins

Meeting adjourned at 8:00pm. Next meeting is June 13 at 7pm.

Meeting Minutes are available in PDF format here.