Meeting Minutes - Dec. 12, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:20pm on December 12, 2016
Old Business:

  • November 2016 Launch
    • First attempted launch at Laurel Fields was scrubbed due to wind and rain
    • Nice level launch site
    • The club did receive the key to the fields
    • Will need to be careful with the winds
    • Need to ensure people park in the lots and not drive on the fields
  • Treasurers Report
    • The same as last time but dues are trickling in
  • Membership Report
    • Membership forms and dues are coming in
  • Post-Thanksgiving Workshop
    • The workshop was held but was not wildly advertised
  • Gov. Tomblin declared Nov. 30, 2016 as STEM Day
    • Our own club member was in attendance at the Governors Round Table
    • A club rocket was featured in the news as part of the round table

New Business:

  • Laurel Fields High Power Waver
    • The club has received the FAA waver for Laurel Fields
    • The waver altitude is 5,000 feet
  • TARC Registration has closed the first week of December
  • Upcoming Launches
    • December 17, 2016 – Launch at Laurel Fields
      • WEAR BRIGHT COLORS
      • Launch starts at 10am (Delayed start) and will run until 1pm
      • Holtzers are RSOs
    • January 7, 2017 – Launch at Laurel Fields
      • Mark Suder is RSO
    • MLK Day, Monday, January 16 – Launch at Laurel Fields
      • Todd Ensign is RSO
    • January 28 – Launch at Laurel Fields
      • Ed Pill is RSO
    • Presidents’ Day, February 20 – Launch at Laurel Fields
      • Jamie Ford is RSO
    • TARC/S4 Camp, February 24 and 25 at NASA
      • RSO’s will be club members in attendance
    • March 4 – Launch at Laurel Fields
      • Chris Tennant is RSO
    • March 25 – Launch at Laurel Fields
      • RSO TBA
    • TARC Launch, April 1 – Launch at Laurel Fields
      • RSO TBA
  • Community Outreach
    • Proposed to launch on May 20, 2017 (move launch forward a weekend to not conflict with Memorial Day weekend)
    • Invite the community to come and launch soda bottle rockets, club members can launch low power rockets
    • Start advertising on May 1, 2017

Meeting adjourned at 8:10pm. Next meeting will be held at Black Bear on Evansdale on January 7, 2017.

Meeting Minutes are available in PDF format here.