Meeting Minutes - December 11, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm on December 11, 2017

Old Business:

  • Treasurer Report
    • Currently $1,555.51 in the account
  • Membership Report
    • Relatively low in paid membership
    • Many members are active but need to pay
  • Nov. Launch
    • Launch went really smoothly
    • Recovered all rockets that were launched

New Business:

  • TARC Team Discussion
    • Practice launches are going well, many are dialing in their numbers
    • One practice launch was around 25
  • Upcoming Launch
    • Dec. 16 at the WVU Ag. Farm, Todd Ensign is RSO, 10 am to 1-ish pm
    • Jan. 20 at the WVU Ag. Farm, Mark Suder is RSO, 10 am to 1-ish pm
    • Feb. 24 at the WVU Ag. Farm, RSO TBD
    • March 31 at the Tennant Farm
  • TARC Engine Availability
    • Cesaroni reloadables are becoming scarce
    • Several places have them but they not in enough quantities to make it worth the Hazmat fees
    • Some groups have had success getting enough Aerotech motors
  • S4-esk Camp in 2018
    • Potentially a new platform for S4 called ArduSat; can still run with Raspberry Pi
      • Provides many of the same capabilities as the original S4 program and more hands-on construction than the S4-Pi project
    • ERC is currently available for most of the summer currently
    • Motion was passed to investigate the camp
    • Proposed date is July 10-14, 2018
    • Investigating renaming and opening the program to middle through high school students
  • Funding the S4-esk Camp
    • WV Space Grant Consortium Grant
      • Proposed submitting a proposal for a grant through the WV Space Grant Consortium
    • Charge for the camp
      • Each team must pay their own way with the club supplying the rest (self-funded option)
    • Motion was made to submit a proposal to the WV Space Grant Consortium for matching funds for the S4-esk Camp
  • NAR Safety Grant
    • The deadline is coming up soon
    • Planning to submit a safety grant proposal for a “Warming and Shade Station”
      • Pop-up tent with sides for warmth in the winter and shade in the summer
      • Portable heater
      • Hot chocolate and ice water Igloo container

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm. Next meeting is January 8, 2018.

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