Lose Something at ROCtober???

Last weekend, we found a California License Plate (Front) at the Trailer Cleaning Party and surmise that it was lost at the ROCtober event.

CA Lic#: 7G74301
If this is yours, please contact me at allen@alumni.duke.edu.
Allen

Notice of ROC Annual Meeting

As the Secretary of the Corporation, I am announcing the Rocketry Organization of California Annual Membership meeting to be held at the November ROCStock.

Specifically, the meeting will be called to order on November 9th at 6.30PM, PST at the Range Head at Lucerne Dry Lake. This is approximately at sunset that day or when our daily flying waiver closes. This is a standing meeting, i.e. you must be present to participate, no proxy voting will be allowed.

We invite all ROC Members, Daily Flying members, and Spectators to the meeting, however, only Executive (Annual Paid) Members will be recognized for business during the meeting or will be allowed to vote.

The only item currently on the Agenda is the Announcement of the results of the 2014 Board of Directors election. Additional Agenda items can be sent directly to me at “allen@alumni.duke.edu” (please do not post them to this venue) by midnight, November 2nd, 2013. Items may be brought to the floor after the set Agenda is completed.

Thanks.
Allen


ROCtober NOT Affected by Government Shutdown

The ROC BOD has checked with our Federal regulatory agencies (BLM and FAA) and can happily report that our October 12-13th launch will go ahead as scheduled!

We are “Go!” for launch…pending “W”, of course…


ROC Election Nominations Extended

The ROC Board of Directors has voted to extend the nomination period for elections to September 1st (inclusive).

We have some nominees for next year’s slate, however, we need a total of four this year so please consider giving something back to your club.

If you’ve always been around to help out, doing the work, but wondering how we put together a big launch nearly every month, then now’s the time to join the board and have a real voice. Last year, we added three new (never before on the board) members that have greatly enhanced our ability to keep the club alive and active. Now’s the time to YOU to join that group.

Terms are for three years and you get a free ROC membership for that time (daily flying fees still apply :( ).

Allen

ROC Secretary


May Launch Report

Image

Jeff Gortatowski’s Starchaser 2.6 on a CTI F85

 

Saturday, May 11th 2013

Talk about PERFECT LAUNCH WEATHER! While a bit hot in the later part of the launch, the day was perfect with a slight breeze to cool things off.

Range setup went smoothly the day before, THANKS TO RICHARD DIERKING!, and we began launching about 8AM in the morning.

The range was shutdown at 1:00 PM due to some dust devils blowing across the range, but the rockets were also drying up. Thank you again to Richard Dierking for bringing out the trailer this month. 

We had several volunteers that were attending their first ROC launch and the assistance of the regulars and new volunteers was greatly appreciated. As usual, we did much on the job training during the launch and we always welcome new folks coming up to learn the jobs.

Overall attendance

Flyers

Count

Executive Members

31

Daily Members

15

Youth Groups

3

Spectators

147

Total flights: 245

Motor

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

Count

3

97

52

12

7

7

13

20

12

15

2

0

3

Certification Attempt Flights

Level

 

 

1 Junior

0

 

1

5

 

2

7

 

3

2

 

Dave Peterson did his Level 2 flight with a Madcow Super DX3 on a CTI J330 Classic motor. Hopefully he will post his video from his on-board Go Pro HD camera!

Erik Spjut and the Mudd Team gets the most electronics award this month with not one but TWO flights of their PML Sudden Rush with a Co-Pilot 2, Raven, PNut, Big Red Bee GPS, and a Custom-built IMU and Thermometer. See those folks for all your electronics questions!

Board Member and Vice-President, Greg Lyzenga continued his “Board Members Must Fly” campaign with a flight in his scratch-built rocket, Mizar, on an AT J460 to approximately 8000 ft.

Welcome to our newest Executive Member Suzanne Gregory and thanks to Gary McGavin for renewing his membership.

Once again I want to thank all the volunteers who helped set-up, operate and tear-down the launch.  I want to remind everyone that ROC is a volunteer organization.  No one gets paid for the time and effort they put forth to help at these launches.  The board members give of their time for the love of the club and the love of the hobby, but we can not do it alone.  We need the help of each and every one of you.  Whether you are an executive member or a pay-by-day flier we need you to step up and give some time to make each launch a success.

We look forward to seeing you next month!


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