We have been looking through the archives with some help from Nibbles and here is what we have found so far http://www.rocketryorganizationofcalifornia.com/
If you have other material please let me know as the goal is to make this as complete as possible and we do have some holes currently.
Congratulations to the new ROC board members elected in the 2013 election who are :-
David Smith, Bryce Chanes, Rick Dickinson and Veronica Kirk
Who joint the exiting board members who are :-
Greg Lyzenga, Ian Walberg, Allen Farrington, Mike Riss and Kurt Gugisberg.
First order of business after the election of the new board members is a board meeting to elect the offices for the following year and this meeting was held at ROCstock on Saturday evening.
The new officers are :-
President – Greg Lyzenga
Vice President – Ian Walberg
Treasurer – Josephine Walberg
Secretary – Mike Riss
Tripoli prefect – Rick Magee
While it is common practice for the offices to be board members the ROC bylaws do not require this is the case other than the president.
Fellow ROC Members,
This is a reminder of the ROC trailer cleaning work party on this coming Saturday, October 26. In addition to helping the club with equipment maintenance and repair, it’s a great chance to schmooze with all your favorite rocket dudes and dudettes. The party starts at 9:00 a.m. and ROC will provide lunch for all in attendance.
The location is the Sundowner Ranch in Lucerne Valley, and here is a Google Maps link: http://tinyurl.com/l2gg6n4
Directions to the Ranch are quite simple; In Lucerne Valley, take Rabbit Springs Road east from Highway 18 for 2.3 miles. Turn left on Kendall Road, which turns into Cove Road after 0.6 miles. In 1.8 miles it becomes Exeter St. and in 1.2 more miles the road ends at Sundowner Ranch. You can’t miss it! Enter and go left (south) to where the trailer and storage container are parked.
Please come out and help us get prepared for ROC-Stock. See you there!
ROC Vice President and Board Member – NAR #13295 / Tripoli #12088
Fellow ROC Members,
A quick reminder: this Saturday and Sunday (October 12-13, 2013) is the next ROC Launch. The regular HPR launching and the ROCtober youth events encompass both days of the launch. Projected weather conditions appear to be good for flying, with mild fall desert conditions anticipated. Overnight lows will be in the 40′s and daytime highs will be in the mid to upper 70′s under sunny skies. Wind conditions should follow typical trends, with the best (lowest wind, <5 mph) conditions in the early morning, with speeds gradually increasing after mid-morning (probably peaking at 5-10 mph in the afternoon). As always, remember that we are in a desert environment, so plan accordingly for the heat and sun. Despite the cooler temperatures be sure to bring (and drink) plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock to avoid getting burned. For those of you new to the Lucerne launch site, THERE IS NO WATER on site, so bring what you need! (This includes water for washing as well as drinking/cooking.) We are expecting our regular food vendors, TWO GUYS AND A GRILLE to be in attendance, serving breakfast and lunch (we’re not sure at this time about dinner). Lucerne Valley Market is about 4 miles from our launch site and has an extensive selection of groceries as well as a good deli counter. Our regular rocketry vendors will be in attendance as well.
Please keep in mind that we will be expecting *several hundred* scouts and youth group participants for this annual ROCtober event. We will be keeping a careful eye on the portable toilet and crowd control issues, but we can use everyone’s help in keeping the site clean and running smoothly. As always, PLEASE keep the toilets clean and NEVER dispose of ANYTHING except human waste in them. And you can further do your part by reminding our guests of the rules and setting a good example. Everyone pack out ALL of your trash and leave no sign of our presence after the launch is over.
The range should be open for flying between 7:00 and 8:00 am on Saturday, and as usual you are advised to plan on flying early. NAR and Tripoli certification will be available. Depending on weather and attendance, we plan to shut down the range for the day Sunday at about 1:00 pm or so. PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY! Please let the board know in advance if you have any large projects or unusual support requirements or plans that we should know about.
A quick reminder that our launch site has moved slightly from its traditional location in past years. The new range location is just about 1000 ft. south of the old site and is accessed from the same road as before. A half mile in to the lakebed, look for the metal post and signs/reflectors directing you to turn left to the new site. If you are arriving the night before for camping, don’t set up in the old spot because you WILL be asked to move. Drive VERY carefully and slowly on the access roads and in the camping area, particularly at night. The area is fairly heavily rutted, and passenger vehicles can get into trouble if not driven with care.
VERY IMPORTANT — In order to support a launch of this size and complexity, we MUST have the help of members and volunteers to staff the range operation positions! At our smaller launches over the last couple of months, we’ve been a little casual about this, but at ROCtober we need to have range duty positions filled before we can open the range for flying. We have an easy-to-use site for volunteering for range duty. DROP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW and visit:
to select your range duty assignment. Remember that the HPR RSO position is now a “roaming” assignment which allows you to move around your camp and the launch site and have flyers approach you to have their rockets checked. We’ll open the range for flying as soon as we get our positions filled and the range set up, so let’s pitch in so we can take best advantage of the good morning flying hours! Overnight camping is allowed as usual, but be sure to keep all campfires in above-ground containers to comply with BLM rules, and pack your ashes and wood debris out with you when you leave. Let’s always try to leave the playa a little cleaner than we found it. Portable toilets should be delivered on site by Friday afternoon to support campers and setup.
Let’s fly rockets! We’ll see you on the lake bed!
ROC Board Member – NAR #13295 / Tripoli #12088
A date for your diary, details here