Weather Prediction for ROCtober

The weather for Saturday and Sunday will be a bit warmer than average, with highs of about 91° both days.

It should be calm and clear, with fairly calm weather for night launching.

Humidity is expected to be around 30%, and the UV index moderate at 6 of 10.

While the UV index is expected to be lower than at any launch so far this year, sunblock is still a good idea, and staying hydrated is always important. Bring and drink plenty of water!

Congratulations to Kurt Gugisberg and Neil Hunstein!

They will be filling the two three-year terms on the ROC Board of Directors. Mr. Gugisberg is currently on the board. Mr. Hunstein is a long time ROC flier and volunteer. Their new terms will begin on the Saturday of the November ROCstock at our annual meeting.

The ROC Board of Directors election for 2015 did come to an early end.

The two members who were elected submitted self-nominations in a timely manner, for three available positions. The Board of Directors considered the situation and our club by-laws, and decided that the two candidates would be elected for the two three-year terms of office.

The remaining vacancy will be filled for a one year term, until the 2016 election. The board of directors will appoint an Executive or Life member to fill this position. This term will also begin at the annual meeting, on the Saturday of November ROCstock.

If you are an Executive or Life member of ROC and are interested in being appointed to the vacancy, please contact any current board member or use the contact form on the web page.

ROC is looking for a new Membership Chairperson!

From time to time the folks who do most ofthe work behind the scenes pursue other activities, and we look for members to step up and helpout.
The job of membership Chairperson is one of the most improtant. Please look over the description below, and if you would be willing to step up, please talk to any member of the Board of Directors to put your name inthe goblet of fire.
Membership Chairperson:
Maintains the membership database using the membership portal website.
This entails approving new members (after checking to see if they have paid and have fill out the online forms completely).
Writing the text of the renewal emails.
Trying to find new email addresses for members who have changed their email without updating the database (when our emails out to them bounce).
Working with the BoD to modify what items we ask members to say they’re interesting in volunteering for and modifying the membership database accordingly.
The membership database is edited via an easy to use web-based interface. No programming is required, but you do need a computer or smartphone to access it.
Twice a year (April & June) you have to get all the membership names from the renewing members and print out membership cards using membership card stock.
The membership cards are currently done with a spreadsheet from the database and a Microsoft word form that prints onto the card stock.
Having a color laser printer would be a plus, but we can work around that.

Long Range Prediction for September 12 Launch Weather (Updated)

Current indications are for another warm, clear, and fairly calm launch day on the lakebed. .

The high Temperature should be about 97°F, humidity in the low 20s, and UV index of 9. A few degrees warmer than originally forecast.

We should see calm conditions around dawn, staying fairly calm until around Noon. Generally our normal Spring-Summer pattern.

Remember the sun block and a hat. Always bring more water than you think you will drink, and then drink it!

Hope to see everyone on Saturday!

Self-Nominations are Now Open for the2015 ROC Board Of Directors Election

ROC Board Elections are coming up rapidly. Three seats are up for election this year.

The window for self-nominations is now open, and will run until September 1.

If you want to help with the month to month operation of ROC, consider nominating yourself for the board.

To submit a self nomination, send a statement of why you would be an asset to the club if you serve as a director. Please include a recent photo of yourself. Send them to:

Thank you to David Erbas-White for again volunteering to be the ROC Elections Chairperson.

Please remember that self nominations must be sent to the email address above by September 1. Only current Executive Members and Life Members are eligible to run for the board. Incumbents are eligible to run.


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