On an interim basis we will be starting our youth group program. The page has been updated, currently with only September 11 available. We will accept the first five groups for that launch only.
As things develop the board will review opening the program on a continuing basis.
We had a great launch today! Flying began at 7:00 AM and the last rocket left the pad at 11:45 when the temperature was on it’s way to 110!
For a total of 66 flights!
There were 23 Level 1 attempts and 2 Level 2 attempts. Congratulations to all those that were successful!
Thank You to all who helped set up, take down, LCO, Pad Manage, and Safety check rockets!
Our next launch is scheduled for Saturday, August 14th!
ROC Membership Chair
Be sure to bring plenty of water Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning for the high desert, including Lucerne Valley, extending until Monday evening. Be sure to bring shade!
The predicted high is 105 degrees, 5 degrees above the record for July 10. The low temperature Saturday morning is expected to be 78 degrees, with triple digits in the morning.
Humidity is expected to be in single digits on the lakebed, with extreme UV levels.
The wind prediction is 8AM to 10AM shows 6 to 9 mph sustained with gusts 14 to 17 mph.
We will try to start launching at 7AM (volunteers for set up will help this) and will probably wrap up early due to heat.
It’s that time of year folks! If you’ve ever wondered about the “behind the scenes” of your club, wanted to become more involved in club decision making, simply want to “pay it forward” or just want to learn more about rocketry then consider self-nominating for a seat on the ROC Board of Directors.
There are three full term (three year) Director seats up for election this year. Any adult ROC member in good standing can self-nominate by writing a Statement of Self-Nomination. Make sure to include a photo. Please send to: Xenonrocket@gmail.com The deadline for self-nomination is August 31st, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Ballots will be cast electronically via the Wild Apricot Membership Portal from September 19th through 11:59pm October 31st. Results of the election will be announced during the Annual Members Meeting November 13th, 2021 at ROCstock. If elected, your annual club fees are waived.
Please consider running for a Board of Director seat. It’s a great way to become more involved and have fun while making a difference in the hobby we all love so much!
Gary SchneiderROC President