Due to rain on the lakebed we must cancel the launch tomorrow.
We have been informed bybthe vendor that conditions are too wet for the porta-potties to be delivered.
As I write this it is still raining on the lakebed. Hope to see everyone for November ROCstock.
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.
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.
The Rocketry Organization of California, (ROC) has decided to cancel ROCtober 2021. While there is much optimism on restrictions being lifted and ‘life and rocket launching getting back to normal’, ROCtober has specific challenges that make planning difficult.
The large number of people, difficulty in spacing out launching, concerns about volunteers, and even guidance from groups that sponsor and participate in ROCtober were all part of this difficult decision.
We do plan to have a regular one day launch in October.
ROC Board of Directors
ROC held their elections this month.
The newly elected board members are:
Cari Schneider and Andrew Wimmer.
David Smith was elected to another term.
Congratulations to all and thank you to everyone who ran.
We also want to thank our outgoing board members for their service, Allen Farrington and Adam Dean.
Elections were held by the new board for board positions.
Gary Schneider President
Andrew Wimmer Vice President
Cindy Farrington Treasurer
Gregg Halligan Secretary