New Year, Renewed Safety Message

With a new year upon us, it is a good time to stop and consider the way we run our launches and what it takes to do so.
The Board of Directors has members in attendance at every launch, and usually fill the major roles, such at Launch Director, Range Safety Officer, etc. None of the range positions requires membership on the board, and we could not operate without a large group of volunteers who fill positions such as Launch Control Officer, Pad Manager, and of course range set-up and break-down. These volunteers literally keep our club running. Our policy outlining the expectations for each position are linked below.

Safety should always be our overriding priority, with every rocket and every flight. We will be working with range volunteers to ensure we maintain our standards, and follow our written policies without exception. We need everyone to help with this! Please follow the flyer responsibilities, and if you see anything that doesn’t look safe to you, please discuss it with the RSO, LD, LCO, or any board member immediately.

Mike Ostby, President
Gary Schneider, Vice President
Neal Hunstein, Secretary
Kurt Gugisberg, Director
Allen Farrington, Director
Adam Dean, Director
Gregg Halligan, Director
Andrew Wimmer, Director
David Smith, Director

Read more information on flyer responsibilities here: https://rocstock.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/roc-flyer-responsibilities.pdf

Volunteers run our launches. Read more about their range duties here: https://rocstock.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/range-duties-policy.pdf


We are looking for a few Volunteers for the NSL 2019 Committee

ROC is hosting NAR’s National Sport Launch for 2019. It will be held in place of our June ROCstock, June 7 to 9, at Lucerne Dry Lake.

We are looking for volunteers for the NSL Committee, to help plan and execute the launch and associated activities. We have a bit under six months to get things together.

Needed Committee Members:
*T-Shirts/swag coordinator(s)

*Vendor coordinator

*Contests/Competitions coordinators
-Special launches/projects
-Scale contests, static and/or flying?

*Support for Level 1 and 2 certification (Should be NAR level 2 or 3)

Of course, we will need volunteers for all our normal positions at the launch.

To volunteer, please contact Greg Lyzenga, Dave Smith, or email your interest to nsl2019@juno.com


December Launch is Canceled!

IT IS WET.

IT IS MUDDY.
IT IS RAINING!
Work on your build pile.
Spend friendly time with the people you live with.
But, do not go to the lakebed. It has a lake in it!

Annual Membership Meeting and Pizza Party

Due to the cancellation of the Fall ROCstock, our membership meeting cannot be held at the launch like a normal year.

The direct event link to RSVP is:
https://roc.wildapricot.org/event-3150547
You’ll receive a confirmation once you have RSVP.
When: Saturday, December 08, 2018 1:30 PM, PST
Where: Graziano’s Pizza 3300, 333 Magnolia Ave, Corona, CA 92879
EVENT DETAILS:
Come join us for our annual ROC Membership meeting. We’ll be having the membership meeting in conjunction with a pizza party-free for executive members and their families. Log in to your membership profile atwww.roc.wildapricot.org to RSVP for yourself and family, and renew/join for 2019 as well while you’re logged in. RSVP closes at the end of the day Friday December 7th.
We’ll be meeting at 1:30pm at Graziano’s Pizza Restaurant at 3300, 333 Magnolia Ave, Corona, CA 92879
Please use the contact form at https://rocstock.org/contact-us/ if you have any difficulties with the RSVP process or other questions.


Time for Board Elections!

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. Contrary to what you may have heard, Board Members do fly. Just about every launch, a Board member is seen launching rockets.

There are three full term Director seats up for election this year. David Erbas-White has graciously volunteered to be the Election Chairman. Any adult ROC member in good standing can self-nominate by sending David Erbas-White a Statement of Self-Nomination and short bio with a photo. Please send to: bigbearrockets@cox.net. The deadline for self-nomination is August 31st, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Results of the election will be announced during the Annual Members Meeting November 11th, 2017 at RocStock. If elected, your annual club fees are waived.

Please consider running for a Board of Director spot. It’s a great way to become more involved and have fun while making a difference in the hobby we all love so much!

Mike Ostby,
ROC President