The February 9th ROC launch is canceled due to the weather forecast and a saturated lake bed.
The Jan 12th launch is cancelled. The government shut down has delayed the FAA from issuing our 2019 CoA (waiver). The lakebed is also in marginal condition. Although the surface may be dry, below the crust it’s still wet. The forecast also is calling for a chance of wet weather this weekend and several days next week.
ROC is encouraging folks to fly with our friends to the south, Tripoli San Diego. Their launch is a go for this weekend. Please see their website. http://www.tripolisandiego.org
Due to the wet weather today and a forecast for possible rain this Saturday, and another storm next Wed and Thursday the ROC Board has decided to cancel the December 7-9 Rocstock Launch.
We are monitoring the weather forecast and conditions of the lakebed closely. Unfortunately, the lakebed cannot tolerate much rain at all. The October storm really saturated the ground. As of the this morning several sources are forecasting for Lucerne Valley a 100% chance of significant rain later this week and 30% later next week. If the lakebed gets any amount of measurable rain between now and December 7th, ROCstock will be canceled.
Annually, per our Bylaws, ROC elects a portion of the Board of Directors, usually 3 positions. Occasionally, due to resignations (folks may move, etc…) there are more than 3 positions available.
In 2018, there are 3 slots for 3-year terms, and one 2-year term. By convention, the top 3 vote getters get the three-year terms and the fourth place vote getter gets the 2-year term. This year, we have five candidates for these positions. ROC would like to send out our appreciation to everyone that put their name in the hat to run for the BoD. Per the Tripoli Bylaws, we must elect our Prefect as well. Since ROC is a corporation, the President of the Corporation is not the Tripoli Prefect. There was one candidate for Prefect this year so we voted to affirm them.