I am pleased to announce that we have added Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov, 10th to ROCstock. Launching will start at noon. Range set-up will be Fri AM. Friday’s waiver is 14,500 feet AGL. Sat and Sun the waiver is 14,500 feet AGL with call-ins to 19,000 feet AGL. The annual membership meeting will be Sat afternoon followed by night launching.
Mike Ostby, ROC President
On October 5th, BLM released a new Fire Restrictions order:
- Stage I Restrictions – Campfires, barbecues and gas stoves are allowed with a permit. All public lands within the CDCA shall be in Stage I Restrictions. Please check with local field offices for area restrictions.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
The only outdoor flames allowed at ROCStock will be camp stoves using gas or liquid (and rockets, of course!). You will need a permit for those stoves. Please note that we will be checked, BLM has been diligent this year on permit compliance. They are actually doing it to protect us as they’re establishing a pattern of compliance for ROC which helps us with future permit renewals, etc…
Let’s all continue to be good citizens and obey the restrictions this launch.
To all ROCSTOCK attendees. The BLM has initiated temporary fire restrictions. We launch on BLM managed land and it is manditory that we comply with the rules. We risk the loss of our permit and/or the granting of the new permit in September if folks are not in compliance. We have already been in contact with the Barstow BLM office and they verified that the Lakebed falls within the area of the temporary restrictions and they do apply to us. Please read and understand the directive issed by the BLM.
NO OPEN FIRES ON THE LAKEBED, NOT EVEN IN RAISED PITS OR CONTAINERS.
SMOKING ONLY ALLOWED WITHIN CAMPERS AND RVs.
We are getting clarification of the need to obtain permits for camp stoves.
Thank you all for compling with these restrictions. Please understand that ROC has a good relationship with the BLM and it would be ashame for us to loose our permit over the actions of a few. Remember, these are temporary and will be lifted at the BLMs discretion sometime in the future.