Neal Conducted the meeting. We were located in the South Building "S1002" this month.
NAR reported that we had 7 certifications at Hellfire.
Tripoli reported they had one Level 1 cert and one level 2 cert at Hellfire.
There will be a Scout Jamboree at the Wasatch County Event Center. They have asked for help from UROC members. It will be held October 11th and 12th. There will be 3, 3 hour sessions. They hope they scouts will be able to complete some merit badges. If you are willing to help, please let Neal know.
September 14th there will be a Moon Party at Saratoga Springs Neptune Park. They have asked UROC to bring some displays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. They expect 700 attendees.
Hellfire report was that we made approximately $3100 profit. That is thanks to large donations from the Overmoe's and Dot Hunt. The vendors reported they made 6 - 8% more this year than last year.
The September launch was discussed. No one knew the condition of the road. Watch the website for the status of the fire restrictions.
The meeting for October will be the opening of nominations for club officers. If you would like to help the club and serve, please run for club office.
The December Christmas Party was discussed. Holding it at a restaurant vs. somewhere else was discussed. If you have any likes or dislikes, let the club officers know.
Jed Marti had a meeting with the University. They have a project they would like to have sensors on the rocket to measure wind speed as the rocket comes down. I really had no idea what they were talking about, but all the members seemed interested.
We have had a request from the NASA Student Launch Project. They would like to launch on the salt flats in April. Neal has tried to contact them. The flats are usually underwater in April. There was discussion about suggesting an alternate site, such as Green River.
The Utah Rocket Club's monthly meeting took place on Monday, January 9th. President Jed Marti brought the meeting to order at 7:07 pm. Tim Boschert headed a discussion regarding the differences between TRA and NAR launches. Tim has indicated that certification is reciprocal but Membership is not. Flyers 18 and under can go out to the low power pads, but not the high power pads and that Tripoli members are insured at a Tripoli launch. Tripoli launch flyers must have Tripoli membership. UROC urges all flyers to visit their National Affiliation's website to understand for themselves their own insurance coverage and the ramifications of that coverage.
Doug Robinson, UROC Vice President, opened the monthly meeting, held at the Salt Lake County building. No introductions were necessary-everyone knew everyone else.
Dot Hunt gave the treasurers report. It was mentioned that some of the equipment is getting old and might need to be replaced next year.
Frank Hunt gave the NAR report. The NAR will be changing their website and upgrading it. Watch for the changes. They are also holding a 50th anniversary of the NAR organization by helping 50,000 kids launch their first rocket. The children get a certificate.
The monthly club meeting of the Utah Rocket Club was held on Columbus Day, Oct 12,2009 at the County Building at 2100 S. and State Street. The meeting began at about 7:10 pm.
Neal Baker, President, began the meeting by reminding everyone of the launch this weekend. The Pratt System should be back, and one boy scout troop will be joining our launch.
There was a discussion about making November's launch a Tripoli Research Launch on Saturday. After the discussion, which included talk about waivers, distances, sponsors, etc., a proposal was made. The proposal was that the November launch be changed from a NAR sport launch to a Tripoli Research launch. It was seconded then voted upon. It was unanimous in the affirmative. The rules will be posted on the website.
The August member's meeting of the Utah Rocket Club began at about 7:10 on August 10th. It was held at the Salt Lake County Complex in room N1100. There aproximately were 27 attendants. Neal Baker opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. Dot Hunt gave the treasurers report. She reported that we took 16 registrations on site for Hellfire in addition to the pre-registered attendees. She also regaled us with the story of Potty Dottie and the Honey Bucket Man. You had to be there…