The Utah Rocket Club's officers for the upcoming 2017 year were elected at the November General Meeting. We would like to thank all of the members of UROC that showed up at the meeting to help in this important decision. The current UROC President Heather Park presided over the elections.
Our new officers for the 2017 flying year are:
Additionally we have had a change in our Tripoli Prefect. Effective in 2017 Jim Yehle will be the Prefect for the Tripoli Utah Prefecture.
The officers will be present at the upcoming Holiday Blast and will begin planning for the 2017 year immediately.
Please let the 2016 officers know how much you have appreciated their hard work and diligence through the 2016 year, they did a great job! Also, make sure to take a moment to introduce yourself to the new officers when you see them as we look forward to a great UROC 2017.
After 10 years, Tim Boschert has decided to step away from his role as Tripoli Prefect for the Tripoli Utah Chapter (UROC). Tim will continue to be a member of the club and will continue his Das Rocket's motor business. Tim has done a great job as prefect over the years. He has been willing to help new members with their certs and been a great source of knowledge for all UROC's members. He has done a tremendous job in the Prefect capacity and has helped to certify many of our members into high power. Unfortunately, with his leaving, the club is forced to find a new Prefect to take his place.
This position is not one to be taken lightly. Since the Prefect is the leader of the Prefecture, this individual must have knowledge of the rules of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, understand the proper operation of a safe rocket flying environment and have an understanding of the laws and regulations regarding High Power Rocketry. The minimum requirements for a member to be a Prefect is one year as an active Tripoli member and must have attained certification level 2.
One of the most important functions of the Prefect is to assist new members in receiving their certifications. The Prefect can bestow level 1 and level 2 certifications and administer the level 2 certification examinations. It is important that the Prefect make themselves consistently available at launches and other times to help make these certifications a positive and successful experience for the members.
The prefect is also responsible for obtaining the required authorizations from Tripoli for launches such as our Research launches as well as all the insurance documentation required each year. This individual must work closely with the other officers of UROC to coordinate the needs of the club as a whole. The Prefect is also UROC’s representative to the rest of the Tripoli Rocketry Association; they are expected to put forth a positive image of our club to the rest of Tripoli as well as the public at large.
Tim will continue in his role as prefect through HellFire and an election for our new Tripoli Prefect will take place at the September UROC meeting. If you are interested in being considered for the position, please make sure to attend the meeting. Be prepared to give a brief statement about yourself and your campaign platform. Only current Tripoli members will be allowed to vote or run in this election. You must bring your membership card to the meeting! The winner of the election will be in office for the remainder of 2016, through 2017 until officer elections in January of 2018.
If you would like to contact Tim in regards to the position and any other questions, please contact him here.
The Utah Rocket Club's officers for the upcoming 2016 year were elected at the November General Meeting. We would like to thank all of the members of UROC that showed up at the meeting to help in this important decision. The current UROC President Ken Park presided over the elections.
The officers will be welcomed at the upcoming Christmas Party and will begin planning for the 2016 year immediately.
Please congratulate the officers when you see them as we look forward to a great UROC 2016.