June Meeting Minutes (6/16/2009)
The June 2009 MASA meeting was held on the 4th
at the Science Museum
A total of 8 people attended the meeting.
Next Launch: The next regular launch will be
the solstice evening launch on Saturday, June 20. [Late
breaking news! Due to a soccer tournament at the VFW, this
launch will now be at the Nowthen sod farm.] This will be a
model rocket launch (NO waiver).
The monthly MASA launch and MASA's first 2-day
regional contest will be held on the weekend of June 27-28.
Please see the contest page
for the details.
Next Meeting: The summer picnic will be
held on July 18 at the VFW soccer fields near Elk River.
Details will be posted on the web site soon.
NSL: Quite a few MASA people traveled to
the National Sport Launch in Wisconsin over the Memorial Day
TARC Finals: Ted & Buzz made the
trip to Virginia to volunteer at the Finals.
FiTi Rockets: If you are building
rockets to donate for the Fly It - Take It at NARAM 51, please
get them to Carol at the June launch.
Planet: Jeff has put together another
great issue! As always, he needs content for future
issues, so send some articles his way!
The May launch was held on the 30th. It
was quite breezy. This kept attendance and the number of
flights fairly low.
MASA members have assisted with several outreach
MASA Regional Contest
The topic for the evening was MASA's first 2-day regional
contest. Alan had prepared a
handout that covered the basics of contest flying and the
important rules for each of the events. We talked about each
of the events, suitable rockets, and potential strategies.
Caleb & Buzz both brought some contest rockets for us to examine.