October MASA meeting – Science
Museum of Minnesota, October 6, 2011
The October MASA meeting was held at the Science Museum of Minnesota
on Thursday, October 6, 2011. A total of 6 people attended.
The next regular club launch will be on
Saturday, October 22, at the Nowthen sod farm. The theme is “Oddtober.”
This includes Halloween rockets, Steam Punk, Goony, anything out of
the ordinary. This is the last launch at Nowthen for 2011.
The next meeting date is
Thursday, November 3, at the Science Museum. We need a presenter for
the November meeting; please let me know if you’re interested.
Outreach events: Boy Scouts - Build session on Monday, October
10. Location is Living Waters Church in Lino Lakes. The kids
will be building Alphas, Wizards, Vikings and Spacelofts (older
kids). The launch is planned for Saturday, October 15.
Location is still TBD.
Sport Rocketry – Tom Beach is looking for articles, and SR is
willing to pay up to $250 for feature articles. Please see the
NAR website for details.
NAR Member Guidebook – Todd Schweim is beginning work on the
next Member Guidebook, and he’s looking for photos. Respond to
his post (or contact him directly) if you’re interested.
If you’re planning a high power certification attempt, please
notify Carol in advance so we can make sure there’s a cert team
available. Also, if you’re planning an L2 attempt, please
contact Carol to make arrangements to take the L2 exam.
Reminder that Jeff is retiring as the MASA Planet Editor, as
soon as the November/December issue is published (by
Holiday party – we need a location for the holiday party. It’s
usually held one of the first two weekends in December. If
you’re interested in hosting, please let me know.
Treasury – club funds and membership levels remain in good
Congratulations to Jeff Taylor, who won the TRF Best Rocket Contest
for September with his awesome Steampunked Acme Spitfire. His prize
is a single-digit FlisKits Journeyman kit (and bragging rights for a
We didn’t have a specific meeting topic for October, so we held a
build session. Attendees spent the time building winter-themed
rockets, including Snowballs and Snowflakes, in preparation for
November’s winter themed launch.