2013 MASA Holiday Party
On Saturday evening,
December 7, many MASA members gathered at Bailey's Nursery in
Newport for the annual club holiday party. There was plenty of
food to eat and holiday treats to enjoy.
Thanks to everyone who came to the party and for all of the great
food. MASA supplied turkey and ham as well as beverages.
to Art for setting up
the party and for getting us access to the Bailey Nursery
meeting room for the event. The room and setup worked out great
for the party.
The music played, a year's worth of photo's showed on the screen
while all who were there mingled and talked. The food was ready
and we all sat down to very good meal.
The annual MASA gift
exchange game was once again a popular activity with nearly all the
attendees participating. As usual, there were a couple "hot
ticket" items that changed hands a few hundred times.
2013 MASA Year in Review
2012 MASSY Awards
MASA tradition, club president Neal Higgins presented a few special
Prolific Flyer – Michael Farrell with a total of 64 flights at
Prolific Burner of Total Impulse – Allan Grover - a total of
2744 N-s in only 4 flights.
Design of the Year – Rick Vatsaas for his great work on the 3D
printed MASA logo rocket. This replaced the Prang award because
Jeff and I felt it promoted unsafe flying. Rick was not present
to accept the award but through emails he has accepted the award
and assured me the Rocket Pail will fly someday.
Ted Cochran for his successful Level 3 certification and for his
work as NAR Presisdent. He was presented with a certificate and
a MicroMaxGoblin for his next project. This was a scaled down
version of his L3 rocket
Outstanding Outreacher – Art Gibbens for his great work in Cross
and lastly Jeff presented me with the award certificate for the
"Guy We Need The Most".
Free Door Prizes
Here's the list of the prize winners:
[apologies for any misspelled names!]
Group 1 (Age 14 and under) PrizeWinners:
Provided by MASA
Darian LaRose - Quest Totally Tubular
Ryan Flynn - Quest Full Betty kit
Jennifer Jones - Fliskits Long Overdue kit
Ethan Erpelding - Custom Fiesta kit
Davis [?] - Semroc Mini Optima kit
Jace Flansburg - Estes A3-4t engines
Jaden Flansburg - Quest Courier kit
Blake Grover - Custom Aztec kit
Group 2 (Age 15 and up) Prize Winners:
Congratulations to the winners! (apologies for
any misspelled names)
[Neal Higgins and Alan Estenson]