[NRVR-Members] NRV Rocketry November & December launches and calendar of events

Thomas Weeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Tue Nov 17 23:19:34 CST 2015

Hey Members..

In the original email below, there was a link asking members to help out at 
the next launch. You all need to look at IF you want the December launch to 

NOV 21st LAUNCH VOLUNTEER SIGNUP --> https://goo.gl/SOZahk 

Launches are a ton of fun.. but not very nice if only one or two people carry 
the load.

Why All The Fuss?
You may not know this.. but our last launch was pretty depressing for us (on 
several levels), and made us realize that we need people dedicated to help 
pull it off so we don't burn people out.. especially our core members -- or 
what we have won't last.

Do you enjoy our launches?
The fact is, all the work around and during launches can't be run by one or 
two people, so it needs to be a group effort.  We need members to step up and 
actually volunteer to be there and PERFORM the various launch duties.
Dedicate to a duties time slot and just do it.

Since the other officers probably wouldn't say this here (but have discussed 
it).. I will.  If we can't get a core group of folks to commit to help out 
before a launch then why kill ourselves?  I (for one) am going to recommend we 
scrub launches we can't staff with a minimal set of  helpers for. 

Launches are a ton of fun.. but not very nice if only one or two people carry 
the load.

If you like having NRVR here locally, we all need to help share a little load. 
Like.. for real.


On Sunday 15 November 2015 01:27:49 Thomas Weeks wrote:
> Hey fellow Rocketeers!
> Bob is getting some needed rest and asked me to send this out.
> As we wind down our calendars on 2015 we want to first off thank everyone
>  for their help, support, and your contributions of time, financial help,
>  encouragement and energy this year!  We hope you all feel appreciated and
>  find that you get something out of your membership in NRVR.
> So here's what we have planned for the rest of 2015.
> November 2015:
> We have one more launch scheduled for 2015:
> o November 21, Afternoon launch + Meeting + Night Launch
> This Saturday will be a 1 day launch with a membership meeting and a night
> launch.
>   o   Launch starting at 12:00 noon
>   o   Range shutdown from 5:00 to 6:00 for membership meeting and dinner
>   o   NRVR will provide pizza, so please let us know if you are planning on
>        being there!
>   o   Night launch will starts at 6:00 and go until 8:00 weather
>  permitting* If the launch gets called for weather* then we will try to
>  schedule a meeting/get together for some time in November or December. o
>  MEMBER VOLUNTEERS please sign up for various help-positions here: LAUNCH
>  VOLUNTEER SIGNUP --> https://goo.gl/SOZahk
> * NOTE: Weather permitting means, no winds over 15 mph, steady rain, or
>  very wet field conditions. Based on the weather forecast we will make a
>  call on the night launch by noon that day. If we DO the night launch, it
>  will end at 8pm. If we do not, then the members meeting will end around
>  6pm.
> December 2015
> o No Launch in December:
> With the general business of December we feel that a rocket launch will not
>  be that well staffed or attended.  If you feel differently and really want
>  to launch rockets in December, please let one of the officers know.
> o Outreach: Anyone Interested in a Float in the Blacksburg Christmas
>  Parade?: Several of us  have talked about having a presence in the
>  Blacksburg Christmas parade.  If we wanted to be in the Blacksburg
>  Christmas parade (Friday Dec 4) how many of you would be interested and
>  willing to participate?
>  Bob was envisioning a one or two big rockets on a flat bed decorated with
> Christmas lights with our banner, and maybe get some inexpensive, foam
>  finger- rockets with a rubber band that we can flip into the crowd.  We
>  could put our URL on them and maybe have some ½ or ¼ page info sheets to
>  give out to people who are interested.
> Please contact us and share your thoughts on this and what YOUR ideas are
>  for doing something like this. We think it would be great for getting more
>  community exposure, membership and club participation. We can't do this
>  sort of thing alone.
> NRV Rocketry Officers
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