December 2007 Holiday Party (12/8/2007)
On Saturday evening, December 8, about 25 MASA-ites
gathered at the residence of Buzz & Kathy McDermott in Blaine for
the annual club holiday party.
The annual MASA gift exchange game was once again a
fun time with about 20 people participating. A toolbox and a
kit for a large crayon rocket were among the "hot" items that traded
hands many times.
2007 MASSY Awards
- Mike Erpelding gave out multiple recognition awards for NARCON
volunteers, TARC mentors, and other noteworthies.
- Alan Estenson gave out three Prang awards for the year:
- Lesser Prang Award: Mark Thell, for CHAD-Staging in
the Face of Common Sense, for the flight
of his "Flying Martini Glass of Death" on July 28.
- Lesser Prang Award: Jim Myers, for Lawn-Darting Two
Flying Lumberyards with only a Single Launch, for the flight of
his Stage II Thunder on April 28.
- Greater Prang Award: David Whitaker, for Unstable
Flight and Rocket Disintegration in the Realm of Multi-Staging,
for the flight of his CC Express on October 27. In
honor of this recognition, Dave received the traveling Prang
Trophy (a copy of the William Shatner Estes video and the rocket
sand pail set) to hold for 2008. In a startling
development, Dave protested that not only didn't he remember
this flight, but he has never had a CC Express rocket!
Were the flight cards in error? Does some mystery
rocketeer actually deserve this award, or is Dave pulling our
collective legs? Stay tuned...
Drawings were held for free door prizes. The
(The following prizes were donated by Hub
Hobby Center of Little Canada.)
Don Boe - Estes Cosmic Cobra kit
Michelle Heren - Estes Paveway kit
David Whitaker - Semroc Space Plane kit
Aimee Whitaker - Estes Super Neon kit
Philip Gibbens - Semroc Laser X kit
Richard Shmel - Estes Der Red Max kit
(The following prizes were donated by MASA.)
Renee Gibbens - Estes Yankee kit
Daniel Boe - 14" LOC parachute
Cindy Whitaker - Modern High Power Rocketry book
A HUGE thanks to Buzz & Kathy for hosting the party
again this year! A BIG thanks to Hub Hobby Center for donating
prizes! An enormous
thanks to everyone who attended!