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February Meeting Report

The February 2010 MASA meeting was held on the 4th at the Linden Hills Library in Minneapolis.

A total of 6 people attended the meeting.

Launch: The next club launch will be on Saturday, February 27  at Sunrise Park Middle School in White Bear Lake.  This will be a misfire-alley style mod-roc launch (max 1 lb and D engines).

Meeting:  The next club meeting will be on Thursday, March 4 at the Science Museum.  Alan Estenson will be leading a discussion of Level 1 and Level 2 high power certification.


  • A good-sized group brainstormed meeting topics and launch themes at the January meeting.  A list can be found in the January meeting report.  Let Carol know if you have additional ideas.

  • Remember the NAR membership drive - "52 by 52"

  • MASA Membership Renewals - In an effort to make membership processing and badge printing more efficient, we're going to hold our own version of a membership drive!  Anyone who renews or joins by March 4th will have the opportunity to win a $10 Hub gift card (a total of two cards will be awarded.)  Two names will be drawn at the March club meeting.  You do not need to be present to win.

  • Buzz McDermott is coordinating an outreach opportunity with a couple of Girl Scout groups in Minneapolis, coming up in early March.  There will be a build session on March 1 and a launch on March 8 for one group.  The other group will build with their scout leader and will launch on March 11.  Details will be sent out on the email list.

  • MASA Planet - the next two issues are "sweeps" before NARAM and the LAC Trophy judging.  We really need contributions from across the club.  One cool note - MASA is the only club to win 2 years in a row on their first win (only rookie winner to have back-to-back wins).

  • We've been invited to have a display at MARSCon in March.  Is there any interest?

  • Carol is still looking for donations for the NARAM 52 Fly-It / Take-It.  She's looking into the possibility of buying Starlight Zippy kits to be used as a club build/donation to the FiTi.  Details will be coming up soon.

  • MASA's 2nd Regional Contest is coming up in early June.  Mike Erpelding is the contest director, and he'll be providing details in the coming months.

  • Ted Cochran talked about his participation in the recent NFPA meetings.

Winter Project Show and tell:

  • Neal Higgins brought his modified Custom Land Viper, and a scratchbuilt Jayhawk with cluster motor mount.
  • Carol Marple brought a neat rocket birdhouse that Michaels is selling.

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