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
This will be a misfire-alley style mod-roc launch (max 1 lb and D
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
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
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