MASA Picnic - Version 2004
and The Seventh Annual MASA Swap
Saturday July 24, 2004
All MASA members, their
families, their guests, and prospective members are welcome!
Please RSVP by July 22
Updated July 23
RSVP Count: 19 people
Location: VFW picnic area &
rocket launchin' fields
Elk River & Rogers VFW post, Otsego
Date: Saturday, July 24
Time: rocket launching 11am - 5pm
eating & socializing 5-8 pm
The seventh annual MASA summer picnic will be held
at the VFW soccer fields that are
an occasional club launch site near Elk River. There
will be eating, rocket talk (plenty of that), fun and games, the
opportunity for rocket launching, and drawings for prizes!
Take a look at what went on at the picnics in 2003,
(from the Twin Cities)
Take I-94 west toward St. Cloud. Exit on Hwy 101 (Rogers/Elk River
exit). Take a right (North) on Hwy 101 and drive several
miles. Take a left onto Hwy 42 and then a left onto Quaday Ave. The
VFW is on the left side of Quaday Ave.
What will be Provided
A hot grill for cooking your stuff
Disposable plates, cups, napkins, utensils, etc
Coolers with ice for things that need to be kept
The soccer fields, for rocket launchin'.
Lots of rocket geeks. [ahem]
What to Bring (Food!)
Any serving utensils or cutting knives that you
need for your food items.
Your MASA name tag.
Lawn chairs (or a blanket, maybe a folding
Grill-able items for yourself and your clan.
(optional) Personal or "adult"
A food item to share with the group (or
volunteer for one of the jobs under Volunteers)
(optional) Stuff for the swap
(optional) Your latest rocket project - just to
show it off.
(optional) Rockets and launch equipment so you
can do some flyin'
The following list will be updated regularly as
people RSVP so we don't end up with 10 bags of chips or something
People have volunteered to bring the following food items to
chips & salsa
We need people to help out!
Fabulous Grill-Meister (FGM): One
or more people to fire up the BBQ. Will need to bring
charcoal, lighter fluid, matches, spatulas, and other grilling
accessories as desired. THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB OF THE
Lee Frisvold [thanks!]
Condiment Provider (CP): One or
more people to bring along catsup (ketchup?), mustard, and
whatever other condiments you deem appropriate for burgers, hot
dogs, and such things.
Beverage Supply Officer (BSO):
Watermelon Carving Wizard (WCW):
One or more people to bring a tasty picnic-type watermelon as
well as suitable knife to carve it up.
Fun Activities Augmentator (FAA):
One or more people to bring frisbees, balls, and other fun
picnic-y type things.
Launch Wranger (LW): Act as head
honcho and supreme overlord of the rocket range
LCO/RSO's: Run the rocket range
11am - noon Stuart Lenz
noon - 1pm Lee Frisvold;
1pm - 2pm Ed Eastman
2pm - 3pm Alan Estenson
3pm - 4pm Lee Grimm
4pm - 5pm NEEDED
Anything else that you'd specifically like to
volunteer to do?
To sign up for any of these, please email or
include it with your RSVP. Thank you!
MASA members are invited to bring out any
rocketry-related items that they would like to swap or sell.
(Time to clean out the closet!)
The following people will be bringing:
The range WILL be under RSO / LCO control at all
times! The launch range will shut down at 5pm sharp. NO
LAUNCHES WILL BE PERMITTED AFTER 5PM. (Water rockets and
foam "stomp" rockets will be permitted after 5pm.)
This will be an official MASA club launch.
The launch range will be open from 11am until 5pm. Flight
cards will be used to record all launches. If there is not a
RSO/LCO volunteer for a duty shift, the range will be shut down
until a RSO/LCO comes on duty. The field
- Maximum lift-off weight of one pound.
- Normal maximum motor size of "E".
- Clusters & 3-stage flights subject to approval
YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN LAUNCH PAD &
CONTROLLER (GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT) or arrange in advance to
share one with someone else. We will lay out a range area
using a "misfire alley" configuration. The Launch
Wrangler will direct you on where to set up your equipment on this
range. You will use your own launch equipment and push your
own launch button, but you will do so under the direction of an
LCO/RSO. We will provide cellulose wadding, flight cards,
and a PA system.
If you have any questions about this setup, please
ask them now!
Free "Door" Prizes
There will be drawings for lots and lots of free
prizes! These prizes have been donated by MASA, MASA
members, and Hub Hobby Center of Little Canada. Everyone
attending will be eligible for these drawings. If you have
something to donate, or you convince your local hobby store to
donate something, please let us know! Must be present at the
time of the drawing to win.
Door prizes will include:
"The Launch Pad" Matra Super 530D
kit [donated by HHC]
Estes Super Nova Payloader kit [donated by HHC]
Quest Nike-K quick kit [donated by HHC]
Quest Seeker quick kit [donated by HHC]
Quest Aurora kit [donated by HHC]
Estes Menace kit [donated by HHC]
Estes Polaris kit [donated by HHC]
Estes Mach 12 kit [donated by HHC]
Custom Ion Pulsar kit [donated by HHC]
Quest Flatcat kit [donated by Mark Thell]
This list will keep growing, so be sure to check
It would be greatly appreciated if you could RSVP
by Thursday, July 22. Please list: how many people will be
attending, what food item you'll be bringing to share (if you know
what it'll be), if you'll be filling any of the volunteer
positions, and items you'll be bringing for the swap -n- sell (if
you want them listed on this page beforehand).
See you there!