We will hold a quick meeting at the beginning of the summer picnic. 


Saturday, August 25

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Elk River/Rogers VFW Post 5518

VFW Memorial Sports Complex

7350 Quaday Ave NE

Otsego, MN 

45°15'27" N, 93°33'37" W

If there are any last minute changes due to the weather, we will update the website, and post in our Facebook group and in our email list. 


 Please join us for MASA’s 20th Anniversary Summer Picnic!

The summer picnic will be held on the same day as the August launch -- Saturday, August 25. The picnic will take place from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. We will try to start eating around 1:00.

The launch will be at the VFW Sports Complex (outside as usual), and the picnic will be inside the Post Building right by the launch site. There will be air conditioning, running water, and restrooms inside!

Elk River/Rogers VFW Post 5518
VFW Memorial Sports Complex
7350 Quaday Ave NE
Otsego, MN

Also, if you built a rocket this year commemorating MASA’s first 20 years, PLEASE bring it and we’ll get a few group photos.

Feel free to bring your latest rocket projects to show off as well.

We will be giving away a few door prizes donated by MASA. If you have any items you would like to donate as a door prize, feel free to do so.

MASA will provide:
- Burgers, hot dogs, buns, and condiments
- Beverages (soda and ice water)
- Disposable plates, cups, napkins, utensils, etc.

What you should bring:
- A food item to share with the group - traditional picnic items like potato salad, chips, cookies, beans, etc or anything else that you'd like to bring!
- Any serving utensils or cutting knives that you need for your shared food items
- Your MASA badge
- If you don't care for burgers and hot dogs, feel free to bring your own item and we’ll grill it up for you if needed.

- We will need 2-3 volunteers to help with set up
- We will need 1-2 volunteers to do the grilling
- We will need volunteers to help with clean up

Please RSVP no later than 10:00 PM on Wednesday, August 22, including the number of people and the food item you are bringing. You can RSVP by leaving a comment on the Facebook picnic event, or by emailing Carol directly at rocketgirlmn <at> gmail <dot> com 

MASA 20th Anniversary!

MASA is celebrating its 20th year!    

To help celebrate the 20th Anniversary, we will be having a commemorative rocket competition.  

The rules are simple... build any rocket of your choice, any size (but limited to an E motor max), any kit or scratch design, and decorate it to somehow commemorate the first 20 years of MASA.  Use your imagination - anything goes....  it can commemorate 1998 somehow (favorite movie released that year, John Glenn's return to space, etc.) or it can commemorate 20 years, 2 decades, or it can just simply say "Happy Birthday, MASA" on the body tube.  Get creative, have fun, think outside the  box, and bring your commemorative rocket to MASA's April launch for a special birthday launch.  We will come up with other ideas to help celebrate 20 years in the coming months.  

MASA is section #576 of the National Association of Rocketry


Welcome to the MASA web site!  You'll find a lot of information about our rocket club and its activities.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact one of the club officers!   

Our calendar of upcoming club activities may be found on the Club Schedule page.  

Our award-winning club newsletter may be downloaded from the Planet Online page.  

To become a MASA member, please see the Join MASA page.