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New life 2 years 10 months ago #2408

  • Mario Perdue
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We need to revitalize the club. What can we do to increase the interest in attending meetings and getting other people involved in the day to day issues that need to be taken care of?

All suggestions welcome.
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New life 2 years 10 months ago #2409

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Not sure what we need to do to get new members. I know I really don't expect to get to meetings much until my daughter gets out of high school. As to helping, I will do my best to get to the launches and help set up and tare down, but if I have to work or if there is a band competition, I won't be able to make it.
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New life 1 month 3 weeks ago #2691

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I have been thinking about this since I joined up and got forum access and think it is very important. I had a couple hobby shop owners tell me that model rocketry is currently not a top-line hobby. Apparently it is buying new accessories for RC vehicles and isn't cheap.
I will attend ALL activities and meetings but will need some advance notice to do so. My son is grown up so I am more free than most. I think getting new members would be a positive step. A junior member with an interested parent involved would be even better. I am going to actively recruit at work.

- STEM (usual but maybe with some Demo MP and HP launches???) They seem to interest more people these days.
- Stress the low start-up cost and junior engineering / science fair potential that currently is NOT in some other hobbies
- Scouts (you already do this)
- Advertising: getting flyers out to local post offices, etc. in addition to hobby shops. May find some BAR's like me that way with free time.
- ROCI Entering NAR Contests (I know there is a top-line scale modeler among us!!) We could get some paper / news coverage that way and I am going to try a "new" fin design that will make everyone laugh in September.
- Organize trips to National Events


Attending Meetings:

Add "what am I working on?" to the meetings or a tech support Q+A or skills training presentation. Quick product reviews? I am personally interested in competition and scale techniques and could use some finishing training. Maybe more than "some."

Get a central location. I have two possible cheapies in my area but am in Henry County. Don't know if that will work for everyone.

Since I brought all of this up, I am also putting myself up and will volunteer to write, etc. provided all agree.

Cheers / Robert
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New life 3 weeks 6 days ago #2729

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I would like to fly some NRC events, courious if others are interested?

If I could get some instruction i would be willing to run the contest!!!!

Thanks Darrell
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New life 3 weeks 6 days ago #2730

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:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Link to a how to get ready for competition; things to do and not do FAQ.
ninfinger.org/rockets/rmrfaq.9.html

Link to NAR competition page
www.nar.org/contest-flying/competition-guide/

We do need to know the actual event roster for 2019/2020 and I am not sure where that is.

Since there are multiple events and you won't place or win unless you enter all of them and get participation in event points, need a team. I agree with the FAQ that one person can't do all of the events unless they are independently wealthy and have LOTS of free time. One model per person is different. You could build 10 streamer/parachute duration models and fly the best one...

Will also have to fly outside of CIRFF/Flight days in order to improve. 2 days ain't enough. Could set up Low/Medium power flight days at park/field on the weekend since no clearance is required. The events are LP/MP so cost isn't too high.

I vote for Darrell to chair Competition Committee and will help, compete, and try and provide some transportation and logistics (stuff for launching) assistance. I'll take streamer / parachute duration as I found some ultra-lightweight supplies the other day...

Cheers / Robert
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New life 3 weeks 6 days ago #2731

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What about launching year round and or just more launches? I know the weather plays more of a role but it could keep people active in the club.

I have been buying kits for the Heli durations and Boost Glider. Have been gearing toward durations events for now to keep from buying an altimeter right off the bat.
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