CENJARS November 2020 launch and annual meeting

Hello Rocketeers,

It’s time for our November launch and our annual meeting. Due to the COVID restrictions, we’re going to have our annual meeting at the field. We will be getting pizzas and sodas. It would be great if you would let me know what type of pizza and soda you would like.

Also, every year we elect new officers to run the club. If you are interested in helping the club, please let me know. While we have someone to fill each of the officer positions, there are some folks that would gladly step aside for someone new to help out. The positions we elect are: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Some additional non-elected positions include, Senior Advisor(s) and Equipment Manager. Feel free to ask (without obligation) about any of these positions.

Now back to the important stuff. The theme for the launch is thanksgiving. Make a statement about what you are thankful for. Weather forecast is a little iffy at the moment with a chance of rain and a bit windy. As always, I will send an email out Sunday morning if we are postponing.

Happy flying,

Charlie

CENJARS help needed for Scout demo launch

Hello Rocketeers,

We are scheduled to do a demo launch for the Scouts at the Quail Hill Scout Camp in Manalapan this Saturday. The event is from 10- 4 so we need to be there by 9 to setup. The scouts have been trained in social distancing and we will need to do the same. I recommend wearing masks as well.

This is a great opportunity to show the public what rocketry is all about. Please let me know if you can help or if you have any questions.

Thanks,


Charlie

CENJARS October 2020 launch

Hello Rocketeers,

It’s time for our October launch! Where did September go? Kind of spooky isn’t it? Speaking of spooky, that will be our theme for this launch. Halloween of course! I will be attempting my skeleton rocket again. What will you be launching?

Current weather reports look good and we should be setting up near the parking lot. We’re still doing COVID protocols of wearing masks and keeping our distance when possible.

We have a couple of extra events planned, as well.

October 17th from 10-4 we’ll be at the Quail Hill Scout Camp. We should have access to the main field so we can launch some larger rockets with more chance of getting them back. Let me know if you can help with this event.

November 8th from 12:30 to 3:30 – We will have a bonus launch for Cub Scout Pack 152. This will be the same as our last bonus launch with the scouts having priority at the pad.


Happy flying,

Charlie

CENJARS September launch 9/7

Hello Rocketeers,

It’s time for our September launch. We are still under social distancing rules but things are starting to look better. The number of new cases is dropping. If we maintain our vigilance, we can kick this virus. With schools and restaurants re-opening, that may prove challenging.

Weather reports for Sunday are good but a little breezy.

Speaking of schools re-opening, you may be experiencing virtual schooling again. Let’s call it schooling re-opening. With that in mind, let’s have schooling as our theme for this month. What have you learned lately?

In case you didn’t remember, here’s the social distancing rules that we are following:

These safety rules were put together with guidance from the NAR and state rules.

· Parking – Participants should park with larger than usual gaps between vehicles. We will have safety cones at every other space. Please don’t drive over them. ?
(I may stop this one. I think you have all been pretty good about keeping your distance. Comments are welcome.)

· Check-in/safety check – We will not be using flight cards at this time. Each rocket will be presented to the LCO (from a distance) and the rocketeer will provide verbal information on the rocket and motor. We will have two pads setup so two people can load their rockets at the same time. Only one person or family group at a pad at a time. Pads will be cleaned between launches.

· Cleaning – We will have some hand sanitizer available. You must provide your own mask and gloves.

· Personal Protection Equipment – Masks covering your mouth and nose must be worn in the common areas (the LCO area and the launch pads).

· When in doubt remain home – If you are ill for any reason, please remain home and be safe.

· Personal areas – Wearing PPE in your prep area is a personal choice. Please setup your prep area at least 6 feet from others.


Happy flying,

Charlie

CENJARS bonus launch 8/9

Hello Rocketeers,

CENJARS will be hosting a launch for one of the local Cub Scout Packs this Sunday 8/9 at our regular field and regular time. You are all welcome to attend. The scouts will have priority but we should be able to get quite a few of our rockets to launch as well.

Let me know if you have any questions. The weather reports look good for now.


Happy flying,

Charlie