The Next Scheduled Launch is CATO 241
CATO Annual Meeting
POSTPONED From Dec 17
Now Scheduled for Jan 21, 2017
The CATO Annual Meeting will be held AFTER THE LAUNCH on Saturday Jan 21, 2017 at 2 PM at the Cypress Restaurant, 1265 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457.
The January launch will end around 1 PM. After we clean up and put away the equipment, we will head toward the Cypress Restaurant for lunch and our annual meeting.
Everyone is encouraged to come down, enjoy lunch, and participate in running OUR club.! We are actively looking to get more of our members involved in running CATO and our launches. But to do that, we need you to come down and let us know what interests you.
At our annual meeting we will:
- Elect 2017 officers
- Review our finances and our dues/fees for 2017
- Schedule next year's launches
- Talk about major rocket launches
- Discuss important issues such as our launch field, high power rules, our launch control system, outreach, etc
- And, of course, talk about rockets!
Al Gloer was kind enough to file this report on the Punkin Chunkin contest ...
We had our annual Punkin Chunkin at the last launch. Multiple eager participants showed up and there were all and sundry Rube Goldberg ideas marched up to the LCO (who was, for some reason, in a suit of armor). Several flights less than 20 seconds resulted pumpkin pie filling. There were successful flights from 2-5 minutes. At first it looked like Eric was going to win with a bit over two minutes and then Rick stepped up with an impressive flight of over four minutes. Sadly Rick was not able to recover his gourd (the parachute was later found). In a surprising move from the outfield, Al Gloer stepped up with a half of a quarter scale Patriot [editor's note: What the heck is a half of a quarter scale Patroit?] and pulled off about three minutes. Of course Al had to tree the air frame so we are going to call it a draw this year, if you were out of your gourd enough to fly a gourd, you were part of a fun and winning event.
Next year we will try to keep better score.
- President: Brad Oestreicher
- Vice President: Eric Henderson
- Treasurer: Ray DiPaola
- Secretary: Karen Gloer
- TRA Prefect: Sean Hogan
- NAR Section Advisor: Al Gloer
- Director at Large: Ross Tracey
- Director at Large: Dave Cannell
Special Edition : CATO Cert Flights
Congratulations to all who certified and who now qualify to spend evern more money on motors.
(OK ... It's really a video)