Monday, January 14, 2019

Lots of fun at the Grotto

A very special thanks to all of you that came out to our meeting/potluck at the Grotto.
Officers were reelected.

Finances are good.

Maker Faire is on (pending formal approval from the Henry Ford) July 27-28, 2019.

We will be raffling off a new edition Estes Saturn V to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Joint launch with MMAR (Crapshoot) will be Memorial day weekend (May 25-26)

Raffle, auction and white elephant gifts were a great success!

And, there was much food and fun as well!

We will try for a launch in March depending on weather.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

A reminder that our annual party/business meeting set for January 12th

A reminder that our annual party/business meeting set for January 12th at the Grotto Club , 102 E. Washington Ave, Jackson, MI.
Setup at 12:00 noon, eat about 1:00pm then party on until 5:00pm
This is not just your boring club business stuff, although we need to take care of that.

It is a potluck lunch with tons of great food (as long as you bring a dish to pass)!

Raffle and auction of cool stuff (please bring something to donate)!

Drinks are on the JMRC!

We can talk about winter builds and plan for warmer weather.

Also a great time to renew your membership. Remember, members fly free!

If you plan to attend you can sign-up and list what you plan to bring here:!/showRSVPSignUp/60b0e4fa5a62babfc1-annual1
White Elephant Rocket Gift Exchange
  • If you wish to participate bring a wrapped rocket related gift in the $10 price range. Can be something useful, or maybe not..   ;)
  • Rules will be explained at the party

We are looking for some great ideas for us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Let us know what ya got.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Launch for December 1st is cancelled!

Due to field conditions and the high probability of rain, the launch scheduled for December 1st is cancelled.

We will probably not launch again until March so have a great winter everyone!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Launch postponed to December 1st!

Due to the cold temps and high winds forecast for this weekend we will be moving our launch to December 1st at Horning #2.

Let's hope for a late fall warmup. 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Next Launch November 10th at Horning #2

Horning #2 is on Bethel Church Rd. between Ernst and Schneider Rd. northeast of the city of Manchester.

GPS Coordinates (degrees, decimal minutes):

N42 10.841
W83 57.020

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Next Launch October 13, 2018

Our next launch will be October 13, 2018. We will be back at MIS.
Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for directions. 

A bit windy but a great launch

We had some wind and we had to close the range early but it was another great launch with about 85 flights.
Thanks to all that came out and a special thanks to those that helped with setup and tear down.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Next Launch September 8th at MIS

Join us for our last launch of the summer! This Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Michigan International Speedway. Please see the "Launch Fields" tab above for detailed directions.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Maker Faire a Great Success!

We had a great time at the Detroit Maker Faire at The Henry Ford!
With near perfect weather with sunny skies and light winds, more than 300 rockets soared into the sky. Our most ever!
A very special thanks to all those that volunteered. It is a lot of hard work but well worth it for both our club and all those young (and some not so young) rocketeers.
Also, a big "thank you" to HUVARS and the staff of The Henry Ford.
Thanks again!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Maker Faire!

The JMRC will once again be at The Henry Ford for this year's Maker Faire to be held on July 28-29.

And we need volunteers!

This event is a major fundraiser for us and has always drawn a big crowd. On a good weekend we can build and fly some 250 rockets!

We set up right out in the front yard of the Henry Ford.

We will need folks to help run the range, chase down rockets and help with the builds. If we have enough folks we will try to setup an information table inside. 

More information can be found at: