...as well as the vendors who have.
To better clarify that... If we meet the goal, $5,000 will also go to
advertising for the hobby as a whole. While that's not much, it's a start.
The only money collected that doesn't go to either the attorneys or
advertising will be that which goes to banks as exchange fees for credit
25% of the first money and 0% of subsequent money goes to my pet
And thank god, given the system newbies would be forced to be exposed
to, ("lone ranger" free HPR rocketry).
The legal effort, as strange as it is, is our best hope right now.
As well as changes well within the authority of TRA/NAR to make
INTERNALLY right now with no delay whatsoever.
I have offered to CHAIR a committee to implement immediate highly
leveraged changes to DOUBLE club membership.
I do "lone ranger" rocketry all the time. There is nothing in the
"system" that prevents it.
No internal club changes would eliminate the ATF problem, nor would it
make legal shipping any easier.
Naturally. That gargantuan ego of yours wouldn't permit you to merely
serve the hobby under someone else.
Kevin, Could you please provide a more detailed list of prizes? At
least a total number of prizes to be awarded? I prefer a raffle where
there are many prizes and many chances to win as opposed to a few
Kev> Tickets for Save Rocketry Now, phase 2 are now on sale! $10 per ticket,
I did a quick add last night, and we have $14,391 in prizes at the
In the next week or so, I will break the prizes down into "lots". We
won't draw for each individual item, but there won't be any lots with 10
items in it, either. The goal will be to be reasonable to the donors in
terms of how many people to ship to, while at the same time having as
many winners as possible.
How will things be grouped? I'll give an example... One donor has
offered up boxes of modroc tubing, someone else has offered parachutes
appropriate for that size rocket. There's a logical pairing of prizes
-- tubes to build with, and a parachute or two to use with it.
Another example would be to pair motor hardware donations with a kit
that has that size motor mount.
I don't want 5 "grand winners" who walk away with more stuff than
they'll use in the next 2 years. I want to see lots of people walk away
with something, while at the same time (for the most part) avoiding
drawing individually for each item. Some items WILL be a prize by
Excellent! Thanks for the reply, Kevin. That's what I was hoping for.
Not just to suit me, but I think you'll draw more attention if you
have the prize packages listed. Don't wanna overlook the drool factor!
steve "ticket buyer" bloom
Yep, and when the packages are announced, there will be an announcement.
By the way, the drool factor just went up -- we have another donor, plus
Ed Miller will be building and applying one of his top-notch custom
paint jobs to one of the kits being donated. A nice kit just got that