Tri-County Rocketry welcomes kids
Saturdays, Jan. 18 & Feb. 15
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[January 17, 2014]
Tri-County Rocketry is a
dedicated model rocketry club committed to advancing knowledge,
concepts and skills of aerospace through hands-on experience in
building and flying model rockets. The club is inviting any
youngster interested in rocketry to come and be a part of this great
group. There will be a meeting on Saturday and again Feb. 15 from 1
to 3 p.m. at the Armington Park District classroom.
Model rocketry is a perfect avenue for blending creativity with
science. Members build rockets using cardboard, balsa wood, plastics
and glue. Completed rockets are flown locally by the club members,
with the option of entering in local 4-H fair programs. "Fun Flies"
and competitions are available to members locally along with the
option to fly at National Association of Rocketry events as they
Kids joining the club have to be a member of 4-H. Although
this is a Tazewell County 4-H club, a member only has to pay dues to
one county, and paying to Logan County instead of Tazewell is fine.
Dues are $20 per year.
The club is overseen by Michael Rodman, of Armington, who has
been involved in the model rocketry hobby for over 30 years and has
served as a judge in both Indiana and Illinois for 10 years.
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Tri-County Rocketry is a 4-H SPIN club, a SPecial INterest
group, registered and administered through the University of
Illinois Extension Service of Tazewell County.
Club affiliation questions may be directed to the Extension
branch in Pekin at 309-347-6614. Specific club and membership
questions may be directed to Michael Rodman at 309-846-0009.
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