Northern Illinois
Rocketry Association

NAR Section 117

Club Meetings

2021 Club Meetings

  • January 22nd online
  • February 26th online
  • March 26th online
  • April 23 online
  • May 28th online
  • June 25th online
  • July 23rd online
  • August 27th online
  • September 24th online
  • October 22nd online
  • November 19th online
  • December 17th online

NIRA's meetings will be online until further notice. Generally at the usual time, but variances may occur. Updates and connection information will appear on the mailing list, and linked to in the sidebar here as it becomes available.


NIRA meetings are at 7:00 PM on the fourth Friday of every month. All meetings are on the lower level at the Schaumburg Regional Airport.


We try to keep the entertainment high and the business short. A typical meeting concludes with the Model of the Month contest. Members and guests bring their models for display, attendees look over the birds, people describe their models and techniques for building them, and then we take a vote for the monthly Youth (ages 12 and below), Junior (13-17), and Adult (18 and above) category winners. Winners get bragging rights and their photo on the website (see our Photo Gallery for photos of previous winners.)

Club business consists mainly of event planning with a sprinkling of news about upcoming events sponsored by other clubs in the Midwest, and only occasional discussion of national rocketry-related politics. We close the meeting by asking folks if they have any rumors, tips, hints, etc. to pass along, and then the group adjourns to a local restaurant for food and more rocket talk.

Our small set of Bylaws describe the way we conduct the club's business, which is never very demanding. You can get more information on our meetings by emailing or calling our club officers.