Northern Illinois
Rocketry Association

NAR Section 117

Club Meetings

2018 Club Meetings

  • pending official word...
  • January 26th

Presumably the January meeting will revert to the new-usual fourth Friday, but I don't have official confirmation of that yet.


NIRA meetings are the fourth Friday of the month (except when dodging holidays). Think of it not as being the [usually] last Friday of the month, but as the Friday before the first - of the next month. All meetings 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.