Northern Illinois
Rocketry Association

NAR Section 117

Club Meetings

2017 Club Meetings

  • January 27th
  • Februry 24th
  • March 24th
  • April 28th
  • May 26th
  • June 23rd
  • July 28th
  • August 25th
  • September 22nd
  • October 27th
  • November 17th
  • December 15th

The November and December meetings have been rescheduled to be the third Friday of the month in order to dodge certain holidays and shopping madness.

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.