School Stirs Up Interest in Science

Science fair projects are a rite of passage for many elementary school students here.

Butterfield Elementary School in the Marana school district marked the beginning of the science fair season last week with Science Day.BESF Jerry King fires a rocket 300x224

"This is the kickoff for our science fair. This is to motivate our kids to prepare for the science fair coming up in February," sixth-grade teacher Tim Curtis said at the Jan. 12 event.

Butterfield has hosted some form of a Science Day for at least the last 10 years, Curtis said. "This is a great way to get kids excited about science," he said.

Presenters from the University of Arizona, Raytheon, Honeywell, the Southern Arizona Rocketry Association, Northwest Fire/Rescue District and the International Wildlife Museum shared their expertise with the Butterfield student body.


Register Online for Desert Heat 2012

DesertHeat 2012SARA will host its 8th annual winter rocket launch, Desert Heat 2012, the weekend of March 24-25, 2012 from 9AM until 5PM on Saturday the 24th with a night launch from dusk until 9PM and from 9AM until 1PM on Sunday the 25th.

A new feature this year is online registration!

Avoid long lines on Saturday morning and start launching your rockets sooner! Just click on the link below to register or RSVP.

Register for Desert Heat 2012 Now!

SARA's Launch Site Now on Foursquare

The SARA launch site at TIMPA is now an official location on foursquare.

foursquareNever heard of foursquare? It is a location-based social networking community which works on a GPS enabled device (like iPhone, Android, Blackberry or other web enabled device), which is the latest way for you to engage with the club, easily find out what your friends are doing, find new places to go and things to do, and get deals and specials while you're at it.


Board of Directors Meeting - January 2012

The SARA Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd at the Denny's restaurant at 3655 E. Speedway (the northwest corner of Speedway and Dodge).

We will be appointing the NAR Senior Section Adviser, and discussing preparations for Desert Heat 2012.

SARA Board meetings are always open to all SARA members. Anyone who wishes to attend, including anyone with issues they would like to bring before the Board, is welcome to do so.


2012 Board of Directors Elected

SARA held a general membership meeting after the December 18, 2011 launch to elect officers to its Board of Directors for 2012.

This Board assumes office on January 1, 2012.

President Sean Keane
Secretary/Treasurer Jeff Ault
Vice President Craig Brewer
Member at Large John Grove
Tripoli Prefect Eric Burch
NAR Sr. Section Advisor Steve Lubliner

Committees for 2012:

Safety and Outreach Ken Weaver
Communications and PR Craig Brewer
Range Operations Sean Keane


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