NORG’s Invite to Official Return to Gallows Hill Park for 2022!
On March 21st NORG received it’s Park Permit from the City of Salem’s (Salem, MA) Park & Rec for use of the Gallows Hill Park. The following week, on March 29th, NORG also received it’s Fire Permit from City of Salem’s Fire Marshal. We are now set for 3 NORG Events for 2022 as follows:
1) May 21st (sunset ~ 8:04 PM) from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sunday 22nd rain date from 8:00 to 9:30 PM
2) Sept. 10th (sunset ~ 7:02 PM) from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunday 11th rain date from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
3) Oct. 15th (sunset ~ 6:01 PM) from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sunday 16th rain date from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
INVITATION: NORG officially invites CMASS Members (and others) to participate in our 2022 Launch Schedule on the three dates & times mentioned above! Also, later this year, a Special Joint Launch at CMASS’ Amesbury, MA Field on Nov. 12th at Sunset (~4:23 PM).
CHANGES: We have now graduated to paying an hourly rate post-renovations of the Gallows Hill Park due to the competition for baseball fields. Fortunately, we are paying Salem Resident rates and are only charged for the daylight portion of our events (this is why the Sunday rain dates are nighttime only otherwise we would have to pay to reserve the regular daytime portion). If a rain date is called for, please contact NORG to let us know how many attendees with Nite Flite Rockets wish to attend on Sunday as field conditions may cause cancellations.
FEE’s/LAUNCH LIST: In order to defray the cost and sustain the future viability of NORG it is now necessary to charge a minimal Field Participation Fee of $1 for the day/evening event. Please consider buying an annual membership. Also, it is required that participants sign and provide contact info for the Launch List so that we know who is in attendance and can return lost rockets and abide by the COVID precautions found on the CMASS website for contact tracing should the need arise. This information will remain for NORG use only and serve to note who has paid for the day’s event
FEE’s/MEMBERSHIP LIST: Again, in order to defray cost and sustain the future viability of NORG we are now requiring members both new and old to pay a membership fee when signing up at an event for the first time. Past years we waived the fee. NAR Members pay $5 for Full NORG Membership while non-NAR pay $3 for Associate NORG Membership. This is the lowest nominal fee we can offer!
SPECIAL NOTE: Look for coming posting on “THINGS TO KNOW/BRING – UPCOMING NORG EVENTS”. Also, look for posting with pictures on some special “Witch Themed Rockets” to inaugurate the 1st NORG Event in MAY! Enjoy!
Joseph N. Majahad, Representative
Nite Owl Rocketry Gild (#799)
PO Box 855, Salem, MA 01970