The latest news from TIR.

James Clark (JC) Worthen 1943-2018

JC Worthen, TIR club prefect, STEM educator, colleague, and friend has passed away.  Services will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11 AM at the LDS Chapel on 4921 N Mitchell.  We will always remember JC as a devoted, lifetime science educator and for his enthusiasm for sport rocketry for longer than many of us have been around.  Certainly, the club launches and meetings will be noticeably different in the absence of his voice and presence.  His support for community outreach, with rocketry as a vehicle to support his strong views on the importance of STEM education, will be greatly missed in the Treasure Valley education community.  JC's support and leadership of this organization, and especially his friendship, will be dearly missed by all.  Plans are already in discussion for a dedication launch, details to be provided here when available.

Link to Idaho Statesman Obituary

 

Summer Launches

Due to summer fire season we are prohibited from having summer launches here in Idaho.  However, that does not apply to everywhere in the Northwest U.S..  Several other regional and national launches are scheduled in the NW this summer, and most are not a long drive away.  Oregon Rocketry sponsors several summer launches close by in the town of Brothers, Oregon, near the city of Bend.  These launches are just a few hours drive from Boise and are very well attended.   Finally, the annual XPRS launch will also be held in September -- with many club members making the annual pilgrimage.  You can find more information about these launches from our Launch Schedule page or by attending one of our monthly meetings.  Hope to see you there!

TIR Web Store

Check out the TIR webstore at http://cafepress.com/tripoliidaho for new TIR souvenirs including SpudRoc shirts and other new items.  If you have a t-shirt design or other idea please let us know, we're always looking for new items to add to the store and would love to have great ideas that can help generate outside revenue for the club.  Contact me (admin<at>tripoliidaho.org) with your suggestions.