It is with sadness that the UKRA Council notes the death of rocketeer and Member Michael R. Taylor. "Mick" as he preferred to be known, passed away on 23rd June 2014. His funeral was held on Wednesday 16th July. News of this sad loss to UK rocketry and to UKRA only became known in rocketry circles on Saturday 19th July. Some of you will have seen the notices by Chris Eilbeck and Damian Burrin on the EARS and ARSE (Amateur Rocketry Society of England) Facebook pages. The sad news was communicated to Damian Burrin by Mick's niece.
The AGM Minutes were circulated to the active participants last Monday (24th Feb) for review. The review is now complete, please use the following link to view the document.
The minutes follow the structure of the AGM Agenda and Report.
Many thanks to all those who participated, please keep an eye on the council meeting minutes and CoP publications to see how we answer the actions placed upon us in 2014.
The UKRA Council
Dear UKRA Members,
The 2013 AGM is currently underway at the following forum post:
We invite you to submit any comments, questions or AOB for discussion. You will need to log in using your UKRA number and password to view the comments and add content. Please contact us if you are having difficulties.
We look forward to responding to you over the next week.
The 2014 UKRA Council
Dear UKRA Members,
The Council held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday (14/01/2014). Your UKRA Council this year is as follows:
- Russ Strand (Chair & Membership Secretary)
- Rod Stevenson (Vice Chair & Treasurer)
- Jonathan Rhodes (Secretary)
- Ben Jarvis (Chair of Safety & Technical Committee)
- Martyn Turner
- John Bonsor
- Ian Whittingham
Andy Hugh stepped down from the council, we offer him thanks for all the effort he put in as Chair in 2013.
Dear 2013 Members,
Please see the following update regarding membership renewal for 2014:
Please see http://www.ukra.org.uk/join for the current UKRA Membership rates for 2014. They remain largely unchanged from 2013. The only change lies in the upgrade fee for members who choose to join the BMFA directly and UKRA separately. Last year we charged £2.50 to cover the admin, BMFA checking and card re-printing. We have decided that this year, existing BMFA members who send a scan of their 2014 BMFA card, or clubs who confirm a member’s BMFA status will be upgraded from Associate to Full member free of charge.
2014 GENERAL RENEWAL INFORMATION:
The third edition of the council news letter, Centre of Pressure has been published. Included with this file is the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) discussion document on the proposals to consolidate and modernise explosives legislation. I would urge members to have a look at this document and submit comments to UKRA Safety and Technical committee as soon as possible. The deadline for comments to the HSE is the 24th of September.