History of OregonRocketry
OregonRocketry started out as a loose knit group of rocket flyers in Portland, OR in the early 90s. They originally started Tripoli Prefecture 049, and in 1996 started National Association of Rocketry Section number 555 “OREO”. OREO stands for Oregon Rocketry Enthusiasts Organization. (Naturally, the cookie associated with this name is often found at OREO/OROC meetings and launches.)
These two groups have co-existed under the name “OregonRocketry”. In late 2000, the club incorporated and convened its first BoD, developed By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation. This was mainly done to better represent OregonRocketry as official organization and protect member and club assets from liabilities.
From then on, OROC has expanded its outreach in the Pacific NW. With the highest standing waiver (35 K Above Ground Level) outside of Blackrock, NV, 4 completely different launch sites, scattered in every region in the state of Oregon (2 of which are only open to members) a growing bank account, an ever expanding membership list, and having club members own the parcel of land we launch from, OROC looks to grow even more thanks to hard work, good luck and lots o` AP.