Brett Carrier, MARS board of director secretary, will be accepting applications to fill the role of Tripoli Prefect for our club, a role held by Dennis Jurus, which will be vacated when he and his family move to Florida.
Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and brief resume of their rocketry background within the next 2 weeks (June 18th), which will be send out to current club members who will in turn vote for the candidate who they feel can best serve in that capacity.
Below is the description of the Role of Prefect.
The head of a Tripoli Prefecture is called a Prefect.
The Prefect must be a responsible person, 21 or older, been a member of Tripoli Rocketry Association for at least 1 year and Certified Level 2 with the Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc.
The Prefects’ duties will be to oversee the Prefectures’ compliance with the rules and regulations as required. They are authorized, as agents of the corporation, to certify Tripoli Rocketry Association members to level 1 and level 2 for the purchase and use of motors in the applicable power ranges. They are also responsible for keeping the (Tripoli) Association posted as to their activities, both as a group and any individual advancement.
Since the Prefect is the leader of the Prefecture, this individual must have knowledge of the rules of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, understand the proper operation of a safe rocket flying environment, and have an understanding of all of the the laws and regulations regarding High Power Rocketry (HPR).
One of the functions of the Prefecture is to assist new members in receiving their HPR certifications. The Prefect performs Tripoli certifications and can bestow Tripoli level 1 and level 2 certifications, and administer the Tripoli level 2 certification examinations.
NAR certification Process is not needed to be done by the prefect.