Mount Dora Seventh-day Adventist® Church

Connecting People to the God of Hope and Peace

L.A.S.E.R. (Rocket Club) 

Lake Area Students Engineering Rockets

Club Open to the Community and located in Mount Dora  (Launch Site in Groveland)


Club Application

Launch Site - Pine Lake Retreat Center

National Association of Rocketry

For information contact: Mike Meredith at or 352-385-5190 


Rocket Launch Dates: Next launch is scheduled for December 20 at 9:00 a.m.   Club Officer mobile numbers are listed below if you want to confirm anything on launch day.   

We welcome guests to our club.  First time visitor launches free.  If you like us, join our club for only $10 and come back.  Or you can pay a $5.00  launch fee if you don't care to join our club.  

Dates for 2020 will be the third Sunday each month, 9:00 a.m.   We will always confirm launch just prior due to weather or other competing factors.  New members welcome.                                               

Pine Lake Retreat Center - 21725 County Road 33, Groveland, FL 34736

Club Meetings will be held along with launches. 

Club Officers:

Mike Meredith, President (407-697-5314 mobile))

Kevin Pokorney, VP/Safety Officer (352-455-3369 mobile)

Jan Meredith, Secretary/Treasurer (407-808-8353 mobile)


Club Activities 2018

November 15, 2020 Launch

This was a great day for a launch.  Hardly any wind and a sunny day.  We had new members join and a few guests.  A special welcome to Ted Moo, 80 years old and getting back into rockets.  And so happy to see Lila and Elijah, our youngsters.  We also enjoy the description of the rocket and/or motor when launching.  And what a day to launch, celebrating another Falcon 9 launch, this time with four crew members.  Go Space Force!

Chris sent several additional photos to add to our collection so you may want to look at the last ten.  Great shots.  Enjoy.

October 18, 2020 Launch

What a great day, not so hot.  Had a full crowd today with a few new comers.  Welcome to David H for a first time look-see-launch.  Pastor Jason and family joined us and provided us with the youngest spectator yet.  Jim never disappoints with his unique collection and we were happy to send the corona virus to space.  Kevin A is looking for a name for his huge coffee can rocket that we hope will launch in November.  Chris was there with his trusty camera and some great rockets.  Steven is headed to the hobby store to replace a couple rockets that didn't make it back to earth.  Joe always has a great collection on hand and we were happy that Anne was there with her trusty first aid kit to doctor some scratches. Kevin P is always early to get things set up with some great early helpers.  Mike H had some great rockets and of course Mike M thrilled the crowd with his glider rocket.  Great show everyone.  See ya in November.


August 16 , 2020 Launch


July 19, 2020 Launch


June 21, 2020  Launch


May 17, 2020 Launch (Thank you to Chris for many of these amazing photos!)

March 15, 2020 Launch


February 16, 2020 Launch



January 19, 2020 Launch

December 15, 2019 Launch

November 24, 2019 Launch

October 27, 2019 Launch


September 15, 2019 Launch at Pine Lake Retreat