GENERAL CLUB NEWS

Note from Ashley:

Congratulations to all teams who participated at THOR! Teams 1533, 731, and 5795 performed well at the competition and it was great that we were able to send two FTC teams to the first ever FTC competition at THOR!

We will be starting weekly meetings this Friday, August 11th at TSL from 4:00pm-7:00pm.  Students, please bring your own snacks if you would like because we will not be providing pizza.  After FTC Kickoff, regular 4:00pm-8:00pm meetings will resume.  FTC coaches and captains met on Friday to discuss plans for this coming season, so come ready to provide ideas for what you’d like to see in your team/club this year.

We are also in urgent need of an Outreach Mentor.  The job of this parent is to oversee and help coordinate outreach events and the ideas of the student outreach leads.  If you are interested in this position or learning more about the position please email info@ecgrobotics.org.

FRC/FTC – ALL STUDENTS

FRC

Congrats to Team 1533 for a Great THOR Performance!

FTC

Team 731

We finished in the top 4 at THOR! A major achievement considering how many teams were there for sure! This Friday we will be adding programming changes to our competition robot and making sure everyone knows how it works, along with establishing roles for the upcoming season.

THOR

FTC Teams 731 and 5795 competed in an exhibition match with 2 other FTC teams this past Saturday at THOR and gained valuable experience to help them compete well in the upcoming FTC season.

OUTREACH

Harris Teeter TIE Events

Those needing Outreach events please sign up for one or more dates to help raise funds for robotics and ECG at Harris Teeter on August 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th. This is a great opportunity to help out ECG Robotics and also spread awareness about the club! See the sign-up for more details:

August Harris Teeter TIE Events

MARKETING

Team 731 is currently working on revamped t-shirt designs for the upcoming season. Any new, or veteran, members of ECG Robotics interested in marketing: be sure to contact Sreya or Anthony at marketing@ecgrobotics.org. Any photos taken at THOR should also be sent to marketing@ecgrobotics.org.

TREASURY

This week the parent board approved the financial review for last year and began discussion regarding the budget which will be finalized by the end of August. The budget will be shared with team captains and student leaders who will work with mentors to complete. If anyone (team member or parent) is interested in joining the treasury team or working on fundraising please contact Robert at barnetterh@guilford.edu or Laura Adamonis at lada7042@gmail.com.

COMMUNICATION

As some of you know, ECG robotics has switched to a google non-profit account. We as a team have started to use something call “Team Drive”, which provides a cloud drive drive that stores everything under our domain. We have shared each department’s Team Drive folder to them and they are responsible for sharing it to everyone in the department. We will soon come out with instructions on how to use it and the do’s and don’ts of it.

UPCOMING EVENTS
August 11 FTC Regular Friday Meetings Begin 4:00-7:00 PM
August 29 FTC and FRC Combined Parent Meeting 7:00 PM at TSL
September 9 FTC Kickoff NC A&T
Ongoing ECG Robotics Food Drive