GENERAL CLUB NEWS

Note From Shiv:

Hey everyone! This week, we had elections for our Student Leadership Team for next season! I can’t wait to see you all take on the next season and help continue to transform this organization and the community of students, parents, and mentors that make it so. Our future leadership team is listed below in the communication section! It’s the end of the year, so you know what that means — the End of Season Banquet! It will be on May 5th (this upcoming Friday) from 6:30 – 9:00pm, so if you’re interested, please RSVP by May 3rd (this Wednesday). It will be a dessert event, so please signup if you’re interested in bringing something to share! Lastly, club re-registration opens up this Friday and will end May 19th! If you plan on continuing with ECG Robotics and having as much fun next season, you need to re-register in this time frame in order to stay in the organization!

FRC/FTC – ALL STUDENTS

Re-Registration Current Members for 2017-18 Season
On Friday May 5th we will open our online registration system for current members to re-register for the 2017-18 season. Re-registration will close on Friday, May 19th. This is your time to guarantee yourself a spot for next season so a link will be sent in an e-mail on Friday. Club dues will be $200, same as last season, and due at time of registration either through paypal or mailed check or cash. If you have any questions please contact Pamela pamela@boergerfamily.com or Cathy cathybarnette131@gmail.com.

End of Season Banquet

Last call to sign up for Banquet!!! Please RSVP below by Wednesday, May 3rd. This will be a dessert event so please eat dinner prior to coming but bring a dessert to share. Between 6:30-7:00pm we will have robots out to drive so please come early.  Program starts at 7:00pm.

Who: All students and family invited

What: End of Season banquet

When: May 5, 6:30-7:00pm driving robots, 7:00-9:00pm program

Where: First Lutheran Church, 3600 Friendly Ave.–come in middle side door marked with balloons

RSVP:   Click on Link and let us know if you are coming. RSVP Link

Food: We are having dessert refreshments during event. Please click on link and tell us what you are bringing to share. Dessert Sign-up

OUTREACH

Bluford STEMology Night

Thanks to all who volunteered for the Bluford STEMology Night! The students had great fun with the Vortex and our current season competition robots and many parents learned about FIRST and the opportunities it provides.

ECG Robotics Canned Food Drive

Hi, all. Please remember that the ECG Robotics Canned Food Drive is still in progress and that your team can win the competition over the next quarter. I would like to set a goal of collecting at least 100 more cans before the end of the month.

COMMUNICATION

Election Results:

President: Ashley Myers

Vice Presidents: Michael Fei

Treasurer: Robert Barnette

Marketing Lead: Sreya Halder

Outreach Lead: Shami Chideya and David Woodlief

731 Team Captain: Nicholas Day

1533 Team Captain: Evan Gorgen

5795 Team Captain: Ryan Townsend

6183 Team Captain: Brendan Shoemaker

10195 Team Captain: To Be Determined

MARKETING

Congratulations to Sreya for her election as the new marketing lead! If you have an interest in graphic design, photography, video, writing or anything else marketing-related, and would like to join the group, contact marketing mentor Anthony at anthony@onebuttonmouse.com.

TREASURY

Working on

New sponsorship ideas for next season.

Other ways to bring in revenue.

Setting up grant writing workshop, need to pick date after school testing

Congratulations

To Robert on becoming the new treasurer and new treasurer members Annette and Rohan.

If you would like to join the group please contact mentor Laura at lada7042@gmail.com.

Also looking for each team to have a finance person to keep track of their finances for FTC engineering notebook and FRC expenses for team business plan.

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 5 Friday End-of-Season Banquet
Ongoing WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY ECG Robotics Food Drive