GENERAL CLUB NEWS

Note From Ashley:

Hello everyone!  We’ve had a great season full of much excitement and many successes, but as summer comes it is time to look forward to next season.  Student leadership is currently working on planning summer camps for programming and mechanical aspects and outreach and social media training.  We will give updates on when the camps and training sessions will be held at a later time.

As a reminder, we have updated the Student Contract, so please look it over before registering for next season.  This year, because ECG Robotics relies so heavily on parent volunteers and Outreach is such an important part of spreading STEM, each parent must volunteer for at least 5 opportunities (outreach events, carpooling, supervising at TSL, for example) and each student must participate in at least 8 hours of Outreach events in order to maintain membership in the club.

FRC/FTC – ALL STUDENTS

Re-Registration Current Members for 2017-18 Season
On Friday, May 5th re-registration of current members opened 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 please use the link sent in the e-mail on Friday to complete your registration or click on the link below. Club dues will be $200, same as last season, and are due at the time of registration either through Paypal or mailed check or cash to 624-D Guilford College Rd, Box 32, Greensboro, NC 27409. If you have any questions please contact Pamela pamela@boergerfamily.com or Cathy cathybarnette131@gmail.com. New member registration will begin on May 19th through a link on the team website so share with friends.

Link: http://ecgrobotics.org/2017-18-ecg-robotics-registration-form-for-returning-students/

End of Season Banquet

We would like to give a big thank you to Staci Bensel and everyone who planned and attended our End of Season Banquet! We had a great time sharing our team journeys this season, what we plan to do next season, and enjoying great desserts as well. Thank you to all of the mentors and parent volunteers who have dedicated a great amount of time and effort to this organization. We are very excited about what is to come next year!

OUTREACH

ECG Ice Cream Social- May 12, 5:00-6:30 PM

A few team members are needed to demo robots during this event for incoming ECG Students to inform them about ECG Robotics. Please contact Cathy Barnette cathybarnette131@gmail.com if you are able to attend.

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

Student Leadership Team Elections

New leadership team elections will be held on Friday, April 28th at 5:30. Students will gather that day to do final preparations for banquet and then hold elections.  All students need to come out and vote for next years leaders. Students if you are interested in a team captain role please contact Mr. Boerger or Mr. Page for the respective team. If you are interested in any other role, contact the appropriate mentor and the student leader currently in that position to discuss responsibilities prior to April 28th. We will be announcing a list of leadership positions this coming Friday.

Parent Board Member Elections

ECG Robotics, Inc. is governed by a parent board.  Four of the roles are elected each year: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  This year we will have elections of our new during the ECG End-of-Season banquet so if you are interested in running for a position please contact Kevin Lawe, kplawe@gmail.com. An e-mail will go out in a few days with all of the volunteer roles and their responsibilities. We need all parents to consider volunteering a small amount of time to make this great opportunity available to all students. Listed below are the nominees for board positions:

President- Jim Adamonis

Vice President- OPEN

Secretary- Cathy Barnette

Treasurer- Trish Chideya

MARKETING

Ongoing Projects

Currently, we’re brainstorming upgraded t-shirt and logos for next season, better organizational techniques, and revamping the old designs to a more usable quality.

Congrats to Triple Strange for a great event!

TREASURY

Working on:

We are currently looking for additional parent and student volunteers; each team will have a finance person next season and if you are interested please contact either Robert Barnette or Laura Adamonis. We are continuing to look into new sponsorship ideas for next season as well as other ways to bring in revenue. Over the Summer, we are also planning to conduct a grant-writing workshop at a date following final exams.

Contacts:

Robert Barnette- barnetterh@guilford.edu

Annette Varghese- vargheseaa@guilford.edu

Rohan Akki- roboy13@yahoo.com

Mentors- Laura Adamonis- lada7042@gmail.com

Amy Gates- amygates@bellsouth.net

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 12 ECG Ice Cream Social 5:00-6:30pm
Ongoing ECG Robotics Food Drive