Rosie’s ice cream social, the premier social event of the year will be Monday 3 June at Despangs on Yarmouth Drive starting at 630.
This is the night for fun! Awards for those deserving, some fun, some serious. We get to say good by to the Seniors and have some ice cream also.
As Rosie enters its 12th year, (WOW! 22% of my life has been with Rosie!) it’s time to bring you, the parents and mentors of the Agawam Robotics Education Association (AREA) up to speed with plans and activities for Rosie, for the FTC and FLL teams, the FLL Tournament and sundry other events and decisions.
We will have an AREA meeting Tuesday night, 21 Aug, 6-8pm at the Agawam Public Library.
All “Recognized Mentors” and parent/legal guardians of current Rosie members are members of AREA! Your participation is what makes this program run! Please attend and support it.
First on the agenda is FLL/JrFLL. We have a bunch of teams, assorted hardware needs, a tournament to start putting together, a build space to possibly acquire and coaching position vacancies to fill.
Second up is Board of Directors. We have a few openings for Board Members that we need to fill at our Annual Meeting. And we need a
Secretary/Clerk. We have not had an official Secretary/Clerk for a couple years. A copy of the AREA By Laws is available upon request.
Third up is the calendar. We have a VERY FULL PLATE this fall with the OMG project leading the way for the veterans. From Agawam Day at the Big E to competitions in October, Rotary Fall Festival and the AREA Annual meeting on Oct 18th. It never ends…..
Fourth up will be a financial update. Where are we financially, what do we need to raise this year, how are we going to do it and how do we spend it? FRC registration is now open and the 1st round of FRC Tournament registrations opens on 27 Sept. Rosie needs to know what we can do.
Dana P. Henry
Rosie Robotics Team 839 Agawam HS
Co-Founder / Mentor
Ready? robot all built? Project done? Core Values in place? We are putting the final touches on what we hope will be a great tournament for your team. And to do that, we need your help.
The schedule for the day is: doors open for teams at 0800, Opening ceremonies are at 0900, first matches are at 0920 and first Judging sessions are at 0930. Closing ceremonies are at 4:00pm.Depending on how the day progresses, we may be able to pull that in a little, so those teams that travel can depart a little earlier. We will have a 30 minute lunch break.
We ask your teams be prompt for their matches and judging sessions. Judging sessions will be 10 minutes, including set up time. If you are late, the judging session will end on time, so be prompt, you are only eating into your presentation time. each session is 5 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of Q & A. NO parents or mentors are to be in the judging room! Students ONLY! If you have a special circumstance such as a hearing impaired student that needs a sign language interpreter present, please advise me BEFORE coming to the tournament. (And bring your own, please)
We ask you email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or bring with you a color print out of the Team Info sheet found here : http://firstlegoleague.org/sites/default/files/Challenge/FoodFactor/TeamInfoSheet.pdf to assist our judges in finding out who YOU are!
We ask you DO NOT bring in outside food or drinks. We depend on food sales at the lunch/snack counter to help defray the costs of the tournament. In past years, your teams have been fairly good, but we lost money last year and cannot continue bringing you FLL in Western MA if we do not cover costs.
Any questions, drop me a line and I’ll see if I can answer it for you. See you on the 10th!
Dana P. Henry
FIRST Senior Mentor
Rosie is heading to River Rage for their last off-season competition of the year.
Here is the event information…
RIVER RAGE FIFTEEN
The longest running off-season event in the world!
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 9:00AM
At MEMORIAL High School
Halloween theme! Great food menu! Breakfast too!
Presented by Manchester High Schools
Central, Memorial, Trinity and West
Practice rounds and registration: 8:00 AM to 9:00AM
Opening ceremonies: 9:00AM sharp!
Closing ceremonies no later than 5PM.
Year-end competition before we do it all over!
For further information call, snail-mail, E-mail etc.:
Ed Forcier @ 94 Lancaster Ave, Manchester, NH 03103-6421
Phone @ 603-666-4741 or E-mail: email@example.com