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Crystal

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Brainstorming Summer 2009
« on: May 06, 2009, 10:14:12 AM »

Fun Team Events
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-Camping Trip
-Movies (Tresten)
-Sporting Events (PGA Tournament)
-Go-Karting, Mini-golf, arcades (Crystal & Paul Jennings)
-RIT Arcade gaming nights (Rika)
-Sponsor Picnic
-Alumni Reunion
-Off Season Competitions
-TV Station Tours- Channel 13
-Robotic Olympics

Fundraisers
-Box Lunch sales (Lizzy McChesney)
-Returning Student Patron Drive
-Middle school game tournament (Lizzy McChesney)

Demos
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-Causes: Troops, Cancer, Diabetes, MS, CS
-Host a big event - School festival

June Preparation
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Projects
-Drivetrain Research (Bear)
-Thunderbolt Compilation (Lee Drake)
-Chairman's (Mark)
-Patron Books (Mike MacNally)
-Bahamas Tournament
-Electrical Camp (Dave Burlone, Mike Hartman, Crystal)
-Dean's Homework -->Jim Alesi, a visit to the Capital?
-Project Girl Wrench
-Leadership Bootcamp (Crystal, Mark)
-Environmental Program (Cynette, Andy Melnik)
-Ruckus meetings
-Contact other Non-FIRST schools for info on getting involved!
-Help Jefferson Students start up another team or transfer
-Professional Engineering Society Involvement

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Re: Brainstorming Summer 2009
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 11:04:15 AM »

Like I said at the meeting, we need to make good on our promises from the Chairman's award. This was told to us by the judges.

So it might be good to try to prioritize these awesome summer projects and focus our energies and time.

The things we told the judges that we WILL do are:

*Bahamas FLL Regional - we need to get a planning committee

*Alumni Picnic

*Sponsor Picnic - very crucial for our Patron Drive anyway

Other priorities (IMO):

*Patron Books!!! - I can help with those

*Finding a new place to set up shop
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Re: Brainstorming Summer 2009
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 10:26:02 PM »

For offseason events - Duel on the Delaware is now open: http://moe365.org/duel2009/duelhome.php
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Re: Brainstorming Summer 2009
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 07:27:01 PM »

Here's one from the Jennings family, mind you it's uber awesome mind you:

Just an idea maybe worth considering, ....there are probably plenty of PHS students who play in bands, maybe get 3 or 4 (or more?) to play an evening event at school, could be a Battle Of The Bands or just a big concert (spoof on Woodstock...call it Thunderstock!). if you want to make it a community service project, make the price of admission cans of nonperishable food or personal hygiene items (soap, toothbrushes, shampoo etc) to donate to homeless shelters or food pantry. If you want to make it a fundraiser for the team, charge $5 admission, give a cash prize to the winning band and keep the rest for the team. Could also make money selling candy and drinks at intermission.
 
Paul's sister Liz who graduated last year says "You can ALWAYS get No Child Left Behind, they love doing that sort of thing." the student musicians would probably love competing against the teachers for a title :)
 
 
--Jennings Family
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Re: Brainstorming Summer 2009
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 10:51:26 AM »

I have connections with FOODLINK who helps provide food to pantries - and supports locally grown - locally consumed, and with an organization called YEA (young Entrepreneur's Academy) which helps kids establish a business, as well as a number of other nfps.  Let me know if you need ideas for whom to benefit.
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Re: Brainstorming Summer 2009
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 09:51:46 PM »

Way too much like Goatstock  :(

I would feel pretty bad if we tried to match an event as awesome as that.
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Re: Brainstorming Summer 2009
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 09:07:13 PM »

I have connections with FOODLINK who helps provide food to pantries - and supports locally grown - locally consumed, and with an organization called YEA (young Entrepreneur's Academy) which helps kids establish a business, as well as a number of other nfps.  Let me know if you need ideas for whom to benefit.

Add to that list a connection with Next Gen Rochestester who are a microfund for helping young entrepreneurs get started - funded by other young professionals.
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Re: Brainstorming Summer 2009
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 11:17:58 AM »

Regarding the Battle of the Bands idea, I have several thoughts.

1) Isn't this already done?

2) What does it have to do with robotics? Is this going to be a way to recruit? If so, how do we get people interested in joining through something like this? (i.e. who's going to watch a robot demo with a concert going on?)

I understand we need to showcase that robotics isn't just about robots, but I think this might be a stretch. It's a cool idea, but I think our efforts need to have a focus.
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