June 2017 Update

Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting is June 17th, at 2PM at West Windsor-Plainsboro HS North which is the location of Midknight Mayhem. The annual report will be distributed a week prior.

90 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ

Board Vacancies / Election

The Nominating Committee has endorsed the four candidates listed below. Per the Bylaws, any additional candidates who wished to place their name on the ballot were permitted to state their intentions at the May 18th Board of Directors Meeting. No additional candidates presented their names, therefore the below endorsed candidates are our incoming Directors and we will not have an election this year. We thank our outgoing Directors for their service to the teams and students of FIRST Mid-Atlantic.

Outgoing Directors:
Joe Giardina
John Giardina
Carol Perrotto
Bill Tompkins

Endorsed / Incoming Directors:
Steve Compton
Paul Kloberg
Ali Marinari
Gene O’Brien

Development Director Vacancy

As a non-profit organization, successful fundraising and growth in development activities are important to ensuring the sustainability of the Mid-Atlantic District. The Board is seeking to realign our fundraising activities to achieve growth in funding levels and in the number of donors who support us. We will soon be commencing a search for a development representative or representatives who will lead our future fundraising activities.

For the last three years, Mid-Atlantic’s development efforts have been lead by Jim Carr of Carr Management Services, LLC. During its May meeting, the Board voted not to renew the contract of Carr Management Services, LLC after the end of the current term (June 30, 2017). We thank Jim for his efforts to support FIRST Mid-Atlantic over the last three years.

2018 District Schedule

We are pleased to announce our 2018 district event schedule and for the third straight year all 7 district event hosts are returning! We thank the hosts for their generosity and time in bringing FIRST closer to each of you!

The greatest challenge with generating this year’s schedule is that Easter is during week 5 of competition season. There are no venues available Easter weekend and we could not push the district championship back a week. While we recognize that fitting all district events into only 4 weeks presents a tight window for teams to create their own schedules, we believe there are many benefits that outweigh the challenges including the gap week for both teams and volunteers in between week 4 and district championship.

2018 Mid-Atlantic District Event Schedule

Week 1 – March 2-4
Hatboro-Horsham – Horsham, PA

Week 2 – March 9-11
Mt. Olive – Flanders, NJ
Westtown – West Chester, PA

Week 3 – March 16-18
Springside-Chestnut Hill – Philadelphia, PA
Bridgewater-Raritan – Bridgewater, NJ

Week 4 – March 23-25
Seneca – Tabernacle, NJ
Montgomery – Skillman, NJ

Week 5 – March 30-April 1
Easter – No events

Week 6 – April 4-7
Mid-Atlantic District Championship
Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA