In order to streamline our communications, we will be focusing our efforts on the FIRST Chesapeake @FIRSTChesapeake Twitter page and deleting the VirginiaFIRST @VirginiaFIRST Twitter account the week of June 26th. Beginning July 1st, the current FIRST Chesapeake Twitter feed will relay information about both the FIRST Chesapeake District FRC program and the Virginia FTC program.
Unfortunately Twitter accounts cannot be merged.
Please tell your coaches and mentors, teammates, friends, families, and sponsors so they can switch as well.
In order to streamline our communications, we will be merging the FIRST Chesapeake Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FIRSTChesapeake/ with the VirginiaFIRST Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/virginiafirst/ the week of June 26th. Beginning July 1st the VirginiaFIRST page will be renamed FIRST Chesapeake, and will relay information about both the FIRST Chesapeake District FRC program and the Virginia FTC program. All of the events and information you have enjoyed will now be on this one site.
If you are have “Liked” and are currently following either page, you do not have to do anything. The merger will seamlessly bring both groups together.
However, If there are photos of you or your team on the FIRST Chesapeake page from before June 26th, those cannot be merged. Please download any photos you like before they disappear.
Mark your calendars NOW for the following important dates:
Kickoff AND Workshop - September 9
Qualifier Events and Championship
We will have more news and updates throughout the summer. Please keep in touch!
Thanks, all, for a great season! Have a fun summer.
FTC Program Director
Hello FIRST Volunteers and Supporters!
We are in need of Volunteers to support the 2017 FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award on June 19 and 20, 2017, at the Kellogg Conference Center in Washington, D.C.! We would love for you to join us as the 20 finalist teams come together to celebrate their accomplishments, collaborate with minds from around the world, and share their innovative solutions!
Interested Volunteers can find details about the available volunteer roles attached to this message. If you’d like to sign up, please use the Volunteer Information and Matching System (VIMS). New to VIMS? Check out instructions for signing up here. You don’t want to miss this fantastic event full of FIRST FUN!
About the Global Innovation Award:
Throughout the FIRST LEGO League ANIMAL ALLIESSM Season, teams have designed innovative solutions to improve the way humans and animals interact. Outstanding project solutions that demonstrate originality and have the potential to add significant value in the world are given the opportunity to participate in the annual FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award. The FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation teams are changing the world, one invention at a time.
Participating in the Global Innovation Award allows teams to compete for a top prize of $20,000 USD to continue work on their inventions and is potentially attainable by 85% of all teams from over 80 countries around the globe who attend an official tournament.
If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact the Global Innovation Award Volunteer Coordinator, JT Yoerger, at JT@CentralFloridaRobotics.org.
To be an Event Volunteer, you must be 16 years of age. Volunteers who are 13 -15 years may participate if they are volunteering with an adult (a parent or coach, for example). In addition to Event Volunteers, we have a few select opportunities on Tuesday, June 20, for FTC or FRC teams to support some specific activities with FIRST LEGO League teams. If your team is interested in this outreach opportunity, please contact Sonya at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support! Volunteers are FIRST!
With Hi-5’s and Admiration,
Volunteer Recognition Specialist, FIRST ®
FIRST Tech Challenge Team 8297 GEARED UP! will host two open house presentations June 14th and 16th at two different Loudoun County, VA libraries.
For more information on these interest meetings or joining their team, please see this flyer.