Dear FIRST Family,
You have spoken and we are listening.

Please mark your calendars for a Town Hall Meeting at USRA in Columbia, Maryland, on Sunday, October 8th from 2-4 pm. This meeting is geared towards Maryland and DC FRC Teams, Sponsors, and Volunteers, but all in the FIRST Chesapeake District are welcome to attend. Scott McKay, President of the FIRST Chesapeake Board of Directors, Leighann Scott Boland, Executive Director of FIRST Chesapeake, and other FIRST Chesapeake staff will be on hand to answer your questions about the upcoming season, events, and how we plan to best move forward.

To make sure that the meeting is relevant to MD and DC participants, the Town Hall committee has asked for questions in advance to help guide the discussion. Advance questions will be anonymous to encourage an honest sharing of ideas and concerns. No information is collected about submitters. There will be an opportunity for follow up Q&A at the event. To submit a question go to

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at so we can plan refreshments.

FIRST Chesapeake would like to thank USRA (Universities Space Research Association) for generously offering to host and stream this event. USRA is located at 7178 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046.

Streaming information is provided below:

Live feed link for the Maryland Town Hall Meeting -

Town Hall
Sunday, October 8, 2017
2:30 pm | Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) | 1 hr 30 mins
Meeting number: 624 796 819
Meeting password: townhall

The Maryland Town Hall Committee

Jeff Meyers - Maryland Robotics Alliance
Farish Perlman - Team 1389 The Body Electric
Mike Kaurich - Team 6326 Baltimore Bolts
Zach Cohen - Team 1111 The Power Hawks
Ron Therrien - Team 5945 Absolute Control and FIRST Chesapeake