Steering Committee

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The Steering Committee is the overall management of the Downingtown Area Robotics Organization. It is made up of the Senior Mentors and Captain(s) of the FRC team. The intent is manage a higher level of leadership and not place all the decisions on the head mentor.

The Steering Committee is a forward-looking group planning for the build season, regional events, off season events, demonstrations, etc. We are the planning team for capital investments for all the teams.

Except for January and February we meet on the last Tuesday of the Month.

How we work

For the monthly meetings we have a standard agenda that we follow. Additional topics are posted on this page along with the minutes of the prior meetings.

During the build season the committee will meet once a week to discuss the management of the team. The intent is that the individual teams (mechanics, drive train, electronics, programming, game play, travel / logistics) will work out their plans. The steering team goal is to make sure that there are no big issues. Most of the members of the steering team are also on a build team.

Since there are a number of high expense items (backup cRio) or large expenses related to regional travel during the build season the hope is the weekly meetings will allow decisions to be made quickly.

Agenda Topics for the meetings

  • Strategic objectives and direction
  • Competition schedule
  • Budgeting & Finance
  • Outreach events
  • Upcoming dates (six month outlook)
  • Recruiting plans
  • Sponsor information
  • Mentor information

During the off-season the committee will meet once a month to discuss issues. All meetings are open to all team members, mentors and partners.

The Steering Committee meets the last Tuesday of the month at the Downingtown Educational Center. A quorum is 4 members.

Members

Clem McKown (Chairman) - FRC Head Mentor
Julie Bachmann Kulik - FRC Mentor
Faith McKown - FRC Mentor
Gary Deaver - FRC Mentor
Scott Featherman - Senior Mentor & FLL connection
Rita Wall - FIRST
Mike Rizzo - Mentor & Volunteer extraordinaire
Judi Stuehrmann
Larry Dodds - FRC Mentor
Gwen Moyer
David Moyer

Meeting Minutes

Minutes Steering Committee 2016-09-27
Minutes Steering Committee 2016-05-31
Minutes Steering Committee 2015-08-05
Minutes Steering Committee 2015-06-30
Minutes Steering Committee 2014-10-28
Minutes Steering Committee 2014-05-06
Minutes Steering Committee 2013-09-24
Minutes Steering Committee 2013-08-29
Minutes Steering Committee 2011-12-29
Minutes Steering Committee 2011-11-17
Minutes Steering Committee 2011-10-20
Minutes Steering Committee 2011-09-08
Minutes Steering Committee 2011-07-28
Minutes Steering Committee 2011-05-06
Minutes Special Steering Committee for Leaving DRC 2011-3-11
Minutes Steering Committee 2010-12-17
Minutes Steering Committee 2010-10-29
Minutes Steering Committee 2010-09-24
Minutes Steering Committee 2010-08-19
Minutes Steering Committee 2010-07-30
Minutes Steering Committee 2010-06-25
Minutes Steering Committee 2010-06-04
Minutes Steering Committee 2010-04-30
Minutes Steering Committee 2009-12-18
Minutes Steering Committee 2009-11-20
Minutes Steering Committee 2009-10-30
Minutes Steering Committee 2009-09-25
Minutes Steering Committee 2009-08-28
Minutes Steering Committee 2009-07-31
Minutes Steering Committee 2009-06-26
Minutes Steering Committee 2009-05-29
Minutes Steering Committee 2009-04-24