Board Meeting - 11/18/2021

Meeting Notes


1.       Call to order

 7:09 PM


2.       Roll call – voting members

President - Tim Ryan (x)

Vice President - Rory Held (x)

Secretary/Treasurer - Aaron Fischer (x)

Board Member -  Hannah Reisdorf ()

Board Member - Ryan Thayer (x)

Board Member - Roger Amundson (x)

Board Member - Matt Craig (x)


3.       Approval of previous meeting notes

Approved - no discussion


4.       Unfinished business

Schedule Strategic Planning Meeting

Monday Nov 22 6:30.  Aaron sent Teams meeting.  Will reschedule for 11/30 @7PM.


5.       Committee status reports

Strategic Planning – Tim Ryan

Meeting scheduled

Facilities – group discussion

Tentatively scheduled move in date Dec. 1.  Hopefully be able to get in shortly after that.  Will need to do some organizing / moving out of our current storage location.  Will also probably need some amount of permanent storage also.

Fundraising / Financial – Aaron FischerCaring Catalog – LOTS to do and even more going on…

Some social media tie ins.  Aaron will look into LinkedIn.  Matt will look into Twitter.

Google Ads – Should be active in 3 days

Sponsor Levels - will be making some website updates

Reminder - we are participating in Amazon Smile and Family Fare receipt programs

Microsoft Alumni Giving Network - we are enrolled - program in early December

Printer checks are ~$75 per account.  We will not do this at this time.


Outreach - Rory Held

No update


Robotics Growth Committee – Tim Ryan

FRC  - Rory – Tough Year for Teams  (MN Down to 184 teams compared to 224 teams from 2020. ND up to 7 teams (+1 from 2020, the same from 2019)


6.       Event

FIRSTFRC Kickoff – Planning to host event at the Air Museum on January 8th. 

Sign up for a Volunteer Role on FIRST Website. 

Budget – Food and Raffle Prizes

Motion made and seconded to approve a $1000 budget.  Approved.

Potential Sponsors – MACs, ACE


FRC Regional -Suggestion to do something to have a presence at this and other events in the area.  Whiteboard match board as an example.

FTC Upcoming Regional Event @ NDSU

FLL Upcoming Regional Event @ NDSU and State Tournament @ UND


3D Printer Camp – No update

Arduino Camp

Robotics Camp W/ Air Museum

Also potentially schools, community ed, and other area groups


STEM Expo – Location, field options, date, budget


7.       New Business



8.       Plan next meeting

 Dec 16 @6:30 @MHSCA (MACA) and Teams - will be modified agenda to hit critical items only and focus on strategic planning instead of normal items.


9.       Adjourn