Board Meeting - 4/25/2022


Meeting Notes


1.       Call to order

 6:41 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 ()

Board Member - Roger Amundson ()

Board Member - Matt Craig (x)


3.       Approval of previous meeting notes

Approved - no discussion


4.       Unfinished business

Equipment to Des Moines team - ended up not giving them anything


5.       Committee status reports

Strategic Planning – Tim Ryan

No update - target end of May to get a meeting scheduled - Tim

Facilities – group discussion

Letter to Moorhead School Board (Matt) - draft reviewed - Matt will make a couple updates and review with FRC team coaches to sign and send.

Fundraising / Financial – Aaron FischerAccount StatusGeneral - $3033.04Recent notables

Amazon Smile - $31.80

Donations - $870

Still need to finalize STEM Ecosystem grant from FRC kickoff ($3500)

Directed - $5214.73

Need a policy to describe expectations about how the directed money will be held, accessed, potentially forfeited, a yearly status and sign? Expectations.  There are some potential 2% cases we'll need to have thought through.  Maybe include an escape clause.  Aaron will draft.

Outreach / Events - Rory Held

FRC kickoff wrap-up next meeting

Red River Valley Fair - board representatives met with RRV Fair to discuss having a presence in the STEM building during the fair in July.  Details need to be determined, but starting point is a permanent static display and some hands on demonstrations a couple hours a couple of the days.  We would like the static display to include a variety of robotic and other STEM displays.  Aaron will coordinate with RRV Fair

2022 STEM Expo - investigating having a STEM Expo and FRC offseason event this summer/fall. 


Robotics Growth Committee – Tim Ryan

No update - Tim will schedule a meeting


6.       Events


FRC Kickoff

FRC Regional




3D Printer Camp

Robotics Camp W/ Air Museum




7.       New Business

Partnership with Fargo 3D Printing

They are busy - we can work with them when they are available.

Missed opportunities - FLL, FTC, UND Drone Championship, Esports - keep building list of existing STEM adjacent activities in the area - and keep looking for opportunities

We can start with FLL and FTC - Aaron will reach out to NDSU to have a conversation about how we might partner with them.  Earlier coordination of volunteering? Demonstrations?

Moorhead Summer Camp instructors


8.       Plan next meeting


May 31 - 6:30PM - virtual and Beacon Communications


9.       Adjourn