Club Meetings and new time/place
Dear club members,
The original and official Southern Oregon Robotics Society will be
moving it's meeting location to the Medford down-town Library, with
it's first revived meeting on December 13th. The meetings will still
take place on the second Saturday of every month, but the times will
be changed to 10:00am to noon.
The intent of this change is to try and get the club back on track as
a ROBOTICS club that is 501c3 protected, holds a bank account, is
active in the community, is about sharing ideas and helping each other
out in the areas we don't excel in.
Medford will be a larger pool to draw from and a central meeting
grounds for the Southern Oregon area.
Why morning hours?
Many of our younger generation are not able to attend night
meetings. Also, it's better for those of us who travel from a
distance, we don't have to drive late at night to return home. Another
plus is that we can all go out to lunch if we want, and/or go on
Goodwill Salvage raids after the meeting.
Why move this club and not just start a new one?
Southern Oregon Robotics Society was founded to promote robotics and
provide an atmosphere of support. It was set up with a leadership
structure of president, vise pres, treasurer and secretary. The
current meetings in GP have moved completely away from the original
structure and support, abandoned its website, is no longer a
non-profit organization, no longer uses this email account except to announce
meetings and lately has been geared more toward R/C fliers. For these
reasons an effort is under way to get the club back on track and in
line with the guidelines originally laid out. It is being suggested
that the GP meetings should continue as R/C meetings for those
interested and that the name should be changed to accommodate.
As the owner of this yahoo email account, I will be attaching it along with the old
forum and website back to the original SORS group which will be meeting in
Medford as suggested above.
What can we expect?
You can expect to see the group return to its affiliation under the
RSA with a President, Vice Pres., Treasurer and Secretary. You can
expect to see the group be more involved in community events with
RoboMaxx making a comeback. You can expect to be encouraged with your
ideas and allowed to share them openly without ridicule. You can
expect help in areas where you need it (lets face it, there are three
areas of robotics and we all can't be experts at all of them. Some are
good with the mechanical part but have little interest in programming.
Some have great ideas, but have no desire to build it themselves. This
is the point of a group, to share our diversities, not to all be
alike.) You can expect to be inspired.
See you at the meeting December 13th, bring your ROBOTS. I expect a
lot of new people that have never seen your robots.
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