Middleton Robotics Parents, Students, Sponsors, & Volunteers:
Final parents meeting of the year is this Friday at 6pm. I am hoping for a strong turnout so that we can plan our summer fundraising activities. The following are the items highlighted in this newsletter:
1. Final Parents Meeting – May 24, 2013 at 6pm
2. Deep Sea Fishing Trip – August 10, 2013
1. Final Parents Meeting – May 24, 2013 at 6pm – The final parents meeting of the year will by May 24, 2013 and will start at 6pm. Attendance at this meeting is just as important as the first meeting of the year. We will review the Robotics Club results from the 2012-2013 season and we will discuss summer fundraising activities. It will be critical to get a jumpstart on fundraising due to the fact that we will no longer be eligible to receive the school grant that has covered about 30% of the cost of the club. We would like to continue to keep the club dues low but it will require everyone to contribute to the fundraising activities. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
n Review Robotics Club Financials
n Review Robotics Club 2012-2013 Goals and Accomplishments
n Open Discussion – Summer and Fall Fundraising Ideas
n Logistics for Yellow Book Fundraiser
2. Deep Sea Fishing Trip – August 10, 2013 – Anyone interested in joining the Boy Scouts on a Deep Sea fishing trip on August 10, 2013. Anyone interested in attending should send Rich Berglund (email@example.com) and email with the total number of people that will be attending. The following is the detail about the fishing trip:
When: Saturday August 10th – Boat leaves the dock at 8:30 am Sharp! returns around 5 pm
Where: Queen Fleet Deep Sea Fishing – 25 Causeway Blvd #52, Clearwater, FL 727-446-7666
Cost: The cost for the private charter is $2,800 that includes all taxes, bait, and tackle. The boat will fit up to 60 people comfortably so we need to get 60 people to get the cost to about $48 per person.
Parking: Parking at the marina is $4 per car and is NOT included in the above cost. So, as many people that can car pool the less cost parking will be.
What to Bring: we will be bringing coolers so everyone can bring a lunch and snacks OR you can buy food on the boat (bring $$). We will be bringing bottled water as well. Bring sun block, hats, fish rags, and something to bring the fish home in. Bring your fishing merit badge worksheets so you know what you need to complete it!
Fish Cleaning: Is NOT included in the cost, you can take them home whole, clean them yourself, or pay the mates to clean them for about $.40 a fish or so. If you need to clean a fish to qualify for fishing merit badge it can be done here.
We will need to pay them a 50% deposit no later than July 26th, so we will have to have all money collected no later than this date! I suggest you have all money in no later than the July 15th Troop meeting! Please plan and sign up ASAP so we can get count to more accurately estimate what the cost will be.
There will be NO REFUNDS after July 15th!