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    Davison Robotics is not a club or a group of kids getting together to horse around. Davison Robotics is a team of kids of all ages focused on learning Engineering skills that will help them build a successful future. 

  • July 2019 Newsletter


    Issue #22
    July 2019
    You can’t pick the hand you’re dealt, but you can choose how you play your cards!
    The off season competition held at Lapeer Center for Innovation occured the 19th and 20th of July. Andrew Meikle and Emillee Lane, members of the Davison Robotics team, controlled the robot with the record of 7 wins and 5 loses, finishing in 6th place out of 32 teams. 
    The students who participated at this event were ecstatic at how well we all did. 

    "Driving at a competition was a whole new experience at robotics. The fear I had was completely subsided when I got up to the controls. The rush of the game and excitement of everyone surrounding me made everything worthwild." -Emillee Lane, Class of 2020
    Kettering Leadership Camp
    "Over the course of three days students from around Michigan participated in team building activities and listed to presentations from Kettering staff and professors. Juniors Caleb Eicher and Andrew Meikle, and senior Sydney Hardesty learned how to be leaders on their FIRST team and their community by gaining skills like networking, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Activites ranged from someone in the group being from someone in the group being blindfolded and othrs having to lead them through an obstacle course to groups being divided for assembly lines. Our students learned valuable leassons that they are already planning to take back to their team to improve processes and advance student leadership." - Sydney Hardesty, Class of 2020

    Student of the Month
    Linda Renner has been involved in robotics for the last 9 years because her father is a mentor on the highschool team. At Robo-Con, she was the technician and did a fantastic job for it being her first time. 


    Members from the FTC team attended Robo-Con to teach older and younger participants how to drive their robot. 
    "I had a fabulous time. It was cool to learn how to drive our robot while teaching otyhers how to drive it as well. I also really enjoyed working with kids. The vendors in the lobby also had a ton of neat stuff. My favorite was the U of M table. It was a great day filled with a lot of cool stuff." - Rose Johnson, Class of 20

    7th Grade
    Student of the Month 

    Morgan Ballant says that she has taken this opportunity to make new friends through the team work shown . She likes robotics because it allows her to do maintenance on the robot as well as drive it. For the futrure Morgan wants to persue an engineering dagree at Kettering. 

    8th Grade
    Student of the Month 

    Caden Tucker has learned a lot about leadership, mentorship, and how to work on a team. The programming, design, and fundraising activites have peaked his interest the most. Caden's future plans are going to Kettering or Michigan for engineering. 
    Thank You to Our Sponsors
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    1. Dennis Hosang
      Latest Entry

      By Dennis Hosang,

      For the month of April (May 1st being deadline) anyone interested in being a BOARD member or interested in stepping down as a board member submits there request to [email protected]

      DRBC BOARD Positions include:

      Executive Chairperson
      The Executive Chairperson is a DRBC appointed position. The principal role of the Executive Chairperson is to provide leadership and direction to the DRBC. This includes maintaining the organization of the DRBC in accordance with the Board’s mission statement and purpose.  He/she acts as the liaison between the Board and the DCS School Board. The Executive Chairperson is not a regular voting member but may cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie. If the Executive Chairperson also holds another position on the Board and wishes to exercise a deciding vote, he/she must delegate the vote for the other position to a designee. The Executive Chairperson can only be removed from this position with 7 votes of existing board members or through resignation of the Executive Chairperson. If there is an open position, nomination and election of the Executive Chairperson position shall come from the board and shall be approved with 6 votes by the Board. 

      The President of the DRBC will be responsible for chairing the board meetings, presiding over the committees, insuring that events are completed as scheduled, and enforcing the rules and bylaws of the DRBC. The President will also ensure the 501c3 requirements are fulfilled. In the event the three trustee positions are not filled, the President will recommend additional supporting members to serve on the financial audit committee, with remaining board approval. 

      Vice President
      The Vice President is responsible for the coordination of the sub committees. The Vice President, is an aide to the President, and will assume the duties of the President at any time the President is unable to fulfill the duties of the President's office according to the Bylaws. The Vice President will also serve as the head of the financial audit committee.

      The Secretary will record and keep on file all the minutes of the board. The Secretary will work with the President to put together an agenda for the upcoming meeting. The Secretary will keep a current copy of the DRBC records, and will perform necessary club correspondence.

      The Treasurer is responsible for the finances of DRBC. The Treasurer will keep the books for the organization, including the checkbook, bank account statements, receipts, invoices, paid receipts, as well as budgets, and monthly financial reports. The Treasurer will pay bills in accordance with the budget authorized by the President, or the DRBC Board. The treasurer will ensure that the appropriate tax related documents are filed for the fiscal year.

      Trustees (3 positions maximum)
      The position of the Trustee is to provide input and advice to the Board. Trustees will serve as the financial audit committee, and will perform an audit of the books on a yearly basis.

      Lead Mentor Position(s) - (3 max, 1 each for the FRC, FTC, and FLL level).
      The Lead Mentor position(s) is an at-will position, and shall be filled by the Lead Mentor of the respective team levels:  FRC, FTC, and FLL. This position is not open to annual voting by membership. If there is more than one lead mentor for any team level, one representative must be chosen to represent that level on the board. The Lead Mentor is responsible for submitting a team budget at the start of the fiscal year.

      After election, the following is our current BOARD for June 1st 2020 to June 1st 2021


      • CURRENT: Thom Hardesty (2018-2021)
      • PREVIOUS: Lisa Johnson (2017-2018)


      • CURRENT: Jason Craft (2018-2021)
      • PREVIOUS: Lisa Johnson (2017-2018)


      • CURRENT: Coach Chris Purdy (20??-2021)


      • CURRENT: Karen Zuccaro (2020-2021)
      • PREVIOUS: Jill Osterholzer (2019-2020)
      • PREVIOUS: Lisa Johnson (2018-2019)
      • PREVIOUS: Tammy Lovelady (20??-2018)


      • CURRENT: Jill Osterholzer (2020-2021)
      • PREVIOUS: Kate Hosang (2018-2020)
      • PREVIOUS: Nicole Peel (20??-2018)


      • CURRENT: Stephanie Hardesty (20??-2021)
      • CURRENT: Kevin Meikle (20??-2021)
      • CURRENT: Dennis Hosang (2020-2021)
      • PREVIOUS: Leigh LaForest (20??-2020)
    2. FRC Season

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      Sydney Schneider
      Latest Entry

      By Sydney Schneider,

      Starting the beginning of our fifth week of the 2020 season, our team opened up our new robot lab to the community and sponsors to come and view. We presented our past robot and awards while also showing where we are now in terms of prototyping and CAD designs. As the CAD team is working hard to finalize details for assembly, the machining team has gotten busy with fabricating all of our specialty parts for both our practice bot and competition bot.  Some examples our of special parts are tons of customs brackets and six shooter rails that are being assembled. The build team has gotten to work by attaching the intake arm and elevator to P-bot. Within the next week, we are striving to have a fully functional elevator and hook up the shooter to the practice bot chassis.


    3. Working Robots

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      Sydney Hardesty
      Latest Entry

      By Sydney Hardesty,

      It was on August 26th, 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified, giving some American women full voting rights. August 26th is now Women’s Equality Day. Designated in 1973, the date celebrates the Women’s Suffrage Movement and underscores the continuing work for equality for women and girls.

      NASA has marked this persistent effort with a video introduction to eleven space pioneers, including physicist Pearl Young, engineer Kitty O’Brien Joyner, mathematician Dorothy Vaughan, mathematician Katherine Johnson, Chief of Astronomy and “Mother of Hubble” Nancy Grace Roman, and launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson.


    4. FTC Season

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  • Sponsorship

    Without the help of sponsors the teams aren't sure where they would be.  Cost of supplies, travel expenses, logistics, marketing and outreach events all must be funded.  Couldn't do any of it without sponsors and we of all ages can not thank our sponsors enough for helping make it all happen. THANK YOU!

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  • What is FIRST?

    FIRST is an international organization which uses competitive robotics as a vehicle for promoting science & technology. FIRST allows high school students to work side by side with professional mentors to learn skills ranging from engineering to marketing, animation and business.

    FIRST Leagues?

    There is a FIRST League for all age groups
    FRC (Ages 14-18; Grades 9-12)
    FTC (Ages 12-18; Grades 7-12)
    FLL (Ages 9-16*; Grades 4-8)
    FLLJr (Grades K-4)

    Davison Community Outreach

    Don't be surprised if you see kids running around with Davison Robotics shirts on helping the community.  The Community helps support the team and the team wants to give back by helping the community.

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