Minutes of the PARTS meeting on June 1st, 2002

Pete Skeggs, PARTS President, opened the meeting by asking how many folks were attending their first PARTS meeting. About eight folks were first-time attendees. Some had been to PDXBOT.02, and others had seen the club web page and decided to stop by.

Pete announced that he had some unclaimed nametags and certificates of participation from PDXBOT.02 for robot owners to pick up after the meeting. Pete also passed out product brochures from IVEX and Solutions Cubed (both firms donated products and/or cash for PDXBOT.02).

Pete reported that ORTOP (the Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program) is planning to expand its activities from one event with 65 teams to three events with over 120 teams, and is seeking technical mentors for teams in the mentors’ neighborhoods. He urged interested PARTS members to become mentors for these teams of middle school age children.

Pete awarded a raffle prize (Mk III robot kit and PDXBOT.02 tee shirt) to winner Marcus Vincent.

The next PARTS meeting will be Saturday, July 6th