If you care for an answer to the question your title asks, Mid-Atlantic Robotics is the name on the checkbook and FIRST Mid-Atlantic is the name on the website. I don’t know what name you get on your banners…
That’s likely because banners were ordered before the (poorly-timed) FIRST HQ rebrand announcement.
As of the new branding rules, all regions must refer to themselves as “FIRST [Place]” to keep things consistent, which means the days of calling it MAR on the public-facing side are coming to an end. I’ve been trying to be diligent about it, but it’s probably going to go over as smoothly as the transition from Nationals to Championship… :ahh:
Back to topic - 1923 is very excited for Mt. Olive! Always a great event and we’re all really hype to start competition season. Looking forward to it!
I’m a ref and looking forward to it! By any chance, can I bum a ride with a team (or anyone else) in the mornings from the Holiday Inn where I’m staying? Alternatively, is Uber available there? If not, I might have to gasp get on a phone and call a taxi! What are those things again? (spoiled NYC guy here!)
There are taxi services in the area.
If you really get stuck send me a PM and I’ll try to help.
Just be aware I am the CSA at the event so - late is not an option.
I figure by Saturday morning I’ll be up to my eyeballs in spare parts.
1676 is excited as always for the 2016 Mt. Olive District. It’s one of the districts we’ve gone to each year since the inception of MAR, and 11/193 never fail to host a great event.
Like in years past, 1676 will be recording full-field footage of the competition and will be posting it ASAP to our official YouTube Channel. If you want a sneak peak of our robot before this weekend, we’ll be premiering our reveal video during the FIRST Updates Now Premiere Night tomorrow and then publishing it on our YouTube Channel as well.
That’s exactly what happened. The banners, trophies, FMS, etc. will all say MAR District.
The legal name for the organization remains “Mid-Atlantic Robotics”. The board approved a D.B.A. (does business as) to reflect FIRST’s branding request. Personally I still use the “MAR” acronym on all board and committee documents. I don’t see it as an issue to continue using “MAR” though once the IT committee establishes the official branding standards next summer, we’ll all know.