Finger Lakes Regional "Personal Recognition Buttons"

Finger Lakes Regional “Personal Recognition”
Award Procedure

Finger Lakes Regional Attending Teams:

Obviously, FIRST is all about recognition and inspiration. This absolutely holds true for the FIRST Finger Lakes Regional event. To further encourage each of us to create the world we would love to live in, we introduce the FINGER LAKES REGIONAL “PERSONAL RECOGNITION” BUTTON. This button will not be distributed freely, but must be EARNED by an individual.

The way it works…

Each team participating in the Finger Lakes Regional (about 35 teams) will receive a packet containing 2 (two) “PERSONAL RECOGNITION” buttons and a Personal Recognition Data Form for each button. Each team should plan to award a button to an individual at the event who should be recognized for outstanding behavior in any of the following areas:

  • Gracious Professionalism
  • Helpfulness
  • Spirit / Enthusiasm
  • Xtreme Safety
  • Bringing people together

Individuals could be members of another team, FIRST staff, venue staff, the concierge at your hotel, or the driver of your bus. Assessing individuals to recognize is going to be somewhat subjective. However, the overriding factors are actions “Deserving Special Recognition.”

Not only will recognized individuals receive a limited edition button, but the team awarding the button should also record the name, team number or other affiliation, and reason for the recognition on a Personal Recognition Data Form at the time of the award. Each button you present should have an accompanying form. The forms should be turned in at the Pit Administration Table by noon on Saturday. Please complete this short form! Information about recognized individuals from all forms returned will be posted on the Finger Lakes Regional Official Web-site shortly after the competition.

So put your Gracious Professional game-face on and do what you always do at FIRST competitions, create an environment we all wish we lived in everyday and please take the time to recognize someone who deserves a Finger Lakes Regional “Personal Recognition” Button!

Go Rochester Teams!

Finger Lakes Regional Planning Committee

These are really cool buttons! I will post button graphics shortly. The buttons were made by MOE 365 team members. Any FIRST team could set this up at their regional event - just be sure to obtain approval from the Regional Planning Committee.

Have a great time at the regionals you attend!

I like your idea. I know a lot of people on my team love freebies! This might just encourage people to make the competition better! See you at FLR!

Thanks, Josh. This is a nice way to acknowledge all those folks who make FIRST regionals special, but may not get recognition for it.

See you in a few days!