Okay, this idea has beenthrown around in the Rumor mill for a little bit now, so I decided to take initiative and post some guidelines for FIRST-A-Holics Anonymous.
Now these are only suggestions, but I really would like to see this thing take flight, so any comments and questions and suggestions, would be greatly appreciated:
Guidelines and Rules of Membership
The only requirement for membership is that you be a dedicated member of FIRST robotics, past or present, and that you have shown a great deal of dedication in the past, whether it be through membership of an FLL or FRC team, or Mentorship/Advisory of said teams.
What is FIRST – A – Holics Anonymous?
FIRST –A-Holics Anonymous (FA) is a service organization in which the members of FRC teams, whether they be past or present come together with one common interest: the promotion of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Members will complete service tasks such as volunteering, mentorship, and community outreach to promote the message of FIRST and to bring FIRST to people of all kinds.
How to become a Member of FA
All members must be nominated by no less than five people. These people, with their nominations, must also include descriptions of the acts that the nominee has committed in order to be deemed worthy of membership. All nominations will be examined under a Review Board, and pending a vote, access to the organization will be granted.
Once the nominee has become a member of FA, they are required to perform and document at least five service projects that include, but are not limited to: volunteering at FRC or FLL events, Mentorship of FRC or FLL teams, internships at businesses that promote engineering and/or technology, and volunteering at any other event that promotes engineering and/or technology.
FIRST –A- Holics Anonymous is governed by a Chair and Co-chair. These two members are elected yearly, and are in charge of the Review Board and of the Event Catalogue, and of general happenings of the organization. The Review Board is The Secretary keeps an Event Catalogue that holds information
Chair and Co-Chair- Governors of the organization that maintain the order and composure of the FA organization. There are two national Chairs, and Regional Chairs that will represent at every regional competition.
Secretary- Officer in charge of keeping an Event Catalogue, which includes information concerning regional meetings, service projects completed by each member, and the final meeting of the year at the national competition.
Review Board- a group, including the Chairmen, that is comprised of a total of nine people, elected annually by the members of FA. They monitor the members of the organization, careful to check that they are within the guidelines at all times. Although they monitor events, they do not have the authority to remove any member from FA.
The members of FA that are not officers are entitled to a vote whenever a decision is to be made. All official meetings will follow Parliamentary Procedures, to ensure that every person has a voice.
okay… that’s it. Now, lets get this off the ground. It should prove to be kind of neat… if I can get imput!