**FIRST EMAIL**/Critical Deadlines Approaching/Surrogate Kit Pickup Option/Running Wi

Greetings Teams:

Critical Deadlines Approaching:

· TONIGHT, 12/2 @ 8 PM EST- Regional Event Registration closes; Championship Registration closes; Kit & Kickoff Registration closes (in TIMS)

· TOMORROW, 12/3- Payment deadline for Initial Event Registration
· MONDAY, 12/6 @ 11:59 AM EST**- Safety Animation Submissions Due (in STIMS)

Surrogate Kit Pickup Option: If a team is unable to pick up its Kit of Parts (KoP) at the Local Kickoff selected, an alternate team may be designated to do so. The team unable to attend must provide FIRST with an authorized Surrogate Kit Pickup letter, signed by the main or alternate contact, on school or sponsor letterhead. Please find a template for the Surrogate Letter here.

All Surrogate Kit Pickup letters must be received at FIRST by **January 3rd, 2011.
The surrogate letter should be sent or faxed to:
attn: FRC Team Support/Operations
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Fax #: 603-666-3907; or scanned and emailed to [email protected].

Running WindRiver Workbench on 64-bit Windows operating systems: Teams should note the version of Workbench provided in the FRC Kit of Parts (2009 – 2011) is not certified for use on 64-bit Windows operating systems. Teams attempting to use Wind River’s Workbench on these systems are likely to run in to issues. We strongly recommend that teams use Workbench on 32-bit Windows operating systems. Please note that this does not apply to LabVIEW or Java. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please post any questions about this to the FIRST Forums (forums.usfirst.org).

Senior Mentor Call 12/9 @ 7 PM EST: The next Senior Mentor call will take place on Thursday, December 9th @ 7 PM. The call topic is Bag and Tag Best Practices, and the call will be hosted by Kathie Kentfield, FIRST Senior Mentor; and Frank Merrick, Deputy Director, FRC. A call outline, as well as call-in information is available here: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/content.aspx?id=10124

Go Teams!