The Minutes of the Central Area Tech Team
February 19, 2011
Reporter/Secretary for the CATT
The president called the meeting to order at 2:35 PM. The treasurer’s report was given by Zach. The current balance of CATT funds is $423.95. Ethan motioned to approve the treasurer’s report, seconded by Alex. The motion was passed.
The minutes were tabled until the next meeting because there was no available computer to view them on. You can view them by going to the Central Area Tech Team website at http://www.centralareatechteam.org/.
The possibility of holding a robotics session before the next meeting was discussed. After discussion it was decided that the robotics session WILL be held prior to the March club mtg. Any and all club members are welcome. If you have a robot, bring it with you.
The annual 4H Communication Contest is coming up soon. Members should have received a letter in the mail with details. The deadline for entries into the contest is March 7th. For more information, read the 4H newsletter and check the 4H website. A volunteer was needed to redesign the CATT brochure. Marissa (bravely) volunteered for the position, with help from Ethan possibly?
Members are encouraged to bring their designs for the new club T-Shirts to the next meeting, when they will be voted on and orders taken (at March/April mtgs).
The Central Area Tech Team and the SouthEast Area Tech Team (CATT and SEATT) will work together on some GIS work involving trails at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge near Prairie City. This is because of a special grant received by Iowa 4-H from the National Fish & Wildlife Service. After project completion, both clubs will make a joint presentation in Omaha about the results at the National 4-H staff conference in October.
At the March 12th meeting, the CATT will start building rockets. Members will learn how to build them and start them, then finish their rockets at home. The rockets will be fired at the following meeting.
Reminder: The ITEC Fair is coming up soon. The entries are limited to 250 this year because of all the applications they get, so sign up soon. Jane has information if you want to get signed up.
The next meeting will be held at the Extension Office – 1 pm on March 12th (10:30 is the pre-meeting robotics workshop). Zach motioned to adjourn the meeting, which was seconded by Ethan. The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 PM.
The activity of the day was working with NXC (Not eXactly C) to program the Lego NXT at the ISU Toying With Technology Lab in Howe Hall on campus.