Thursday, January 18, 2018

AZTECHS Robotics - November/December 2017

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
This is the time of year where giving back to others in our community is especially important to us. Recently we had many events that provided us with the opportunity to give back to the community. First, on November 12th we held our annual food drive at Stop and Shop in Hudson MA. We collected 1,845 pounds of food as well as $550.00 dollars for Worcester County Food Bank.
Fast forward to December 2nd where we hosted our third FIRST Lego League (FLL) Competition.  At this event, we had 36 local FLL teams ages 9-14 years of age in attendance. We faced some challenges with regards to space for the event but we managed to persevere and had a very successful event.  We were so impressed with the imaginative solutions and had such a blast hosting all of the great teams!
The first weekend of December was a very busy one for us!  As we cleaned up and tried to recover from the FLL competition, night shifted to day and bright and early on December 3rd we loaded a bus and headed out to Newton MA to attend the Dana Farber Christmas Party.  This event was very well attended by many children and their families who are currently hospitalized or were recently hospitalized.  We brought our 2017 robot as well as our remote controlled car and the kids all had so much fun playing with them.
On December 9th and 10th, we held our annual Toys for Tots event in conjunction with our own Assabet Valley RTHS JROTC at Walmart in Hudson MA. Despite the very cold and snowy weather we collected lots of toys, bikes, games and stuffed animals for children in need.  Our final event of the month was on December 15th was a robotics demo for Maynard, MA Cub Scouts.
             We hope to have seen you at one of these events but if we didn't, we wish you a warm, healthy, safe and Happy Holidays. And we can't wait to see you all at Kick Off on January 6th!!

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