A Potpourri of 2022 Season Info

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In Case You Missed It

Please remember to learn this latest Encourage weblog by Chris Rake, Govt Vice President and Chief Working Officer for FIRST. It features a COVID-19 Replace, together with hyperlinks to up to date cost phrases and a 2022 FIRST® Robotics Competitors Season Cost Phrases FAQ. As Chris famous within the weblog, we’re making these modifications to offer larger flexibility to groups in dealing with sudden modifications this season.

Kickoff Equipment Delivery

Good Information! Sometimes, groups who request their Kickoff Kits be shipped on to them (as an alternative of selecting them up at an area Kickoff) are chargeable for the transport price. For 2022 although, our excellent buddies at FedEx are as soon as donating this so known as “mysite” transport.  We nonetheless strongly encourage groups to choose up their Kickoff Kits in-person if they can and comfy with that. It’s the solely approach you may get your equipment on Kickoff day, and if in-person gatherings are being allowed in your a part of the world, you get to expertise the enjoyable of Kickoff with different groups. We can’t predict precisely what day you’ll get your Kickoff Equipment in the event you decide to have it shipped on to you as there isn’t any assured supply date, however it is going to positively be after Kickoff!

We’re so grateful to FedEx for this beneficiant assist and every part else they do for our groups!!

Please word, the donation is for transport prices solely. The receiving staff continues to be chargeable for any duties/taxes/charges that will apply.

Taxes

In a latest weblog, we famous that FIRST goes to start amassing gross sales tax for groups in affected areas. Whereas FIRST will cowl taxes for groups for the 2022 season, it’s nonetheless particularly vital so that you can get hold of and add any Gross sales Tax-Exempt types that apply to you earlier than you pay your registration charge. This may assist hold our prices down and set you up for fulfillment in 2023 when you have to to start out paying any relevant gross sales tax your self.

Checkout Directions

As we famous earlier than, FIRST Robotics Competitors goes to a cart-and-checkout system for registration funds this yr. Check out these directions with screenshots to assist information you alongside.

The Allaire Medal

Final month, we introduced that we had been retiring the Allaire Medal, which acknowledged one scholar on every FIRST Championship Chairman’s Award staff. After suggestions from the neighborhood, now we have reversed the choice and can reinstate it together with its related scholarship. This medal might be obtainable in 2022.

Hope you might be having a fantastic week!

Frank