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United Way Brings a FREE STEM Robotics Club to Franklin County Youth!

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    United Way’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program is expanding with exciting changes this year!

    In addition to the FREE STEM LEGO Robotics club held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, Derrick Larcom from the Ottawa Library’s technology department will be offering classes that will encourage the club participants to take their skills further to build and code their own LEGO creations! Mr. Larcom will also be teaching a FREE 3-D printing design class where students will be able to take their creations to the OYAA art club and print real 3-D objects and creations!

    In conjunction with the Library and the Ottawa Community Arts Council, the STEM United Youth mentoring program is an inspiring endeavor designed to help our community youth set high career goals for their future!

    The LEGO Robotics Club has these qualified mentors working one-on-one with the students:

Dr. Jeff Kelley:  Psychometrician

Lori Kelley:  Former Family Lawyer with law degree from Washburn University

Stan Grigsby:  Physics Professor at Ottawa University

Gene Beauchamp:  Degree in Agriculture Economics.  Currently in Systems and development of packaging systems with Robotics

Leigh Hanson:  Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education, STEM Volunteer Coordinator for the UW, and Art Education Program Director for the Ottawa Community Arts Council

Derrick Larcom:   Ottawa Library’s IT Specialist. He has a BS in Information Technology with a certificate in Advanced Software Design. He has spent 12+ years working with USD290 students and computers either through the Alternative School programs or as a building level Technology Aide. He enjoys 3d printing and is currently working on wiring, designing, and printing a replica MSE-06 “Mouse” Droid from Star Wars with his son.

Meg Pearson:  Executive Director for the United Way of Franklin County

Josh Pearson:  Former Nuclear Power Plant Operator with a background in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

    The STEM LEGO Robotics Club meets one Saturday a month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carnegie Building at 5th and Main in Ottawa. Club meeting dates this year include: May 26, June 23, July 21, August 25, September 22, and October 20.

    Check with the Ottawa Library to register for this summer’s robotics and 3-D design classes.  For more information contact United Way at united.way.of.franklin.co@gmail.com or (785) 418-2015.

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Sponsor our first ever

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Mystery Theater Dinner Event!

Your company, church, civic group or organization will benefit from the publicity we can provide you during our Your Piece Counts Mystery Theater Dinner Event on October 6th or 7th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bottle House in Ottawa, KS.

BE A PRESENTING SPONSOR:

$2,000 Private Eye Sponsor: Recognition for one year in the bi-weekly KOFO Radio Show; Recognition on local Television Community Bulletins; Recognition in the next United Way full page ad in the Ottawa Herald; Recognition on the United Way of Franklin County Website; Your company name or logo on hundreds of event flyers, handbills and save the date cards; your company name or logo on 50 event posters displayed throughout the community; Recognition during event announcements: Recognition in the event Thank You ad in the Ottawa Herald; Recognition on a multitude of United Way social networks; Three tables of ten at the event with your company name or logo on a table tent and your company name or logo on hundreds of event table placemats.

$1,200 Case Solver Sponsor: Recognition for one year in the bi-weekly KOFO Radio Show; Recognition in the next United Way full page ad in the Ottawa Herald; Recognition on the United Way of Franklin County website; Your company name or logo on hundreds of event flyers handbills and save the date cards; Your logo on 50 event posters displayed throughout community; Recognition in an event Thank You ad in the Ottawa Herald newspaper; Two tables of ten at the event with your company name or logo on a table tent and your company name or logo on hundreds of event table placemats.

$600 Spyglass Sleuth Sponsor: Recognition during event announcements; Recognition on four KOFO bi-weekly radio shows; Recognition in a post event newspaper Thank You ad; Your company name or logo on hundreds of event table placemats; A table of ten at the event with your company name or logo on a table tent and your company name or logo on hundreds of event table placemats.

$250 (with 4 seats) or ($300 with 5 seats) Lead Detective Sponsor: Recognition during event announcements; Recognition on two KOFO bi-weekly radio shows; Recognition in a post event newspaper Thank You ad; Your company name or logo on hundreds of event table placemats; Fok4ur seats for you and your guests at the event; your company name or logo on hundreds of table placemats and your company’s support announced on one KOFO radio show.

$100 Case Solver Sponsor: Business signs/banners displayed at the event on Oct 6th and 7th, 2017; Recognition in the full page newspaper advertisement; Recognition in a post event newspaper Thank You ad, and your company name or logo on hundreds of table placemats, two seats at one event, and your company’s support announced on one KOFO radio show.

$50 Clue Hunter Sponsor: Recognition in a post event newspaper Thank You ad; your company name or logo on hundreds of event table placemats and your company’s support announced on one KOFO radio show.

Please note that individual tickets are $65 each. Please be sure to RSVP and join us for this fun and entertaining event:

United Way of Franklin County Association, Attn: Meg Pearson
434 South Main Street/P.O. Box 233, Ottawa, KS 66067
Work: (785) 418-2015    Email: united.way.of.franklin.co@gmail.com