We will use the School District of Hillsborough County, Teacher and Student handbooks as a guide for our Code of Conduct for Teachers / Team Sponsors and Students. We will use the College or Universities Code of Conduct for our college teams. We will require Board members and Auxiliary Members to be professional and courteous when they are representing Electrathon of Tampa Bay and / or the School District of Hillsborough County. Parents and guests at our events will conduct themselves in a manner that does not draw negative attention to Electrathon of Tampa Bay and / or the School District of Hillsborough County. Should there be an issue at any of our meetings or events, any member of the Executive Board can be approached and informed of the concern or issue so that it can be handled immediately. We will also require each team to have a Team Sponsor and an alternate (name and title must be on file with ETO before first race of the season) in case the primary sponsor is not available to attend a race with the students. Furthermore for the safety of everyone, the sponsor and team members are the only ones allowed in the pit area during a race. Parents, guests and non-team members will leave the pit area when the call to line up (cars to start line) is announced.
On September 26, 2015 we will hold our first race of the 2015-2016 season at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon Florida. Our Events Committee has worked to get the details and safety measures ready for race day.
On another note, we had a change in the race schedule as Middleton High School (District Administration)changed the date of their open house.
Executive Board Members, along with Board Members representing each team (Sponsor and Student for High Schools) are invited to the Board Meeting to prepare for the new season. Meeting starts at 4pm at the Cracker Barrel by Lazy Days RV in Seffner. The back room has been reserved for ETO Meeting from 330pm to 730pm.
Michael Wilson reported: Our Junior Solar Sprint girls team won 1st place this summer at the Technology Student Association (TSA) National Conference in Texas. Their car ran the fastest time and the display showed the engineering process of making a solar car.
Our Robotics Academy is one of 4 STEM programs that is being considered for national certification. This past school year we were awarded a model program status and will be reviewed by the national committee next spring.
The end of the year banquet will be held Sat. May 30 at 4 P.M. at the Frontier Steak House on Sligh Ave just west of U.S. 301. We have the banquet room and dinner will be off of the regular menu.
We will be awarding trophies for the season and recognizing this racing seasons achievements.
We will also be bidding a fond farewell to our founder, Ken Fiallos, who is retiring after many years of untiring work for Electrathon racing in Florida.
We urge current and former racers, sponsors and fans to come out and celebrate the end of our season and the beginning of a new chapter for Electrathon Of Tampa Bay.
RSVP to email@example.com
With the last min. cancelation of our last race of the year at the Florida Solar Energy Center there is one other race you might consider
The Run For The Peaches at Brooks County High School in Quitman Ga. is one race that is relatively close. Quitman is just west of Valdosta and only about 240 mi. from Tampa.
Its close enough to leave after school on Friday and be back in Tampa late Sat afternoon. First race is Sat at 10 A.M and the second race is 1:30 P.M. Or leave at 0 dark thirty on Sat morning.