Travel

Swerve Robotics teams travel. We believe in teaching our students to help others, and sometimes that involves travel. In addition, when we have highly successful teams they have to travel to bigger events such as the FTC West Super-Regional or World Championships. Sometimes our outreach events take us to new places as well. One of our teams is planning a trip to Botswana, Africa to train teachers the basics of robotics so that they can teach their students.

Financial

It is estimated that it will be $2,000* for all travel in 2017-18. There are three options for paying for the travel:

  1. One time payment to Swerve of $2,000 per person will be held in trust with Swerve Robotics. These funds will only be used to pay for travel of the designated student/parent.
  2. Monthly payments of the amount in which the payee chooses will be held in trust with Swerve Robotics. These funds will only be used to pay for travel of the designated student/parent.
  3. Payment of travel amount immediately prior to the time of the travel planning/booking.

At the end of the year the individual has the option to have the unused funds dispersed back to them or have them donated to the club. The donated funds will be transferred from the fund to the general fund in the miscellaneous donation budget line item.

Funds may be entered into the student/parent travel fund by any individual. The check shall be made out to Swerve Robotics Inc. and shall have the students name and team number on the memo line.

*$2,000 per student rooming with 3 others. Mentors and parents typically cost more based on 2 person occupancy

Outreach events:

Seafair

ISEC Space Elevator Family Science Fest

 

2017-18 Potential team travel:

FTC West Super-Regional - Spokane, WA
FIRST World Championships - Houston, TX
Idaho - Moscow, ID
Victoria, BC
Botswana, Africa

Travel Consent form