Author: Greg Doig

BBQ Grill Auction To Benefit Our Team From Powers Hardware

We received word from Dr. Jeff Powers that he is having another grill raffle. The proceeds will once again be generously donated to the BIROBOT Team from Beaver Island Community School. The last raffle raised over $3000 to help the team. This grill has a retail value near $800 Tickets are $50 each and 3 for $100 here are pics of the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill being raffled Thank you Dr Jeff Powers and Powers Hardware Store  ...

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BIROBOT Thrills All At Beaver Island Independence Day Parade 2016

Here’s a look back at some of the scenes during the parade yesterday. The team was out and about showing all the people along the parade route what a great robot they built. They sort of stole the show, especially with children, as the robot maneuvered to and fro, while throwing sweet treats to all along the parade route. It was a great experience for the team and mentors, parents, family, friends and the visitors who attended this great Beaver Island event. The crowds were bigger than ever and the delights also. BIROBOT, it’s in the bucket, and some candy...

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BIROBOT Thanks All Our Sponsors

Team 6098 BIROBOT, from the Beaver Island Community School, graciously wants to thank each and every person that has donated to our team this year. Erin, Kai, Simeon, Jared and Gage have all been overwhelmed by this outpouring of support for their team. They have worked hard throughout the school year and have learned lessons that will last a lifetime. Knowing all the people from the community, businesses and people from other areas, that have stepped forward to help them in this endeavor, is truly inspiring. Thank you one and all. Some donors have asked to remain anonymous and we respect that and thank them sincerely. Here is a list of our platinum sponsors, to date. Kenneth Taylor Barbara Reynolds – Lighten the Load Tune Genie – Jeffrey Specter Ray Cole Dr Jeff Powers – Powers Hardware Charlevoix County Community Foundation John Robert – Roberts John Service Mary Rose Birch – Stratego Partners When the season is complete we will publish a complete list of all donors that don’t want to be anonymous. There may be more who have sent donations that are in transit and will be recognized when received. So whether you have bought a t-shirt, or contributed sums upwards of that, each and every donation has enabled these students to reach a goal that has humbled them and those who support them. Thank you ever so...

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New Platinum Sponsors Stratego Partners

We would like to thank another platinum sponsor of BIROBOT. Stratego Partners works side-by-side with C-level executives, Stratego Partners applies well-known and respected techniques to identify concrete profit improvement opportunities that increase their client’s bottom line. Their breadth of experience and knowledge transcends many areas of financial, administrative and corporate level costs as well as many industries. Thank you Stratego Partners Mary Rose Birch and Steven L. Brown for your support of...

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all-day FIRST World Championships @ Cobo Hall
FIRST World Championships @ Cobo Hall
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
FIRST World Championships @ Cobo Hall | Detroit | Michigan | United States
 This year the FIRST world championship events are split between two locations–Houston and Detroit.  We didn’t make it this year (there is always next season), but we are looking into a trip to the event[...]
all-day bIrobot Movie Festival @ Beaver Island Community Center
bIrobot Movie Festival @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 26 all-day
bIrobot Movie Festival @ Beaver Island Community Center
We invite you to attend the 2nd Annual bIrobot Movie Festival where we feature films that feature robots.  Before the films, the bIrobot Team will take to the stage to explain what FIRST is all[...]

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Our Sponsors

We thank all of our sponsors at all levels for their support Every donation is important. We recognize our major donors below.

PowerUp! Level 5

  • Don Langford
  • Judy & Kevin Boyle

PowerUp! Level 4

PowerUp! Level 3

  • Stratego Partners

PowerUp! Level 2

  • Dr. Charles & Carol Creasser
  • Bob & Alana Anderson
  • Bryan & Becca Foli
  • Larry & Mary Ellen Dawson
  • Ed Wojan Realty
  • Audrey Vandyke
  • Kasson Contracting, Inc.
  • Olson Construction LLC
  • Andy & Sally Stebbins
  • Beaver Island Boat Shop
  • Barbara Dart
  • Bruce & Lenore Jacobson
  • Bingham Insurance Services
  • Robert Turner
  • McDonough’s Market
    & Dalwhinnie Deli
  • Dr. Bruce & Edy Allen
  • Cameron Bartlett
  • Carriage House Antiques & Gifts
  • Beaver Island Boat Company
  • Bill Kohn
  • Barbara Dartt
  • Dr. Charles & Terry Carey
  • Mark & Kathleen Chester
  • Fank & Dana D’Andria
  • Chris & Connie Deruiter
  • Lauren Doig
  • Mike Epping State Farm Agent
  • Dale & Terry Keyes
  • Jack & Judy Gallagher
  • BIC Center
  • Shipwreck Shirts
  • Dr. Brad & Pam Grassmick
  • Ken McDonald
  • John & Lonnie Ochs
  • Richards Rental Management
  • Beaver Island Real Estate One
  • Beaver Island Christian Church
  • Donna Stambaugh
  • E.J. Hodgson Enterprises
  • Charlevoix ScreenMasters
  • Marlene Wiser
  • Budget Rent-A-Car Charlevoix, Inc.
  • Lisa Doig
  • Smiley Family Dentistry PC

PowerUp! Level 1

  • Andy’s Grooming Barn
  • Steven King
  • Narendra & Nishta Bahtia
  • BEC International Logistics
  • Charles & Elizabeth Boyle
  • Wil Cwikiel
  • Eager Beaver Clean & Store
  • Jon & Sally Fogg
  • Johans Pastry Shop
  • Gerald & Tammy LaFreniere
  • KM Construction
  • Mike & Susi Meyers
  • Pete & Deb Plastrick
  • Dr. Paul Reed
  • Ken & Betty Skoggins
  • Don & Nancy Tritsch
  • Bob & Maureen Turner
  • Ryann Turner
  • Linda Wearn
  • Northern Islander
  • Richard Roane
  • Sidney & Lily Smit
  • Ron & Patty Wojan
  • Michelle LaFreniere
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