Below is an email about volunteering at the Maryland Tournaments. Cari To those who have responded to the email below.thanks!!! For those who haven't.we are still beating the bushes to find experienced judges for the qualifying rounds on 5, 12, and 19 Dec and 9 Jan. In addition to the La Plata round on 5 Jan, another qualifying round is being held in Bowie.so we could really use your help!! Thanks in advance. Buck Buck Buchanan Raytheon Solipsys Director, Business Development 8170 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 300 Fulton, Maryland 20759-2522 USA 240.554.8204 tel 240-899-6925 cell 240-554.8101 fax [log in to unmask] www.solipsys.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Folks - As experienced FLL judges, we hope you can volunteer to judge Teamwork again this year. The big difference for the 2010 FLL competition is we now have qualifying rounds beginning 5 December around the state to neck almost 160 teams down to the 64 who will compete in the MD finals at UMBC on 30 Jan. For each one of these qualifying rounds (see dates and locations below), we need to supply at least three experienced Teamwork judges to work with the local augmentee judges. Loc Date Location Street City State Zip 1 Saturday, December 05, 2009 College of Southern Maryland 8730 Mitchell Road La Plata MD 20646 2 Saturday, December 12, 2009 Northern Garrett High School http://sites.google.com/site/garrettqualifier 86 Pride Parkway Accident MD 21520 3 Saturday, December 12, 2009 South River High School 201 Central Ave East Edgewater MD 21037 4 Saturday, December 19, 2009 Owings Mills High School 124 Tollgate Road Owings Mills MD 21117 5 Saturday, December 19, 2009 Digital Harbor High School 1100 Covington St Baltimore MD 21230 6 Saturday, December 19, 2009 Oklahoma Road Middle School 6300 Oklahoma Road Sykesville MD 21784 7 Saturday, January 09, 2010 Salisbury Middle School 607 Morris Street Salisbury MD 21801 8 Saturday, January 09, 2010 Parkville High School 2600 Putty Hill Ave Parkville MD 21234 9 Saturday, January 09, 2010 Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab 11100 Johns Hopkins Road Laurel MD 20723 Please let me know ASAP if you can support any of the above qualifying matches as well as the MD state finals. We are looking for other FLL judge volunteers as well. So please pass the word to your coworkers, friends, etc., who have a technical background and/or leadership experience. More FLL info and judge sign-up can be found at the MD First site at http://www.mdfirst.org/MD/index.htm. FLL Judge training is available at ftp://forums.usfirst.org/ Make sure you use Internet explorer for this site. The username is ftpjudge and the password is ftpJudge (note the capital J in the password). After you log in, click on "Judges", =>"Smart Move Materials", => download and print the "Judges Handbook + Rubrics".Then click on "Training" and "General Judge Training". Click on "2009 Judge Training -LoFi.pdf" and read the slides (should only take about 10 minutes for returning judges). A form should be on the MDFirst website soon for you to certify that you have completed the judge's training. As you well know, these competitions are fun and exciting, and what FLL teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. Most importantly, the skills these kids learn during these competitions will last a lifetime. Your support as a judge is critical to the success of the MD FLL program. Hope to hear from you very soon. Buck Buck Buchanan Raytheon Solipsys Director, Business Development 8170 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 300 Fulton, Maryland 20759-2522 USA 240.554.8204 tel 240-899-6925 cell 240-554.8101 fax [log in to unmask] www.solipsys.com -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe.