January 2015 VEX Robotics Event Partner Update

Save the Date: EP Summit July 13-15, 2015!
The REC Foundation looks forward to welcoming Event Partners to the 2015 Event Partner & Reseller Summit which will be held July 13-15, at the Dallas-DFW International Airport North at Outdoor World. For more information about the Summit, please review the one-pager. In addition, remember there are specific resources for VEX Robotics Competition Event Partners and VEX IQ Challenge Event Partners provinding plenty of information for a successful season.

TMS Updates Now Available!
Important new functions have been added to the Tournament Manager Software this season, so please make sure you upgrade to the latest version before your events! To download the latest release, visit: TMS Update. The same version supports the VEX IQ Challenge, the VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U!

EP Support Kit & Trophy Ordering Details
EP Support Kit codes can be used for three discounts for the VEX Robotics Competition:

(1) Event Partner Support Kit (276-2581) and one standard trophy pack (276-2597) for free

Skyrise Field & Game Object kits (276-3144) for half price ($250); You may order as many field & game object kits as needed to support your event at the discounted price

Field Perimeter Kits (278-1501) for $200 off ($599.99)

The first three items (EP Support Kit, trophy pack, and Skyrise object kits) MUST be purchased together on the same order. Once a coupon code has been used for the EP Support Kit, the standard trophy pack or the Skyrise Field & Game Object kits, it cannot be used for any more of either type. If any items are out of stock, contact VEX sales at (903) 453-0802 to place an order that will be filled once the item comes back in stock. The code can still be used separately for Field Perimeter Kit discounts.

Event Partners are also encouraged to place trophy orders at least six weeks prior to an event date. This will ensure adequate time to process and ship an order in time for an event. More information about ordering trophies is available at VEX IQ Challenge Trophies and VRC Trophies.

**The REC Foundation’s Mission Statement **
The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable, and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit www.roboticseducation.org.

Past E-Mails Available
Archives of all email blasts from this season can always be found here.

Not Getting These E-mails?
Many organizations automatically block group e-mails. You have two options:

  1. Request that your IT department “White List” emails from mail.vresp.comand/or white list e-mails from the following IP addresses:
  2. Make sure the alternate email address in your robotevents.comhttp://robotevents.com/ team account is different – not a school address.

REC Foundation
P.O. Box 8276
Greenville, Texas 75404