VSCSO Lego Robotics Team A-TECH
is going to STATE!!!
On Saturday December 9th, team A-TECH places second in a local tournament at the Salmon Creek School in Vancouver. Team A-TECH captured was runner up to the prestigious Director's award. After staying up most of the night Friday night and after 4 hours of sleep, team A-TECH traveled up to Vancouver for a gruesome 6 hours of competition in 5 different events. Although the team only had the 5th highest score in the Robotic missions competition, they scored very well in the technical design, project presentation, and team dynamics. Team A-TECH is coached by anh Chi Jones, anh Hải Nguyễn, and anh Phương Nguyễn. The next step for the team is another month of practice to get ready for the State competition on Jan 13th, 2007. We invite everyone to stop by and support the team!!!
Team A-TECH with the trophy & the invitation to the state tournament.
Front Row: Khiêm Lâm, Anh Minh Nguyễn, Daniel Nguyễn, Andrew Vũ
Back Row: Kevin Jones, Danny Vũ, Huân Lawrence Châu, Jonathan Nguyễn
October 1, 2006
It is about that time of year when your company is asking you to support your favorite charities in the community by making a financial donation of which will be matched by your company. I asked that this year, you would consider making a donation to the Vietnamese Science & Culture Society of Oregon (VSCSO).
Hi, my name is Chi Jones. I am the president of VSCSO. We have a large organization of over 30 people who have dedicated their time to this organization. In the first 3 years, we have:
1. Organized the only non-denominational Vietnamese language school, the Lac Hong School, in the Beaverton/Aloha/Hillsboro area. This year we have over 120 students enrolled.
2. Organized Lego Robotics classes to teach our young children engineering concepts and at the same time have fun with Lego.
3. Organized cultural dance teams and traditional instrument recitals to promote our Vietnamese culture in the community.
4. Chartered Vietnamese Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.
5. Held seminars for the Vietnamese community on topics such as personal financial management and health issues.
As a young organization, we are in need of your financial support. Many local corporations, such as Intel, Tektronics, and Nike, will match dollar for dollar any contributions that an employee make to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit such as VSCSO. Contributions are typically solicited via United Way contribution forms, but employees always have the option to select another nonprofit organization. There is a box on the form where you can fill in our organization information. Please go to www.vscso.org/donations.php for more info.
Let’s build up a strong and productive community organization that we all can be proud of. If you can volunteer your time – great! If not, we welcome your financial support. Let’s take advantage of your company generous matching program and help today. If you need any more info, feel free to contact me at 503-997-2260 or by email at ChiJones@vscso.org