2016 is rapidly nearing an end. 2017 will be on us like white on rice in about 46 days.

Of course, this means that The Robot Group, Inc. will be holding in annual business meeting and banquet.

It is at this annual business meeting that new officers and Board of Directors members are elected.

Of course, we also get together over a good meal, discuss what we did right and what we did wrong this year, and lay out the plan for next year (e.g., SxSW, MakerFaire).

All members are strongly-encouraged to attend. If you cannot attend, you should be keeping an eye on your e-mail for word from the Secretary about voting by proxy.

The event will be held at Brookdale – Gaines Ranch in South Austin on Sunday, December 4th. Social hour will run from 1530 hrs – 1630 hrs. Dining will run from 1645 hrs – 1745 hrs. Business will commence there after and the fun can continue until they boot us out at 1930 hrs.

The meal plates are $15 each and may choose beef, chicken, or vegetarian. Payment (cash or check … payable to The Robot Group, Inc.) can be made at the event.

We need to let the dining room personnel know how many of meal they will be preparing by 25 November.

Please, RSVP to Derek Bridges directly. Let him know how many will attending and your meal choice(s).

Submitted by Mike Scioli on behalf of the Board of Directors (Kevin Frack, Yama Ploskonka, and Mike Scioli), and officers (Derek Bridges, president; Jeff Cicolani, vice-president, Wolf Dilworth, treasurer, and Gray Mack, secretary).