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Mission statement

To provide funding and leadership for students in the West Linn - Wilsonville School District and the surrounding area to participate in the FIRST ( robotics competition programs and to support FIRST's outreach objectives.

Annual meeting notice

The vote for the new slate of board members will be held at the annual meeting held this year at the Memorial Park River Shelter on Sunday, May 20th, at 5pm.

For parents and mentors

Children between the ages of 6-18 can participate through one of four programs for different age groups.

Like for youth sports, teams are typically run by parents. Many teams are run out of private homes. There is no central sign up. The first step is to begin talking to parents and teachers in the community. In order for your child to participate, you might need to start a new team. ORTOP offers free training to help you become a successful coach. The Wilsonville High School team 1425 maintains a website and contact form.


26-1354007 — IRS employer identification number.

WRSG contact

The WRSG board authorizes Bobbi's fund-raising activities and accepts responsibility for the expenditure of granted funds in accordance with stated restrictions for their use.Bobbi Kelly, fund raising director

Mailing address

Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group
c/o Wilsonville High School
6800 SW Wilsonville Rd
Wilsonville OR 97070-7787

Officers and directors

The WRSG is a volunteer organization with no paid staff.Tom Sommerville, president
Bobbi Kelly, fund raising director
Martha Burrell, treasurer
Jim Kelly, secretary
Al Bianchi
Paul Burrell
Erik Halverson
Karen Serowik

Program purpose

Consider any established youth sport. Legions of parents volunteer to run programs to introduce kids to the games in some cases as early as kindergarten. Parents might enroll their children in a variety of sports so each child can determine their own favorite. By the end of high school, a student has a sufficient depth and scope of defining experience to make an informed decision about what sport, if any, to pursue as an adult. In an era increasingly driven by technology, what similar defining experiences do we provide the next generation to make informed science and technology career decisions? FIRST offers age-appropriate robotics leagues internationally to provide one answer to that question.

Programs like FIRST are perhaps the future of education. But today these programs are run by volunteers and funded by contributions. Looking at the expenses, the major portion of the costs are the robots themselves. But the major value of the programs is in the experiences: computer programming, mechanical design and construction, electronic design and building, all in a team environment with an emphasis on innovation, critical thinking and gracious professionalism. FIRST robotics provides students the necessary experience to make informed decisions about science and technology careers.

Sponsor levels

Trophy sponsor
Corporate sponsor
Gold sponsor
Silver sponsor
Bronze sponsor
Community sponsor   
$20,000 and above
$5,000 to $19,999
$1,000 to $4,999
$500 to $999
$100 to $499
In-kind donations

The levels above provide a structure for the teams to recognize sponsors of different degrees. For sponsors who have provided written permission for use of their logo, the teams might display the logo in the following places:

The teams make decisions about sponsor recognition. The stewardship group makes no express or implied commitments regarding sponsor recognition.

Community support

The program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Wilsonville. Robotics is a high school club. Since 2014, the Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics Wilsonville District Event, a FRC competition, has been hosted by Wilsonville High School. Wilsonville High School makes rooms available for meetings, training and storage. The middle and primary schools make assembly time available for robotics presentations and distribute robotics communications. Volunteers from the local business community make up the team coaches and technical mentors. Some students from the high school team also serve as technical mentors on the younger teams.

Officers and directors
Mailing address
Team funding application

Error Code Xero, Team 1425
Wilsonville High School
Annual reports

IRS letter of 501(c)(3) determination

Mission statement
Public documents