Raider Parent Mentors (RPM)

Raider Parent Mentors, or RPM, is our parent-based organization. Formed originally by Mike Ciance, parent of two former student team members, RPM has grown to become a vital contributor to the smooth running of Raider Robotix activities.

RPM assists at the team’s major activities, such as Brunswick Eruption and Lego Camp, and provides rides for students to off-season competitions and other events. The parent mentors seek out community service opportunities for the students, tracking their progress for team travel eligibility. Parents volunteer to prepare & deliver meals to the high school during the always hectic build season. In addition to manpower, RPM coordinates various fundraising activities throughout the year. And of course, you’ll always find RPM members at competitions and other events enthusiastically cheering the team!

RPM meets once a month in the Media Resource Center (MRC) at NBTHS, generally on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 7PM. Check the team calendar for specific dates.

Membership naturally varies as students graduate and others join. We’re in one of those periods of flux right now. Presently RPM is led by Mike Savin.

How is RPM Organized?

RPM self-organizes into committees as needed to focus on various team functions, and individual committees establish their own meeting schedules as need dictates. These areas are core.

RPM Chairperson Jennifer Hammill jhammill@aps.rutgers.edu
Treasurer Jody Ikuss
Lori Kaye
jodyikuss@yahoo.com
kayefam@optonline.net
Fundraising Chairperson Lakshmi Sirisha sirisha.gundlapalli@gmail.com
Fundraising Committee VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Community Service Lakshmi Sirisha
Marianne Keyser
sirisha.gundlapalli@gmail.com
markeyser@gmail.com
Build Season Meal Coordinator Robin Hart rthart4589@optimum.net
Recording Secretary Susan Mitchell sdmmitchell@gmail.com
Website Rick Plavnicky plav@timeoff.org
Lego Camp
POSITION OPENING
Rick Plavnicky plav@timeoff.org
BE Parent Coordinators Cho Chan
Lynne Zimmerman
Ed Mui
chanc2@umdnj.edu
zimmerman4k@aol.com
Mui168@gmail.com
Donation Solicitation POSITION OPENING
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
BE T-Shirt Sponsorship Recruitment Jody Ikuss
Tom Ikuss
jodyikuss@yahoo.com
tikuss@optonline.net
Sponsorship Recruitment Lori Kaye
Tom Ikuss
Lakshmi Sirisha
kayefam@optonline.net
tikuss@optonline.net
sirisha.gundlapalli@gmail.com
Media / Public Relations Lori Kaye kayefam@optonline.net
Parent Driver Coordinators Cho Chan
Ed Mui
chanc2@umdnj.edu
Mui168@gmail.com
OLP Liaison Chris Henning dragnldy@optonline.net
Shoebox Recycling Project Mentor Jennifer Hammill JHammill@aps.rutgers.edu
BE Chef Anthony Schamper ASchamper@gmail.com

To find out more about RPM and the amazing things that they do, or to join or volunteer, read about roles within RPM and contact Jennifer today.