Grant Committee Meeting Minutes
October 26, 2010
The CT Lacrosse Foundation Grant Committee met via conference call on October 26, 2010. The
meeting commenced at 8:00 pm and adjourned at 9:15 pm.
Attending: Sandy McMullen (DII Private School), Jay Fellows (At Large), Ted Murphy (Men’s Referees),
Rob Hoynes (Girls Youth), Rob Peterson (Post Grad, Men), Mark Duclos (Chair).
Absent: Jon Einhorn (At Large).
Agenda Item 1:
The Grant Committee (“GC”) needs to fill a number of positions on the GC. It was agreed that Mark
Duclos (Chair of the GC) would reach out to the respective leaders of the various groups that are no
longer (or never have been) represented in the GC. These vacancies include:
Women’s Referees (Vacated by the Eileen Mitchell)
D1 Private School (Vacated by Michael King)
CONNY (Vacated by Robert Russell)
Public High School, Men
Public High School, Women
Post Grad, Women
Agenda Item 2:
The following grant applications were reviewed and recommendations were made by the Grant
Committee (“GC”) as follows:
1) Shoreline Girls Lacrosse Clinic - The GC unanimously rejected this grant request, with comment.
The GC believes that it is generally not in a position to assist financially in league, town or
organization camps and clinics. That said the GC believes it could be in the position to assist
organizations in camps when those camps are specifically designed to attract individuals that
can’t generally attend camps or clinics due to financial circumstances. Thus, the GC will request
the budget and camp structure outline for this event.
2) Tolland Lacrosse Club - The GC unanimously rejected this grant request, with comment. The
Tolland Lacrosse Club was approved for a grant of $500 in the Spring of 2010.
3) Bloomfield Youth Lacrosse - The GC unanimously approved this grant request for $1,500.
4) Capital Prep - The GC unanimously rejected this grant request, with comment. The GC reiterates
its policy that grant monies should not be utilized for public school needs.
5) Watertown Youth Lacrosse - The GC unanimously approved this grant request for $500.
6) Branford Youth Lacrosse - The GC unanimously rejected this grant request, with comment. The
GC reiterates its policy that it generally (except in cases of demonstrated, severe financial
hardship) does not fund grant requests for the expansion of existing, long term programs (it is
believed the Branford Youth Lacrosse program has been in existence for 15 years).
Agenda Item 3:
The GC has recommended to the Executive Committee the approval of an additional $2,500 of grants in
this Fall session. With the $2,000 spent in the Spring session of 2010, this is a combined expenditure of
$4,500 for the 2010 budget. The GC has unanimously agreed to the recommend to the Executive
Committee that any remaining monies available to the GC for the 2010 budget be utilized for additional
Chapter initiatives that are in line with the GC Mission Statement (see below).
The Mission of the CT Lacrosse Foundation Grant Committee is to review requests from individuals and
organizations seeking funding for the purpose of the development of the game of lacrosse in the State
These grants include:
A) The development of new and existing programs in the State of CT.
B) The development of players, coaches and referees in the State of CT.
C) Financial grants-in-aid directed to the development of the game of lacrosse in the State of CT.
D) Overall promotion of US Lacrosse membership and goodwill in the State of CT.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm
Respectfully submitted by Mark Duclos, Grant Committee Chair