Grant Committee Meeting Minutes March 12, 2015
The CT Lacrosse Foundation Grant Committee met via conference call on March 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm to review all grants received for the Spring 2015 grant period. The following Grant Committee members were present for the meeting: Sandy MacMullen, Rob Peterson, Mark Duclos, Phil Schneider and Jay Fellows (Darren McGowan voted prior to the meeting) The following Grant Committee members were absent: Jon Einhorn, Ted Murphy, Rob Hoynes.
I) The following topics were reviewed prior to review of the grants:
a. It was confirmed that the Grant Committee has $6,000 available for grants in 2015.
II) The following grant applications were reviewed and recommendations made by the Grant Committee (“GC”):
a. New London Youth Lacrosse: GC unanimously approves this grant request. GC recommends a grant of $1,000 to be split equally between the boys and girls side. GC additionally recommends to NLYL that they do not need to buy new equipment for the boys side of the program (used equipment is available and can be found at much better pricing). Lastly, GC notes that (per grant application) personal equipment is not normally something that youth teams provide to its members/players and that NLYL should not need both pinnies and uniform tops (i.e. this is duplicative).
b. Build a Bridge: GC unanimously rejects this grant request. The GC believes the funding of summer club lacrosse membership falls outside its mission.
c. Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness Wheelchair Lacrosse Program: GC unanimously approves this grant request. GC recommends a grant of $1,000. GC additionally recommends that Chapter 126 pursue a Diversity and Inclusion grant through the CT Lacrosse Foundation. GC also suggests that Chapter 126 pursue a similar grant at the New England chapter of US Lacrosse. Lastly GC suggests that the CT Lacrosse Foundation seek some type of presence at the 12 day event.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:05 pm.