CT Chapter US Lacrosse
Grant Committee Meeting Minutes (2/15/17)
Attendees: Sandy MacMullen, Rob Peterson, Mark Duclos, Phil Schneider, Darren McGowan, Ted Murphy
1) General Business:
a. Confirmation of annual budget – Confirmed at $6,000
b. Confirmation of process of grant request review – Suggestion made by Mark Duclos that we first review grants, regardless of the amount of monies requested and to first focus on the merits of the grant first – Committee agreed.
c. It was agreed to insert the word “typically” to the line of “These grants typically include:”
d. It was agreed that the GC should consider public programs that are solely funded at the State level.
2) The following grant applications were reviewed and recommendations made by the Grant Committee:
a. Bristol Lacrosse: GC unanimously rejects the grant request. The program request is for a long-standing, existing program. GC also agreed that Phil Schneider will refer this grant request to US Lacrosse for consideration from Diversity & Inclusion.
b. Edwin O. Smith Girls Lacrosse Program: GC unanimously rejects the grant request. The GC reiterates
its policy that grant monies should not be utilized for town public school needs. GC also recommends that EO Smith leadership seek funds from the US Lacrosse First Stick program.
a. HyWinds Technologies, LLC.: GC unanimously rejects the grant request. This project is a private, commercial venture.
b. Vernon Lacrosse Association: GC unanimously approves this grant request. GC recommends a grant of $1,500.
c. Vinal Technical High School Lacrosse: GC unanimously approves this grant request. GC recommends a grant of $1,500 specifically to partially fund program equipment.
d. Multi-purpose turf field in memory of John Pendergast (New Fairfield Youth Lacrosse): GC unanimously rejects the grant request. GC believes the project is largely a public project, developed on public fields.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.