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 CT Lacrosse Foundation

                                                 Grant Committee

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Date: April 24, 2009

Place: Conference Call

Time: 9:00 pm

 

Attendance: Mark Duclos (Committee Chair), Ted Murphy (Men’s Referees), Bob Russell (CONNY), Sandy MacMullen ((DII Private School), Rob Peterson (Post Grad Men),

 

Absent: Jon Einhorn (At Large), Eileen Mitchell (Women’s Referees), Mike King (D1 Private School), Rob Hoynes (Girls Youth), Jay Fellows (At Large)

 

Meeting commenced at 9:00 pm

 

I)                   Old Business: None

II)                 New Business:

a.      Discussion occurred re: filling the vacant and inactive positions on the Grant Committee.  Vacant positions include: Public High School, Men; Public High School, Women; Post Grad, Women.  Suggestions made for Public High School Men.  Mark Duclos to send email to those individuals requesting their participation.

b.      Discussion occurred relevant to how the CT Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors determines the amount of grant monies available to the Grant Committee.  Mark Duclos could not confirm how that money is determined.  It was agreed and recommended that the Board of Directors should determine a formula for the grant monies available.

c.      It was agreed that the Grant Committee should review the “$500” policy relative to “New Programs”.  This policy does not address the issue of boys and girl’s youth programs requesting grants simultaneously or individually.

III)              Review and discussion of the following Grant Requests:

a.      Training Materials for Junior Umpire Certification Classes

b.      Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse

c.      Wolcott Youth Lacrosse

d.      Canton Youth Lacrosse

e.      Cheron Mack, Nike Camp, Sacred Heart

f.        Demetrius Barfield, Nike Camp, Sacred Heart

g.      Jesus Gonzalez, Nike Camp, Sacred Heart

IV)              Vote and Recommendation of the above mentioned grant requests:

a.      Training Materials for Junior Umpire Certification Classes: The Grant Committee unanimously recommended that this cost should be accounted for in the CT Lacrosse Association’s annual operating budget.

b.      Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse: $1,000 grant unanimously approved for recommendation with comment.  Mark Duclos to speak with Don Wilson to discuss the needs of Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse and how the CT Lacrosse Foundation and US Lacrosse can help meet the club’s long term needs.

c.      Wolcott Youth Lacrosse: Unanimously approved for recommendation -$500. 

d.      Canton Youth Lacrosse: Unanimously approved for recommendation -$500. 

e.      Cheron Mack, Nike Camp, Sacred Heart – Unanimously rejected with comment.  It was agreed that, due to limited resources, it was best for the Grant Committee to assist in grants that benefit more than one individual.  Mark Duclos to speak with state lacrosse camp directors to discuss how they might be able to help with Cheron’s needs.

f.        Demetrius Barfield, Nike Camp, Sacred Heart – Unanimously rejected with comment.  It was agreed that, due to limited resources, it was best for the Grant Committee to assist in grants that benefit more than one individual.  Mark Duclos to speak with state lacrosse camp directors to discuss how they might be able to help with Demetrius’ needs.

g.      Jesus Gonzalez, Nike Camp, Sacred Heart – Unanimously rejected with comment.  It was agreed that, due to limited resources, it was best for the Grant Committee to assist in grants that benefit more than one individual.  Mark Duclos to speak with state lacrosse camp directors to discuss how they might be able to help with Jesus’ needs.

 

Meeting adjourned at 10:10 pm.

                                    

 

CT Lacrosse Foundation

                                              Grant Committee

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Date: April 23, 2008

Place: Conference Call

Time: 8:30 pm

 

Attendance: Mark Duclos (Committee Chair), Jay Fellows (At Large), Sandy MacMullen (DII Private School), Ted Murphy (Men’s Referees), Rob Hoynes (Girls Youth), Bob Russell (CONNY), Jon Einhorn (At Large), Rob Hoynes (Girls Youth), Rob Peterson (Post Grad Men)

 

Absent: Mike King (D1 Private School), Eileen Mitchell (Women’s Referees)

 

Meeting commenced 8:30 pm

 

I)                   Review and discussion of the following Grant requests:

 

a.      New Referee Training: New Fairfield Youth Lacrosse.

b.      Amistad Academy High School and Middle School Lacrosse Team.

c.      CT High School Lacrosse Coaches Association.  Grant to help subsidize awards for Boys Lacrosse.

d.      MDOC Officials Level 1 Training Program for Boys.

e.      Owaneco Youth Lacrosse, Town of Pomfret.

f.        CONNY Year End Jamboree at Yale.

g.      Watertown Youth Lacrosse.  High School Lacrosse Funding.

h.      North Haven Girls Youth Lacrosse.

 

II)                Vote and recommendation of the above mentioned grants:

 

a.      New Referee Training: New Fairfield Youth Lacrosse: Unanimously approved for recommendation - $300 ($925 minus $625 for membership).

b.      Amistad Academy High School and Middle School Lacrosse Team: Unanimously approved for recommendation (Jay Fellows did not vote) - $500.

c.      CT High School Lacrosse Coaches Association.  Grant to help subsidize awards for Boys Lacrosse: Unanimously rejected with comment.  It was recommended that the Board of Directors should explore ways on how it can work with the CT High School Lacrosse Coaches Association to assist in funding its initiatives.  

d.      MDOC Officials Level 1 Training Program for Boys: Unanimously approved for recommendation, with comment (Ted Murphy did not vote).  The Grant Committee unanimously recommended that this cost should be accounted for in the CT Lacrosse Association’s annual operating budget.  That, while the Grant Committee has approved this request, it doesn’t believe that the funds required to pay for the MDOC efforts should come from the Grant Committee budget.

e.      Owaneco Youth Lacrosse, Town of Pomfret: Unanimously approved for recommendation contingent upon Mark Duclos’ verification (with Barbara Gagnon) that this is a new program - $500. 

f.        CONNY Year End Jamboree at Yale: Unanimously rejected (Robert Russell and Jon Einhorn did not vote).

g.      Watertown Youth Lacrosse.  High School Lacrosse Funding: Unanimously rejected.

h.      North Haven Girls Youth Lacrosse: Unanimously approved for recommendation with comment - $500.  Mark Duclos to suggest to North Haven that they should seek funds from the USLAX Equipment Grant Program.

 

Closing comments made by Sandy MacMullen (and echoed by many other members) that the CT Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors should better quantify how it determines the amount of monies allotted for the Grant Committee.

 

Meeting adjourned 10:25 pm.

 




 

 

    Grant Committee

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Date: February 4, 2008

Place: Confernce Call

Time: 7:30 pm

 

Attendance: Mark Duclos (Committee Chair), Ted Murphy (Men’s Referees), Mike King (D1 Private School), Bob Russell (CONNY), Sandy MacMullen (DII Private School), Rob Hoynes (Girls Youth), Rob Peterson (Post Grad Men),

 

Absent: Jon Einhorn (At Large) Eileen Mitchell (Women’s Referees), Jay Fellows (At Large).

 

Meeting commenced 7:30 pm

 

I) Revised Mission Statement:

 

Approved by committee (see attached).

 

II) Budget:

 

It was agreed that Mark Duclos needs to work with the Board of Directors to determine what monies are available to the committee for Spring 2008 disbursement.

 

III) Grant Review:

 

The committee reviewed and voted on the following grant requests:

 

1)      Patrick Reed, West Haven Youth League: Grant request approved.  Total monies granted to be determined when the committee budget is confirmed.  Grant is approved contingent upon West Haven’s acceptance into CONNY (March 3).

2)      David Crosby, Stamford Schools: Grant request approved.  Total monies granted to be determined when the committee budget is confirmed.  NOTE: Committee needs to confirm that this grant request is the same as the Cloonan School grant request.

3)      CONNY Tournament officials reimbursement request: Much debate was made over whether it is in the Committee’s Mission Statement to fund a request for reimbursement of tournament costs.  It was agreed that the committee would discuss this concept then this request for funding at our next committee meeting (Feb 25, 08).

4)      Al Warren, Stafford Springs: Grant request approved.  Total monies granted to be determined when the committee budget is confirmed.  Grant is approved contingent upon Stafford Spring’s acceptance into CVYL, as well as confirmation that ALL Stafford Springs program members will be members of US Lacrosse.

5)      CONNY/Weston: Grant request approved.  Total monies granted to be determined when the committee budget is confirmed.

6)      Cloonan Middle School: Grant request approved.  Total monies granted to be determined when the committee budget is confirmed.  NOTE: Committee needs to confirm that this grant request is the same as the David Crosby, Stamford Schools grant request.

 

IV) Grant Applications:

 

Discussion occurred relative to grant requirements and regulations.  While it was agreed that approved grants needed to be in line with the Grant Committee Mission Statement, there was further discussion relative to US Lacrosse membership requirements, etc. etc.  It was agreed that this discussion would continue at our next committee meeting (February 25, 2008) and that it was likely that our requirements would closely follow the already established US Lacrosse guidelines.  Bob Russell to speak with Charles “Spook” Hilgartner of Baltimore to better understand their Chapter’s requirements.

 

V) Grant Applications:

 

Mark Duclos has distributed the Grant Applications to most of the grant requestors.  Mark will also notify the grant requestors of the status of their request (see above).

 

VI) Grant Application Review and Deadlines:

 

Discussion occurred relative to the amount of times the Grant Committee will review grant applications and grant application deadlines.  It was agreed that the committee would require that grants be received by the CT Lacrosse Foundation by September 30th and April 15th.  The committee will review said applications within 2 weeks after the deadline.

 

VII) Next Meeting:

 

Next committee meeting will be on February 25, 2008 at Cheshire High School at 6:30 pm..

 

Meeting adjourned 9:25 pm.

                               

 

 

 CT Lacrosse Foundation

                                    Disbursement Committee Fund

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Date: December 20, 2007

Place: Cheshire

Time: 6:30 pm

 

Attendance: Mark Duclos (Committee Chair), Jay Fellows (At Large), Sandy MacMullen (DII Private School), Ted Murphy (Men’s Referees), Rob Hoynes (Girls Youth), Eileen Mitchell (Women’s Referees).

 

Absent: Mike King (D1 Private School), Bob Russell (CONNY).

 

Meeting commenced 6:30 pm

 

I) Increase number of committee members:

 

Motion was made to increase the number of committee members.  Committee agreed to add the following positions:  1 additional At Large member, Public High School (Men), Public High School (Women), Post Grad (Men), Post Grad (Women), 1 League rep per league.  Post Grad Men position filled by Rob Peterson.  John Einhorn (Eli) considered for At-Large position.

 

II) Process of Voting:

 

Discussion occurred relative to the voting process.  Both the process in which we decide what types of disbursements are eligible to receive funding as well as the process of voting on the individual request.

 

Motion made and passed that the vote on what TYPES of requests the committee will fund should be voted on by the chapter membership.  Additional motion made and passed that all actual disbursements recommendations shall be made by the committee then approved by the Chapter board of directors.

 

 

 

III) Mission:

 

Discussion occurred relative to the mission of the committee.  Ideas discussed on what types of requests the committee should review include:

 

Development of the game.

Development of a program.

Promoting of US Lacrosse membership.

Player, coach and referee training.

Scholarships.

 

It was decided that Mark Duclos would make initial draft of mission that included something to the effect of “support the development & growth of the game of lacrosse in CT.  This could include support for programs, leagues, players, coaches, officials, etc.

 

IV) It was agreed that the committee would attempt to refine the mission by the next Chapter meeting.

 

Meeting adjourned 7:15 pm.

 

CT Lacrosse Foundation

                                                 Grant Committee

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Date: April 23, 2008

Place: Conference Call

Time: 8:30 pm

 

Attendance: Mark Duclos (Committee Chair), Jay Fellows (At Large), Sandy MacMullen (DII Private School), Ted Murphy (Men’s Referees), Rob Hoynes (Girls Youth), Bob Russell (CONNY), Jon Einhorn (At Large), Rob Hoynes (Girls Youth), Rob Peterson (Post Grad Men)

 

Absent: Mike King (D1 Private School), Eileen Mitchell (Women’s Referees)

 

Meeting commenced 8:30 pm

 

I)                   Review and discussion of the following Grant requests:

 

a.      New Referee Training: New Fairfield Youth Lacrosse.

b.      Amistad Academy High School and Middle School Lacrosse Team.

c.      CT High School Lacrosse Coaches Association.  Grant to help subsidize awards for Boys Lacrosse.

d.      MDOC Officials Level 1 Training Program for Boys.

e.      Owaneco Youth Lacrosse, Town of Pomfret.

f.        CONNY Year End Jamboree at Yale.

g.      Watertown Youth Lacrosse.  High School Lacrosse Funding.

h.      North Haven Girls Youth Lacrosse.

 

II)                Vote and recommendation of the above mentioned grants:

 

a.      New Referee Training: New Fairfield Youth Lacrosse: Unanimously approved for recommendation - $300 ($925 minus $625 for membership).

b.      Amistad Academy High School and Middle School Lacrosse Team: Unanimously approved for recommendation (Jay Fellows did not vote) - $500.

c.      CT High School Lacrosse Coaches Association.  Grant to help subsidize awards for Boys Lacrosse: Unanimously rejected with comment.  It was recommended that the Board of Directors should explore ways on how it can work with the CT High School Lacrosse Coaches Association to assist in funding its initiatives.  

d.      MDOC Officials Level 1 Training Program for Boys: Unanimously approved for recommendation, with comment (Ted Murphy did not vote).  The Grant Committee unanimously recommended that this cost should be accounted for in the CT Lacrosse Association’s annual operating budget.  That, while the Grant Committee has approved this request, it doesn’t believe that the funds required to pay for the MDOC efforts should come from the Grant Committee budget.

e.      Owaneco Youth Lacrosse, Town of Pomfret: Unanimously approved for recommendation contingent upon Mark Duclos’ verification (with Barbara Gagnon) that this is a new program - $500. 

f.        CONNY Year End Jamboree at Yale: Unanimously rejected (Robert Russell and Jon Einhorn did not vote).

g.      Watertown Youth Lacrosse.  High School Lacrosse Funding: Unanimously rejected.

h.      North Haven Girls Youth Lacrosse: Unanimously approved for recommendation with comment - $500.  Mark Duclos to suggest to North Haven that they should seek funds from the USLAX Equipment Grant Program.

 

Closing comments made by Sandy MacMullen (and echoed by many other members) that the CT Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors should better quantify how it determines the amount of monies allotted for the Grant Committee.

 

Meeting adjourned 10:25 pm.