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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.