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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.