Grant Committee Members,
Grant Committee Meeting: This Thursday, October 28th - 7PM at my home - 2514 E. Pacific Ave.
Come prepared to discuss your ideas and inspirations for spending grant money. This meeting is for committee members only.
Update on the Grant issues…
I spoke with Tony Nersessian - the Executive Director of the Spokane Parks Foundation today.
I asked her if we needed to write more than one grant. She indicated that we would need to write a grant for High Bridge and another for Downriver if we chose to do so. Even though we as a club administer both courses - they are still two different parks. Grants are only given to organizations that deal with the parks. She also said that Taylor Bressler – the City Parks Operation Manager has to sign off on the applications.
In addition, all grants need to be able to be fulfilled within a one year period. A six month extension can be granted if needed but the grant itself has to appear that it can be done within 12 months.
After reading the grant application I tried to imagine that I was one of the members of the Parks foundation committee. I came up with a few ideas that I ran past Tony.
1. We as a club would advertise and staff introductory fundamentals of Disc Golf classes. In our budget we would allocate money for the instructors, advertising, and player packs so that we would provide access
to anyone of any income level to participate.
She really liked the idea of reaching out
to the community and providing access to the public
2. Along those same lines I spoke with her about the possibility of making our courses easier to use
for those who might have more difficulty navigating around the course.
So, along those lines we could:
a. Identify and develop alternate safer trails
or install stairs
for holes 11, 18, 2, 6, 7, and 9 at High Bridge. This could also be done for number 10 at Downriver.
This is just to give you a ‘flavor’ of the kinds of things that they may wish to fund. Please read and study the grant application at:
prior to the meeting.
Please call me to confirm that you can make this meeting. 475-5378.
See you on Thursday -