In November of 2009 this process started when Tony Nercissian - the Executive Director of the Park Foundation approached me after I'd spoken at the Park Board Meeting. She said as she handed me her card, "You should apply for a grant, I think you'd get it." Ever since that meeting I've developed a relationship with her and she has spoken about the club to her Board on several occasions. I have initiated this process, developed the relationship and have been the proponent of the possibility since well before I was the Community Liaison, Steward or President of the Club.
So, my interest is nothing new and I want to know as much about what Justin is writing as any member of the Board. In fact, I'm on the Committee for the grant. Presidential oversight isn't anything new. It, in fact is a protection for Justin and anyone else that's involved in the process. I'm about seeing our courses become functional, safer and more accessible to the public.
It would have been possible for us to write more than one grant, but for now one is a good start, and I'm happy that Justin volunteered to put it together. It's not 'out of order' for the President of an organization to ask questions or desire to be more informed about the progress. In fact it's expected.