These minutes listed below reflect two meetings held since last board meeting.
MINUTES for 2-14-11 and 10-14-11
*GRANTS :50 minutes
*CDGC :30 minutes
*DGE : 30 minutes
*LDC : 30 minutes
Start time 8am end 1pm
Progress on existing grants: Waiting on 2nd and 3rd milestone checks from King County CPG. Once those checks have been presented the 2011 round of funding from this source will be depleted.
Seeking out additional funding:Wheels already in motion for 2012 round of CPG funds maxing out at $100,000.00. Additional grants and funding for new disc golf education program are underway. Freelance grantwriter is willing to do all of the work for this project and funding. This particular grant writer opted out of being part of the board. This will be handled as an outside contractor. Fees for writing grants will be paid to grant writer. Moral and ethic codes prohibit and in-house grant writer, unless a board member chooses to take on this task.
Vote on in-house grent writer: Most of the board is supportive of such a thing, but most grant writers adhere to a strict moral code prohibiting them to be part of an organization that they are in fact writing grants for. This topic will be brought up at a later date, when a higher success rate for grants are reached. Also the challenge is finding a grant writer who feels like he/she want to take on more of a commitment to administrative duties for DOS other than writing grants.
As of 10-22-11
DOS: CPG total amount received was $100,000.00
All of that amount has been used, or is accounted for with the last remaining redesign developments on the course.
Once the last amount has been accounted for there will be public record for money allocated.
|Silver Lake tourney||$46|
|Lakewood weekly dubs||$550|
|Seatac monthly acepot||$356|
|CFR disc sales||$980|
CHAINBANGERS DISC GOLF CLUB:
NEW COURSE DEVELOPMENTS: Seatac disc golf course will be getting nine additional holes added to the already existing 18. The city of Seatac is currently getting a commitee formed to plan a course of action, and wether or not the Port Of Seattle will need any permits pulled for this project.
Since the City of Seattle Parks seemed to be going nowhere,the focus has been on King County parks. Of those there are a few that have potential.Waiting to hear back from parks personel before expending too much energy on these proposed sites. Will report back when there is something worthy of reporting.
City of Renton,has a few open spaces and parks that seem to offer a great site for new course develpoment.Awaiting response from parks personel as well.
City of Covington, has a few parks they would like to see host a disc golf course. The problem was the size of the parks were too small for any signifigant kind of course. Also a big factor in not moving forward,was no way for them to add Disc Golf as a master plan inside any of these parks. Therefore feeling that too much work and commitment would be made for something that would been taken away was not worth the time and effort. However the was a peice of property owned by King County that seemed like a great fit, and will be pursued as one of the above mentioned propery sites.
CLUB UPDATES: Since last meeting the member levels have been reconfigured to just a simple $20 a year or $40 a year upgrade. With the $40 you get a shirt and disc as well as your club mini. With the $20 you get the mini as well. Both get you 15% discount on every purchase at Chainbangerz Disc Golf Shop. Currently we are talking about the 2012 season for club run events and golas we hope to acheive througout the year.
COURSE ACTIVITIES: Previous events were the Chainbangers Club Summer Series in 2011, as well as the NW Doubles. Ongoing weekly doubles at Lakewood happen every Sunday in the Fall and Winter at noon, and Thursday at 4pm in the summer time.Every 4th Sunday of the month there is a club run acepot being held at Seatac Disc Golf Course. That has been on going now for close to 2 years now and has been generating some money for the club, as well as offering a sizeable acepot amount for any participant.
2012 activities are currently beign discussed by the CDGC board.
Disc golf education has taken a back seat as Keith was heading this program up and is pretty busy with other disc golf related business listed here in.
There is a new program in the works that will be seeking out funding, this will help pay disc golfers to instruct children this wonderful actvity.
WRAP UP MEETING WITH A MOTION TO AMMEND BY-LAWS AND MEET ANNUALLY;ALL AGREE.
ACTIONS ARE SET FORTH TO AMEND BY-LAWS RFLECTING A BOARD MEETING ONCE A YEAR BE IN PLACE
AS ALL MEMBERS, UNTIL OTHER BAORD MEMBERS ARE VOTED IN, LIVE VERY BUSY LIVES AND UNTIL MORE ACTIVITIES DICTATE A NEED WILL MEET ONCE A YEAR AS OF NOVEMBER 2011.
NEXT MEETING DATE AND AGENDA: NOVEMBER 2012
GRANT FOLLOW UP
4 of 5 board members were present (1 could not not make it due to prior obligations that could not be rescheduled,but gave all other members ample written notice)
* Sub Commitees
* Next meeting date
1st up was Grants : Throughout the year five applications were submitted. Of those five,three have been granted.
Two have already been accounted for. One is currently awaiting final stages of review for funds transfer.
Currently there are five new applications being prepared. Of those five,three are 98% complete and will be submitted within the next three months. Two are in the early stages and are awaiting support from outside 501 (c)(3) organizations in order to team up so that our combined efforts will ensure at better success rate. Timeline for those two applications unfortunately will be within the next year at best. This is something that may need to be addressed with seeking out a grant writer to add to the board or included into the budget,as most grant writers ethically cannot be on staff for applications pertaining to that organization. This has been brought up for next meeting.
Budget: Granted $3000 from Seattle Parks and Recreation along with Seattle Unified School District's A.S.A.P. (after school activities program) all $3000.00 went back into the D.G.E. (Disc Golf Education) program offered at Asa Mercer Middle School. This is a year round activity that lasts six weeks in the summer and eight weeks in the fall.
$500 was granted from Cascade Elementary After School Program. All of which went right back into the program. Discs baskets and supplies for the success of the next program.
$900 from CDGC (chainbangers disc golf club) members annual fees and fundraisers.
That money will be dispersed accordingly, as per course, for any money/improvements needed.
Still awaiting CPG money from King County for the LDC (lakewood Design Committee) for improvements and redesign of the disc golf course layout.
Sub Committees: LDC is the only current sub committee, that is under the DOS umbrella. Past activities have been to redesign the current layout of Lakewood Disc Golf Course. The reason : TAF (Technical Access Foundation)plan to build a 2 story 14 million dollar structure that will take away 7 of the 18 holes and the upper parking lot for the disc golf course that is currently inside that park. This design process took close to 8 months of committee members Keith Lionetti,Todd Watkins,Eric Edgerton,Brian Haze and Tuffi Dolan walking around that park looking for new places to put holes and lay it out in a way that would safely flow with the disc golfers and the other park users. After 8 different layouts it was narrowed down to the current map that has been cleared by King County officials and await the correct paperwork to be signed in order to break ground. All current activities are awaiting
funding. Once funding is underway the redesign of Lakewood Disc Golf Course will commence.
CDGC: Chainbangers Disc Golf Club is headed up by our current CEO Keith Lionetti.
This is a disc golf club that is a state wide organization that has some pretty new ideas that are not a far stretch from most of the disc golf clubs throughout the county. Some of the great aspects that are being implemented are that each member has a nice perks package that is different every year and contains (depending on what level) a rare otherwise unavailable disc with a limited edition print,a shirt with a different design every year,as well as a mini that entitles you to 5% off on all items inside Chainbangerz Disc Golf Shop.
Members also receive additional discounts for volunteering at any course throughout the state.
Insurance for any current member who wants to run a tournament can do so. The policy is the same cost as the PDGA with the same coverage. If you are a TD and just want to get a weekend membership so that your players are insured under this policy,its just a matter of paying a small fee to do so.
DGE: Disc Golf Education. A program that is head up by Keith Lionetti. There are 2 schools currently involved in either an after school or summer program.
In the coming weeks Keith will be meeting with all of the PE teachers of the Highline School District (comprising of 30) to train the teachers how to teach disc golf and implement it into the PE programs of all these schools.
Seattle Unified School District will also be meeting with Keith In the summer months to train selected school PE teachers the proper knowledge needed to teach kids the fundamentals of disc golf. This will also be implemented in the PE program. So far 27 schools are interested in this program. Once the Seattle Unified School District finds out that the Highline School District is involved the next phase will be school teams competing against other school teams throughout the state.
Next Meeting date was set for Feb. 13th.
next meetings agenda:
open with intro and resolutions from last meeting (15 min.)
*grants (30 min.)
*progress on existing
*seeking out additional funding
*vote on in-house grant writer
*budget (15 min.)
*CDGC (45 min.)
*new course development
*DGE (20 min.)
* LDC or any new committees formed (15 min.)
close with any votes needed and next meeting date set