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La Crosse Neighborhoods, Inc. (LCNI)
GRANT WRITING 201
The 2nd workshop in a series on improving grant opportunities & researching foundations – AND ITS FREE!
Saturday, March 11
Main Library – Computer Lab
800 Main St, La Crosse, WI 54601
9 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Join your neighbors and fellow association leaders in an overview of grant research and writing.
Grant writing can seem daunting, but this workshop will offer examples of successful grants, show you some best practices, and guide you through the process. Because finding the right grant applications can be the toughest part of the process, we will walk you through a specialized online foundation directory to help you find a match for your project.
Experienced grant writers & reviewers will be on hand to advise and coach while you work at a library computer – so, please bring your library card, a flash drive, ideas for grants or applications and/or any specific projects you would like to pursue.
WHETHER EXPERIENCED OR BRAND NEW – HELP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS BY DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS IN PURSUING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES!
Please RSVP to Jacob Sciammas, President of LCNI at firstname.lastname@example.org, by TUESDAY 3/7.
Our Memorial Pool Committee continues to work on feedback from the ISG Memorial Pool Report.
Below is our most recent update shared with the City Pool Committee, including the concepts we are developing and discussing for Veterans Memorial Municipal Pool.
CLICK HERE: .DOC Memorial Pool Committee Concepts Update 3/8/17.pdf
OR HERE: .PDF Memorial Pool Committee Concepts Update 3/8/17.doc
1/31/2017 – PRESS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LA CROSSE, WI – Grandview-Emerson Neighborhood Association (GENA) continues its efforts to revitalize Veterans Memorial Municipal Pool after over a year and a half of closure. Thanks to a successful campaign for a community-funded study by Isaac Sports Group (ISG), the GENA Memorial Pool Committee has shared ISG’s report & recommendations to 6 different groups, including GENA, the public, City Budget Planning Committee, City Finance & Personnel Committee, City Pool Committee, & City Park Board. Future meetings with the City Heritage Preservation Commission, neighborhood associations, La Crosse School District, UWL, & interested donors are also in the works for additional feedback & support.
GENA is pleased with recent progress working with the City Pool Committee as well as City Parks & Recreation staff and extends its appreciation. GENA gives special thanks to the over 200 people who contributed to the study fundraiser, surpassing the original $6,000 goal, which has allowed ISG to conduct additional analysis of a renovated pool & bathhouse at the historic site. Further research is underway on new programming options & unique pool features to meet today’s modern aquatic needs that increase attendance and keep the City’s operation costs lower than the initial Burbach Aquatics proposal to restore Memorial Pool.
Steve Carylon, Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director said, “I am in full support of the [ISG] report and I think it is a great piece of work”. Eileen Kirsh, Park Board Commissioner, went further to say about the ISG report, “I liked the part of the report where you assessed the programming and what was possible…I would like the City’s Pool Committee to think real hard about that…and I would like to hear from you [Steve Carylon, Parks Director] and Jay Odegaard [Parks Superintendent] about the vision for future programming.”
When Stu Isaac of ISG was asked if the report took into consideration the Citywide survey data conducted by UWL, he stated that it confirmed many of the findings from working with GENA. Barb Janssen of the City’s Pool Committee also noted many people across the City funded the study, not just one neighborhood, and “it is bigger than GENA”.
Meanwhile, the City’s consultant, Burbach, has been working closely with the City’s Pool Committee to identify a facility that best meets the community’s needs. In Burbach’s presentation on January 11th, which examined competing aquatics facilities and population demographics in our service area, 2 key findings of their leading research that aligned with the recommendations in the GENA ISG report include:
- The Memorial Pool site is #1, as rated for their total score on 18 engineering categories by Burbach, over Forest Hills (2nd) & Myrick Park (3rd)
- The #1 demand is for an outdoor recreation pool like GENA has proposed for Memorial Pool. Burbach also reported that indoor water area demand is 44% lower (+4,919) than for an outdoor recreation pool and the current water area available at large regional aquatic facilities exceeds demand by 27% (-12,437 sq ft)
The GENA Committee has further noted that City efforts of neighborhood revitalization, preserving vital historic landmarks, supporting local businesses and their transportation vision (valuing greater access by mass transit or without a vehicle) provide additional support for ranking the Memorial site #1. Work by the GENA Committee continues and they are welcoming new members, in or outside of GENA, to join.
Additionally, all community members are asked to help in the following ways:
- Share your testimonials, historic research and pictures of Memorial Pool by emailing: email@example.com or posting on Facebook
- Stay engaged – attend meetings, read news & join our Facebook Page: Save Memorial Pool
- Converse with neighbors, City Council Members & Candidates, City Officials, & the City Pool Committee Members
- Consider pledging to a pool at Memorial and share your ideas for potential donors and foundations who share our vision for Veterans Memorial Municipal Pool
- Lastly – continue to get involved in aquatics for all the health and wellness benefits for you & the entire community
GENA Memorial Pool Report, Schematics, listing of “Supporters” of Save Memorial Pool (last page), & Burbach’s Pool Reports can be found here: http://lacrosseneighborhoods.org/index.php/category/gena-posts/
Contact: Jacob Sciammas, Chair-GENA Memorial Pool Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to thank the supporters of Grandview-Emerson Neighborhood Association, City of La Crosse, Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept, Memorial Pool Committee and the generous donations from the following people who personally helped to fund the study & report.
Friends of Memorial Pool (over $40)
Greg & Erin Flottmeyer
Scott & Kate Escher
VSC Corporation & Karen Dahl
Kurt & Barbara Oettel
Rana Limbo & Paulette Stall
Lyle & Myrna Peacock
Dennis and Barbara Ross
Deak & Cindi Swanson
Shannon & Clint Howard
David & Kim Pretasky
Chad & Anne Dull
Jack & Amanda Udell
Tom & Christy Pfaff
Joseph & Mary Farmer
David & Ruth Bleidorn
Morgan & Emily Farmer
James & Jennifer Longhurst
Robert & Maureen Freedland
Eric & Nora Garland
Laurie Logan & Alice Bachop
Fred & Jean Skemp
Jason & Amy Sobolik
Angela & Jonathan Gelatt
Kristine & Ben Wilson
Glenn & Wendi Larson
Richard & Jean Ellis
Jodi & John Vandenberg Daves
Wade & Jill Miller
Richard & Dorothy Lenard
Doug & Betsy Farmer
Cathy Van Maren
Mary & Thomas Pretasky
Deborah Eve Lombard
Ted & Val Glotfelty
Joel & Kirsten Dettwiler
L & C Rodman
Jeanne M. Johnson
Carey & Suzanne Falkenberry
Joshua & Mary Larson
Kate & Steve McNabb
Emily & Wade Crook
Steve Schultz & Cindy Hart
Peter & Monica Gorski
Mark & Jane Domroese
Steve & Liz Arnold
Robert & Patricia Mc Loone
Tim & Colleen Skinner
Richard & Ann Mikat
Jennifer & Art Sexauer
Jo Lynn Jensen
Becky & Dan Deetz
Steven & Jennifer Meger
Max & Emily Brainard
Thomas & Gladys McLenahan
& over 100 additional anonymous donors
These 2 documents were prepared by Burbach Aquatics and presented to the City of La Crosse Pool Committee on January 11th, 2017 regarding an evaluation of competing area aquatic facilities and the types of pool features for a future pool.
2 key findings of Burbach’s leading research that aligned with the recommendations in the GENA ISG report include:
1. The Memorial Pool site is #1, as rated for their total score on 18 engineering categories by Burbach, over Forest Hills (2nd) & Myrick Park (3rd)
2. The #1 demand is for an outdoor recreation pool – like GENA recommends for Memorial Pool. Burbach also reported that indoor water area demand is 44% lower (+4,919) than for an outdoor recreation pool AND the current water area at large regional aquatic facilities exceeds demand by 27% (-12,437 sq ft)
Several neighborhoods have recently asked about this document that once was on the City’s website but is not longer there.
It is a very detailed analysis and set of recommendations based on a lot of feedback and public engagement.
We hope you find it helpful and provides perspective on the issues of our City.
Here are the community funded reports, lead by the GENA Memorial Pool Committee to complement the Burbach Technical Evaluation conducted by the City. Thank you to all the supporters and founders who made this possible!