It may have taken us a few years longer than expected, but the pump house has a roof, thanks to the hard work of Walter Walker(pictured), u10 girls coach, soccer dad and all-around hard worker. Walter donated some tin from an old barn on his acreage and put it on the pump house. Ben Dawson also helped get rid of the old pump hardware and helped with the tin. Next up: sides to provide some protection from the weather.
The new pump and controls have been installed and we’re now getting instruction in how to use it to keep our fields as irrigated as possible. It is ironic that the installation was delayed about two months because it was too wet to get the trucks onto the property. The old motor blew a rod last July, and the new motor and controller were paid for, in part, with a grant from the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership.
Stay tuned to find out the date of the pre-season work day. We’ll need to mark new field locations, install nets, deploy the trash receptacles, place the benches near the fields and work on the parking area.
And remember, save the date: Saturday, August 28th. In the early afternoon (exact time to be determine as soon as we receive game schedules), we’ll be having opening ceremonies, free lunch and a big announcement for the Club. You’ll want to be there, trust me!
Carlisle Soccer has received a $770 grant from the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership. Grant funds will be used to help rebuild and beautify the entrance to the complex.
"Last summer’s construction project along the north edge of the complex meant that we had to remove a lot of trees, so we have a blank slate to work on," says Joy LeClaire, Carlisle Soccer Club president. "This grant will go a long way toward purchasing new trees and shrubbery.
"Now all we need is some volunteers and some additional donations to help us make it happen," she adds.
Volunteers interested in helping select and plant the trees and shrubs should contact Lisa Wilson, fund raising director. If you’d like to make a cash or in-kind donation to help us extend the grant, you may also contact Lisa.
The Warren County Philanthropic Partnership was organized to promote and enhance community based philanthropy in Warren County. The Partnership recently received a state award to facilitate endowment building and grantmaking. The contribution to the foundation was made possible by the Iowa General Assembly. In 2004, the Iowa legislature passed several bills to encourage foundation building and community based philanthropy. Among these measures was HF 2032 which provided that non-gambling counties, initiating a county-wide community foundation would be eligible to receive one half of one percent of the state’s gross gamblin tax receipts. Twenty six grant applications were received and twenty two organizations across Warren County shared in the funding allocations.
This is Carlisle Soccer Club’s second grant from the partnership.
Club Receives Carlisle Grant
The Greater Carlisle Community Foundation recently awarded a grant of $480 to the Carlisle Soccer Club for the construction of a new fence between the driveway and the playing areas.
"This fence will keep our players safer by keeping them away from incoming cars," says LeClaire. "It should also help us maintain safe traffic patterns inside the complex."
The grant will cover materials for about 240 feet fencing, which will be installed with volunteer labor. The Club is seeking additional dollars to complete more than 1,500 feet of fencing around the complex eventually.