Dear North Carolina Lacrosse Members,
Many of you may know that our US Lacrosse Eastern and Western North Carolina Chapters will be merging during the coming months. We have worked closely with our two Chapter President’s (Bridget Walker, Eastern North Carolina and Tim Monnin Western North Carolina) over the last few weeks we have committed to merging the two chapters at the end of the first quarter. Operating a US Lacrosse Chapter is an arduous task and because of the strong leadership and dedication of so many volunteer board members, the state of North Carolina Lacrosse is in great shape.
Let us begin by sharing with you how we arrived at our current state of affairs.
On February 10, 2018, US Lacrosse notified the chapter network that the US Lacrosse board of directors had ratified a recommendation to evolve the US Lacrosse service model.
Since inception, US Lacrosse deployed programs and services through an all-volunteer chapter structure that served both the organization and its constituents. US Lacrosse recognizes and appreciates the immeasurable contribution provided by the chapter volunteers throughout the years.
In 2010 the organization realized that a new methodology needed to be created and implemented to serve the changing lacrosse landscape and the needs of its members. The organization responded by onboarding remote based regional staff throughout the country, with the first regional manager being hired in 2013.
Over the course of the last six years, the US Lacrosse regional staff has grown to eight regional managers and two internal support personnel to directly engage and meet the challenges of the customers.
Over the course of the last year, chapter leaders and regional staff have worked in a collaborative manner to close some chapters or and to repurpose other chapters that wished to remain of service to the local community.
To deliver maximum impact in North Carolina, Lou Corsetti, US Lacrosse Regional Director, will work directly with local lacrosse organizations to identify, specify and implement programmatic support such as Equipment Grants, Coaches Education & Training, and Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.
The North Carolina Chapter’s primary focus will be to promote the growth and celebrate the men’s and women’s game of lacrosse throughout the state.
US Lacrosse and the North Carolina Chapter are committed to supporting the expansion of the sport in your communities and will continue to assist in any way we can.
We remain so ever grateful for your service to the sport of lacrosse and to your local lacrosse community!
Bridget Walker, President, Eastern North Carolina Chapter
Tim Monnin, President, Western North Carolina Chapter
Lou Corsetti (firstname.lastname@example.org), Regional Director, Southeast Region