COMMITTEE FOR THE PROMOTION OF LATIN
SAMPLES OF ACTIVITIES ELIGIBLE FOR CPL FUNDING
MAILINGS / POSTAGE AND TELEPHONE USE / FESTIVALS / SPEAKERS / DEMONSTRATIONS / CONTESTS / NEWSLETTERS / ADVERTISING / FLIGHTS OF FANCY
This is a very effective tool often used to introduce programs into schools or even school districts. Flyers extolling the virtues of Latin, reprints of data showing the benefits of Latin, and open letters extolling the classics have all been mailed to parents, teachers, principals, and even administrators at the state and local levels. CPL can help with duplicating costs and postage.
POSTAGE AND TELEPHONE USE
CPL regularly pays for all postage, telephone and photocopying costs incurred by its State and Regional Vice Presidents and members of the CPL Committee. A special budget line item [Vice Presidents' Expenses] is set up to handle these requests.
Where appropriate, funds can be used to sponsor Latin festivals or participation in foreign language festivals.
On certain occasions, speakers can be brought in to address well-attended meetings, rallies, and the like for students of classics. CPL can contribute a maximum of $300.00 for such speakers. Priority is given, in this and in all activities, to those initiatives which show local funding which supplements the grant from CPL. Know in advance whom you are inviting: Regional Vice Presidents and the Chair of CPL are, in most cases, the best speakers to help increase local interest and to talk about ways of promoting Latin. It should be noted, however, that even in these cases speakers are considered a "low priority" in the awarding of CPL funds.
Various sorts of demonstrations ranging from production of Latin plays at meetings to displays in malls, schools, and PTA Meetings have all been funded. Film can also be rented in situations where showing them would encourage the study of Latin. Funds to offset the video production of plays and events which could be offered in turn for use by classicists throughout the CAMWS territory have been granted in recent years.
CPL Funds can help organize and support state-wide contests which will encourage the study of Latin. These contests can be in translation, creative writing, or essay writing.
In states where it would otherwise be impossible, CPL sometimes subvents the costs of a newsletter for a year or two. After that time, it is expected that the state classical association or some other local group will fund the continuation of the newsletter.
Advertisements may be purchased to promote any of the activities listed above.
FLIGHTS OF FANCY
CPL has funded Roman car washed, 10K toga runs, displays of Roman cooking in shopping malls, production of placemats with a Latin theme, and brochures for new classics programs at the college and university level. Any activity which brings Latin to the attention of a larger audience is at least eligible for consideration.
Click here for an example of a flight of fancy funded by CPL in 1998-99.
NOTE: This website is maintained by CPL Chair, Tom Sienkewicz, at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. If you have any questions, you can contact him at email@example.com.
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