Canal Winchester

CWASA complies will all grant requirements

To the Editor;

An article in the Oct. 15 edition of ThisWeek Canal Winchester Times ("City wants more transparency about use of bed tax grants") could easily leave readers with the impression that city council members have misgivings about how the Canal Winchester Alumni Scholarship Association (CWASA) is using the bed tax grant money it received from council, or that CWASA has not been compliant with the terms of the grants.

Neither could be further from the truth.

CWASA has complied with every stipulation of the terms of the grants. CWASA has also been as transparent about our use of the funds as council has asked us to be.

As city council makes adjustments to the program, CWASA will be glad to work with council in terms of compliance and recognition.

Since its formation in 2010, CWASA has awarded 22 $1,000 scholarships to Canal Winchester graduates. We are rightly proud of what we've been able accomplish, even as we seek to do more.

But to be able to do that, we are dependent on our donors and sponsors, and I would not want the Oct. 15 article to cause them to have doubts about CWASA's use of their donations.

CWASA makes every effort to be scrupulously honest in all that we do, and will continue to do so.

Tom DeLong

CWASA president

Canal Winchester