California Association of Recreation and Park Districts
Well, summer is over. I hope everyone had a nice vacation with their family. Now that Fall is here, we at CARPD are working hard to put together next year’s conference. We are looking for sponsors, speakers and more attendees this year.
We are giving two scholarships to first time attendees or districts that haven't been to the conference in a very long time. First place will be awarded conference registration and hotel accommodations for one attendee and second place will be awarded conference registration for one attendee. The entrants must submit a 300 word essay on why they should be awarded the scholarship. More information and submittal instructions can be found on the CARPD website.
CARPD also held a workshop in September that offered training and networking opportunities for all of our General Managers. This workshop went very well and all of those in attendance had very positive feedback to offer. Our General Manager Consultant, Joe Donofrio, is getting in contact with the districts and offering them networking opportunities, help with various problems, and providing them with information to keep them informed on the things that CARPD and CAPRI can do for them. If you need our General Manager Consultant to contact you, please call 916-722-5550 and we will be more than happy to help you.
CARPD also recently sent out letters to all the legislators that represent our districts letting them know what special districts do. So, keep in touch with your legislators and get to know them and show them what we do so that when it comes time to vote for funds for Park and Recreation Districts, they know who we are as well as our needs.
Next year’s conference is going to be in South Lake Tahoe at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel from May 15-17, 2014. MARK YOUR CALENDARS. I hope to see everyone there!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
President, Board of Directors