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Creating superior athletic facilities through an interactive workshop environment with agency staff and user groups


 


CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 30 job announcements; Here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Recreation Coordinator, Colmaclick here for details.

CPRS District Highlight
CPRS D9 Golf Tournament and General Membership, Feb. 27, click here for more details.

Forum Highlight
Affordable Care Act
Now that this Act is going forward, we wanted to check in with agencies to see how they are tackling this new mandate. Attached is our City's new draft policy and we are working through the nuances that affect our Parks and Recreation business. What are you doing to address the ACA?
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NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


60-minute webinars for 2014 — Great for an addition to a staff meeting
CPRS
Days and times: third Thursday each month at 10:30 a.m. or fourth Wednesday each month at 12:15 p.m.
Visit our page here.

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Which is your favorite conference bag?
CPRS

Bring it to the 2014 Conference in Ontario. In an effort to be "greener" CPRS will not provide conference bags at the 2014 conference in Ontario. Bring a bag from a previous conference and you could win a valuable prize. Details will be available at conference.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Got Surfacing? Safe*Resilient* Accessible

Playgrounds are designed to meet age appropriate challenges. Playground safety is paramount and ReadyPlay can be part of your safety program. Installation services available.
 


Facility fails to protect stabbed flag football player
Athletic Business
In June 2010, adult flag football player James Hilario was stabbed by opposing player Justin Farland during a game at an indoor sports and recreation facility in Somerset, Mass. Hilario sued the facility, owned by Teamworks, a private entity operating multiple indoor sports and recreation facilities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The lawsuit alleged that Teamworks was negligent for failing to provide proper security, implement safety and security procedures, and ban Farland from the facility when Teamworks management could have known that he possessed a knife.
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Sustainable renovation: A question of return on investment
Athletic Business
The decision to renovate an existing building can be driven by many factors. Its age, location, relationship to other buildings, or historical significance may each exert enough influence to call for renovation rather than replacement. However, as with most building projects, cost and schedule considerations likely outweigh all others.
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  Let us simplify your Recreation Insurance needs
Liability – Accident – Vendor – Special Event – Contractor
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Contact us to customize an insurance package for your agency

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As the middle class fades, the casual youth athlete dies out with it
Forbes
As businesses are ignoring political debates and determining that climate change is real, they are stepping out of the arguments over income inequality by operating as if it exists. In particular, that there are two markets: the few and the wealthy, and the many and the not-so-wealthy. The market that doesn't exist — or at least not like it used to — the middle class.
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America Walks survey
America Walks
America Walks needs your help. Please take a quick survey to begin cataloging the type and amount of local walking advocacy and programming activity being implemented in your community by your organization. They are interested in both walking programs and the developments of environments that make walking safe, routine and enjoyable. Thank you for participating in this important count of their walking movement.
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RESOURCES


SPARK Grant Finder
Need a grant? This is the place to start. The SPARK website has a very extensive list of grants.
For more information, click here.

Become Summer Food Service program sponsor
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson is encouraging schools, camps, Indian tribal governments, private nonprofit agencies, and municipal, state, county, and local government offices to apply to become summer food service program sponsors. Sponsors will obtain food from another SFSP sponsor, public or commercial food vendor, or school food service department and provide activities to promote the food program, inviting families to bring their children to the site to be fed nutritious food without any income verification required. To read the full article and learn about how to apply, click here.



BRANDING CAMPAIGN IMPLEMENTATION


Send any samples of how you or your agency is incorporating the brand promise and key messages in your programming — We want photos! Send to Jane H. Adams, jane@cprs.org.



TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    17 communities could run out of water within 60 to 120 days (California County News)
Youth participation in team sports on the decline (Athletic Business)
Forest Park management ignores community's recreational needs (The Oregonian)
More women belly up to the barre (The Press-Enterprise)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


EDUCATION



60-minute webinars for 2014 — Great for an addition to a staff meeting
Days and times: third Thursday each month at 10:30 a.m. or fourth Wednesday each month at 12:15 p.m.
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This year's Make and Take series continues to focus on the most pressing issues facing parks and recreation agencies. A short list of topics include: Risk Management, Best and Next Practices, Collaborative Events and Programs, Sponsorship, Political Savvy, Managing Millennials, Boosting Employee Morale and brand new for 2014 — A Virtual Show and Tell Showcase.
Download the catalog here!

  • March 4-6, Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course & Exam (Ontario), click here to register.
  • March 4-7, California & Pacific Southwest Recreation & Park Training Conference, click here to register.


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