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60-minute webinars return for 2015
CPRS
CPRS webinars are planned for June-November, the first Wednesday each month at 10 a.m. This year's series will focus on Building a Productive Workforce! Faculty will again be comprised of creative park and recreation trainers and leaders.

2015 Series of six includes Building A Solid Volunteer Program (we can't do it all ourselves); Utilizing Volunteer Leaders (work smarter, not harder); Volunteers as Community Engagement Agents (what better way to get ambassadors for your programs); Leveraging Social Media as a Communication Tool (communication produces darn good results); Supervision with Rewards & Recognition (even supervisors need kudos) and It's About Building Community Relationships (effective relationships are truly the best way to go!)

Click here for registration form (returning CPRS subscribers call 916-665-2777 to get a $50 discount)

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CPRS Conference Program Committee calling for sessions this summer!
CPRS
We are ready to plan the Long Beach conference educational program. Click here to download the call for sessions form with a July 1 deadline.
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July is Parks Make Life Better!® Month — Start planning now!
CPRS
Parks Make Life Better!® month is coming in July. Now is a great time to get moving to promote the value of parks in your community.

What can you do? Click here to learn more.

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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
Recreation Manager, Brisbane, California Click here for details.

CPRS Member Highlights
Community Services Director Announcement

On May 5, 2015, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors appointed George Chapjian as Director of the Community Services Department. Chapjian currently serves as the Director of the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department for the City of Long Beach. As the CSD director, Mr. Chapjian will oversee parks, affordable housing, library funding, the Arts Commission, and energy incentive programs.
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NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW


Balboa Park's garden party for the people
San Diego Union-Tribune
On the day after surprise May showers hit San Diego, the sky was gray, but the flowers were pink. And purple, red, yellow, white and pretty much every other color under the temporarily absent sun. It was all part of Balboa Park's "Garden Party of the Century," a community-friendly bash marking the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.
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Massachusetts park closed after tree falls on group of children
WHDH-TV
VideoBrief A Chelsea, Massachusetts park is now closed after a tree fell on a group of children, injuring two of them. A 2-year-old was taken to the hospital with what is reportedly a fractured skull.
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Reorganization of Ohio city's staff won't require additional hires
Dublin Villager
Dublin, Ohio, City Council members recently approved changes to the organizational structure of the city proposed by City Manager Dana McDaniel. After conducting research, speaking with staff and relying on his 27 years of experience in the city, McDaniel proposed several changes that will reinforce the department structure.
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Time to take a stand
Playground Professionals
You've likely heard the recent story about two children, 10 and 6, being arrested and hassled by Child Protective Services for walking home from the park, not once but twice. If this was the only case of overzealous police and CPS, we could easily dismiss it as an isolated incident. Unfortunately, it is not.
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National Park Service employees, partners recognized for acts of bravery
National Park Service
From evacuating federal workers being stalked by a mass murderer to rescuing injured mountain climbers, 15 National Park Service employees were feted recently at the 70th Honor Awards Convocation in Washington, D.C. "On any given day, National Park Service employees set the standard for superior public service. From the maintenance workers to park rangers, we are forever grateful to these individuals for their bravery in the face of incredible danger; even death," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
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Patients get social for good health with their doctors
The Agassiz Harrison Observer
Now in its sixth year, Walk with your Doc supports doctors who want to host a community walk and invite their patients, families and friends to walk side by- side with them and discuss in an informal atmosphere the benefits of daily activity on overall physical and mental health. Held in communities across the Canadian province of British Columbia, Walk with your Doc demonstrates that people of all ages, no matter their ability, can be healthier by staying active.
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RESOURCES


Conference handouts now available on the CPRS website
2015 CPRS Conference & Expo session handouts can now be found on our website in the "Information & Referral Section," please click here. CPRS would like to thank all the speakers who have shared these resources with our membership.


EDUCATION


Annual TR Summertime Workshop — .9 CEU
July 17, 2015
Calamigos Ranch
Malibu, CA
FEE: Current membership (show proof by providing membership number/card NOT your certification number)
CPRS, NRPA or ATRA: $175
NON MEMBERS: $195
F/T STUDENTS: $130
Click here to download registration form.

CPRS Aquatics Section
California Aquatic Management School (CAMS)

Designed to properly train you or your staff to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.
Oct. 7-9, 2015
Granlibakken Conference Center
Lake Tahoe, California
Click here to download registration form.


 

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