POSTPONED: Recreation Programming Branch- 1st Quarterly Meeting
As you are aware, Central Texas has been hard hit this past week with extraordinary rainfall, floods, and tornados. Many of the agencies in the area immediate to San Marcos, Kyle, Austin and Houston are still in the midst of both clean-up as well as sheltering those people who are homeless as a result.
According to the weather forecast, we are going to be hit again later today and tonight. In fact, it has already been raining this morning.
With this in mind, we have decided that it is in the best interest of all involved to postpone the 1st Quarterly Meeting and workshop of the Recreation Programming Branch which was planned for tomorrow (Friday, May 29). Obviously, this is not how we hoped to kick things off but we do think this is the right decision to be making at this time.
Once we have time to re-group, we will let you know the re-scheduled date and time.
From all of us at TRAPS – stay safe.
Jo An Zimmermann
Chair, Recreation Programming Branch
NEW! TRAPS Partnership Program
TRAPS is excited to announce the official TRAPS Partnership Program that will make your support of TRAPS at both the regional and state level a one-stop experience. Click here for more information!
2016 Institute and Expo - Exhibitor Information
This annual event provides attendees opportunities in educational training, networking and product sampling. The 2016 event will be held in Galveston, TX at the Galveston Convention Center. Mark your calendars now and join us at the beach!
TRAPS is now accepting Display Space Contracts and Sponsorship Contracts for the 2016 Institute and Expo via email, mail, fax or submit your forms online today! Display Space Contract | Sponsor Contract
Nominations for 2015 Elections due by July 1, 2015
A great way to get to know more of your fellow Parks and Recreation professionals, see other parts of the state, work on your own professional advancement and contribute to you profession! President-Elect, Scott Swigert is currently soliciting nominations for officer elections for the following open slots on the 2015 ballot: (assume office 3/2016).
President-Elect - This candidate must have been a member in good standing for at least four years, and have previously served on the TRAPS Board of Directors. This is a three year commitment, to serve in the capacity as President-Elect, President, and then Past-President. Candidates should be prepared for considerable time commitments related to various meetings and for travel requirements.
Regional Director (Central and West) - These candidates must have been TRAPS members for the past four years, and be willing to represent their region as director. Requirements include the responsibility for coordinating and/or hosting annual training workshops, attending four annual board meetings, and serving on various standing committees. This is a two year term of office.
At-Large Director - This two-year term represents the state as a whole on the Society's Board of Directors. Commitments include serving on various standing committees and attending four board meetings.
All candidates must reside in Texas.
Please forward nominations by July 1, 2015 to Scott Switert, CPRP, Deer Park PARD, email: email@example.com, phone: (281) 478-2058.
2015 NRPA Annual Conference State Housing Block is Open!
The state housing block will officially open with registration at 12 p.m. ET Friday, May 1. Register and reserve your room so you can join thousands of your colleagues September 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the premier park and recreation event of the year.
Once housing and registration opens, use the following username and password on the Wyndham Jade registration website to reserve rooms in your state block:
- Username: NRPA15
- Password: ARMADILLO
Housing and registration opens for the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference at 12 p.m. ET this Friday, May 1. You will be able to reserve rooms and register here at that time.
Please forward this message to your state association members who would like to be included in the room block.
Room Block Deadline: ALL individual names must be reserved into your block prior to July 15, 2015, EOB. Rooms remaining in your block after July 15, 2015 will be released for general sale.
Please Note: NRPA reserves the right to release hotel reservations of anyone holding a room but not registered for the conference as of August 15, 2015.
Changes, Substitutions, Cancellations: If you or your delegates require any type of modification or cancellation to a reservation you can do so online. Please have your WEB ID accessible (found on your confirmation). It is required to make changes to your record. In addition, modifications and changes can be sent in via email or fax to 972.349.7715.
Any requests for additional rooms will be honored, based upon availability. In order to confirm your current information, you must make all inquiries and changes through Wyndham Jade, not the hotel.
Should you have any questions, please call Wyndham Jade at one of the numbers listed below:
Domestic Toll-Free: 888.385.8041
Click here to learn more about the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference