You all rocked the Project Supercharged!!! Engagement Survey with 469 completed surveys. An outstanding response! Following the completion of the survey, we hosted 6 focus groups around the state and we have one online focus group scheduled for May 13th. Some preliminary results to share:
We recently received our 3rd check from the LGFCU with a contribution to NCRPA resulting from members and volunteers using our NCRPA Visa Debit Card. Since its introduction in July 2013, we have received almost $1500. Many thanks for each of you that have the card and are using it. Are you a member of LGFCU and don’t have the card, call 888.732.8562 and request it. If you a not yet a member of LGFCU, download the voucher and visit your local branch to open an account and get your card. Stay tuned to how the first funds from this program will be used.
Events for Students & Young Professionals take off!
On Monday April 28 in Boone, NCRPA President Stephen Poulos hosted a Region 6 High Country Social with the help of students from Appalachian State’s Recreation Management program. More than 10 professionals met to participate in a programming workshop led by Dr. Melissa Weddell of Appalachian State University and there was a great showing from students as more than 40 showed up for an awesome networking opportunity and to eat great BBQ from Woodland’s BBQ. The professionals and students enjoyed the evening and expressed interest in making this an annual event. Thanks to Southern Ag and Dianne Davant Interiors who sponsored the event.
Additional Young Professional and Student events have been held in Charlotte and Apex. Attendees used the opportunity to network and meet their peers who work in parks and recreation.
NCRPA Members network at Taco Mac in Charlotte.
More to come!This month the series will continue in Raleigh and we hope you will join fellow park and recreation young professionals on Tuesday May 20th from 5:00pm-7:30pm at the Village Draft House in Raleigh. More info
Healthy Eating Workshops
Visit the Career Connection to see the details on open jobs and internships in the field of parks and recreation from member agencies.
Young Professional Network
Connecting young professionals and students who work or are interested in a career in parks and recreation in North Carolina!
The Young Professional Network will host meetups and events around the state. Although these events are geared towards young professionals (35 & under) we invite all NCRPA members and recreation professionals to attend.
If you are interested in being part of our leadership team email Matt@ncrpa.net
Join our LinkedIn Network
Please be sure to visit our LinkedIn group for continued discussion on this month's e-news
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We are on LinkedIn ! Join our group to: Share new ideas, connect with other professionals, learn about job and educational opportunities and general networking!
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NCRPA has once again partnered with both of these parks to offer discounted admission tickets. Find out all the details and purchase your tickets from NCRPA. If you need to purchase a large group of tickets, please contact Wanda Parmlee at Wanda@NCRPA.net or 919.832.5868
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