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GRPA Quarterly Newsletter Archives

Issue Highlights

Winter 2014

  • Board of Trustees
  • Corporate Members
  • Around the State


Fall 2013

  • Annual Conference
  • Exhibitors
  • Sessions


Summer 2013

  • Annual Conference
  • Corporate Members
  • News & Announcements


Spring 2013

  • 2013 Board of Trustees
  • Annual Conference
  • News & Announcements


Winter 2013

  • Food for Thought
  • GRPA Conference
  • 2012 Board of Trustees
  • Around the State


Fall 2012

  • Difference Maker
  • FITCO Cares Foundation Heroes Project
  • 2012 Board of Trustees
  • Around the State


Summer 2012

  • Biting the Synthetic Bullet
  • The Miracle League Program
  • Corporate Members
  • Around the State


Spring 2012

  • FITCO Cares Foundation Heroes Project
  • 2012 Annual Conference in Athens
  • Corporate Members
  • Around the State


Winter 2012

  • Aquatic Center on the Way for Cherokee County
  • 2012 Board of Trustees
  • Georgia Kids Outdoor Initiative
  • Corporate Members


Fall 2011

  • Professional Awards Handed Out
  • Sticks for Kids Program in Sandy Springs
  • 2011 Facilities and Grounds Section Field Day
  • Roswell Honors their Youth
  • Corporate Members


Summer 2011

  • Developing Indian Creek Disc Golf Course
  • Club Xtreme: A Unique Approach To An After School Program
  • Housing Information for 2011 Annual Conference
  • Conference Delegate Registration Form
  • Corporate Members


Spring 2011

  • Fowler Park Opens In Forsyth County
  • Bring A New Enjoyment Of Trails To Families
  • GRPA Awards Process 2011
  • GRPA Awards Nomination Form
  • 2011 Conference Schedule Macon, GA
  • Conference Delegate Registration Form
  • 2012 Board/Officers Nomination
  • Duffer's DeLight Registration Form
  • Corporate Members


Winter 2011

  • New Hall of Fame Membmers
  • 2011 Board of Trustees
  • A New Park in Newton County, GA Honors Community, Service and Fun
  • 2010 GRPA Conference Photos
  • 2011 Membership Renewals Due
  • Corporate Members
  • Around The State


Fall 2010

  • The effort to gain full, dedicated, and equal protection of funding for the LWCF State Assistance Program
  • District 2 award winners from banquet held August 11th in Douglas-Coffee County
  • Oconee County
  • Model sailbot enthusiasts gather at Spalding County Lake
  • 2010 Networking Events
  • GRPA 2010 Summer Tournament Results
  • Corporate Members


Summer 2010

  • Member Spotlight
  • Snapshot of Proposed GRPA Conference Sessions
  • 2010 Conference - Same Island, Different Location
  • Nominations for 2011 Officers/Board
  • Corporate Members
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Leadership
  • Summer Tournament Hosts
  • GRPA 2010 State Basketball Results
  • Around The State
  • Student Spotlight


Spring 2010

  • Georgia's Park & Recreation Departments and Volunteer Coaches Utilizing Coach Rating System
  • Letter from GRPA Executive Director (About the new Newsletter format)
  • GRPA to Host Playground Safety Course
  • Member Report
  • A Word on Photography
  • 2010 Conference Sneak Preview
  • Out & About
  • Board of Trustees


Winter 2010

  • 2011 NRPA Congress and Exposition Coming to Atlanta
  • Management Seminar & Legislative Reception
  • GRPA Corporate Members
  • Leadership Applications Due
  • 2010 Board of Trustees and Committee Chairs
  • Future Conference Sites
  • 2009 State Awards
  • Corporate Members
  • Quarterly Calendar
  • Individual Membership Renewal Application


Fall 2009

  • Detrick Stanford Elected to NRPA Board
  • First Module of George F. Harris EMI Completed
  • GRPA Corporate Members
  • Conference Session Schedule
  • Conference Exhibitors and Booth Numbers
  • GRPA News
  • Upcoming Calendar


Summer 2009

  • Fred Stokes 2009 Keynote Speaker
  • GRPA News
  • 2009 Duffer's Delight Information
  • 2009 Awards Packet
  • Conference Sessions Outline
  • Conference Schedule
  • Conference Delegate Registration Form
  • 2009 Corporate Members
  • Quarterly Calendar


Spring 2009

  • National Alliance for Youth Sports Initiative
  • 2009 GRPA Board
  • Playground Safety Course
  • Membership Report
  • Conference Highlights
  • Conference Sneak Peek
  • Conference Lodging
  • Legislative Day
  • 2009 Corporate Members
  • Quarterly Calendar


Winter 2009

- GRPA Approves Strategic Plan for 2009-2013
- Management Seminar & Legislative Reception
- Leadership Applications Due
- 2009 Board of Trustees and Committee Chairs
- Future Conference Sites
- Corporate Members
- 2008 State Awards
- Individual Membership Renewal Application
- Quarterly Calendar


Fall 2008

- NRPA Appoints Barbara Tulipane as CEO
- Corporate Members
- Membership Report
- Conference Education Sessions
- Exhibitors and Booth Numbers
- Single Event Ticket Pricing
- Silent Auction
- Exhibit Hall Hours
- Upcoming Events

Spring 2008
- 2008 GRPA Board
- Changes for Certification
- Membership Report
- Chip's Conference Highlights
- Conference Sneak Peek
- Conference Lodging
- Playground Safety Course
- Did You Know?
- 2008 Leadership I
- 2007 Corporate Members
- Quarterly Calendar

Winter 2008
- North Metro Technical College Offers New Parks and Recreation Program
- SCORP to be Released
- Leadership Applications Due
- 2007 Banquet Award Winners
- Membership Renewal Application
- Corporate Members
- Upcoming Calendar

Fall 2007
- GRPA Marketing Plan
- GRPA to Host National Accreditation Visitor Training
- Corporate Members
- Conference Education Sessions
- Conference Ticket Pricing, Auction and other Information
- Upcoming Events
- 2007 Membership Report

Summer 2007
- It's back to Jekyll Island for this Year's Conference
- Joseph Wynns to Keynote Conference
- Facilities & Grounds Day
- Studstill Scholarship Nomination Request
- Conference Info (Hotels, Schedule, Sessions)
- Conference Delegate Registration Form
- Corporate Members
- Upcoming Calendar

Spring 2007
- Customer Service Tips
- Membership Report
- GRPA Goes to Washington
- TJ's Conference Highlights
- 2007 Conference Sneak Peek
- Playground Safety
- Corporate Members
- Quarterly Calendar

Winter 2007
- 2007 Renewals
- The Elections and Recreation
- Leadership Applications Due
- GRPA Officers for 2007
- Tennis in the Parks
- Corporate Members
- Upcoming Calendar

Fall 2006
- Pre-Conference Issue
- Nomination Slate for Annual Conference Business Meeting
- Conference Preview: Swinging Medallions and Taste of Savannah
- Conference Session Information
- Conference Exhibitors Roster
- District 2 Award Winners

Summer 2006
- Facilities & Grounds Day
- Duffers DeLight
- Studstill Conference Scholarship Information
- Conference Lodging, Sessions, Schedule, and other Information
- Conference Delegate Registration Form
- Conference Registration Policies
- Corporate Members
- Upcoming Calendar

Spring 2006
- GRPA Adopts Healthy Food Resolution
- Land Tax Credit Approved
- Board of Trustees
- Vending and Concession Menu Recommendations
- GRPA to Host Playground Safety Course
- 2006 Conference Session Sneak Preview
- 2006 Conference Lodging List
- Quarterly Calendar
- Playground Safety Statistics

Fall 2005
- GRPA Contributes to Hurricane Relief
- GRPA Sponsors Annual 4-H Project
- Future Conference Sites
- Gainesville Re-Accredited
- 2006 State Hosts and Schedule
- Kennesaw becomes smoke-less
- Quarterly Calendar
- District 2 Award Winners

Summer 2005 - Part 1

Summer 2005 - Part 2

- Cobb County to Host 60th Anniversary Conference
- Ronda Rich to be 2005 Keynote Speaker
- Lost Mtn Park in Cobb to Host Facilities & Grounds Day
- Studstill Conference Scholarship
- 2005 GRPA Annual Awards Criteria and Nomination

Spring 2005
- Public Service Award Presented to Clay Long
- Governor Perdue Announces "Live Healthy Georgia" Initiative
- Legislative Day February 7, 2005 in Pictures
- Conference Site Selection By-Law Amendment Proposal
- 2005 Conference Sessions Sneak Preview
- Quarterly Calendar

Winter 2005
- Special Pre-Conference Edition
- 2005 Corporate Member List
- Conference Session Schedule
- Exhibitor's Roster
- District 2 Award Winners