Community Announcements

  • CPRS and Agents of Discovery - Only 8 FREE spots left!

    Only 8 spaces left!!! Don't miss out on this FREE resource to get your community ACTIVE (physically distanced, of course) in your parks!!  Email Stef right away if you want to join us... stephanie@cprs.org.

     

    Hi Parks Make Life Better supporter!

    For a third year, we are promoting Parks Make Life Better! (PMLB) month by partnering with Agents of Discovery– an augmented reality game (think Pokemon GO) that you can set up in your parks.  Interested?? Here’s the scoop….

    What a CPRS Agents of Discovery Partner – and CPRS receive:

    • Up to 20 CPRS agencies can set up a FREE account with Agents of Discovery, for the months of June (set up) and July (launch game for Parks Make Life Better! month)
      • Agencies who participated last year are eligible to participate again
      • Open to agencies who are not current A of D subscribers only
      • NEW this year - Your very own custom A of D Avatar, dressed in a PMLB shirt, of course!
    • You create your Parks Make Life Better! ‘missions’ within one of your parks (or 2 or 5 or however many parks you’d like), then promote this fun and physically distancing capable game out to your communities
    • Training via webinar is a MUST, provided by Agents of Discovery - June 4 or 11
    • Set up of the game is very easy and shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete, depending on how detailed you want your game to be – seriously!
    • Agents of Discovery does the rest… including tracking how many people interact with your PMLB Missions, which missions were most liked, what parks were most visited, etc
    • Your agency receives a great engagement tool for your community to interact with (while physically distancing) in your park(s), as well as data to back up what that engagement looked like

    Our friends at Agents of Discovery will:

    • Give up to 20 CPRS Agencies FREE access to their platform for the months of June (set up) and July (launch game for PMLB month)
    • Create a custom A of D Avatar for each participating agency, dressed in a PMLB shirt!
    • Provide training for all agencies interested in participating

    A little friendly competition to sweeten the deal...

    • The agency with the most downloads between July 1 – 31, 2020 will win an extended AoD license!  The 2 runners up will win AoD/CPRS Prize Packs.  

    Learn more about Agents of Discovery here.  Then email me ASAP if you are IN! 

    Help us promote Parks Make Life Better! month AND get your community engaged this July!

    And please let me know if you have any questions…

    #ParksMakeLifeBetter

    Stef 😊
    stephanie@cprs.org

  • Zoom into Summer! Round Table discussion on summer programming

    D6ers-

    Join us on Wednesday, May 27th at 1:30pm to share with other agencies what you're doing during this time, and what summer has in store.  Don't have summer plans?  Join in on the conversation anyway to stay tuned in!

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/99875920299

    Meeting ID: 998 7592 0299

    Dial by your location

    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

  • Do you use RecTrac?

    If you use RecTrac, you are not going to want to miss this California User Group Meeting on Thursday, March 26 from 8:30-3:30 PM in San Mateo. The event is free to attend for your first two (2) staff and only $25 for each additional attendee. Breakfast & lunch are included. This is a great opportunity for agencies that use RecTrac for their registration and reservations!

    Register by March 16th:

    • Register online here 
    • If you do not have a user name and password, email amyh@vermontsystems.com
  • CPRS - Have you registered for Conference yet??

    2020 CPRS Conference is March 10-13, 2020 at the Long Beach Convention Center!

     

    Haven't registered yet? Make sure you do so by February 20. More info about registration: here. Conference schedule: here.

    Have registered? Save the date for our Region 2 Social! March 10 from 7-9 at the Stave Bar! See flyer attached.

  • Last call to get spotlight your volunteers/sponsors/programs/teammates- nominations deadline extend

    District 6:

    In hopes that folks aren't missing out on the opportunity to recognize a volunteer/sponsor/program/teammate (check the list), the deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 28th.  

    It's that time of year to celebrate and honor the volunteers and professionals that went above and beyond their call of action in 2019!    All agencies within our district have someone, or a group/program/business/organization-you name it- that made an impact on a program, a park, community members-you get the idea- that should be recognized and appreciated.  Take this opportunity to do so!

    Award categories:  

    • Volunteer & Sponsor Citation Award
    • Professional Merit Award
    • Award of Excellence
    • Rising Professional Award
    • Distinguished Professional Award

    More information is in the attached nomination and dinner reservation packet.  

    Myself and the rest of your District 6 Board look forward to celebrating those that make our communities a great place to live!

  • Register for CPRS Awards Dinner - by FRIDAY!

    Join us on February 27 at 5 PM at the Civic Plaza Community Room in Watsonville for District 6 Awards and Installation Dinner! CPRS District 6 will install new board members and honor outstanding individuals for their professional and volunteer contributions to the fields of parks, recreation and human services. $35 dinner / $25 per award nomination.

     

    All reservations and nominations are due to Sara Ziel by January 24: ziel@monterey.org

    See attachment for reservations and nominations.

  • Award your standout volunteers, professionals and programs

    D6er's- this is follow up to the invitation sent out yesterday for our district's upcoming Awards & Installation Dinner.

     

    I would like to take moment to remind all of you it's that time of year to celebrate and honor the volunteers and professionals that went above and beyond their call of action in 2019!    All agencies within our district have someone, or a group/program/business/organization-you name it- that made an impact on a program, a park, community members-you get the idea- that should be recognized and appreciated.  Take this opportunity to do so!

    Award categories:  

    • Volunteer & Sponsor Citation Award
    • Professional Merit Award
    • Award of Excellence
    • Rising Professional Award
    • Distinguished Professional Award

    More information is in the attached nomination and dinner reservation packet.  The deadline is a set deadline in order to get plaques ordered in time for the event.  

    Myself and the rest of your District 6 Board look forward to celebrating those that make our communities a great place to live!

  • D6 Awards & Installation Dinner - 2/27

    Join us on February 27 at 5 PM at the Civic Plaza Community Room in Watsonville for District 6 Awards and Installarion Dinner! CPRS District 6 will install new board members and honor outstanding individuals for their professional and volunteer contributions to the fields of parks, recreation and human services. $35 dinner / $25 per award nomination.

     

    All reservations and nominations are due to Sara Ziel by January 24: ziel@monterey.org

  • Youth and Teens Roundtable - 2/1

    Hello D6! Happy New Year!

    You're invited to our Youth & Teens Roundtable on February 1 from 10-2 PM at the Watsonville Community Center (1301 Main Street)Attendees will engage in topics of discussion on bullying, discipline, and success at keeping the participants involved. A variety of activities will be shared, so bring your go-to ice breaker, large group activity, and small group activity. Everyone is sure to leave with new activities for their programs!

    10 AM - Check In & Discussions
    12 PM - Lunch Provided
    12:30 PM - Activity Sharing

     

    To register, or for more information, contact Nick Merolla at 831-636-4390 or nicholas.merolla@hollister.ca.gov. Cost is $15 for CPRS Members / $20 for Non-Members

  • CPRS Take 5 Challenge!

    Good Afternoon D6!
    Have you ever wanted to get connected with a professional in your field, but didn't know how to start? We know the initial conversation can be scary and weird, so we are going to do the hard part for you...we will connect you and start the conversation!
     
    The intended outcome is that as Iron Sharpens Iron, we too can professionally sharpen each other. We can, and should, establish and broaden our circle of professional support. If you are interested in accepting the TAKE 5 CHALLENGE, please fill out the form by December 19, 2019!