VRPS E-Update: Vol 18 No. 26 June 30, 2021

Greetings members,
As previously shared, my commitment to VRPS was to work through the terms of the Personal Paycheck Protection (PPP) loan program. We have met our obligations to the loan and it will be forgiven.
Now it is time for me to leave and I do so with great pride for all we have accomplished over the past 40+ years. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with such a dynamic and fine organization. Thank you for the opportunity.
I believe that VRPS is in a position to thrive as you embrace the future opportunities.
I wish you all the best.
Jim Stutts
Virginia Recreation and Park Society
6372 Mechanicsville Tnpk., Ste. 109
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 730-9447
  • VRPS Annual Conference 2021 EARLY BIRD Registration Rate Ends Today
The discounted EARLY BIRD registration rate ends TODAY for the in-person VRPS Annual Conference 2021 in Harrisonburg, VA, October 24-26! Register Early and Save!
Choose the special “Bill Me” option, which allows you to reserve your registration at the discounted price and pay later if your department’s funding isn’t available until after June 30.
When registering for conference, know what is included in your registration to avoid purchasing unnecessary tickets:
FULL registration includes:
  • All educational sessions
  • Monday Exhibit Hall Lunch
  • Sunday Keynote Banquet
  • Tuesday Business Meeting
  • Tuesday Awards Ceremony
  • All Socials
SUNDAY registration includes:
  • JMU Facility Tour
  • Education Sessions
  • VRPS Service Area Meetings
MONDAY registration includes:
  • Education sessions
  • VRPS Resource Group Meetings
  • Exhibit Hall Lunch
TUESDAY registration includes:
  • Education sessions
  • Business Meeting
  • Awards Ceremony
SCHEDULE is subject to change.
  • STUDENT registration includes all educational sessions. Exhibit Hall, Socials and Meal Functions are not included.
  • VRPS Awards – Save $10 by Submitting Nominations Today
VRPS Awards…showcase your agency’s accomplishments and submit in multiple award categories! EARLY BIRD pricing for each award nomination is $35 through June 30, 2021. For details on award categories, review the Eligibility and Selection Criteria or view the 2021 Awards Application page – YOU MUST LOGIN AS A MEMBER. Nominations received July 1-31, 2021 will be $45 each.
  • Annual Conference Scholarship Application Submission Deadline TODAY: Application found HERE
Kings Dominion Good Any Day Tickets
To participate as a Consignment Ticket Agency, complete and submit a “Member Ticket Program Authorization Form“. Then complete an order form and email to vrps@vrps.com. Tickets will be shipped to you or you can arrange to pick them up from the VRPS office.
Cast Your Ballots Now ! All Ballots Close July 6th
2022 VRPS Board of Directors and Service Area/Resource Group Board Ballots
  • Only individuals with voting membership types are eligible to vote: Professional with Agency, Professional, Retired, Life, and College/University Representatives.
  • Individuals may cast only one vote per ballot.
  • Individuals may vote for only one Service Area, determined by the geographic location in which they are employed or reside.  Click here for a Service Area map.
  • Write-in candidates are permissible.
List of Ballots:
CPSI and Playground Maintenance Courses: In-Person This Fall!
Early Bird Rate Deadline is 7/31/2021