|Hanging Tight in Tough Times|
Save the Date - September 5-6
The Annual Workshop held in Orange Beach has a new name - it is now called the Professional Growth Workshop. This workshop will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites September 5-6. The cost to attend is still only $75 and the cost for lodging is $99 per night, inland view.
Registration and more information will be out soon.
2013 ARPA Conference Update
January 13-16, 2013 - Mobile
The upcoming ARPA Conference has moved locations and dates, due to construction issues. The conference will be held in Mobile at the Renaissance Hotel, January 13-16. We are excited about the upcoming conference. More information will be forthcoming soon.
|ARPA Member Questions|
We have two parks that are popular with photographers as places to use for photo sessions. In fact, they have become so popular that it has become an issue as far as interfering with the people using the park for general recreation and for reservations.
We are in the process of putting together a permit for photographers to use these parks and wondered if other cities have encountered anything similar and what their policy is for this.
Looking for any type of statistics that can show percentage increases that you will see in membership numbers if you open a new recreation/community center as compared to what you have at the existing center.
Alabama Five-O Workshop
July 18th at 10:00, Trussville Senior Center
Do you work with seniors? If so this workshop is for you, the Alabama Five-O Committee has put together an educational workshop to be held July 18th at 10:00 a.m. in Trussville. The cost to attend is only $25 per person and will include lunch. There will be several topics discussed including trips and things you will need, what to expect on a daily basis, power of attorney updates, fitness, and a roundtable discussion.
A finalized agenda will be sent out shortly. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail the State Office at email@example.com to rsvp.
|ARPA State Softball Tournament|
July 6-8, Winfield Parks & Recreation
The 2012 ARPA State Softball tournament will be held in Winfield July 6-8. All tournament information is available on the ARPA website at www.arpaonline.org.
|New Deadline Extension for ADA Pool Lifts|
January 31, 2013
The DOJ has given an extension to municipalities for compliance regarding the ADA pool lifts. This extension is set in stone and gives everyone ample time to comply and answers any questions that may arise from the regulation. Here is a link regarding this new finding; http://adacompliantpoollifts.blogspot.com/