Fall Membership Meeting Agenda
9:30 am-10:00 am Security check and registration
• Photo ID REQUIRED for security check in.
10:00 am-11:00 am General Session
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Join us for this presentation and facilitated discussion devoted to raising our cultural awareness and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in our programs, parks, publications, and workplace. Research and resources will be shared to assist all professionals to address these important issues.
Speaker: Kathi Muller, Retired Parks and Recreation Professional
11:00 am-12:15 pm Business Meeting
12:15 pm-1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Breakout Sessions (choose 1)
Join us as we dive deep into the relationship between parks and recreation and environmental education. Learn how our peers connect the two worlds to increase opportunities and improve their communities!
Speakers: Mandy Maguffey, Program Coordinator at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Tammy Agesen, Program Director, Lancaster County Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Jason Lang, Director of Recreation, East Goshen Township
Jessica Kester, Vice-President of Education, Allegheny Land Trust
Michele Harmel, Director, Peters Township
Planning Effective Legislative Visits
This session will provide important tips on how to make your visits to legislators really count. Presenter is Gregory Paulson, Chief of Staff for Representative Mike Sturla’s office for past 8 years will discuss:
• Communications with the Rep/Senator to set up a meeting
• List of all relevant state Reps and committees likely to consider your issue
• Discussion re your attitude
• Choice of team leader and role of others on the team
• Discussing the topic of concern to you - what to include and what to avoid
• How to keep the Rep on topic
• Importance of data
• How to close out the session
Through his experience, Greg has noticed varying levels of success when talking with representatives and has created this workshop to give members of nonprofit organizations an overview on how to conduct outreach to legislators.
Speaker: Gregory Paulson, Chief Staff to Representative Mike Surla
2:00 pm-4:00 pm Board Meeting
Once again, we invite each registered member to invite a non-member quest to join you at our meeting at no charge. Please make sure to include their name during registration!
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