Sunday, September 8, 2013

2013 VRPS Annual Conference: SUNDAY 9/8 Notes

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  1. Read your emailed Daily 2013 VRPS Conference Notes.
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* Registered delegates must wear their VRPS badge and present their VRPS Conference Social Ticket (cost included in full registration fee) or guest ticket at the door.

* Non-registered guests may purchase event tickets at the Conference Registration Desk in the Presidents Ballroom lobby during scheduled registration hours.

* Many socials will have a cash bar available:  MUST SHOW VALID ID FOR DRINK PURCHASES!

* Grab & Go food stations will be available Sunday-Tuesday mornings 6:30-9:30am in the Promenade, outside the President's Ballroom.  Attendees may purchase assorted and individually priced breakfast items.
VRPS Annual Conference
September 7-12, 2013

(formerly Williamsburg Marriott)

Stop by the Conference registration area on SUNDAY and MONDAY to learn how to manage your VRPS membership electronically!

Membership Renewal
Event Registration
Member-Only Areas of the VRPS Website:
  • membership directory
  • publications
  • member news
  • forums
  • career center
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All Recreation Logo
James City County Logo
VRPS Foundation Logo

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SUNDAY, September 8
  • Delegate Registration will be 7am-5pm in the President's Ballroom Lobby.
  • Exhibitor Registration will be 10:30am-3:30pm in the back of the President's Ballroom.
  • Lunch is on your own 11:15am-12:30pm between morning and afternoon educational sessions.
  • Bus shuttles for the Social Showdown depart the President's Ballroom Entrance at 8:15pm and 8:30pm.  Thereafter buses will run in 30-minute increments until midnight.
  • If you plan to enjoy the "Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course", you must wear closed toe shoes!

Hands On Social Media
Hands On Social Media Fun!
Hands-on Social Media
Tweeting, Posting, and Pinning ...

  • Delegate Registration will be 7am-5pm in the President's Ballroom Lobby.
  • Directors Forum meets 9:45-10:45am.
  • Directors preview Exhibit Hall 10:45-11:15am.
  • VRPS Expo includes luncheon, silent auction, interactive exhibit booths, and raffles 11:15am-2:15pm.
  • Service Areas meet 5:30-6pm.
  • Awards reception takes place 6:30-7pm, followed by the banquet 7-9pm. 
  • 9:30pm-12am REC it Out!  Wrap it Up! in Pitchers Sports Bar, located in the hotel, is hosted by the VRPS Service Areas.

  • Sunday, September 8, 2013, 10am:  Fitness for Everyone
  • Monday, September 9, 8:30am:  How the USTA Can Help You Increase Tennis Through Grants and Programming
  • Tuesday, September 10, 8:30am:  Alexandria's National Safe Place:  Building a Safety Net for Youth in our Community 
  • Keeping Out of Legal Hotwater - Impacts of Under "18's" as Employees and Volunteers:  moved FROM Tuesday 11:30am TO Monday 8:30am
  • Monday, September 9, 10am:  Weed Control Under Trafficked Turf Conditions.  New speaker is Michael Cox.
  • Monday, September 9, 10am:  From Battlefield to Homefront:  The VA Wounded Warrior Program.  New speakers are Brandi Jancaitis and Harry Davis.

2013 Annual Conference Golf Tournament Crowd
Golf Tournament Crowd
2013 Annual Conference Golf Tournament
Lots of smiles and styles!

Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center Main Floor Plan
Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center 1st Floor Plan

Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center 2nd Floor Plan 

Saturday Social Smiles
Welcome Social at The Cove Tavern
Saturday Social Pose
The weather was perfect!

The 2014 VRPS Annual Conference committee welcomes our host of the 60th VRPS conference, the Omni Homestead, to James City County. Be sure to have BUSINESS CARDS IN HAND when you visit the exhibit hall, stop by the Homestead table, and enter for a drawing to win a 2 night stay for 2, including breakfast each morning and 2 rounds of golf for 2.  This can be used during 2014 (any date restrictions will be provided to the winner and cannot be redeemed during the 2014 VRPS Annual Conference dates). The winner will be announced during the VRPS 2012 Awards banquet Monday evening.

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