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Fellow professionals,

Are you ready to Explore the Possibilities in Roanoke, Virginia? Start your conference experience early with the Pre-Conference Institutes taking place on Saturday, November 5th. 

Registration for all four Pre-Conference Institutes is still open. Sign-up before these sessions fill to capacity. Two of my favorite Pre-Conference Institutes are the National D-Day Memorial Tour and Inspiring Leadership. 

National D-Day Memorial Tour:  Visit the National D-Day Memorial which honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy during World War II. Located in Bedford, Virginia, the Memorial is encompassed by the names of the 4,413 Allied soldiers who died in the invasion, the most complete list of its kind anywhere in the world.
  • Time: 1:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 (Non-members: $15)
Inspiring Leadership:  If you are feeling burned out or need an an energetic re-boost for your career, this workshop is for you!  Learn tips and tools for aligning your gifts to be of greater service and improve your work-life balance. Based on the book by Dr. Linda J. Ferguson PhD., "Path for Greatness".
  • Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $49 (Non-members: $54)
Also, volunteers are still needed for many positions, including Room Hosts for Education Sessions.  Take a look at volunteer opportunities and consider volunteering some of your free time at the 2016 VRPS Annual Conference


David Weir 
VRPS Education Chair
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Assistant Director of Recreation