Category Archives: October 2013

This-N-That

Consensus Is Clear Hi Ron! I enjoyed your article in the PRB Week-Ender (Is College Worth It?). I find it shocking that when I graduated from college in 2005, my student loan balances were very similar to what they still are today. Makes you wonder why you spend that much on education, but you are correct—I would do it again in a heartbeat. Julianne Chadwick Recreation Supervisor Jaycee Park Center for Arts & Crafts Greenville, N.C. —————-                ——————-              ——————– I … Continue reading

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Big Things, Small Packages

“Over the years, I’ve been teaching kids about a simple but powerful concept — the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That’s a good philosophy. If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they’ll look for another way. They’ll climb over, they’ll climb under, they’ll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy, to never quit looking … Continue reading

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“Lead”ing The Discussion

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Lately, you can’t open a magazine or newspaper, let alone peruse the web, without finding articles about leaders who should have done a better job or managers who should have reacted better. From sports managers to politicians, it seems most everyone understands what makes a great leader, and these writers take great pride in dispensing their wisdom. For lack of a better analogy, this advice is similar to a “play-by-play” account of Frankenstein’s monster on the loose: “Now it’s running … Continue reading

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In Pursuit Of An Amazing Event

Photos Courtesy Of Fred VanFossen

Do you ever dream of creating the one perfect event that generates revenue, raises awareness for your organization, creates excitement for the staff members who work on it, and most importantly, is so popular it sells out every year? That dream became a reality for the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department in Indiana with the Amazing Race. Now in its 7th year, the success of the race is so widespread that organizer Patti Davis receives monthly calls from all … Continue reading

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Join The Kids Club

Photos Courtesy Of Cleveland Metroparks

  We have all heard the message: Get the kids off the couch and outside. Since we are part of a park district, who better to tackle this assignment? “For a number of years, we talked about doing something more kid-focused, about how to get kids more active and more involved in Cleveland Metroparks as a whole,” says Bob Rotatori, the Marketing Manager. “The Kids Club is our answer to that objective.” Up And Moving The Kids Club mission is … Continue reading

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