Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Southeast Region. (Regional Reports)

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Southeast Region. (Regional Reports)

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The 6th Annual National Prevention Through Recreation Services School will be held in the best mid-size city in America: Chattanooga! Mark your calendars for an exciting and interactive learning experience. Don't miss out as we hear the vision of NR, PA, participate in hands-on math and science programming techniques, learn to partner with local workforce development agencies for free summer help and network on a cruise on the Tennessee River. Youth representatives can meet, greet and share ideas with youth from our community. Don't miss the Prevention School, Feb. 5-8. Only 150 "best of the best" slots are available. Go to www.nrpa.org and click on "Programs" and "Youth," or contact Janice Miller at miller_j@mail. chattanooga.gov.

Teams are everywhere--the people you work with, volunteers, the kids you serve. The challenge is, most people need help learning how to work together. Learn new activities that build team skills in a fun, interactive way at the "Teach Me Teamwork" post-conference institute at the 2003 NRPA/Edith Upchurch Innovative Program Forum, March 5-7. The program is ideal for direct service providers and supervisors who want to build new and innovative teambuilding activities into their programs. For more information go to www.nrpa.org, or contact the NRPA's Southeast Regional Center at 423-424-3880 or senrpa@aol.com.

Former NRPA Chair Charles E. Fraser, a developer who took Hilton Head Island--a woody, sparsely populated barrier island off the South Carolina coast--and turned it into a haven of expensive homes, golf courses and tennis courts, died in a boating accident in December in the West Indies. He was 73. Fraser and his wife, Mary, were on a chartered 29-foot boat in the Turks and Caicos Islands when the stern exploded, his daughter Wyman Fraser Davis said. Fraser was dead when his body was recovered. Mrs. Fraser suffered minor injuries. They lived in Brevard, N.C., but maintained a home on Hilton Head. Fraser served as chair of the NRPA Board of Trustees. His development of Hilton Head began when he persuaded his father, an Army general, to sell him the southern third of the island, which was named for a British sea captain who explored it. At the time the island had a population of about 600, mostly the descendants of slaves, who after the Civil War earned the rights to the rice plantations on which they had worked. …

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