yes we are a unique profession,as we are the only groups which is require to achieve a certification license in order to be hired and to maintain these certification through out our career. as well as other certifications which deals with a verity of health and safety rules and regulations governing the requirements,usages, treads and other information on health and safety.
I don't know it just sad to see a parent groups closed the doors on the child they created .....
shame on you NRPA Board
As I say in all my interviews for jobs, Aquatics is the "red headed step child" of recreation. People just don't understand what we have to go through, what we have to do, and the consequences of not doing our job right. And laws and policies are enacted by people who have no idea about what they are talking about, or how they will impact the industry. (VGB) To be forced back into the general NRPA conference would severely limit the number of sessions that we would be able to attend. We should absolutely have our own conference. Whether that is at a NAC or on our own, we should have our own.
Jim, I totally agree. :( Looking at the pictures I have posted on AI connect of my very good friends that I met solely though the NAC and NAMS, my heart aches. I saw it coming, but I really was hoping I was wrong. The brutal reality? It's time for us all to come together and not worry about being just another "piece of the collective recreational pie", move forward as aquatic professionals.....together.
Good grief, the hardest pictures to see are of the National Aquatic Branch Past Presidents. All of that hard work in the name of Aquatics for many, many years....gone. Wow.
(Missed seeing you this year Glenn and Bob!)