WRPA Incentive Plan Program
The Mission of the WRPA Incentive Program (WIP) is to increase membership participation in all aspects of the WRPA by providing an incentive plan that will reward members for their professional efforts and recognize members for years of service, involvement and contributions to the WRPA. The plan will encourage current WRPA members to continue their individual career growth and dedication to the field of Recreation and Parks.
The WIP will recognize WRPA members who annually achieve these goals and accomplishments:
Recruiting new professional and commercial members to the Association
Joining the WRPA and/or renew their annual membership
Serving on the WRPA Board
Serving on WRPA committees
Participating in WRPA Programs and events
Reading job-related books (must submit book review for website article)
Attending job-related conferences/training (WRPA and non-WRPA)
Speaking/Presenting/Facilitating at job-related conferences/trainings (WRPA and non-WRPA).
Participating in other job-related efforts
HOW DOES THIS WORK? Participation or recognition in any of the above activities will earn WRPA members WIP points on an annual basis. Activities are reported from now through the next annual conference. Participants will receive one raffle ticket for every 5 WIP points and the raffle tickets will be entered into the WIP Drawing to be held at the WRPA Annual Conference. A member must have earned at least 5 WIP points in that given year to be entered in the drawing. In addition, you must attend the WRPA Annual Conference which is held in September.
SO WHAT’S THE PRIZE? One Grand Prize drawing of $750 for a professional development experience of your choice will be awarded annually (no cash value/non-transferable to another WRPA member). This grand prize will be funded from Silent Auction proceeds and other revenues. If the winner is unable to use the funds, then the 1st runner up person will be drawn to take their place. Obviously the more WIP Points you earn in the year, the greater your chance of winning the Grand Prize but everyone entered has a chance! Other smaller awards will also be given.
HOW ARE WIP POINTS TRACKED? WRPA members are responsible for tracking their own WIP point activities and submitting them on the WIP Tabulation Form, with the required documentation, by the first day of the annual conference. The WIP Committee will review your tabulation and may grant WIP points for any miscellaneous activities you list for consideration. See the Tabulation form for details.
GET INVOLVED! Don’t sit back and say “What has the state association done for me?” The more people involved in WRPA the bigger, the better, and the more it can do for you and all of us!
COUNT ME IN! Check out the attached WIP Tabulation Form so that you know what activities will give you WIP points. Start a WIP file today and make a list of your activities as you do them. Got questions? Contact:
WRPA President, Brad Hatch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or any other WRPA Board member.