SOUTHERN ALBERTA RECREATION ASSOCIATION
The Southern Alberta Recreation Association consists of recreation professionals, board members and other sport agency personnel from the South. The original concept of the association was to have recreation people get together on an informal basis to discuss common concerns and problems and hopefully assist each other in finding solutions. From that initial period, the association has evolved to the point where committees now exist for specific responsibilities, including Planning and Administration Committee, Professional Development / Leadership Committee and A.R.P.A. Liaison.
PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
The Planning and Administration committee is responsible for the overall plan of operation and evaluation of the Southern Alberta Summer Games. This includes Planning - short term and long range planning; and Setting policy and priorities - in organizing its efforts to meet pre-established objectives.
Membership and appointments:
The members representing the committee are appointed at the association's Annual General Meeting. For consistency members are appointed to this committee for a minimum of two (2) year term. In the event of a vacancy occurring on the committee, a new member shall be appointed from the SARA membership.
The committee makes recommendations to the SARA membership for ratification at SARA meetings. The committee has the authority to make expenditures within the approved budget by SARA membership. Major planning functions include:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE/LEADERSHIP
The Professional Development Committee is responsible for organizing an annual retreat and for offering profession development sessions of interest to SARA members. Membership and Appointments: The committee may consist of up to four (4) members from the SARA membership. Appointments to be made for a one-year term (January to December) at the SARA General meeting.
Committee responsible to the SARA membership. All recommendations regarding fees, budget and dates must be approved by SARA.