"The Road Ahead"

November 12th, 2020


For Registration: 

go to our Virtual Symposium Tab

We are excited to be hosting our first Virtual Symposium for our members.

Date:  November 12th, 2020


Providing and Implementing Creative & Innovative Activity Programs to Utilize Now and in the Future


Laurie Kjar-Reiss, CTRS and Kregg Kjar, CTRS  Activity Consultants

Relaxation and Chair Chi Exercises


Pat Griffith, Tai Chis Chuan Certified Instructor

SCAAP President’s Message – Fall 2020




Dear SCAAP members;


We still want to stay in contact with you even though we are in some challenging times.  The SCAAP Board is still meeting virtually and making exciting plans that we will share with you soon. We recently had an election. Congratulations to Laurie Kjar-Reiss, President,  Joan Flannigan, Vice President, Kregg Kjar, Director of Social Media and Webmaster, and  Melissa Betancourt, Director of Resources

Here are some updates for our Members;

  • FALL SYMPOSIUM- Virtual Symposium -"The Road Ahead" November 12th

  • BOARD POSITION NEEDED- We are looking for the board position of Secretary to take minutes, send correspondence, provide input and attend monthly meetings (via face to face or phone conference.) We are looking for someone who is organized and has great computer skills.  We are also looking for an Awards Chair and an Elections Chair.

  • BY-LAWS- The SCAAP By-laws have been updated and approved by general membership. Thank you to the committee and the chairperson Donna Glenn. We feel they were updated to reflect all the new social media new technology happening in today’s world. If you would like a copy please contact the board at and we will gladly send you a copy.

  • Everyone is welcome to join us at any of our Board meetings. They are held monthly at various locations or via conference calls. The board is flexible and willing to train and mentor anyone that is interested. 


Laurie Kjar-Reiss, CTRS

SCAAP President


Thanks to Loren, AD , At West Anaheim Extended Care

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 About Southern California Association of Activity Professionals

The Scoop About Us

The Southern California Association Of Activity Professionals (SCAAP) is committed to providing excellence in support services to activity professionals as a means of continually enhancing the quality of life for all populations we serve.
Education • Industry relations • Information exchange • Peer association • Peer recognition • Professional advocacy • Professional ethics • Representation • Resource availability • Self-improvement assistance • Service opportunities • Standards of practice • Therapeutic values


Our Story

Two official associations represent Activity Professionals in the state of California. The Southern California Association of Activity Professionals (SCAAP) covers the 10 Southern California counties including San Luis Obispo. The Northern California Council of Activity Coordinators (NCCAC) covers the counties north of San Luis Obispo.
SCAAP began early in 1980 when several Southern California Activity Professionals met to organize.

The first official membership election and convention were held in June of 1981, under the name of Southern California Council of Activity Coordinators (SCCAC).  Membership has grown steadily since conception.

In March 1994 the name was changed to the Southern California Association of Activity Professionals (SCAAP) to reflect the diversity of the growing profession.

Many local activity associations and Activity Professionals from surrounding states provide support and resources to SCAAP. With their ongoing assistance, the Association serves many Activity Professionals each year.


Officers & Chair Persons

SCAAP Board Members and Chairperson 2020-2021

Laurie Kjar-Reiss, President

Donna Glenn, Past President, By-Laws Chair


Joan Flannigan , Vice President

Tracy Beam, Director of Professional Development

Kregg Kjar, Director of Social Media & Webmaster

Minnie Groel, Director of Public Relations

Open , Secretary

Loren Apodaca, Treasurer

Marcelle Penn Mathis, Director of Membership

Melissa Betancourt, Director of Resources

Kerry Whelan, Immediate Past President

Open, Awards Chair

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