THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR MAKING OUR FIRST
VIRTUAL FALL SYMPOSIUM A GREAT SUCCESS.
THANKS TO PAT GRIFFITH, LAURIE KJAR-REISS, AND KREGG KJAR FOR THEIR AMAZING PRESENTATIONS!
SCAAP SPRING VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
PLEASE STAY POSTED FOR
DATES AND SPEAKERS
Please contact Tracy Beam, Director of Professional Development, if you are interested in speaking or have a speaker/topic recommendation
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
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
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
Cecilia , Secretary
Loren Apodaca, Treasurer
Karla Romero, Director of Membership
Melissa Betancourt, Director of Resources
Kerry Whelan, Immediate Past President
Open, Awards Chair