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A Leisure Professional Association’s Structural Change, to Remain Relevant to its Members as well as in its Support of the Profession – Part 1

J. Joy James, Melissa S. Weddell, Appalachian State University, United States.

Summary

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA), a leisure and recreation professional association, recognized its need to transition from a traditional professional association model to a new model that engaged members and professionals in the field, provided opportunities for volunteer involvement that are short and long-term, and become relevant in a fast-changing world.

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A publication of Vancouver Island University World Leisure Centre of Excellence Main image: City skyline of Charlotte North Carolina from Marshall Park (iStock)

10.1079/tourism.2022.0012

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