E-Newsletter 2/8/17
We're Hiring!

Now Hiring for Summer and Part-time Positions

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department is still hiring for a few positions during the summer months. Positions that need to be filled include Summer Recreation Day Camp Directors, Summer Recreation Day Camp Counselors, and Softball Umpires.

We are also looking for a Part-time Program Coordinator to instruct programs for toddlers, homeschool students, and adults. Front Desk Receptionist positions are also available.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please pick up an application at the Republic Community Center located at 711 E. Miller Rd. or fill out an online application. Details on each position available can be found here.

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Wonder at The Amp Tonight

You won't want to miss our next movie night @ The Amp! Join us tonight, Friday, May 4 to help spread kindness before our feature presentation, Wonder, on the big screen. We're teaming up with SPARK Leaders, a local student-led organization whose mission is to create a culture of kindness throughout our community, to give everyone the opportunity to write notes of encouragement and kindness. These notes will be included in the SPARK organization's encouragement bags distributed in many locations throughout our community.

Visit www.theamprepublic.com for more info on this event and all others scheduled in 2018!

2018 Amp Movie Schedule

Summer Adult Softball Registration

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department will be offering an Adult Co-Ed Softball League this summer. Team registrations will be accepted through today, Friday, May 4 (or until the maximum of 16 teams has been reached). Games begin on May 16; all games will be played on Wednesday evenings at the Bervin White Memorial Baseball/Softball Complex located within Miller Park at 711 E. Miller Road. The league fee is $300 per team. Stop by the Republic Community Center to register! For more information, please contact us at (417) 732-3500.

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Republic Aquatic Center Program Registration 

The Republic Aquatic Center is accepting registrations for Swimming Lessons along with reservations for Party Packages/Facility Rentals. All program registrations and facility reservations will be taken at the Republic Community Center, located at 711 E. Miller Road, until the Republic Aquatic Center opens on Saturday, May 26.  Payment is required at the time of all registrations. Those wishing to purchase Season Passes for the 2018 season can do so at the Season Pass Night on Friday, May 25 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Republic Aquatic Center.

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Summer Recreation Day Camp

“Early Bird” registration for Republic Parks & Recreation's Summer Recreation Day Camp has filled. We are now taking registrations for the first week of camp (May 22-25) only. Summer Recreation Day Camp is offered during the summer months for children ages 6 (or have completed kindergarten) – 12. Campers are given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities during the summer including many exciting field trips, gym games, various clubs, crafts, frequent visits to the Republic Aquatic Center, and more. Past field trips have included Incredible Pizza, Titanic Museum, Andy B’s, Castle Rock Waterpark, Discovery Center, Wild Animal Safari, Springfield Skateland, Fantastic Caverns, Village Pottery, Sunshine Lanes, and many more locations! 

The Summer Recreation Day Camp runs Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (there will be no camp on Monday, May 28 or Wednesday, July 4).  The cost for the program is $90.00 per child, per week ($10.00 discount for additional children in the family). If your child will be attending Summer School, the fee is $45.00 per child, per week ($5.00 discount for additional children in the family) during the four weeks of Summer School only. There are no discounted fees available for part-time. All field trips and activities are included in the weekly rates. Campers are required to bring a lunch and a snack to camp with them each day.

Enrollment forms are available at the Republic Community Center or online at www.republicmo.com.  

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Volunteers in Parks (VIP) Program

Did you know that the Republic Parks & Recreation Department offers a VIP Program? VIP is short for “Volunteers in Parks”. Individuals seeking volunteer opportunities with our department are encouraged to become VIP members! As a member, you can choose what types of events or beautification projects you would like to assist with and get some great perks along the way. Upon registration with the program, members will receive a VIP Program Member car decal and welcome letter in the mail. Members also receive an official VIP t-shirt at their first volunteer shift to wear for all future volunteer opportunities. In addition, volunteer hours will be tracked; those that volunteer for eight or more hours within the calendar year will be invited to an annual VIP Recognition Event.    

Local businesses and organizations are also encouraged to sign up as a VIP Community Partner and volunteer together as a team! As a VIP Community Partner, your business/organization will be recognized at any events in which you volunteer, announced at the annual VIP Recognition Event, and receive a VIP Community Partner decal for your door or window. Those volunteering through a business/organization will also receive the VIP t-shirt.

There will be several volunteer opportunities in the coming months with Have-A-Blast, Tigger and Tiger Tri, and the got Mud? Run.

For more information or to join the program, stop by the Republic Community Center or visit the VIP Program section of the city website at www.republicmo.com. Any questions should be directed to Chelsea Small, Recreation Supervisor, at 732-3500 or csmall@republicmo.com.

Want more information about a program?

For more information about any of our programs, call us at 732-3500, visit us online at www.republicmo.com, or like us on Facebook!

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