The chapter board is comprised of the following positions:
- Immediate Past President
- 1st Vice President
- 2nd Vice President
- 3rd Vice President
Board members are elected annually at the Chapter meeting held during the Healing Connections Conference. Each position has a two-year term. The board holds meetings bi-monthly either in person or by teleconference.
For more information on the job descriptions of each board member, click here.
The House of Delegates Operations Committee (HODOC) would like to welcome you as a delegate to the 2012 House of Delegates. You will be contacted in the future, by a member of the HODOC, to inquire if you have questions and to offer any assistance we can give at this time.
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the House of Delegate page on the AMTA website. You can find the HODOC developed toolkit along with many other documents that will help you in your role as delegate.
The HODOC has also put together two educational webinars that will help delegates understand some of the processes and procedures used in the House of Delegates meetings.
They are titled Analysis of an AMTA Position Statement and Parliamentary Procedures and Robert’s Rules of Order for AMTA’s House of Delegates. These are very helpful to understanding how a House of Delegate meeting is ran; and how a Position Statement is analyzed and review and should be viewed before attending the House of Delegates meeting before convention. (Since these webinars were taped in 2011, the dates of convention are not correct; please refer to dates and location in paragraph below.)
AMTA National Convention will be held in Raleigh, NC this year. The House of Delegates Preliminary Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 5:00pm – 7:30pm and the House of Delegates Business Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2012 1:30pm – 5:30pm.
You will receive several emails throughout the year, please be sure to read emails with the subject line “AMTA – Important Information for Delegates and Alternates” as these email will have pertinent information regarding your role as delegate.In June, an email will be sent including all Position Statements that are to be considered at the 2011 HOD Business Meeting. You will also receive an email about 30 days before convention, which will include tentative agendas and any last minute details.
If you have any questions regarding this email, or the House of Delegates in general, please contact John Combe, HODOC Chair at email@example.com, or Gail Friedman, HODOC staff liaison, at 847-905-1668, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chapter has committees to organize projects, programs and services. Any Chapter member can be a member of a committee(s). Below is a list of the committees along with the chairperson’s name and contact information.
- Newsletter Committee – edits and reviews articles for publication in Virginia In Touch, and other Virginia Chapter publications.
Chairperson: Beverly Adams 434-455-2786 or email@example.com
- Healing Connections Committee – plans and implements annual VA Chapter conference.
Chairperson: Diana Simonton 703-519-0760 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Membership Outreach Committee - plans and implements Fusion Coffees throughout the state.
Chairperson: Jana Laird 757-846-5707 or email@example.com
- Chapter Meritorious – Betty Mooney
- President’s Award – Cynthia Parsons
- Outstanding Service - Terry Kahn
- Outstanding Service – Polly Vaughan
- Distinguished Service – Dianne Rand
- Distinguished Service – Percy Kotter
- Distinguished Service – Gwen Meyer
- Distinguished Service – Maria Ambrose
- Outstanding Volunteer – Vera Zarth
- Distinguished Officer – Rich Rieger
- 2009 ~ Dianne Rand
- 2008 ~ Betty Mooney
- 2007 ~ Linda B. Rhett
- 2006 ~ Richard P. Rieger
- 2005 ~ Donald L. Pilch
- 2004 ~ Cynthia Parsons
- 2003 ~ Lorraine Hancock
- 2002 ~ Shirley Kirkwood
- 2001 ~ Diana Simonton
- 2000 ~ Ann C. Fowlkes
- 1999 ~ Joseph A. Lupino
- 1998 ~ Brenda L. Griffith
- 1997 ~ Martha Brown Menard
- 1996 ~ Denise M. Logsdon
- 1995 ~ Brenda L. Griffith
- 1994 ~ Joseph Lupino
- 1993 ~ Gail Bell
- 1992 ~ Marlene Hundley
- 1991 ~ William R. Oldham
- 1990 ~ Antoinette E. Meenach
- 2008 ~ Cynthia Parsons
- 2007 ~ Diana Simonton
Chairperson: Bernie Binns
703-771-5734 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the committee chairperson if you are interested in serving on that committee(s).
Awards and 2008 Winners:
Previous Chapter Meritorious Award Winners:
This award is given for diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner.
Previous Chapter President’s Award Winners:
This award is given for contributing to the massage therapy profession in an outstanding manner and diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner. The recipient is selected by the Chapter President.
The deadline has past for nominating a member for a chapter award for 2009.
For a list of National Award Recipients and Special Recognitions, visit http://www.amtamassage.org/about/specialawards.html.