Announcements

  • Volunteer Events at AMTA Convention

    You’re invited to attend the 2021 AMTA Volunteer Reunion and President's Awards Reception! These events will take place in Tampa to kick-off AMTA National Convention.

    Both events will be on Wednesday, August 25th at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. Information is as follows:

  • 2021 Chapter Innovation Award

    2021 AMTA Chapter Innovation Award

    The AMTA Chapter Innovation Award is recognition for innovative programs/services/events occurring within a chapter. We all want to know about the great things happening in AMTA chapters across the country – and we invite you to share your success stories and innovative ideas on the Volunteer Hub in the "Recognition Zone!" By doing so, your chapter could be eligible to be a recipient of AMTA's annual Chapter Innovation Award.  Additionally, posting and sharing your success stories in this forum allows other chapters to learn, grow and even implement similar programs and services within their own chapters.

    How does my Chapter qualify?
    Eligibility requirements are simple. All chapters are eligible for the award if they are in good standing, have met all of their deliverables and have shared their chapter's innovative events, happenings, etc. on the Volunteer Hub inside the Recognition Zone. The chapter Innovation Award winner(s), if any, will be announced at the President's Awards Reception that takes place at National Convention. 

    Definition of Innovative
    Your chapter submission must be considered "innovative" based on the following definition:

    in·no·va·tive    /ˈinəˌvādiv/

    Adjective

    1. (of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original.

    (of a person) introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking.

    Submission Process
    Just post about your successes here in this Recognition Zone discussion forum!  You can also use the attachment feature to share graphics/photos/documents etc. Please be sure to use a signature on your post as well.

    Selection Process
    The awards operational committee will review the Recognition Zone quarterly. All submissions will be reviewed and vetted for eligibility. Additionally, members of our National Board will also be asked to review the "Recognition Zone" periodically, so they can see the great things our chapters are doing.


    If your chapter is eligible to be an applicant for the Innovation Award, you will be contacted for more information. There is no formal application process, but we do need you to share your successes in the Recognition Zone. All innovation summaries must be posted in the Recognition Zone by June 1st, 2021 to be considered for the 2021 Innovation Award.

    Take-Aways - What do we get if we are selected for this award?
    If your chapter is selected as a recipient of the Innovation Award, you will receive a "badge" that you can use on your website, in the Volunteer Hub, and on your chapter's promotional material.    Your innovative idea will be shared with other chapters via the Volunteer Hub, and may even be featured in AMTA's Hands On publication Additionally, your chapter will be recognized at National Convention during the awards reception.

    We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

  • 4th Quarter National Office Update

    The 4th Quarter National Office Update is now available. You can find it here.
  • Nominations Open: AMTA 2021 National, Chapter and Educator Awards

    Awards season is here! Nominations are now open for the AMTA National, Chapter and Educator Awards. Don't miss your chance to honor someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the massage profession. Submission deadline is April 1.
  • December National Office Update

    The December 2020 National Office Update is now available. This update reflects activities from the 3rd quarter of FY 20/21.
  • Virtual Trainings Now Available!

    The presentations from the 2020 Virtual Training Events are now available in the Volunteer Training Community file library.  You can find the presentations from all four Governance Open Houses, as well as CVOP and Chapter Leadership Training.
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

    AMTA will be celebrating National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW) October 25–31, 2020. For those of you that are thinking about doing something for NMTAW, we have some information and suggestions that we’d like to share with everyone.

    For 2020, we will not be conducting any face-to-face NMTAW events. Our focus this year is on social media communications and awareness. Chapters are welcome to share posts from the AMTA Facebook page or information placed in Hands On.

    Our first social media post is already on Facebook. There is a link provided sharing easy ways that members can celebrate NMTAW (even during COVID-19).

    https://www.amtamassage.org/resources/sharing-benefits-of-massage/national-massage-therapy-awareness-week/

    We have an interactive Facebook post planned for the week of October 5th as well as additional posts planned for the week of NMTAW. You can encourage interested parties to share NMTAW posts and perhaps ask members to share what they’re doing to celebrate NMTAW.

     In addition, here are some resources that may be helpful for you to share:


    Putting together a plan for NMTAW may be a great way for your chapter board and members to connect. Consider interactive ways to communicate with the members and have them share their stories. NMTAW could also be a good way for therapists that have gone back to work to market their practice and inform their clients about safe practices and protocols for massage.

    Let us know if you have any other ideas you’d like to share about what your chapter is planning for NMTAW. You can post them here in the Hub or email them to us at chapterrelations@amtamassage.org.