Election Central 2019

What you need to know about the 2019 Elections

The following Chapter Offices are up for election in 2019:

  • Financial Administrator(2 year term)
  • One Board Member (2-year term)
  • One Delegate (2 year term)

AMTA-NY 2019 Chapter Convention will be the site of the 2019 Chapter Elections. Applications for office are requested by a “call for candidates” email prior to the meeting. Nominations are taken from the floor at the business luncheon if there haven’t been enough candidates nominated ahead of time by application. Attendees have the weekend to cast their vote and the new officers are sworn in at the Saturday night dinner-dance. Convention is at the Doubletree by Hilton Tarrytown, April 12-14, 2019.

ALL members are welcome to attend the business luncheon meeting on Friday and to cast their vote afterwards.

What you should know about this years elections!

Elections for Board of Directors positions are held every year in every AMTA Chapter across the country. According to the AMTA National Bylaws, all states elect their President on even years, and Financial Administrator on odd years.

For New York, one Board Member will be elected every year for a two-year term.

Each year the AMTA – New York Chapter, emails a “Call for Candidates” to the membership, and posts it on our website. All members are strongly encouraged to participate in the election by coming to the annual meeting to cast your vote or by running for an elected position.

In accordance with the AMTA-NY Chapter Standing Rule 3.2, qualifications for elected officers shall be:

All candidates for elected office must be a professional member in good standing, for a period of not less than a year prior to being nominated.

Financial Administrator

Eligibility:

You must have fulfilled ALL three of these requirements:
* Professional member in good standings for at least 1 year.
* Must have attended at least four Chapter Board meetings within the last 12 months.
* Served on a National or Chapter Committee or held an appointed position.

In addition to the above requirements you also must have fulfilled at least ONE of the following:
* Completed one term year as a Chapter Board member within the last three years.
* Complete one term year as a Chapter committee chair or member, within the last two years.
* Completed one term year as a National Board member, National standing committee chair on National standing committee member within the last two years.

Click here for a description of the Financial Administrator Position.

 

-Board Member
Eligibility:

You must have fulfilled ALL three of these requirements:
* Professional member in good standings for at least 1 year.
* Must have attended at least four Chapter Board meetings within the last 12 months.
* Served on a National or Chapter Committee or held an appointed position.

In addition to the above requirements you also must have fulfilled at least ONE of the following:
* Completed one term year as a Chapter Board member within the last three years.
* Complete one term year as a Chapter committee chair or member, within the last two years.
* Completed one term year as a National Board member, National standing committee chair on National standing committee member within the last two years.

The Board of Directors each have responsibilities to fulfill their positions. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, and meet the qualifications to run, please find the position descriptions outlined in the following link and fill out the online Chapter Officer Elections Form below no later than five days prior to the AMTA-NY Chapter Annual Meeting.

Click here for a description of the Board Member Position

-Delegates:
Every year, our chapter delegates play a very important role for the membership in AMTA. They are our voice on the national level and serve their role by attending the National Convention and participating in the delegation.  New AMTA Bylaws state that each chapter has two delegates.  The position of Alternate Delegate has been retired.

Eligibility:
-Delegates must be a professional member in good standing of the Chapter to which they are assigned.
-They must sign the AMTA Delegate Code of Conduct, agree to uphold and abide by National AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, and job description and shall not be an AMTA National Board member.
-Delegate candidates must be available on the National Convention dates with capability to travel by air, and the time and willingness to poll members, attend preliminary meetings, and write an article after convention.
-Delegate alternates must also attend the preliminary meetings and be available for travel if you are called on to attend.

Click here for a description of the Delegate Position

National Convention this year is in Indianapolis, Indiana October 24-26, 2019

.  Delegate’s National Convention is fully reimbursed by the AMTA-NY Chapter after convention is concluded and the delegate’s report is received.

Consider running and representing your fellow NY members!!

All candidates and volunteers must sign the Code of Conduct to be eligible to run.  This is done on the AMTA National website and you must sign in to complete it.  All candidates are asked to fill out a resume with all pertinent professional information in massage therapy as well as other offices held, qualifications for the office you are seeking, reasons and objectives for seeking the office and any professional or community experience. Candidates are required to fill out the online Chapter Officer Elections below no later than five days prior to the AMTA-NY Chapter Annual Meeting.

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