Volunteer Award Nominations 2021

If you see something great….NOMINATE

Can you think of someone who deserves to be recognized for their contribution to massage? Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in the profession of massage? Is there someone who gives to others through touch and shares of themselves by volunteering? Each Year AMTA-NY is proud to honor those that go above and beyond for the profession. You, as a member, can nominate or be nominated for a Chapter Award.

Later this year we will be recognizing individuals for their hard work, volunteerism and leadership with various awards.  Here are the awards we would like you to consider for nominations:

Meritorious Award  *  Humanitarian Award  *  Sports Massage Achiever Award
Government Relations Award  *  Teacher of the Year Award

Please be as thorough and concise as possible. Recipients will be selected solely by the information provided. Submissions may be used in publicity materials – check for correct grammar and spelling.

If you would like to nominate someone for any of these awards, the nomination form can found below or you can follow this link to have the form downloaded onto your computer to submit. If the submission is received successfully, an email will be sent as confirmation.

The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2021.

Meritorious Award

Purpose:
-To honor an AMTA member who diligently volunteers and gives of their time in an altruistic manner.

History:
-Award established in 1969
-To be given annually, chosen by the president

Qualifications:
-Must be an active member in AMTA for at least one (1) year
-In good standing at the time of award consideration
-Have to give and volunteer
-Approved by the president

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Humanitarian Award

Purpose:
-To honor an AMTA member
-To acknowledge the “heart” of massage in action

History
-Award established in 1996
-Given annually
-There may be more than one (1) recipient in a given year

Qualifications
-Active AMTA member for at least one (1) year
-In good standing at the time of award consideration
-Volunteer work, which may or may not include massage, done in the larger community.  Including but not limited to: charity, church, supporting the arts, working with children, disabled, needy, sick, homeless, elderly, community outreach to populations for who massage is otherwise difficult to obtain; fundraising for same, consciousness raising, relief efforts
-Nominee shall not have received this award in the previous year
-Approved by the Awards Committee

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Sports Massage Achiever Award

Purpose
-To honor an AMTA member
-To acknowledge accomplishments in the area of sports massage

History
-Award established in 1996
-Given annually

Qualifications
-Nominee must be an AMTA member for at least one (1) year
-Nominees accomplishment(s) exceed expectations
-Nominee displays cooperation and team play on team in good standing at the time of award consideration
-May include but is not limited to accomplishments that enhance the visibility, prestige and acceptance of sports massage and sports massage therapists to the general public and the other components of the sports community
-There may be no more than one (1) recipient selected per year
-Nominee shall not have received this award in the previous year
-Approved by the Awards Committee

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Government Relations Award

Purpose
To honor recipient(s) who have provided exceptional accomplishments at the National or Chapter level regarding government relations activities
-To acknowledge and promote achievement(s) deserving of said recognition

History
-Award established in 1996
-Given annually
-There may be more than one (1) recipient in a given year

Qualifications
Nominee(s) does not have to be a member of AMTA or a massage therapist
-Nominee(s) may have participated at the National and/or Chapter level in government relations
-Nominee(s) shall not have received this award in the previous year

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Teacher of the year

Who is eligible?

Any teacher from a member school

Who may nominate?

Anyone

What does the recipient receive?

A special award and recognition at the AMTA New York Convention and two tickets to the Saturday Dinner Dance Registration

Nomination Period

Before April 1, 2021


Criteria

The Teacher of the Year nominee should manifest unquestionable dedication and commitment to the future and excellence of massage education. Nominee must have been a teacher for a minimum of 5 years in the massage therapy department at an AMTA member school.

Applicants will be considered by a committee appointed by the Awards Chair.  Applicant will be selected by documents and information submitted with the application form.

Please fill out this “Teacher of the Year Award” Nomination Form  and mail or email back, with all supporting documentation, to the following address.

Submit your nomination by April 1st  2021.

 

Click on this link to open the form on your computer.  Once completed, please e-mail to Awards@amta-ny.org

Please contact your AMTA-NY office at 585-582-6208 or office@amta-ny.org if you have any questions.