Chapter Awards: Honor your Colleagues!

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Deanna Benson was 2016 Chapter Meritorious Award Winner at National Convention

AMTA-MN Chapter wants to honor our members this year at the annual business meeting. To do that we need your help! Do you know an AMTA Member who has done outstanding work on an humanitarian level? How about a tireless volunteer?

Click the links to submit your colleague for our state level award, that may be forwarded on to National for an even bigger award at National Convention!

Wouldn’t it be great to see our Minnesota Star’s Shine!

Submit your nominations to amta.minnesota@gmail.com by April 15, 2017 at midnight.

Humanitarian

Nomination form

Purpose

  • To openly honor recipient(s) who is an AMTA member
  • To acknowledge the “heart” of massage in action

History

  • Award established in 1996
  • To be given annually
  • Award is selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • There may be more than one (1) recipient in a given year
  • Recipients on the Chapter level may be honored at a National Level

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
  • Recipient shall not have received this award in the previous year
  • Approved by the MN Chapter Board
 

Sports Massage Achiever

Nomination form

Purpose

  • To openly honor an AMTA member
  • To acknowledge accomplishments in the area of sports massage

History

  • Award established in 1996
  • To be given annually
  • Award is selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • Recipients on the Chapter level may be honored at a National Level

Qualifications

  • Recipient must be an AMTA member for at least one (1) year
  • Recipient accomplishment(s) exceed expectations
  • Recipient display 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
  • Recipient shall not have received this award in the previous year
  • Approved by the MN Chapter Board
 

Chapter Meritorious

This award, which honors an individual by acknowledging diligence in volunteerism accomplished in an altruistic manner, is the highest award bestowed upon an AMTA member by a chapter.

Nomination Form


About the Chapter Meritorious Award

Purpose

  • To openly honor an AMTA member
  • To acknowledge diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner

History

  • Award established in 1969
  • Has been given annually since that time

Qualifications

  • Active member in AMTA for at least one (1) year
  • Only one (1) nominee from each chapter can be a recipient

Teacher of the Year

Each year, AMTA –  MN presents this award to an instructor in a member school who demonstrates exceptional teaching abilities and commitment to high standards of education in massage therapy.

Nomination Form


About the Award

This award is given on a chapter level. However, Recipients on the Chapter level may be honored at a National Level.

Who Inspires You? This award honors the memory of Jerome Perlinski, an extraordinary educator and much loved leader.  Winner of the Chapter Teacher of the Year will be submitted for the Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award given by National AMTA.

Jerome Perlinski is remembered for his recognition of the gifts and talents of others and his ability to bring out their best. A consumer and advocate of massage therapy who was not a practitioner, Jerome held a doctorate in the history of ideas from St. Louis University. He was a widely experienced teacher and lecturer whose committed work helped raise training standards, improve teaching methods and educate massage practitioners about the importance of ethical, professional behaviors. When colleagues remember Jerome, they use words like inspired, passionate, motivating, principled and exceptional

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