Awards

Would you like to recommend a member who has made a special contribution to massage therapy or to the AMTA-Georgia Chapter? Contact the president to make your suggestion.
Below are the traditional annual awards of AMTA chapters.

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

President’s Award

Purpose

  • To openly honor recipient(s) who have contributed to the massage profession in an outstanding manner
  • To acknowledge diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner
  • To enable the Chapter President to give an award to (a) recipient(s) who seem(s) worthy
  • This award is selected by the Chapter President

History

  • The Chapter President’s Award for Chapters founded in 1996
  • Recipient(s) name(s) to be kept in minutes of any given meeting

Qualifications

  • The recipient does not have to be member of AMTA or a massage therapist
  • There may be no more than one (1) recipient selected in any given year
  • This award may be given posthumously
  • Recipient(s) must contribute to the massage profession in outstanding manner
  • Recipient(s) shall not have received this award in the previous year
  • Recipient may receive only one chapter individual award in any given year

Certificate of Appreciation

Purpose

  • To openly honor recipient(s) who have contributed to the massage profession
  • To acknowledge diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner
  • To acknowledge someone who has bridged the gap between AMTA and/or massage and other associations and/or professions

History

  • The Certificate of Appreciation Award was founded in 1996
  • Has been given on an as needed basis since that time
  • There has been more than one (1) recipient in a given year
  • Recipient(s) name(s) are kept with staff, Awards Chair or assignee

Qualifications

  • Recipient(s) do not need to be AMTA members or massage therapists
  • This award may be given posthumously
  • Recipient(s) are to have contributed to enrich the lives of others and promote the awareness of massage, which may or may not include massage

Distinguished Service Award

Purpose

  • To openly honor recipient(s) who have contributed to the massage profession in an outstanding manner
  • To acknowledge diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner
  • To enable the President and the Chapter Board to give an award to (a) recipient(s) who seem(s) worthy
  • This award is selected by the Chapter President with the approval of the Chapter Board

History

  • The Chapter Distinguished Award for Chapters founded in 1996
  • Recipient(s) names to be kept in minutes of any given meeting

Qualifications

  • Recipient must be a member of AMTA and a massage therapist
  • There can be more than one (1) recipient selected in any given year
  • This award may be given posthumously
  • Recipient must contribute to the massage profession in outstanding manner
  • Recipient shall not have received this award in the previous year

Humanitarian Award

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, at Chapter’s discretion
  • Award is selected and may be kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • There may be more than one (1) recipient in a given year
  • Granting of multiple awards will be decided by the Chapter Board
  • Recipient(s) name(s) to be kept in minutes of any given meeting
  • Recipient(s) name(s) are printed in the Chapter newsletter

Qualifications

  • The recipient must be a member of AMTA and a massage therapist
  • In good standing at the time of award consideration
  • This award may be given posthumously
  • Recipient must contribute to the massage profession in outstanding manner
  • Volunteer work, which may or may not include massage, done in the larger community. This can include, but is 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 effort
  • Recipient shall not have received this award in the previous year
  • Nominated by any Chapter member
  • Approved by the Chapter Board

Outstanding Committee Chair Award

Purpose

  • To openly honor a recipient who has demonstrated outstanding qualities and/or service to the AMTA in their Chapter Chair position
  • To promote outstanding achievements and to honor an individual who is deserving of said recognition

History

  • Award established in 1996
  • To be given annually
  • Award is selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • Award given to one (1) recipient per year
  • Recipient name printed in Chapter Newsletter

Qualifications

  • Meets all requirements for position held
  • In good standing at the time of award consideration
  • This award may be given posthumously
  • Recipient may serve as Chapter Chair to more than one (1) volunteer group; however, will receive award for only one (1) volunteer group
  • This award may be given to a Volunteer Group Chair who has completed a project to benefit AMTA or enhance the massage profession
  • May be a past recipient of another Outstanding Chapter Chair Award
  • Nominated by any Chapter member
  • Approved by the President and/or Board of Directors