Awards

Award Recommendations due February 3, 2020.

The Awards Committee identifies chapter members through your feedback who deserve recognition for their outstanding contributions to AMTA, the Georgia Chapter, or the massage therapy profession. If you would like to nominate a member or colleague, contact  Awards Chair Terri Barton at tlbartonlmt@gmail.com before the above deadline.

We are accepting recommendations for the following awards:

  • Chapter Meritorious Award
  • Outstanding Committee Chair
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Distinguished Service Award

Volunteer leaders, please contact Terri to be sure your workmates receive a certificate of appreciation for their work this past year.

To recommend a person for one of the awards, contact the Awards Chair through email.  Include:

  1. Your name
  2. Your Member ID#
  3. The name of the person
  4. The name of the awards
  5. A brief description of why you believe they should receive this award
  6. You may make a recommendation for one or more awards.

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 recipientPresident’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

 

President’s Award

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

Note:

  • 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 posthumousl
  • 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

Recommend an awards recipient by contacting Awards Chair Terri Barton before the above deadline.