AMTA-WI Chapter Standing Rules

AMTA-WI Standing Rules (Approved August 25, 2012)
Section 1: Chapter Name

The name of the chapter shall be The American Massage Therapy Association-Wisconsin Chapter. The name may be abbreviated AMTA-WI.

The AMTA-WI Chapter shall have the motto “Promoting Wellness Through Massage.”

Section 2: Chapter Fee

The AMTA-WI Chapter Fee shall be $20 per year per member. This fee must be renewed and approved by the membership every two (2) years.

Section 3: Chapter Officers

A. Qualifications for elected office shall be as follows:

  1. A candidate for the office of Chapter President shall ave held an elected office or appointed chair position on the AMTA-WI Chapter Board of Directors within the preceding four years and (February 26, 2006 Chapter Meeting)

B. Duties

  1. Chapter officers are required to attend a minimum of four (4) Board Meetings annually, which include “conference call” board meetings and minimum of two (2) Chapter Meetings, except for good cause shown.
  2. At both Chapter Meetings each officer will present a written report/s given orally of a summary of committee activities.
  3. Each officer is required to contribute 2 written submissions annually for publication in the Chapter’s newsletter.
  4. Each Vice-President is required to Chair or Co-Chair one committee.
  5. Each Member-At-Large is required to be a member of a committee.

C. Benefits

  1. All Chapter Officers’ registration fee for educational functions hosted by the Wisconsin Chapter will bewaived if the requirements are met by the officers while in term. Non-compliance of required duties, as defined by section B 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 would result in benefits being revoked.
SECTION 4 CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A. Elected officers of the AMTA-WI Chapter Board of Directors shall include:

  1. President
  2. Immediate Past President.
  3. First Vice President
  4. Second Vice President
  5. Third Vice President
  6. Secretary
  7. Treasurer
  8. Two (2) Members-at-Large

B. The Immediate Past President assumes office when a new President is elected for a term of two (2) years or until there is a successor.

C. The term of office for Members-at-Large shall be one (1) year.


Proposed Standing Rules

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AMTA - WI Standing Rules (Proposed)

Section 1: Chapter Name

A. The name of the chapter shall be The American Massage Therapy Association-Wisconsin Chapter. The name may be abbreviated AMTA-WI.

B. The AMTA-WI Chapter shall have the motto “Promoting Wellness Through Massage.” mission shall be “To serve its members, the public and profession by increasing the awareness of massage therapy and its benefits, and by providing opportunities for its members to enhance their professional development and individual growth.”

Section 2: Chapter Officers

A. Qualifications for elected office shall be as follows:

  1. A candidate for the office of Chapter President shall

i. Have held an elected office or appointed chair position on the AMTA-WI Chapter Board of Directors within the preceding four years and

ii. Hold active professional membership classification for one year prior to candidacy.

B. Duties

  1. Elected Chapter officers are required to attend a minimum of four (4) Board Meetings annually, which include “conference call” board meetings and minimum of two (2) Chapter Meetings, except for good cause shown. “Annually” is defined as the time period from election to the next election.
  2. At both Chapter Meetings each officer committee chair will present a written report/s given orally of a summary of committee activities.
  3. Each officer is required to contribute 2 written submissions annually for publication in the Chapter’s newsletter
  4. Each Vice-President is required to Chair or Co-Chair one committee
  5. Appointed committee chairs shall attend a minimum of two (2) Board Meetings annually and a minimum of two (2) Chapter Meetings annually.

C. Benefits

  1. All Chapter Officers’ registration fee for educational Functions, at a maximum of two (2) classes annually, hosted by the Wisconsin Chapter will be waived if the officers while in term meet the requirements. Non-compliance of required duties, as defined by section B 1, 2, 3 & 4 would result in benefits being revoked for elected officers. “Chapter Officers” are defined as those elected to the Board of Directors.
  2. Appointed Committee Chairs who are not elected officers may receive one (1) class registration fee waiver annually hosted by the Wisconsin Chapter if the committee chair while in term meet the requirements. Noncompliance of required duties, as defined by section B 2 & 5 would result in benefits being revoked.

Section 3: Chapter Board of Directors

A. Elected officers of the AMTA-WI Chapter Board of Directors shall include:

  1. President
  2. Immediate Past President

i. The Immediate Past President assumes office when a new President is elected for a term of two (2) years or until there is a successor.

     3. Second Vice President
     4. Third Vice President
     5. Secretary
     6. Treasurer
    7. Members at Large - 2 (February 20, 1999 Chapter Meeting)

B. Other members of the Board of Directors are the appointed committee chairs. These members are not elected and are therefore non-voting members of the Board.