Delegates

The position of Nevada Chapter Delegate is a membership-elected Volunteer Position

  1. The new term for an elected Nevada Chapter Delegate (1, of 2 available positions) begins on May 8, 2019.
  2. Election for this position will be held at the next Annual General Meeting, on or about May 8, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV – Nominate yourself or another Graduate or Professional Nevada Chapter member

Some benefits:

  • Mentoring by other (NV) Delegates
  • Paid travel, lodging, board at the Business Meeting of the Assembly of Delegates (AoD) – in 2019: Indianapolis, IN (see Chapter Delegate Position Description)
  • Networking and developing an understanding of association governance processes

Some responsibilities:

  • Create a Proposal and/or Coach members through Process, if needed
  • Notice & Poll members of Proposals (Position Statements)
  • Represent NV Chapter/Members in AoD
  • Write a report of the AoD Meeting for publication to members

Delegates

David J Otto, LMT BCTMB

email hidden; JavaScript is requiredDelegate 2017-2018 (2-year term) [Nominate]

David J Otto, LMT BCTMB earned his BA in English, Secondary Education in 1991. In 2001, he graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy where he has also been an ACCET-accredited Professional Development Instructor for 6+ years. He owns/operates his massage therapy practice, Hands In Motion, since 2003 in Henderson, Las Vegas & Clark County, NV.
David has served the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as President[/Immediate Past President], 1st Vice-President, Delegate, and is currently serving as 2018 Delegate, Webmaster, and Education Committee member, and Government Relations Committee Chair – he has served on AMTA’s National Convention Planning and Mentoring Award committees, is serving on the National Awards Committee, is serving as an active volunteer with the Massage Therapy Foundation on their Development & Marketing Committee, and serves as a Subject Matter Expert with the NCBTMB.

Cathy Lightcap, LMT

email hidden; JavaScript is requiredDelegate 2018-2019 (2-year term) [Nominate]

Catherine Lightcap, LMT is an Independent Massage Therapist in Henderson, NV, graduating from Northwest Health Career College and entering the massage therapy field in 2014. She studied Banking and Finance at Dodge City Community College and received her OSHA training at OTI in Des Plaines, IL, and Maplewoods College in Kansas City, MO. Upon earning her degree & Certification, Cathy became an OSHA instructor for General Industry and Construction and served as adjunct for two colleges in Oklahoma, retiring in 2012. She is currently a First Aid, CPR and AED Trainer with the National Safety Council.
Cathy is very passionate about laughing with her friends & family and finds every opportunity to spend quality-time with them. Cathy serves the American Massage Therapy Association, Nevada Chapter, as its elected 2018/2019 Delegate and with the Government Relations Committee.

 

Nomination Form – Chapter Delegate

  • When you accept your nomination, you agree to be elected by the members to a 2-year term.
  • When you nominate yourself or another member, you/they must accept the Nomination at the Annual General Meeting.
  • To be considered for Nomination, you/Nominee must be present at the Annual General Meeting and have filed with the chapter the required, signed forms.
  • COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM ONLINE

Chapter Delegate Position Description

Position Title: Delegate to the Assembly of Delegates (AoD)

While not an eligibility requirement, the Delegate position should not be considered as an “entry level” volunteer position. Applicants for the position of Delegate should be encouraged to consider the following questions when choosing to become a candidate for the position.

  1. What is the context of health and wellness in my state?
  2. What are the things that are impacting massage therapy in my state? (including but not limited to):
    1. Education requirements
    2. Regulation
    3. Continuing education
    4. Cultural issues
    5. Socio-economics
    6. Diversity
    7. Employment practices

Eligibility

  • Must be a professional member in good standing for at least 1 year.
  • Must be assigned to the Chapter they are elected to serve.
  • Must have a basic understanding of technology (e.g. email, online discussion boards, mobile applications).
  • Must sign the AMTA Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct and AOD Code of Conduct.
  • Shall not be an AMTA National Board member, National Standing Committee Chair, National Commission Chair, or the Moderator of the Assembly of Delegates.

Authority
Delegate is given authority by National Bylaws and Policies and through election by the Chapter membership.

Accountability
Delegate is accountable to fulfill their duties through reporting the activities of the Assembly as well as the meeting outcomes.

Term of Office
The Delegate shall serve a term of office of two years, beginning at the same time as chapter officers’ terms and shall be elected in alternating years. The delegate shall serve no more than three consecutive elected terms.

Purpose
Delegate represents the massage therapy profession in the AOD and related activities as they pertain to the profession in their state.

Relationship
Delegate works with her/his Chapter members and fellow Chapter Delegates, as well as Delegates from other Chapters and Assembly of Delegates Advisory Committee (AODAC), to follow timelines and carry out the assignments and charges applicable to the AOD function.

Responsibilities

  1. Responds to applicable chapter communications on a regular and timely basis via phone, e-mail, or other appropriate means.
  2. Provides written reports to the Chapter Board as requested.
  3. Participates in discussions on the volunteer HUB as they pertain to AOD agenda items, discussion items and AOD duties.
  4. Attends chapter meetings as requested by the Chapter Board to address agenda items pertaining to the work of the Delegates.
  5. Maintains a working knowledge of materials provided for the AOD meeting.
  6. Prepares and reviews all necessary materials prior to all AOD meetings.
  7. Attends and participates in the AOD meeting at National Convention.
  8. At least annually, Delegate reports the actions of the AOD to the Chapter membership.
  9. Participates in the selection of the AMTA position statement ideas to be sent to the writing group per policy.
  10. Provides input to the AOD think tank through the lens of the massage therapy profession in their specific state. Input may be provided at the annual AOD meeting and the Volunteer HUB during their term of service.

Time Commitment

The time commitment averages about 2-4 hours per month; time commitment will be considerably higher during the lead up to National Convention, Annual Convention and AOD meeting.

Vacancy and Succession

  • If a delegate is unable to attend the AoD meeting at National Convention due to unexpected circumstances the Chapter Board shall appoint an eligible volunteer to assume the Delegate position for that meeting.
  • Upon submittal of sufficient documentation, the AoDAC may determine a Delegate absence as excusable, and reinstate the original Delegate after the AOD meeting to resume their role and fulfill their term.
  • In the event of a vacancy, the chapter board of directors shall appoint an eligible volunteer to assume the Delegate position for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Removal from Office
A Delegate may be removed from office for failure to:

  1. Fulfill her/his duties and responsibilities (dereliction of duties).
  2. Abide by the AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, or Position Description.
  3. Keep AMTA membership dues current.

Removal shall occur upon recommendation from a Chapter Board member with a two-thirds
vote of the entire Chapter Board. The National Office must be contacted prior to Chapter Board
voting on removal of a volunteer.

 

AMTA NBoD Motion: #0617:29


Refer to the AMTA-NV Standing Rules for additional description

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