AMTA NJ DELEGATES
Greetings colleagues and friends! Your elected delegates Earline Fair-Edwards and Cynthia Sinicropi-
Philibosian were in attendance at the 2022 Assembly of Delegates(AOD) meeting during the Annual National AMTA Convention, which was held this year in Cleveland, Ohio. This year marked the return of the in-person AOD meeting and the energy was warm, receptive and curious.
The Assembly of Delegates (AOD) is a collaborative body of active professional AMTA members, made up of 1-2 elected representative(s) of each of the 51 existing AMTA Chapters. The purpose is to help shape the way our industry is viewed locally and nationally. We do this by proposing ideas for position statements that are used for education and marketing to the public, legislators and other stakeholders.
A Delegate is a member who is elected to represent the concerns of Chapter members to the Chapter BOD or National BOD, and is tasked with preparing a PIPS(Proposed Idea for Position Statement) if members so wish. A Delegate also reports to members about actions of the AOD. This year the AOD was tasked with discussion topics that explored ways to reset the function of the AOD, as it relates to member outreach and advocacy on behalf of our members. We were assigned to discussion groups.
At the end of our breakout sessions, each group reported to the entire assembly. These reports were about strategies that can be utilized in developing better ways of communication with members, Chapter BOD’s and National BOD. It was reassuring to know that the AMTA NJ Chapter has implemented many of the methods that were identified as a result of this convocation.
Following the meeting the Delegates were treated to a keynote luncheon. The guest speaker was Kevin Carroll whose energy is magnanimous! Kevin Carroll is a professional speaker, trainer and facilitator. He has authored many books most notably Rules of the Red Rubber Ball (2007), and has worked with the 76ers, ESPN, Disney, Target, Columbia Sportswear and the list goes on. His story of childhood adversity at age 6, and passion for playing ball, will motivate anyone to believe in the power of self-reliance and perseverance with a playful presence. We were impressed by his life mission to trade balls with children all over the world during his travels. This one small gesture can ignite a powerful change in those children and the villages, towns and cities they live in.
You can learn more about Kevin Carroll HERE and be truly inspired!
If you have an idea for a proposed position statement or if you would like to join us as a volunteer, please reach out to us at Delegate.firstname.lastname@example.org The experience of being a volunteer provides leadership training opportunities that can be used in our professional and business roles, and that may enrich our professional and sometimes personal endeavors.
Best wishes for healthy abundance as you enjoy the colors of the season. We look forward to meeting you at our next live event coming up in November.
Cynthia Sinicropi-Philibosian, LMBT Earline Fair-Edwards, LMT, Ph.D
AMTA NJ Delegate 2021-2023 AMTA NJ Delegate