Hello NER-AMTA Members, Rebecca Preddie, AMTA Scholarship & Grants Coordinator is looking for some willing Scholarship Reviewers (5-6 volunteers) that will be part of the AMTA Scholarship Review Committee. This is a great opportunity for NER-AMTA members who do not have the ability to be involved in large, year round projects, but DO have the ability to work from home for short periods of time.
By agreeing to be a Scholarship Reviewer, you must be a current AMTA member. You will review for at least three AMTA scholarships offered within the calendar year (January 2017 – December 2017), will be provided with blinded applications and rubric sheets (in the majority of cases), and will typically have 7-10 days to review 2-10 brief applications and return results. If you are interested, please send your name and email address to email@example.com before 5/13/17.
Please note: this is FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, you will be notified if your name is submitted to AMTA.
Judy Engel, MM, MT-BC
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Hello NER-AMTA Members,
The Bylaws Committee has been tasked with the BIG job of merging our two current documents the NER-AMTA Constitutions and NER-AMTA Bylaws which governs our regional organization.
The merging of both documents is to streamline these documents into one; to follow AMTA’s model of their Bylaws, to avoid duplicity, and to make updates.
Please review the newly merged document entitled NER-AMTA Bylaws to understand the rationale behind each change. However in summary, the changes include:
-General language used, to be more inclusive and forward-thinking
-Delineate elected officers versus appointed officers and to clarify their roles
-Update and include additional positions to the current leadership that are not listed in NER’s current documents
AMTA members will vote on this newly merged document, to replace our current two documents on Friday March 31st during the Business Luncheon at the Spring Conference in Newport, RI, to go into effect on March 31, 2017. Please review before then and
send any constructive comments/feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
for considerations by 3/29/17
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To reach our social media, website and newsletter outreach, you can connect with us here: http://www.musictherapynewengland.org/contact-us/
or directly at email@example.com
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Dear Fellow Music Therapists:
I would like to thank you for taking the time to help us with our continued advocacy in RI and to thank you for your support and assistance in passing legislation last year. Your efforts were noted by our legislators.
For those of you who may be hearing this for the first time, last year RI passed legislation to create a registry in the state of RI. The bill passed and we are waiting on the completion of our registry. Unfortunately, our governor has just proposed her budget with an article (article 20) that would repeal the registry passed last year. I have grave concerns regarding the negative impact this could have not only in RI but also in setting a pattern across the country.
I am reaching out again to request assistance in RI. I am attaching a template to send to the representatives in RI (I am also attaching two sets of emails). The most important representative would be the heads of the house committee on finance (Representative Gallison) If you copy or forward correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org we will also create a database to ensure all testimony was received by the appropriate individuals.
Thank you again for your response and assistance.
Nicole O’Malley MT-BC, NMT
Neurologic Music Therapist Board Certified
Hands in Harmony LLC
House Committee on Finance
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Congratulations to this year’s NER Conference Scholarship award winners:
Thank you to all who applied!
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All current NER-AMTA members:
We will be electing a new slate of officers as well as Assembly Delegates at our upcoming regional conference.
We are seeking nominations for Assembly Delegates. All members in good standing are eligible for nomination. The Assembly of Delegates is the legislative and policy-making body of AMTA. Each region sends a certain number of delegates, based on regional membership numbers.
Currently, NER sits a 5-delagate representation in the Assembly; the President assumes one of those spots. We also are required to have alternates in the case a primary delegate is not available. Delegates also serve as part of the executive board of NER (voting member).
The NER delegates serve as a voice of the region. All delegates must make a commitment to attend national conferences, as this is when Assembly business is conducted. This is a 2-year commitment, with opportunity to serve again if nominated and voted in.
If you are interested in this position, I would encourage you to review:
Expectations of the roles of Assembly Delegate and Alternate: http://youtu.be/hoYACzlYHnM
Please submit your nomination and a brief bio directly to Eve Montague, MT-BC, Immediate Past-President, NER at email@example.com
Nominations must be received no later than Friday April 10, 2015.
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Join AMTA and get 20% off at West Music! West Music would like to offer AMTA members a 20% discount on merchandise purchased through the West Music website. Simply join AMTA for the 2015 calendar year, then when you receive your welcome email, use the link provided to make your purchase and enjoy this one-time discount as a thank you for supporting music therapy through your AMTA membership. (Offer expires October 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.) Thanks to West Music for providing this new AMTA member benefit and an amazing show of support for music therapy and music therapists!
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Please click the following link to view NER Minutes:
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