Archive for Special Announcements
Please welcome our newest Expanded NER Board Leadership appointments:
Joy Allen- Research Committee Representative
Amanda Goff- Muse Newsletter Editor
Caitlin Hyatt- Interprofessional Collaboration Committee Representative
Kate Lamoureux- NER Historian
Wendy Krueger- Standards of Clinical Practice Committee Representative
Sarah Gagnon- Workforce Development and Retention Committee Representative
There are several openings still available please email email@example.com to inquire about:
– Membership Support Committee member (national conference not required)
-Membership Committee Representative
-Continuing Education Representative
-Diversity and Inclusion Committee Representative
-Clinical Networking Committee Representative
* Please note these Committee Representative are required to attend national conference.
Judy Engel, MM, MT-BC
Hello NER-AMTA Members,
Every year, members from the NER-AMTA Board participate in an internal audit of NER’s financial records. This involves verifying each transaction from the corresponding fiscal year and ensuring that the correct record keeping procedures have been followed.
The NER-AMTA board would like to propose one small change to the Article VII. Section 1 of our Bylaws. This section outlines who is eligible to participate in the annual internal audit, and the change broadens this.
The existing (old) language for Article VII. Section 1 reads as follows:
The Auditing Committee shall consist of the Treasurer and at least two Executive Board members, or the Treasurer and an accountant, who shall audit the Treasurer’s books at the end of the fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, and shall report findings to the Executive Board and the region.
The proposed change (new) language for Article VII. Section 1 reads as follows:
The Auditing Committee shall consist of: (a) the Treasurer and at least two professional AMTA members (one Executive Board member and one member at-large, or two Executive Board members); or (b) the Treasurer and an accountant. The Auditing Committee shall audit the Treasurer’s books at the end of the fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, and shall report findings to the Executive Board and the region.
In summary, this change allows members at-large to participate in the annual internal audit, increasing member access to this process, and further providing transparency.
This is the only change being proposed at this time.
The NER-AMTA members will vote on this proposed change on Friday, April 20, 2018 during the Business Luncheon at the NER-AMTA annual conference at Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT. If accepted, the change will become effective on April 21, 2018. Please read this proposed change before the Business Luncheon and send any comments/feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org before the Business Luncheon.
Adrienne Flight MMT, MT-BC
We are anticipating an exciting conference with the various concurrent sessions, annual Cabaret, and a plethora of CMTEs. This year’s focus is Uniting in Diversity: Bringing Together the Individuals of the Music Therapy Community. We are back at beautiful Water’s Edge in Westbrook, CT and hope to see you there!
Master’s Level Entry (MLE) TOWN HALL
On Friday April 20, 2018, the NER Assembly Delegates and members of the former MLE committee will be hosting an unopposed Town Hall from 5:00-6:15pm. Please plan to attend. As a member of the NER-AMTA, the central question will be what additional considerations you would like the Board to consider before the Board makes a decision on the MLE Final Report?
The primary focus of the Town Hall is to provide NER music therapists the opportunity to engage with the Assembly delegates while the former MLE committee members encourage questions. Those questions will then be recorded (anonymously if desired) and submitted to AMTA Board of Directors for further consideration.
Please email all questions to email@example.com. Questions will be read and recorded by members of the NER-AMTA Assembly of Delegates. There will also be an opportunity to submit questions on-site at conference.
Take this time to thoroughly read through the lengthy MLE considerations posted on the AMTA website. They are available here: https://www.musictherapy.org/careers/mle_considerations/
As you read the MLE considerations, please think about what additional considerations you would like the AMTA Board of Directors to reflect on before a decision is made on the MLE Final Report.
Hope to see you all soon!
Judy Engel, MM, MT-BC
Conference preparations are in full swing! We are so excited to bring to you this Level I GIM training Institute. This 25 CMTE institute, which will take place April 16-19 2018, is sure to fill up quickly, so reserve your space today! If you are interested in registering early, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
resubmit a name to the NER-AMTA Board for their approval.
AMTA’s Master’s Level Entry (MLE) Subcommittee have updated the MLE Considerations. You can find the document on the AMTA website here: https://www.musictherapy.org/careers/mle_considerations/