Call for Nominations to NMATA 2017 Board of Directors

Call for Nominations for
NMATA Board of Directors 2017

I know everyone has had all the election mayhem one can stand, but this is not politics…this is service.  Please carefully consider who you want to nominate to serve on the Board of Directors for NMATA.  Next year will be a busy year.  We have some great things started including legislative change so art therapists can receive third party payment directly, new ideas for CEU offerings, membership and fund raising events, and of course the AATA conference.  We have accomplished a lot this year and the momentum is still building.  Next year’s Board will have a great foundation to stand on.
Here is the link to the nomination process:

Use the access code:  Artfully1234

Nominations will open tomorrow November 7 and run through midnightNovember 28.  There will be a vetting process and Nominees will be announced.  Voting will begin December 10 and run through midnighton December 17.  The winners will be announced on December 21!

We had hoped the process would be completed by our December 10membership meeting, but it will take longer.  This year’s Board will facilitate a training process and be present to integrate new members at the first Board Meeting of 2017.  Board meetings are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, with the first of 2017 on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9-12pm.

Other news:

We have been approved to have a booth at the Farmers/Crafter’s Market at the Rail yard for their Holiday Fair on December 22 and 23.  We have had some great…fantastic donations and are open for more.  What does not sell at this market, we will sell at the AATA conference at our NMATA booth, with all proceeds going to NMATA.  We will create a schedule for the days of the Holiday Fair so think about donating a couple of hours to be at the booth and represent NMATA.  It promises to be warm and cheery and fun.

Lastly, don’t forget to make a little gift for a fellow art therapist and attend the NMATA Holiday Membership Meeting, December 10 in ABQ!!  That is definitely going to be a very special gathering.

Thank you all so much for your support and interest in NMATA.

Please consider serving on our Board of Directors.  It is an honor and a pleasure to be around other art therapists and to witness different talents evolving and creating within a group.  I know it has been extremely beneficial and valuable for me and I trust for each board member this year.
Again please go to the link:  https://newearth.wufoo.com/forms/q17r9cni0bq8ec2/  and participate.