The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) recognized many members for their contributions to the association and the profession, at its annual convention in Orlando, Florida September 23-26:

• Sally Hacking received the President’s Award for her long-standing assistance in AMTA government relations and in helping achieve successful AMTA legislative initiatives in 17 states.

• Cliff DeWitt of the Virginia Chapter, Sports Massage Achiever Award

• Jeffrey Myers of the Massachusetts Chapter, Humanitarian Award

• Beverly May (California Chapter) and Nancy Porambo (Pennsylvania Chapter), co-winners, Outstanding Government Relations Activist Award

• Brenda L. Griffith of the National Governance Committee, Outstanding Volunteer Group Chair Award

• Virginia H. Anthony-Barrow of the New Mexico Chapter, National Meritorious Award

• Carey Elizabeth Smith, this year’s AMTA Council of Schools Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award winner was also recognized at the convention opening session and at the teachers’ luncheon.

• 151 members were recognized for their membership anniversaries of 25-55 years.