APT has let Jacque George know that the PA chapter of NASW is having their conference March 2-4, 2006. The Board discussed the feasibility of setting up a play therapy booth at that conference, but decided $700 is too steep a cost. In addition there is no board member able to take the time off work and no-one interested in trying to construct a booth. It was agreed, however, that Board members who are members of other associations can submit proposals to present on Play Therapy at future conferences of those association. Sandra McSwain stated she will ask PSCA to put out “Why Play Therapy” brochures and Georgi Anderson stated she will do the same with PA NASW.
IDEAS FROM BRANCH OFFICER MEETING AT APT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Two pages of handouts were reviewed and some ideas discussed. Two ideas that the Board would like to utilize are volunteering to be a speaker at Head Start trainings; to give PA APT new members (joined since last conference) a welcome gift at our annual conference. All would receive the same gift – maybe a logo item. We could also toss confetti on them to celebrate their membership.
Since the PA APT newsletter is for members only and won’t be on the web, it was agreed we would like to put articles on the website that are for anyone to benefit from.
INTERNS WITH JEAN CAMBERG
Jean Camberg, through her Temple position, knows an intern who is very interested in helping PA APT. The intern would be allowed to do anything that involves education or the organization of the board.
After discussion, possible ideas for work for these interns includes:
Write a standardized letter to send to other associations regarding asking them whether they will agree to put “Why Play Therapy” brochures out at their conferences (and then sending the letters, of course).
Man the PA APT logo item booth / table at our conference next April.
If the intern is able to travel, Georgi and Marty could use help with all the toothbrush cleaning of miniatures.
Wendy Wustner reported that as of this 10-21-05 we have $7904.50 in the bank.
Kevin Heller motioned to accept the report; second by Sandra McSwain. Motion passed.
No report, as neither Jennifer Wiegle or Diane Bates-Sier are able to be present today.
Jacque George stated the committee is working and will have a slate of nominees in January, 2006.