URTA Updates April 2020

Dear URTA Members,

We wanted to provide you with an update on the running of URTA during the COVID-19 pandemic. As previously promised, we will continue to update members as the situation progresses.

As of now, we will be holding all Executive Committee Meetings through virtual means. The structure of these will be individual committees virtually meeting together during the month, and committee chairs meeting once a month to discuss what the individual committees have been working on. This will continue until we can resume physical meetings on the first Friday of each month.

We are in need of committee members on all of our committees.  If you have any interest in joining a committee please let us know by emailing us at executivecommittee@utahrectherapy.org. Below is a brief description of what each committee does.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.


Conference: Helps with the planning and running of the annual URTA Conference.

Service: Coordinates all service activities

Experiential: Plans and executes experiential based CEU opportunities

Legislative: Coordinates lobbying efforts, oversees Sunset Reviews, stays informed on legislation on both state and national levels, etc.

Education: Coordinates CEU Opportunities, Coordinates Internship fair.

TRT Liasion: Represents TRT interests on the board

Advocacy-Public Relations: Coordinates advocacy efforts for URTA, attends career fairs, educates other professions and individuals about Recreation Therapy.

ATRA Representative: Helps maintain relationships between ATRA and URTA.

Evidence Based Practice:  Helps educate regarding best practices using evidence based practice.

Fundraising: Helps raise funds and find silent auction items for the annual conference.

Social Media: Manages all social media accounts and posts

Southern Utah: Represents URTA interests in Southern Utah, coordinates with other committees for events in the area.

Northern Utah/Idaho: Represents URTA interests in Northern Utah/Idaho, coordinates with other committees for events in the area.

Thanks for all you do,
Tava Schollenberger TRS, CTRS
President, Utah Recreation Therapy Association

The Member Meetups have been going great so far. Members have enjoyed interacting with one another and sharing great ideas. There are three more opportunities to join the Member Meetups this time around:

Friday, April 10th, 2020 from 1pm to about 2pm.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 from 10am to about 11am.
Thursday, April 16th, 2020 from 3pm to 4pm.

Please learn more and sign up at utahrectherapy.org/membermeetups.

Joe Walker, MPA, TRS, CTRS

Web Director, Utah Recreation Therapy Association

Google Voice: 801-896-4482

utahrectherapy.org | @utahrectherapy | #utahrectherapy

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