APTA Delaware hosted its first in-person membership meeting since before the Covid pandemic. The membership meeting, held on Saturday, October 28 at the University of Delaware STAR campus focused on several key agenda items including revisions to the existing organizational bylaws. Following are the meeting’s proceedings:
APTA Delaware president, Steve Rapposelli opened the meeting began with a warm welcome to all attendees, fostering a sense of inclusivity and unity among members. The introduction included a brief overview of the meeting’s objectives and the agenda.
Chief Delegate, Joshua Smith, led the discussion and vote to revise the bylaws and also provided an in-depth analysis of the proceedings at this year’s APTA House of Delegates.
Noelle Alicea, the association’s treasurer presented a comprehensive financial report. This report covered the current financial health of the organization, recent expenditures, and upcoming financial priorities related to our legislative and regulatory agenda.
Payor Relations Committee chair, George Edelman provided updates on their recent activities related to increases in payment to Delaware PT providers and recent changes in utilization management with Highmark (click here to review these changes)
A continuing education presentation entitled “Leadership 101……Why every Physical Therapist Needs To Be A Leader” was given by APTA Delaware secretary, John Bradley, where he challenged the audience to think about leader by assuming risk for the safety and security of others.
A productive membership meeting is characterized by clear communication, active member participation, inclusivity, and effective decision-making. The recent meeting, as summarized above, showcased these qualities and exemplified the importance of such gatherings in maintaining a healthy and thriving APTA Delaware.
Stay tuned for more in-person educational and social events in 2024.