posted: March 30, 2018
As you know, the Aquatic Section had its annual membership meeting at CSM 2018. Two of the big topics were renaming the section to Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy and the adoption of revised bylaws. Both of which were passed unanimously. I’d like to take a moment to update you on how we’ll be implementing both of these changes going forward.
Regarding the Bylaws, these were effective immediately following the close of the annual membership meeting. Please find attached the current version for your records.
The name change on the other hand is a bit more involved and will take about 1 year to completely implement. There are primarily two aspects to changing the name that will occur almost simultaneously. First, we have to implement the new name legally. Adopting the new name by the membership was one of the first steps in changing the name. In process now is filing with the Alabama State Corporation Commission and the Baldwin County Probate Court. Once that is complete and we have in-hand the updated Articles of Incorporation, then APTA will recognize us as the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy and subsequently update their records.
While things are legally being changed, we’ll need to re-brand. The Communications Committee has been charged with soliciting and vetting new logos. The Board will meet on May 5 to select the new logo. Once the new logo is in place, we will begin updating the website, social media, waterlines, etc. to incorporate and complement the new logo. Throughout 2018, you’ll slowly see things changing across our media outlets.
All in all, this is an exciting time and I am looking forward to how things will look in the coming months.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy
1055 N Fairfax Street, Suite 205
Alexandria, VA 22314