Being a member of NYSTRA means you are part of an organization that aims to support and unite people engaged in all phases of Therapeutic Recreation. It means that you are part of a family that seeks to maintain, support and promote the highest standards of professional performance as well as promote, implement and/or facilitate professional, educational opportunities in the field of Therapeutic Recreation. It means you are part of the bigger picture. You are the past, present and future of Recreation Therapy.
If you haven’t joined NYSTRA yet, you’ve missed out on some pretty great perks – extra information about CEU’s available, job opportunities, and chances to network with other professionals, students, and faculty. The future of NYSTRA lies within its members; we are a member driven organization, after all! We could not survive without the dedication of members (like you!) who work tirelessly to promote all the benefits of RT and seek to bring new and innovative ideas and treatment modalities to the Recreation Therapy field!
If you’re not yet a member, please consider joining our ever strengthening organization. As our Past President wrote last year, NYSTRA gives full and equal membership to all who join, from any sector of TR practice, giving representation to the diversity of our field. If you are a member, and want to get more involved, please contact NYSTRA to see how you can help.
I don’t know about you, but I am going to continue to learn and grow as a Recreation Therapist and as your NYSTRA President. I pledge to do everything in my power to bring the best of myself to my patients, my coworkers, my co-board members, and most especially – You, the members and prospective members of NYSTRA! But I need your help; I need your feedback, your participation, and most importantly, your energy. Together, we can accomplish anything. Are you ready to jump into all NYSTRA has to offer? I know I am. So let’s do it together!
Ready? On three!
One… two…three… Jump!
Shari Burshtyn Wall, MS. Ed, CTRS