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SSIG Conference Call meetings take place the first Sunday of each month at 8:30 p.m. Call instructions and meeting agenda can be found below.


Call instructions: Dial (866) 910-4857 and enter the code 408951 when prompted. Please utilize mute when not speaking.

JANUARY MEETING AGENDA: (view the PDF version)

PT Co-Chair Report: Roxana Buda

        o   CSM January 23-26

     Download the APTA conferences app by searching “APTA Conferences” in your app store to help organize and maximize your time at the conference       

PTA Co-Chair Report: Elizabeth Stevens

        o  PT Pub Nights/District Events

Vice Chair Report: Emma Fish

           Student Involvement

     Fill out this google form to be added to the SSIG Roster

     How to sign up to be a school representative:

        o   New Professional SIG update 

Secretary Report: Kayla Harris

        o   Email to be counted in attendance

        o   No new business 

CORE Ambassador Report: Norah Sweeney

        o  Federal Advocacy Forum in D.C. - March 31 - April 2

        o  Apply for OPTA Student Scholarship Deadline - January 21

        o  OPTA Advocacy Day - April 4 

        o  Transform 2019: OPTA's Annual Conference - April 5 -6 

        o  National Advocacy Dinners - email me at if you're interested in learning more or hosting one!

        o House of Delegates in Chicago - June 9 -11

        o  Become a student usher for HOD by applying for the OPTA student scholarship. Deadline is February 11


Student Challenge Report: Malerie Takach

       o   Therapy Madness Update

           Sign up to participate on a team through the OPTA Website (Opens Jan. 14)

           Must be registered for at least one day of conference to participate on a team

Activities Coordinator Report: Grace Couture

         o   8 schools participating

         o   January Hour Updates

         o   Questions, comments, suggestions 

Web Coordinator Report: Tyler Farr

Advisor Report: Carolyn Hinkle

Member Engagement Specialist Report: Marie Ruskin

        o     Incoming/Outgoing SSIG Board Member Obligations for Transform 2019

        o     Upcoming Scholarship Application Deadline - Federal Advocacy Forum - Jan.21, 2019

        o     Upcoming Scholarship Application Deadline - House of Delegates/Student Usher - Feb. 11, 2019

Report on Upcoming Events:

        o   Next Call: February 11, 2019

School of the Month: 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Tonya Apke, OPTA Board President 


NEXT SSIG MEETING: February 11, 2019 @ 8:30 PM

2018 - 2019 OPTA SSIG Goals

  1.  Create and foster collaboration with the Early Professionals SIG.
  2. Expand representation and involvement of PTA programs within the SSIG.
  3. Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of information dissemination to students from the OPTA SSIG through regular use of social media and consistent communication with school representatives.
  4. Highlight the benefits of membership in order to support OPTA’s goal of increasing membership 4% annually.

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