President’s Piece December 2023

December marks a finalisation of a big year for Australian Recreational Therapy Association, it’s members, our office team and the board.

I have reflected upon the last 12 months. It has been challenging, uplifting, and clear that we are continuing to grow.

The return of our face to face conference has been a highlight of a successful year. Over the past twelve months ARTA has provided workshops, increased member representation at both government and external stakeholder forums, and continued strengthening ARTA portfolios and communities of practice. I feel we are in good stead for an even stronger 2024.

As we wrap up 2023 and move into a new year, I extend my gratitude to the board, executive officer, office team and members who have supported the board on various working groups.

I extend also my warm wishes to members and wishing you all a very merry Christmas and happy new year, take your time to recoup, look after yourself and be safe with family and friends.

We as a board look forward to the continued growth of ARTA and ongoing representation of our members.

Thank you all once again.

Renée Smith
ARTA President

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