APMA News - February 2013 - (Page 22)
APMA Staff Celebrates
100th Anniversary with Time Capsule
PMA staff culminated a year-long celebration of the
association’s 100th Anniversary by filling and
burying a time capsule on the grounds of APMA
headquarters in Bethesda, MD, on November 27, 2012. This
event gave staff the opportunity to be active participants in
commemorating APMA’s lengthy and distinguished history.
The association officially celebrated its centennial during
the 2012 APMA Annual Scientific Meeting (The National)
last August in Washington, DC. The time capsule idea was
introduced by staff members as their way to note this milestone in the history of APMA.
Staff spent several weeks thoughtfully selecting items to
include in the time capsule, ultimately filling the container
with articles representing both podiatric medicine and everyday American life in 2012. Items ranged from APMA’s bylaws
and administrative procedures to coupons from McDonald’s
and new car brochures.
To the Retrievers of this Time Capsule:
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary
of the American Podiatric Medical
Association, staff members have gathered
today, Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at
the headquarters of the association for the
purpose of dedicating this time capsule.
Staff members have contributed the items
included herein, which we believe reﬂect
accurately upon our current efforts for the
members of APMA and, as well, provide
a small glimpse at the current societal,
political, and cultural issues of our time.
We hope and pray that this time capsule
and its contents arrive safely into the future
and can serve as an historic marker for
those who retrieve it and view its contents.
The staff of the American Podiatric
Medical Association hereby bequeaths
to you the contents of this time capsule.
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Staff contributors paid particular attention to conveying
APMA’s processes and unique culture. To that end, they included comprehensive information detailing APMA processes
as they pertain to membership (such as current dues rates) as
well as the working environment (such as human resources
information and pictures of the interior of the building). Several staff members composed personal notes to include in the
capsule detailing their history and experiences with APMA.
The time capsule dedication ceremony was originally scheduled for October 29 but was rescheduled due to Superstorm
Staff spent several weeks
thoughtfully selecting items to
include in the time capsule,
ultimately filling the container
with articles representing both
podiatric medicine and everyday
American life in 2012.
Sandy. Newspapers included in the time capsule featured the
results of the 2012 presidential election, as well as details of the
catastrophic effects of the historic storm. The final collection of
items that would be buried in the time capsule was displayed in
the APMA lobby in the days leading up to the ceremony.
In dedicating the capsule, APMA Executive Director and
CEO Glenn Gastwirth, DPM, and APMA Deputy Executive
Director Jay Levrio, PhD, made formal remarks, including a
recitation of a letter (at left), which was subsequently signed
by all staff members and buried with the capsule.
The time capsule itself was purchased from a company
that manufactures such items with the intent that they will be
buried for extended periods of time. The capsule was hermetically sealed, and groups of items within it further sealed
in plastic containers meant to ensure their preservation.
The interment of the time capsule took place the morning
following the ceremony. Despite chilly and somewhat soggy
conditions, numerous staff members ventured outside to participate in burying the commemorative receptacle. After carefully lowering the capsule into its resting place within the
garden enclosure attached to the building’s entry vestibule,
staff took turns covering the capsule with dirt.
APMA’s time capsule has been registered officially with
Oglethorpe University’s International Time Capsule Society
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of APMA News - February 2013
APMA News - February 2013
Table of Contents
Keeping Boots on the Ground: Podiatric Physicians in the Military
Catch Comedian Tom Cotter at The National Opening Session
Annual Meeting Sponsors
State Advocacy in Focus: Sowing Grassroots Advocacy
APMA Staff Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Time Capsule
Social Media 101: Strategies for Today’s Podiatrist
2012 Podiatric Practice Survey: Year of Graduation from Podiatric Medical College by Practice Arrangement Type
Federal Advocacy Forum
APMAPAC Chair Report
Small Business 101
Seeking Award Nominations
Call for Abstracts
Worthy of Note
Call for Abstracts
List of Affi liated Organizations
Classifi ed Advertising
Dates to Remember
2013 Annual Scientific Meeting Preliminary Program
APMA News - February 2013