President - Kimberly Pucka
In June I attended a National Board Meeting and State's President meeting. I met other state presidents and National volunteers. We learned many interesting facts about our organization that I will share at our chapter meeting in October. I hope to see you there.
Financial Administrator- Terri Brandt
I accepted the new position of Financial Administrator in April 2017 at our State Convention. It is a new opportunity for me as well as a new chapter position
I basically make sure everyone has all of their receipts to send to the Nation Office and approve the paying of bills. The money part is easy. The technology that I have to use is a little more difficult!!
Secretary - Susan Moody
As secretary, I am responsible for keeping chapter meeting minutes and forwarding them to National for their records. I also keep National updated on our volunteer roster. As a board member, I network and communicate with members, volunteers, and other related professionals, as well as attend as many meetings and information sessions as possible, then use any data shared to keep the board and members as updated as possible on what is going on within our profession.
Board Member - Morgan
Being a board member is something new to me. I had never been on a board before and was a little nervous. I shouldn't have been, the last 4 months have been so rewarding to me. Networking and giving back to the organization has been well worth it. I look forward to meeting you all at National and future educations here in Indiana.
Board Member - Leslie
My first months as board member have been rewarding working with the Indiana Board, the Delegates. and learning the ropes of AMTA. Looking forward to meeting you personally and experiencing National Convention as a Delegate. Hope to see you there!
If you can't go, please join me August 26th for coffee!
Information is in the body of the newsletter.
Sports Massage Chair - Heather Smith
We just finished the Muncie IronMan. The weather was perfect and our volunteers were wonderful. My full report will be given at the Business Meeting in November. Thank you Sports Team!
If you have an event you want AMTA to attend or you want to join the team contact
CSMT Chair - You?
Is Indiana interested in a Community Service Massage Team?
Whether it is organizing for charitable events under the name of AMTA, or helping at emergency events, specific guidelines need to be followed.
An Emergency Response Team has special training if the event is through the Red Cross. This chair can be divided into Emergency and Outreach Divisions. If you are interested in creating and organizing this team or learning about how to do it, contact
. This will be addressed at the volunteer meeting in September. Information is in the upcoming events section above.
Reports from the lobbyist and GR Chair are in the main body of this newsletter.
See Report in the main section of this newsletter.
Congratulations to member, Charlie Peebles for joining the Indiana Professional Licensing Association's State Massage Therapy Board!
If you have any news you want to share (births/grievances, requests for prayers, education accomplishments, etc)
Contact Robyn Wenrich
Indiana Chapter elections occur in April. 2018. Elections will be held for President, Secretary, Board Member and Delegate. You can apply for a position at any time. Complete the initial application
and we will contact you with more information.
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We are looking at better newsletters in the future because we have a new Chair; Annette Montgomery!
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Our 2017 state award winners were forwarded to National for nomination for the National Awards. Best wishes to:
Gregory Phillips- Sports Achiever,
Scheduling conflicts have caused some problems with our presenter plans. New information will be shared at our Business Meeting on October 22, 2017.
The school liaison position is open. This is someone who would help with schools visits, answer questions about our chapter, and send communication to the schools on matters that may be of their interest.
State chapters were having a problem with using the complimentary website from National so in May National updated the website to make it easier to manage. Our chair is back from maternity leave so we look forward to having a functional website soon!
We are holding at 1300+ members.
If you refer a friend to AMTA you can receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card.