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Calendar of Events

Schedule of Events
Monday, Sept. 8 
Board meeting

AMTA National Convention, Denver CO

Sunday, Sept. 28
Chapter meeting 
1736 Columbia Rd. NW
Apt. 402

Monday, Oct. 6
Board meeting

Friday, Oct. 17
AMTA-sponsored Continuing Education: "Self-care as an Ethical Practice" with Connie Ridgway $10 for 3 CEs. Register here.

October 19-25
National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW)

Sunday, Oct. 26
Marine Corps Marathon
Fisher House

Monday, Nov. 3
Board meeting

Monday, Dec. 8
Board meeting

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Board meeting
Budget meeting

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Last day to renew LMT license.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
Board meeting

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Annual DC chapter meeting and elections

August 2014 

Reminding all DC massage therapists that license renewal is coming up January 31, 2015.  The Countdown to License Renewal has begun! Make sure you have enough CEUs, including ethics, and valid First Aid/CPR certification. Go to our website or like us on Facebook to get updates on AMTA-DC Chapter events, licensing, and related topics.
AMTA Wants to Hear From You!
AMTA House of Delegates meets to discuss policy changes and bylaws.
Comment period open to recommend changes on key issues in our massage therapy profession!

As an AMTA professional member, you have a voice in crafting our association policies and bylaws. Click here to read more about this year's position statements and recommendations:
  • Portability of Massage Licenses and Certifications
  • Massage for Health and Wellness
  • Therapeutic Massage for Burn Scars
After reviewing these statements, email your comments by September 12 to our Chapter Delegate Jaime Bernardo, jaimerbernardo[at] Deadline is Sept. 12. Comments on position statements and recommendations may be used to represent our chapter's voice when the initiatives are discussed and voted on at the convention. Let DC be heard!
NMTAW 2013 at Farragut Square
We know the benefits of massage -- let's educate the public & have fun doing it!

AMTA-DC Chapter sponsors events throughout the year to promote and educate massage therapists and the general public about the benefits of massage. 

AMTA National Convention - Sept. 17-20, 2014
Join us in Denver, Colorado for the national convention, where we engage with our AMTA community, connect with leaders of our profession and thrive in a word-class learning environment.

"Self-care as an Ethical Practice" Continuing EducationOct. 17 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AMTA-DC Chapter is pleased to sponsor this continuing education opportunity for members and non-members alike. Connie Ridgway, Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Social Worker, will lead interactive discussions of how all ethical dilemmas can be seen in light of better therapist self-care. Registration costs are $10/$15 for AMTA members/non-members. This NCTMB-approved provider course awards 3 CEUs and meets ethics requirements for licensing. Registration now open!

In 2013, NMTAW events around the country reached over 100 million people.  In DC, we staged a "flash massage" in Farragut Square -- check out this YouTube video of the event. This year we're planning bigger and better events. What ideas do you have for NMTAW 2014?
Chapter Meetings
AMTA-DC Chapter Board Members Jaime Bernardo, Melissa Hall, and Cary Bland
Make your voice heard and network with other MTs -- moving our profession forward together!

Our quarterly chapter meetings are a chance to socialize, share ideas, connect with other DC-area massage therapists, and learn about how AMTA national and the DC chapter can better serve you.
  • Sunday, September 28, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • December Holiday Chapter Meeting  t/b/d
  • Sunday, February 8, 2015, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
F. Steven Kijek has graciously offered to host our upcoming chapter meeting on September 28. Address is 1736 Columbia Road, NW, Apt. 402.
Board Meetings
Board meetings are open to all members -- join us and tell us what you think!

Unless otherwise noted, the board meets from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Contact any board member for the address of the meeting. If you cannot attend in person, you can teleconference or Skype in to the meeting.
  • Monday, September 8
  • Monday, October 6
  • Monday, November 3
  • Monday, December 8
  • Monday, January 12, 2015
  • Monday, February 2, 2015
Minutes of past board meetings are available on the AMTA-DC Chapter website.
Volunteer Opportunities
Team Fisher House at the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon.
We have a gift -- let's share it with the world!

Licensed massage therapists are needed for many exciting events and worthwhile agencies throughout the national capital region. To participate, you must provide a copy of your DC, MD or VA massage license.

Ride to Conquer Cancer - Sat/Sun, Sept. 13 and 14
During this bold cycling journey, riders will cycle over 150 miles through the National Capital Region to help fund cancer research and care at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals. To volunteer contact Erin Smith, Crew and Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected].

Best Buddies Challenge - Saturday, Oct. 18
This event raises money for Best Buddies International, a global volunteer movement that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Marine Corps Marathon - Sunday, Oct. 26
Last year's Touch of Relief team massaged over 200 runners in 6 hours and helped Fisher House raise over $400,000 to benefit wounded warriors and their families. High energy, fast-paced, fun. Tables provided; just bring your hands.  To volunteer, contact Jaime Bernardo at [email protected] or (301) 370-8100.
Call for Content: Events Calendar
Do you have a massage-related event or volunteer opportunity you want to announce? 
Send us the details and we'll include them in our bimonthly AMTA-DC Chapter Events Calendar.  We need to know the name of the event, date, time and place, and contact information for MTs who want to volunteer.

Melissa Hall
Chapter President

Jaime Bernardo
Chapter Vice-president

Cary Bland 
Second Vice-president

Jessica LaGarde
Third Vice-president

Annie Roberts

Elizabeth Shrader

1731 Harvard St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

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