May 2016
President's Address
Hello all! I'm excited to begin this new journey with you as your newest AMTA-SC President! 
I'm Katie, I was born in Charleston, SC and grew up in a small town in Berkeley County. I currently reside in Charleston, SC and am a Yoga Instructor. After receiving a degree in Photography, I became interested in health care so I decided to pursue an additional career in Massage Therapy. I graduated from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC in May 2011 and have been licensed since June 2011. I started volunteering with the AMTA-SC Chapter the Summer of 2012. I've always had the desire to help others and volunteer when I can. When the board found out my strengths in commercial graphics, I took over the Newsletter Editor position & eventually became a Delegate. I was also appointed 3rd Vice President at a later time. Volunteering with the Board and serving as an adjunct massage instructor at Trident Technical College fueled my passion for the Massage Therapy field. I want to improve communication within the massage therapy field and educate those that need to know more about our career.
I want to thank Amanda Rose, our Immediate Past President for her time as President, I'm excited to have you by my side to guide me on the right path as the new AMTA-SC President. Also, thanks to our amazing board of volunteers for making this past Spring Convention another success! We can't wait for our Fall Education Event in Columbia, stay tuned for Infant Massage with Valerie DeMasi. 
Thanks y'all,
Katie Heatley, President
AMTA-SC Chapter

Spring AMTA-SC Convention!

Carolyn Corbin-Porter's Award
Thanks to Claire Marie-Miller and Brent Jackson for sharing your expertise with us in Charleston, SC this March 2016. Over 60 persons attended the convention this year with close to 50 persons at Saturday's Business meeting. Pictures on Facebook!

Award Winners:  Congrats to our 5, 10, 15, and 20 Year Anniversary Award Winners! When you have achieved one of these Anniversary years, we are so proud and will be ready to honor you with gifts of appreciation!
  • Carolyn Corbin-Porter was our extra special certificate of appreciation for years of service with SC-LLR. She actually helped write the  SC Massage/Bodywork laws.
    Allison Sims' Award
  • Allison Sims was the 2016 Meritorious Award Winner!
Sponsors: Thanks to the massage supply companies that donated products that we gave away to you all. Many thanks to Earthlite, Sacred Earth Botanicals, and China-Gel samples.

Vendors: Thanks so much to our Vendors. Learn more about their products below.
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Election Results
Congratulations to Katie Heatley, our new AMTA-SC Chapter President!
Also elected:
2nd Vice President and Delegate : Debra Gallup
Chapter Secretary: Cathi Christmus
Alternate Delegate: Sarah Gerschutz
Other changes:
Jarrod Fritz and Brent Jackson volunteered to be Alternate Delegates and were appointed by the AMTA-SC board.Because of her election to President, Katie stepped down from the offices of Delegate and 3rd Vice President. Alternate Delegate Kevin Lynch was appointed Delegate. Rena McLendon was appointed 3rd Vice President and Meetings Coordinator.
Social Chair News! 
Allison Sims 
We have a new Social Chair, Allison Sims! She is our recent Meritorious Award Winner from the Spring Convention and excited to be a part of the team.

Thank you to Valerie DeMasi, who finished her term as Social/Entertainment Chair! If you were at the meeting, you saw first-hand what a great job Valerie has done being in charge of social activities. Who would have thought folding sheets could be so much fun? We will miss Valerie's smiling face and positive attitude, and wish her the best!
Thanks so much for joining and being a part of AMTA-SC. If you have any questions, please let us know. Look for the next newsletter in November 2016.

AMTA-SC Chapter
In This Issue
State Challenge!
Join other states in a FUNdraising contest to support the Massage Therapy Foundation. Why?

1. To invest in the future of the profession

2. To increase financial support to provide more research, education and community service grants.


If 600 out of the 800 of us donated $10 each, we could have a national recognition for naming a Community Service Award and through all MTF media channels. We can do this!


Donate and then post or message a pic with your hand raised to our Facebook page! We'll include a hyperlink to your business!   

2016 Fall Convention Preview, Sat., Sept. 24th

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The next newsletter is scheduled for November 2016