Consider running or encouraging another AMTA Member to run for one of AMTA-WY Chapter’s open volunteer positions!
Overview & Purpose
As an AMTA-WY board member you become an active participant in the massage happenings in the state and country. All positions are 1-2 year commitments. I recommend that if you are new to board positions, that you become familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order. The Dummies version is a lot easier to understand than the original 1876 version!
What Volunteering Has Meant to Me
Being an AMTA-WY volunteer has meant networking with massage therapist from all over the state and country, attending trainings and meetings, and being involved with the massage community. It also means editing this article for the 19th time while in the bath at 11:30 pm after a full day of massage. We know how hard it is to be a massage therapist, especially if you are self-employed. The commitment to this organization is not to be taken lightly, but is worth it!
I first attended the 2018 Annual Chapter Meeting as a student. The following year I was elected as the Financial Administrator at the 2019 Spring Conference. Through no fault of my own, I became the state President in 2020. Though I did not know much about AMTA-WY at the time, I joined a great group of people dedicated to massage therapy who helped me learn my role. National AMTA hosted a training last June for FAs, GRs and our presidents at their headquarters in Evanston, IL. While there, I met many of the FAs from around the country and was able to get to know some of my local Wyoming board members better. As a board member, I now attend all the educational events that we host. This has allowed me to become familiar with massage therapist from around the state and some from neighboring states. Our entire Wyoming board was able to attend the volunteer training program in 2019 (pictured above) which is part of the National Convention. We spent time in Indianapolis with other board members, representing all 50 states, and with each other. I am passionate about massage, education, and camaraderie. Being on the AMTA-WY board has been a wonderful experience. I hope you can find it as rewarding!