Hello Indiana Chapter!
I am writing my last president letter, I cannot believe how fast the last 4 years have gone! Together, we helped pass the Indiana massage therapy law, celebrated 75 years as an organization, and this coming year we celebrate Indiana being part of the AMTA organization for 60 years! We plan on celebrating at our events this year so let us know your ideas!!!!
The most requested continuing education topics the chapter received over the last 4 years was Lymphatic Drainage and Myofascial Release. Trying to find a presenter that is affordable for the chapter, and the member, was difficult but we did it! Right in our own state are two amazing presenters who will give you the basics of these topics. You will be able to implement the techniques in your practice on Monday after class. Even if you have had an introductory class in these topics, review seminars will surprise you. I took a repeat class at national convention this year and felt more confident and retained more information the second time I took it.
After the weekend class you can decide if you want to continue your studies and get
in the technique!
Our first online election call-out has begun. I hope this will be a win/win for our chapter. Now everyone has a vote, not just those that come to the annual meeting. Be aware that we will be mailing reminders for the election applications and for award nominations over the next few months. We will title our emails with a better explanation of what is inside so you have an idea before you click.
Don't unsubscribe because an email is a repeat.
If you don't open an important communication we may resend to non-openers.
Open Scan File
. We may see a correction that needs clarified and send an updated email.
Finally, think about both elections and awards, and submit an application!
Chapters are member-driven; our chapter is as involved as the member wants to be. If you just want education, that is all we will do. If you want meet and greets, we will make it happen. have other ideas? Contact us!
AMTA is the number one most respected massage organization in the country in regards to research and improving our industry's standards of education at the national level. State members rise above and make a commitment to education and promoting our profession in a positive manner at the state level. Your AMTA Chapter helps you get that education.
You are part of that excellence!
The chapter budget and organizing meeting occurred January 5th. We still need to finalize our report before submitting it at the end of February so feel free to contact us if you have ideas.
Members have a voice!
I wish I could have been president the day that we get to share our LMT status, but it just didn’t happen. The chapter will continue to follow the Rules process and give updates as the Rules move through the steps of adoption. We are seeking a new Government Relations Chair. Do you want to be involved in helping our chapter in this important manner? Contact me as soon as possible so you can attend the next PLA Meeting with the current GR Chair and myself. This meeting is set for February 10, 2020.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the AMTA! A special thank you to
all the volunteers
that have helped us to bring our chapter great education and reaching our "chapter deliverables".
A huge thank you to National AMTA staff who is always there to answer questions when they arise. They listen too, send them an email if you have ideas or suggestions, pr just tell them THANK YOU!
WE ARE AMTA! I will continue to be the state's #1 Fan! ...(say it, "dot dot dot") that's a challenge :)
Happy New Year,