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Your Vote Counts – 2014 AMTA National Elections
Be among the professional members that shape our association. Vote for our national leaders. AMTA is the premier professional organization and needs top leadership to be a strong voice and guide us to the future. Your vote is needed to ensure that AMTA remains on top and continues to be well represented.
Get to know the candidates. Read each of their biographical sketches. You can find candidate’s bio and social media links by visiting the AMTA official election website. Don’t be shy, ask them questions or read what someone else has asked. Find out what their vision and goals are for the future of AMTA and the massage profession.
This year candidates have been given the opportunity to create a candidate video clip that has allowed them to introduce themselves to the membership in a more personal way. It too may be accessed from the election website.
Your voice counts in this organization. Make a decision to support one of our core values, ‘to be a membership driven organization’ and vote. That is what ‘member driven’ means. Join in. Become a more informed voter and cast your vote by December 1st.
2014 Election Timeline
November 3-5: A link to the online ballot will be sent via electronic mail to all eligible voting members.
December 1: Completed ballots are due.
January 1: Results will be announced no later than January 1 on the AMTA website.
March 1: New officers assume office.
Please contact Colleen Leeders if you have any questions:847-905-1650 or
During the 2014 Legislative session, a law was passed (CS/HB 1065) that will affect massage therapist and massage establishment licensure in Florida.
Pursuant to s.456.0135, F.S., effective July 1, 2014, the following individuals must undergo a criminal background screening prior to January 31, 2015:
Applicants for Licensure
Any applicant for licensure as a massage therapist or massage establishment on or after July 1, 2014 must undergo, prior to licensure, a criminal background screening as outlined above.
Criminal Offenses Resulting in Suspension or Denial
In addition, the Florida Department of Health (Department) shall issue an emergency order suspending the license of any massage therapist or massage establishment that is found to be convicted of, or to have entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, a felony offense under any of the following provisions of state law or similar provision in another jurisdiction.Read Full Article Here
National Convention is just around the corner - September 17-20. As a quick update, registration is well under way and classes are filling up quickly. Encourage everyone in your chapterto register now so they have the best selection of courses. Please send out an email to everyone in your chapter and update your website to reflect the information below.Also encourage them to make their hotel reservations at the host hotelas soon as possible, because rooms are limited. Some key things to share:
a.. Early bird registration ends on July 18. Sign up soon so you get the best pricing!
b.. Online convention registration ends on August 18. After that, you'll need to register on site.
c.. Don't miss keynote speaker Dr. Oz. You must be registered and display your Convention badge in order to attend Opening Session.
d.. We encourage everyone to make their hotel reservations early to take advantage of the host hotelamenities while rooms are still available.
Reminder for Chapter Presidents
a.. Chapter volunteers who haven't yet made their hotel reservations may find limited availability on Tuesday. Please reach out to Mark Tyle for assistance if you are having difficulty securing a reservation for the nights that you need.
And, as always, for the most up to date convention information, refer to the AMTA website.
See you in Denver!
Yours in Touch,
Nancy M. Porambo
AMTA FL is very pleased and proud to share the news of well deserved recognition by the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) naming our own chapter President Karen Roth as their Licensed Massage Therapist of the year. Karen will be formally recognized at the FCA National Convention in Orlando at the Hyatt in August.
Thank you, Florida Chiropractic Association. Congratulations Karen!
Stay tuned for Information about AMTA Florida Chapter's annual meeting in January 2014
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