Government Relations Committee Meeting May 20, 10 am 170 Summner St, Lewiston Please contact a committee member if you plan to attend. All are welcome.
Board Meeting Monday, May 28, 7 pm All are welcome. This is a video meeting. Please contact a board member if you would like to attend.
National Convention Aug 6-11, Washington DC
Chapter Fall Retreat October 19-21, Sunday River Presenters Greg Hurd and George Russell
As a result of the Annual Meeting elections we have a new board. Visit the Volunteer page to see contact information.
2018 Maine Chapter Celebrates the AMTA 75 Anniversary
AMTA 75th Anniversary Event – Celebrating 75 Years of Professionalism and Purpose:
Our Maine Chapter 75th Anniversary Plans A Celebration of Service includes an invitation for YOU, our members, to honor and celebrate an LMT friend’s work or your own work on a community service project in Maine. Our goal is to call in and assemble 75 short stories of service and purpose from our members in Maine: “Illuminating Service: 75 Stories of AMTA-MT’s in Maine”. Stories may be as short as a paragraph or several paragraphs long. Please do not shorten if it needs to be said. Let us know if you have an idea and wish to help us celebrate our stories of service in Maine. Please provide at least 1 or 2 photographs to accompany your story.
The 75 stories will enliven several of our needs: highlighting and honoring service in Maine and honoring the AMTA’s 75 years! Our stories may open up some potential connections, collaborations, or friendships with co-support, resources, or volunteers for various service projects. The collective stories will be honored and celebrated. And we will share select stories in our newsletters, on FB, on our web-site, at our 2018 fall retreat and 2019 annual meeting. You are welcome to offer ideas; we could use a few more volunteers to work on our 75th Celebration.
Chapter Meritorious Award
This year we have awarded the Chapter Meritorious Award to Dale Jacqueline Albert for her excellent service as our Education Committee Chairperson. Dale has been our Education Chair for the past year, working tirelessly and graciously under great pressure. She has brought our chapter great educational events while virtually working alone (sometimes working with only one other person helping). She has always kept a smile on her face and joy in her heart while working in all situations and all during a time when she has had more than one “issue” to deal with personally. We (the chapter BOD) would like to commend Dale for all her efforts in securing leading presenters and great venues for our members and keeping (at times) the only “working” committee our chapter has had vital and thriving. Her determination and work ethic has been an inspiration to others to volunteer for our chapter and she is extremely deserving of this award.
Here are just some of Dale’s outstanding characteristics which make her uniquely qualified for this award:
- Her outstanding warm personality – always has time for every big or small question from anyone.
- Her willingness to help – she puts in way more than her fair share of time driving to far destinations (from her home) to make sure a venue is appropriate for our needs
- Her ability to persevere through thick or thin to get done all that needs to be done
- Her attention to the Details big and small!
- Her patience – dealing with our BOD and (at times) with conflicting information with grace and cheerfulness.
- Her dedication to education and all things “massage” related and making sure her AMTA chapter gets the best there is to offer.
The board has approved travel funds to send Dale to the National Convention where she will receive her award directly from the amta’s president and be able to participate in the educational opportunities offered there. Dale will also participate in the Chapter Volunteer Orientation Program (CVOP) and Chapter Leadership Training.
THANK YOU! Dale for all you have done for us! We as a chapter are very grateful for your service and commitment to our profession!
At the Annual Meeting, a member suggested the Chapter create a library. This was discussed at the recent board meeting and approval was granted to establish a library for our chapter. The purpose of said library would be to house books and dvd training videos that could be borrowed by members. To begin the library the board approved funding in the amount of $500.00 for the acquisition of materials and postage.
One member will house the library contents and act as librarian. Other members will contact her/him when they wish to borrow something. Materials will be checked out and returned via mail. The library will seek donation from publishers and watch for sales on materials that may be of interest. We welcome members to donate books and videos to the library as well. Other states maintain a listing of library materials on their websites. We will do this if possible and announce new arrivals in the newsletters.
We need a volunteer for the position of “Librarian”. Anyone who wishes to volunteer for the position please contact Anita, firstname.lastname@example.org or 233-2806.