|BY:Law and Legislative Committee ON: May 18, 2014|
These bills are currently dead in committee however the bills can be reintroduced into the house or senate if any representative sponsors the bill. If this happens we will keep you up to date.
There have been two bills introduced into the House of Representatives for the State of Missouri, House Bill 1891 and 1824 that will impact the the massage therapy profession but as geologists, landscape architects, barbers, cosmetologists, embalmers, athletic agents, professional sports agents, and private investigators.
HB 1824 would allow anyone to practice a regulated profession without licensure, as long as that person did not claim to be licensed or certified. This a a very dangerous precedent.
The biggest impact of HB 1824 would be to make it impossible for licensing boards to pass regulations of almost any kind. Eventually licensing boards would not be able to regulate their professions. A number of problems could arise with passage of these bills. Please be aware of just some of the following problems of that may arise if these bills are passed:
Please contact your representative and tell them that you oppose these bills but also have your fellow therapists, clients, family, and friends contact their legislators and tell them that they oppose these bills for the reasons above. If people do not know who their representatives are they can use this link:Find your representative. It is important for people who contact legislators to tell them that they are constituents. They should not say they vote unless they actually do vote, since that information is easily available to legislators.
|AMTA Missouri 55th Annual Spring Convention and Schedule|
|BY:Education ON: April 17, 2014|
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
**Ruth Werner LMT is an approved provider for NCBTMB.
***Esteban Ruvalcaba LMT is expected to be an approved provider for NCBTMB by the date of convention.
To register for the Convention please click this link.
|55th Annual Spring Convention|
|BY:Education/Communication ON: January 16, 2014|
Come join us April 25-27, 2014 for the 55th Annual Spring Convention at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Springfield, Missouri. We are pleased to announce that Ruth Werner LMT and Esteban Ruvalcaba LMT will be presenting wonderful courses. You will be able to earn up to 15 CE's during the weekend. If you cannot join us for the whole weekend there will be half weekend options.
Early Bird Registration ends on March 26, 2014, so do not wait to sign up.
Community Service Massage Team Training will kick off the weekend on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00 am so don't miss out on an exciting time!
The courses that will be presented are:
To register, please visit this link.
|National Election Results Announced|
|BY:Communications ON: 12/13/13|
|BY:Communications ON: 11/1/2013|
AMTA is delighted to announce an outstanding group of candidates for the AMTA National Board of Directors and the Commission on Candidacy.
President-Elect will begin a three-year term on March 1, 2014 and all other board and commission positions are a two year term beginning March 1, 2014.
You will be electing, one President-Elect, two Vice-President's, three Members-at-Large and members of the Commission on Candidacy.
Voting is one way that we, as members, shape our organization. We need to ensure that our organization, the leader in the massage profession, continues to be well represented. Your voice counts in this organization. So, take a minute and cast your vote.
The AMTA elections are open through December 1, 2013, 11:59pm Central Time, USA.
To cast your vote, please login using your unique credentials that were supplied in an email from National.
|National Massage Therapy Awareness Week|
|BY:Community Service Massage Team ON: 10-26-2013|
|The Community Service Massage Team is preparing for National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, which is October 20-26th. We are having therapists across the state go to their local Senior Center/Nutrition Center and provide chair massage to individuals there. Another way we are having therapists participate is to do a food drive for their local Food Pantries. If you would like to participate, please contact Bary Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the documentation needed such as sign in sheet and tracking sheet.|
|2013 Fall Conference Schedule|
|BY:Education ON: September 11, 2013|
Friday October 11, 2013
9:30am-11:30am Board of Directors Meeting
2:00pm-6:00pm Class-SRT for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome With Taya Countryman LMP
6:30pm-8:30pm CSMT Training with Sheri Rorhbach (dinner included for those attending)
Saturday October 12, 2013
8:00am- 11:45am Class -SRT for Thoracic Outlet Syndromewith Taya Countryman LMP
11:45am-1:00pm Lunch on own.
1:00pm-5:00pm-SRT for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with Taya Countryman LMP
We will provide snacks at our break on Saturday afternoon. All meals will be on your own. Please feel free to bring food water or whatever you need to sustain yourself. You will have an hour and fifteen minutes for lunch and a break throughout each day
|AMTA's Approach to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)|
|BY:Bary Terry ON: 08/17/13|
Specifically, AMTA believes that any guidelines for implementation of the ACA:
AMTA also believes implementation of the ACA must:
|AMTA National Call for Candidates|
|BY:Communications ON: July 27, 2013|
Have you considered participating with fellow members at the national level? If so, the “Call for Candidates” is now open. You can choose to run for an elected office for the National Board of Directors or the Commission on Candidacy. Request an application now and complete the process by September 1st. Serving at the national level is a great way to meet some wonderful, dedicated people in our profession. Click here for more information.
|BY:Communications ON: July 23, 2013|
|Meredith Jerome, Missouri Chapter First Vice President recently did an interview over Massage for Health and Wellness. The interview can be found at https://www.amtamassage.org/cap/Media-Outreach.html.|
|AMTA Massage Therapy Tour|
|BY:Bary W Terry ON:|
The AMTA Missouri Chapter just found out that the AMTA Massage Therapy Tour is going to be stopping in St. Louis and Overland Park, KS in June! The Tour will be in Overland Park, KS (near Kansas City) June 14-15th for the 24th Jazz in the Woods and in St. Louis, MO on June 17th for St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Game.
For an updated tour schedule please visit the link . Stay tuned for additional details!
|BY:Bary W Terry ON:|
The Community Service Massage Team provided chair massage at the State Capitol today while serving as a part of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). Next time you see Dee Featherstone, Donna Abney, Maureen Hoock, and Sheri Rohrbach, please thank them for providing 53 chair massages and representing your AMTA Missouri Chapter at this important event.
Would you like to join us at our next event? If so, call Sheri Rohrbach at 573-375-3639.
|BY:Bary W Terry ON: 03/24/2013|
This past weekend was the Annual Spring Convention in Kansas City,
Missouri. We had a slate of officers that were running for the board of
directors. The positions and members that were elected were as follows:
Again, thank you to everyone that faced the weather and came to the shortened convention.
|AMTA Missouri 54th Annual Meeting and Convention|
|BY:Meredith Kusmer LMT ON: March 22-24, 2013|
Please Join us for our 54th Annual Spring Convention to be held at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO.
March 22-24, 2013. You have your choice of classes for a total of 12 CEU's each.
Carrie Fisher, BS, LMT from the Upledger Institute will be teaching CranioSacral Therapy: The Role in Treating Low Back Dysfunctions 12 CEU's. Or choose
Kelly Lott teaching: Cold Stone Therapy for Migraine Headaches 6 CEU's and Kirk Nelson, CPNMT will be teaching
Interacting with Professionals as a Professional in an Ethical Manner and Drawing a Line 3 CEU's and Strategies to Create and Manage Ethical Boundaries 3 CE Hours, (fulfills Standard V requirement of the NCBTMB).
We hope you will join us for our Annual meeting and Elections, Saturday, at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is included in the convention price. If you are interested in attending the meeting and having lunch but you are unable to attend the convention, please contact Meredith Kusmer at email@example.com,. If you are interested in running for a Board of Directors position (BOD), please contact Leslie Kiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group room rate at the Holiday Inn is $99.00 per night. Be sure to mention you are with the AMTA Missouri Chapter in order to receive this rate. The CUT OFF date to get this rate is March 8, 2013. Click the Registration Button to Register.
Please Contact Meredith Kusmer for any questions about the Convention and or Registration at email@example.com or 314-409-4867.
Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza
One E. 45th Street
Kansas City, MO 6411
|AMTA National Election Results|
|BY:Bary Terry ON: 12/12/12|
We want you to know the results of AMTA's 2012 national election, conducted electronically among our Professional members. Nancy Porambo of Pennsylvania was voted President-Elect. She will serve in that position from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014 when she will assume the position of President. On March 1, 2013 current President-Elect, Winona Bontrager of Pennsylvania, will become AMTA President.
Nathan Nordstrom of Georgia was elected as a Vice President and will serve a two-year term beginning March 1, 2013. Three Members-at-Large of the Board of Directors also were elected: Christopher Deery (PA), S. Pualani Gillespie (HI) and Maureen Hoock (MO).
Pat Collins (NY) and Barbara Ann Lis (IN) were elected to the Commission on Candidacy and will coordinate the candidate search for the 2013 national AMTA election.
Read the statement from the Commissioner of Elections and the report on election results. (Login to view the report)
Thank you for electing these new national volunteers to help lead the association!
|House of Delegates Update|
|BY:Bary W. Terry ON: October 8, 2012|
|Your Vote Counts! AMTA 2012 National Election|
|BY:Bary Terry ON: 9-20-2012|
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 the organization, remains on top and continues to be well represented.
Get to know the candidates by linking up with them on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Don’t be shy, ask them questions or read what someone else asked. Find out what their vision and goals are for the future of AMTA and the massage profession. If the candidate
established any social media sites, you can access the information at the bottom of each candidate’s bio information page found on the AMTA official 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 1.
2012 Election Timeline
November 1-5: A link to the online ballot will be sent via electronic mail to all 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 Gail Friedman at 877-905-2700 x168 or firstname.lastname@example.org if
you have questions.
|Suspension of Mo Sports Massage Team|
|BY:Janene Sun ON: 9-20-2012|
|National Massage Therapy Awareness Week|
|BY:Bary Terry ON: 9-20-2012|
The Charity Division of the Community Service Massage Team will be providing massage for Red Cross employees and volunteers during National Massage Therapy Awareness Week. On Oct. 18th (12-4) and Oct. 19th (9-1), we will be at FEMA headquarters in Jeff City. In St. Louis, we will be at Red Cross headquarters on Oct. 23rd (9-1) and Oct. 24th (12-4). Also, we will be in Springfield on Oct. 22nd (8-11) and Oct. 24th (1-4). The dates and times for Kansas City and Columbia have not been set yet but will be shortly. If you can volunteer, please contact myself, Bary Terry at email@example.com or 870-204-2171.
|BY:Maureen Hoock ON: 5/21/2012|
The MO Chapter Community Service Massage Team (CSMT)
Charity Division will be providing massage for the MS Challenge
Walk, June 1-3, 2012 in St. Louis. Volunteers are needed (with
massage tables) for the following shifts: Sat and Sun, June 1-2:
10:30-1:30 (lunch site), 2-5 and 5-8pm (Washington University)
and Sunday, June 3: 9-12 and 3-4 (Wash U) and 2-3 (lunch site).
Volunteers need to be AMTA members, but because this is a
charity division event, CSMT training is not required. Please
contact Bary Terry (firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-204-2171)
to sign up or for more information.
|CSMT Emergency Division Update|
|BY:Moda-Pop ON: Thursday, March 15, 2012|
|Due to a slowing of the volunteer response in Branson, AmeriCorps suggest we end our response there. Some AmeriCorp volunteers are headed to northwest MO (St. Joe area) to direct cleanup from flooding. That's where we may be headed next- we will know more early next week. The storm season is upon us. Please consider joining us for a CSMT Emergency Division responder training on Friday, March 30 from 1:30- 4pm, before the opening of the AMTA MO Chapter convention!|
|MO Chapter Elects New Chapter Leaders|
|BY:Moda-Pop ON: Tuesday, April 3, 2012|
|The AMTA MO Chapter held its State Convention and Annual Chapter Meeting at the Sheraton Westport this past weekend. Leslie Kiernan, who until this past weekend served as 1st VP, was elected Chapter President.|