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October Governance Corner

Your Vote Counts!

Be among the professional members that shape our association and vote for our national leaders. AMTA  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. Ask them questions or read their postings. Find out what their vision and goals are for the future of AMTA and the massage profession. Check out each candidate’s bio information on the AMTA official election website.

Your voice counts! Make a decision to support one of our core values--"to be a membership driven organization"--and vote. Become a more informed member and cast your vote by December 1.

2011 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 gfriedman@amtamassage.org if you have questions.

Changes Announced to the Asian Bodywork Therapy Certification Program: AMTA Members invited to comment

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) has formally announced the discontinuation of the NCCAOM Asian Bodywork Therapy Exam effective January 1, 2013. The input of AMTA members is highly valued and you are invited to share feedback regarding the discontinuation of the exam and possible interest for future programs. Read the full announcement.
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AMTA 2011 National Elections – Candidate Bios Now Available

The Commissioner of Elections announces the Candidates for the 2011 National Board and Commission on Candidacy!

We are delighted to announce an outstanding group of nominees for the AMTA National Board and AMTA Commission on Candidacy positions for the 2011 national elections.

I am grateful to the current Commission on Candidacy; Barb Lis, Chair, Michael Blackmore, Christopher Deery, Lucia Kaestner, Jennifer Irving and Shari Mirgon for their conscientious work this year and providing the 2011 slate of candidates.

You may view all 2011 Candidate Bios by viewing the National Election section of our website. Choose the first link in the Announcement section Candidate Bio’s for AMTA’S 2011 National Elections.

Should a candidate choose to use social media you can find the link(s) on the AMTA National Election page.

I recommend that all members take the time over the next few months to view the 2011 bios and follow the social media pages to help you decide on how you would like to vote in the upcoming 2011 National Elections. 

Please be sure to update your email address if they change. Our eligible member list will be pulled from our database on September 15; any address changes after that date should be sent directly to Gail Friedman.  This will ensure that you receive your electronic ballot. 

Ballots will be emailed between November 1 - 5, 2011 and the deadline to submit is December 1, 2011.


Chris Rider
Commissioner of Elections

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