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Convention 2018 – April 20-21, 2018

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Convention 2018: Massage Elevated II

Our 2018 Convention will be held at Davis County Conference Center! Call 801-416-8899 for lodging!

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Friday

8:00 am Registration and Badge Pickup

8:30 am -12:30 pm Educational Sessions

 Touch for Health II – Marge Bowen

 Regional Approach to the Neck- Joe Muscolino

Reiki I- Debbie White

12:30pm – 2:00 pm LUNCH BREAK/ EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Classes Resume

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Night Reception & Exhibits

 

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Saturday

8:30 am -12:30 pm Educational Sessions

Touch for Health – Marge Bowen

Regional Approach to the Neck- Joe Muscolino

Effective Chair Massage Techniques- Brooke Edde

12:30pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Classes Resume

Goodies

Goodie Swag Bag

 Joe Muscolino- Regional Approach to the Neck.       

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Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) – Neck

Course Description & Objectives

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) for the Neck covers the major clinical orthopedic assessment and treatment techniques for the neck. This course is a 2-day hands-on workshop.

 

Day one begins with orthopedic assessment for the common neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the neck. We then cover body mechanics for deep pressure for working the neck in supine, prone, side-lying, ¾ side-lying, and seated positions. With proper body mechanics, you will learn how the neck can be worked deeply with little effort. We also learn how to palpate and safely and effectively work the scalenes and longus musculature of the anterior neck.

 

Day two covers stretching, including arthrofascial stretching (AFS) techniques. We begin with basic stretching for the functional muscle groups of the neck and then learn how to target each specific neck muscle with multiplane stretching. We then cover advanced neural inhibition stretching techniques, including Contract Relax (PNF/PIR), Agonist Contract (the basis for AIS), and Contract Relax Agonist Contract stretching techniques. Day two concludes with AFS (soft tissue Grade IV joint mobilization for manual therapists), including traction, for the cervical spine. AFS is the only effective means of stretching specific hypomobilities of the neck.

 

Clinical treatment strategy as well as precautions and contraindications are also covered. These manual therapy skills will empower you to do effective clinical orthopedic work. Throughout this hands-on workshop, Dr. Joe Muscolino reinforces the underlying mechanisms for each of the assessment and treatment techniques, encouraging critical reasoning skills.

 

Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy for the Neck is part of larger Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) Certification. The other hands-on workshops in this series cover the low back/pelvis, upper extremity, lower extremity, and AFS.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After attending this workshop, the participant will be able to:

 

  1. Explain and demonstrate the principles of using core body weight and larger muscle groups for efficient body mechanics.
  2. Perform orthopedic assessment tests for the neck to determine the ability to safely perform deep pressure massage, stretching, and joint mobilization.
  3. Describe and be able to work the entirely of the scalene group and also access and work the longus colli muscle.
  4. Explain the fundamental concepts of stretching and apply these concepts to the musculature of the neck.
  5. Demonstrate how to stretch each of the functional muscle groups of the neck.
  6. Explain and demonstrate how to stretch each of the muscles of the neck in all three cardinal planes.
  7. Explain the physiologic basis for and demonstrate how to perform contract relax (CR; also known as PIR/PNF) stretching, agonist contract (AC) stretching, and contract relax agonist contract (CRAC) stretching techniques.
  8. Explain the physiologic basis for and demonstrate how to perform AFS of the neck.

 

Supplies/Equipment Participants Must Bring:

  1. Massage table with face cradle
  2. Stool
  3. Bolster and pillow
  4. Sheets and face cradle cover
  5. King-sized pillow case, preferably flannel (or thin/threadbare bath-sized towel)
  6. Lotion/Balm
  7. Soft foam cushion (approx. 6×10 inches) or bath towel
  8. Participants should wear an open-neck shirt that allows access to the neck

 

 

Touch For Health II                                                                                                                image

Marge Bowen is a Neuro-Energy Kinesiologist, Certified Touch for Health Consultant and Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist and Doterra Wellness Advocate.   She has practiced supporting people in healing mind, body and spirit for over 18 years. Marge specializes is working with survival responses in the brain, body, and energy fields so that relaxation, healing, clarity of mind as well as peace and happiness can exist. Marge served as President of the Energy Kinesiology Association as well as a board member for 6 years. She is a Certified Instructor for several different kinesiology classes, and offers phone and private sessions. Her current office is in Heber, Utah.

In Touch for Health II, students will learn 14 new muscle tests that will add to the 14 muscle tests learned in TFH I.  The TFH system works closely with the meridian system that energetically connects with organs and glands.  TFH II broadens students knowledge of the meridian system by addressing various ways to assess energy imbalance so that corrections can be applied to improve energy flow and function.   Here’s an example of key concepts students will learn:

The Law of 5 Elements

Yin/Yang Concepts

14 New Muscles

Circuit Locating – accessing an imbalance in the energy circuit

Spindle Cell and Golgi Tendon

Acupressure Holding Points

Cerebrospinal Technique

Meridian Wheel Balancing

5 Element Balance – One Point Correction

ESR (Emotional Stress Release – Future Performance)

Meridian Massage

Foot Testing

Pain Techniques including Meridian Walking for Pain

Cross/Crawl Integration

Supplies/Equipment Participants Must Bring:

Massage Table, Set of Linens & Comfortable Clothing that allows for movement.  Participants must bring their Books from Touch for Health I.

 

My name is Brooke Edde I was Born and raised in Utah. I am a Rolf practitioner; corporate massage therapist and Ki Hara trainer. All of my body work certifications are geared towards problem solving and outcome based treatments. I’ve combined these techniques to perfect my Chair Massage Curriculum.

I believe strongly in two philosophies that guide my work #1. Do for others who cannot do for themselves. #2. Keep it simple. Chair massage accomplishes both! My corporate massage cliental are those who work long hard hours to provide for their families and would otherwise not have free time to seek out massage therapy. Chair massage is such an important modality that shouldn’t be taken for granted. I believe chair massage is not just a way to advertise, I believe it stands on its own.

My Curriculum includes:

  • Meaningful creative techniques that have the potential to deliver fast and effective treatments for your clients,
  • Specific Chair massage body mechanics that will ensure you deliver the best techniques and save yourself from injury
  • Corporate massage ethic strategies because it is a much different world then a spa.
  • Pain Science concepts
  • Self-care strategies to keep you as the therapist free from stress and pain,

Chapter reserves the right to limit number of participants based on room/space available.

 

Supplies/Equipment Participants Must Bring:     

Seated Massage Chair, antibacterial wipes or spray and

paper towels . Face rest covers optional.

Comfortable clothing.

 

Reiki I                                                                                                                                   IMG_6658

Debbie White is a retired public educator of 30 years.  Since her retirement Debbie has been teaching adult continuing education in the University of Utah’s OSHER program.  As a Usui Reiki Master and a certified Crystal Healer, from the Living Light Institute, Debbie successfully combines these healing modalities.  She also enjoys sharing her knowledge of Reiki, crystals and the healing arts with others.

Course Description

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique or Universal Life Force. This one-day course will cover… The origin and history of Reiki, the nature of Reiki energy, the complete hand placement system the treatment of yourself and others, Gassho Meditation, Byosen Scanning, and Chakra Clearing. This course will provide the participants with their Usui Reiki Level One Certificate and a basic attunement.  And, later this year, AMTA will offer Usui Reiki Level Two. Those in attendance should bring comfortable clothing, along with their own massage table and blanket.

Chapter reserves the right to limit number of participants based on room/space available.

Supplies/Equipment Participants Must Bring:

Massage Table, Comfortable Cothing, & Blanket


Register HERE today!
The classes will fill up quickly! 

Regular Pricing is March 5, 2018 through April 10, 2018 when Late Pricing will begin. Registration ends  April 15, 2018

Utah Convention 2016 Report

It was great to see new and a few familiar faces during the classes at the 2016 convention. We had several great instructors for our state convention. Crystal Sacco did a great job teaching the First aid/AED/CPR course. Everyone that participated was able to get certified.

Tami Davis needed to open the classroom doors during her Heart Centered Chakra Touch class. The participants had filled up the room with so much energy, it was the only way to help it release.

Winifred Cain led the Thai Foot Massage class from working with painful crystals in the feet to bringing balance back to the body and restoring energy flow.

Roger Olbrot is always an entertaining and educational instructor. He led the participants into a deeper understanding of the anatomy and physiology of fascia, along with an in-depth study of the inflammatory process and scar tissue. Also covered were new information being uncovered in the role of fascia techniques in combating cancer. Plus a reminder of fascia bodywork techniques and post surgical work.

The AMTA Utah Chapter Business meeting included the announcement of the new board members. We congratulate Jennifer Hanna President, Heber Blackner 2nd VP, and Kirk Jorgensen Secretary. Click Here to see the Current Board and Chapter Leadership Roster

We also approved the budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Look forward to the upcoming classes and next year’s convention in April.

Convention 2016 – Utah Chapter – Salt Lake City

Building a Better AMTA Utah

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– Lynette Taylor, Convention ChairThis year’s convention is a little different than those of past years. Any and all who choose to accept our invitation to attend this year’s convention will be recruited to the position of Detective First Class and will be involved in helping us crack a case, as well as earning continuing education credits. Therefore, should you choose to accept this invitation, please Click here to register online.
Theme:
Mission Possible: Building a Better AMTA Utah
Dates:
Thursday, February 4 to Saturday, February 6, 2016
Location:
Hampton Inn: 307 North Admiral Byrd Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
near Salt Lake International Airport
801-530-0088

Cost:

$240 – 3 Days, Students, Professional Members
$400 – 3 Days, Non-Members

And. . .don’t forget to spread the word to other AMTA members and non-AMTA member friends because we need as many detectives on the case as possible!!!

Please note that ALL classes are NCBTMB certified except the First Aid/AED/CPR class.)
There will be vendors this year, and just for fun they have been asked to be involved in giving out clues. So make sure you take the time on Thursday and Friday to visit the vendor booths and maybe thank them for coming by purchasing any product you might use for your business or considering what they offer.
Registration and check in will be from 8:00 to 8:30 on Thursday, February 4, 2016. All classes will run from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. There will be an hour and a half break from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. each day. Classes will again resume at 2:00 p.m. and will run until 6:00 p.m. Vendors will be in attendance on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

So, now let’s introduce you to the exciting classes that you will get to choose from.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

  •  First Aid/AED/CPR
  • CTR (Connective Tissue Rehabilitation)

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

  • Chakra Touch: The Basics, Part 1
  • Thai Foot Massage, Part 1

Annual Meeting: Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 (6:30 PM)

At the Annual Meeting members have an opportunity to discuss and vote upon the Chapter’s 2016-17 fiscal year budget, witness the installation of the elected officers, hear from the Chapter leadership about what is happening with the chapter. For example, what is planned and anticipated for the upcoming year and beyond. It is an opportunity for the Committee Chairs and Delegates to share what is going on in their committees and to listen to ideas from members for what they would like to see the Chapter do.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

  • Chakra Touch: The Basics, Part 2
  • Thai Foot Massage, Part 2
Registration is for 3 days, Choose one Thursday Class AND one Friday/Saturday Class. There is no 1 or 2-day option. Registration is for all three days.

Online Registration -> CLICK HERE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: January 25, 2016 (Additional Fees Apply after this date)

Now that you have an idea of what the classes are, let’s give you some information on the teachers as well as on each class and what to expect so that you can better choose your course of action.


First Aid/AED/CPR – an 8-hour certification course
     Thursday, Feb. 4 

This is a certification course for those who either need to get their First Aid/AED/CPR certifications or who need to recertify in these areas.

Crystal SaccoCrystal Sacco will be teaching this course. Crystal is the owner of Superior Adaptive Swim School. She has been teaching for 15 years and developed a program that has been successful for students of all ages. She uses her bodywork skills in the water with her clients, working with children who have Cerebral Palsy and people with many other neurological disorders. She has been able to help people walk again through the Watsu Massage she gives in the water, having studied under Harold Dull who founded Watsu. Crystal is currently the Clinic Director at Myotherapy. She loves to teach students how to become the best Massage Therapist that they can be when they graduate.We feel very fortunate to have Crystal joining our team of highly trained specialists on this critical assignment for our 2016 convention.


 

CTR (Connective Tissue Rehabilitation) – an 8-hour course (Good toward AMTA CE Requirements, Non-NCBTMB Approved)
     Thursday, Feb 4

When the topic of connective tissue comes to mind, what do you think of, loose areolar tissue, scars, fascia? In this 8-hour course, you will learn about some of the basic anatomy and physiology of connective tissue, some of the current theories of how fascia and connective stretches, how it grows and the relationship to scar tissue and cancer. You will learn methods to help facilitate rehabilitation of connective tissue and scars. When you leave you will have some tools necessary to begin working with connective tissue rehabilitation immediately and affect the health of your clients.

Participants will need to bring a table, top and bottom sheet, a hand towel, and some lotion that will afford a small amount of glide. (Oils do not work well with the technique.)   Come with an open mind and a willingness to put your thinking cap on.

Roger Olbrot
A native of the Chicago area, Roger began his studies at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. There he received bachelor degrees in Biology and Chemistry with minors in English and German. He went on to further graduate studies at Ball State University where his emphasis was Medical and Environmental Microbiology. He worked in the area of environmental remediation for 14 years. He attended Awakening Spirit Massage School in Salt Lake City in 1998. Since graduation, he has studied over 2000 hours in the area of sports massage and orthopedic massage and is the founder and President of R&R Bodyworks LLC. He served as the President of the Utah Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association from 2004 – 2008. Among his notable events, he directed the massage therapy for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City 2002, co-directed the massage therapy for the International Gay Games in Sydney Australia 2002, and co-directed the massage therapy for the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece. He is currently the Director of Education at Myotherapy College of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been appointed to the Utah State Board of Massage Therapy. He teaches a variety of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and technique classes. He is passionate about the subject of fascia and has attended all four of the International Fascia Research Congresses in the world. He brings a fresh view and a knowledgeable light to the world of fascia and how massage can be an effective tool in remolding it. He currently resides in Salt Lake City.


 

Heart Centered Chakra Touch™ The Basics – 7 Major Chakras — a 16-hour course (NCBTMB Approved)
     Friday & Saturday, Feb. 5 & 6 

Learn how to access the Chakras, the energy centers that interface between your interior and exterior environments. The Chakras each govern important Life Lessons. They hold and impart information about safety, trust, empowerment, love, truth, intuition and spiritual connection. Energy gets trapped in these centers and learning to release this can bring balance, calm and clarity to yourself or your clients.A more in-depth knowledge of the Chakra system can augment massage and other body work modalities by increasing awareness of both the therapist and the client of the possible relationship between the client’s energetic bodies and physical manifestation of pain and muscle tightness.
By accessing the chakra system you can make connections at the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical levels in safe and effective manner.Course Highlights

  • Location and color associations
  • Core Emotions
  • Access chakra energy using Muscle Response Testing (MRT)
  • Using hand modes to communicate with the body and chakra system
  • Balancing techniques using sound, palming and color
  • Identifying chakra movements and attributes
  • Supporting the body and alleviating stress during a session
  • Using Meridian Indicator Points (MIPs)/ Alarm Points to identify stress in the Chakras

Students should bring a notebook for notes, writing utensils and markers or tabs if desired.

Tami DavisTami Davis has been an Energy Kinesiology practitioner for the past __ years. Some of the modalities she employs are: LEAP, Hugo Tobar’s Neuro Energetic Kinesiology, and Ron Wayman’s Chakra Touch, Emotional Balancing, Nutrition, Elementos, Meridian Switching and Communication Courses.

Tami’s own quest for an abundant, joyous life planted in her a desire to offer these powerful tools to others who were seeking an understanding of how to overcome lifelong issues & patterns. These tools assist her clients and students in being able to address compensations, sabotages or other patterns that were created to keep them safe; but at the same time blocked their ability to find the peace and happiness they desired. This process of understanding leads to a level of insight and self-empowerment that helps others to make many profound changes in their lives.In 2006 Tami joined the team at Sensory Dynamics, as an Instructor, Energy Kinesiologist and Empowerment Life Coach. She has guided many clients young and old on their road to an abundant emotional, physical and spiritual transformation.

Tami is a member of the Energy Kinesiology Association and is certified as a level 3 Practitioner, CEnK 3.


 

Thai Foot Massage – a 16-hour course (NCBTMB Approved)
     Friday & Saturday, Feb. 5 & 6

Thai foot massage came from the Chinese over 5,000 years ago. A wooden tool and various hand techniques are used to perform Thai foot massage. The massage is not only done on the feet but, also the lower legs. Pressure is applied to the reflex points on the toes and bottom of the feet. These points are said to correlate to different organs of the body. When pressure is applied to the reflex points it breaks up the crystal build up on these points. The massage helps to disperse the crystals bringing balance back to the body. Working the energy lines (sen) of the legs also helps restore energy flow. The combination of the two techniques make Thai foot massage a very powerful healing modality. The feet are wrapped in a towel which gives a very comfortable feeling.

For this class, students will need to bring a massage table, one bath towel, two hand towels and massage lotion.  Workbooks will be available for purchase at the convention.

WinnieCainOur instructor for this course will be Winifred Cain (known and loved by everyone who knows her as Winnie). Winnie has been a licensed massage therapist since 1984 and instructor of Thai massage since 1994. She has studied extensively in Thailand. Her teacher from the Wat Pho lived with her in Arizona and taught her privately for three months. She produced a beautiful Thai massage video in 1994, and she is one of the first instructors of Thai massage in the USA.

Winnie was presented a humanitarian award by AMTA at the 2004 national convention.


 

Now that you have the information about the classes and the instructors, you can look forward to joining us for a fabulous convention and a fun caper as we play Case Detectives for the AMTA!See you in February at the AMTA Utah Chapter Convention 2016!!!

Register Now – Click Here

 

Call for Candidates! – Volunteer Board Positions + Open

Have you ever wished you could help run things at the AMTA-Utah Chapter? Step forward and run for elected office within the Utah Chapter organization. Apply Now.

The election is held online in January 2106, prior to the Chapter Convention and Annual Meeting in February 2016.

Positions open for the 2016 Election:

  • President, Two Years (2016-2018)
  • 2nd Vice President, Two Years (2016-2018)
  • Secretary, Two Years (2016-2018)
  • 3rd Vice President, One Year, Remainder of Term (2016-2017)
  • Treasurer, One Year (2016-2017)
  • Delegate, Two Years (2016-2017)
  • Alternate Delegate, One Year

IN THE PAST there has been a small showing of individuals putting themselves forward to help run the Chapter. Perhaps this is because it has been thought that the job is too demanding and takes too much time. All of the jobs do take some time to do well, and it is the volunteer members that run pretty much everything going on at the Chapter level. However the jobs are not overwhelming, and the more volunteers there are helping the lighter the load is for all the volunteers.

Volunteer members spend a small percentage of their time running the business of the chapter. They create and manage a budget, plan and hold meetings, organize events and classes, monitor the governmental and regulatory landscape, communicate with members about the budget, meetings, events, classes and government. Elected officers have a responsibility to run the chapter according to the National Rules and Policies and have fiduciary (financial stewardship) responsibility for the Chapter. Additionally, volunteer members work to recruit new members and maintain membership in the Chapter.

As you know, the AMTA organization provide many benefits to members in addition to the best insurance coverage available. Our local Utah Chapter also works to provide additional benefit to members, principally through continuing education classes, mentoring and promotional and social events.

How would being a volunteer help me?

Fair question. First of all it allows a channeled, structured way for you to contribute time and talents to promote and strengthen the profession of Massage Therapy. An organized body of massage therapists is the good way to strengthen our profession. Massage therapists with a similar mission and message can effectively promote the profession and defend against any effort to undermine the value of our work with the public.

Second, you get the opportunity to share your valuable insights, lessons learned and ideas for how to take the profession forward.

Third, it’s rewarding to see the fruits of your labor. For example, when an event is concluded or a class is completed and you hear back from the members that attended that their time spent was valuable and worthwhile, it feels good to know that whatever part you played, it helped that event to be realized and helped those fellow massage therapists to improve their practice and further the profession.

we-want-you-aSO APPLY!

So, apply to be a candidate for one of the open positions. Below you’ll find a listing of the positions with both the qualifications and the responsibilities for each position.

Apply today, the elections are held online and there are several vetting steps that take place before voting can be setup online.

Important Dates:

  • November 7, 2015 – Call for Candidates, Application Form Posted
  • December 7, 2015 – Application Due, Resume Due, Bio Due
  • December 8-10, 2015 – Applicant’s qualifications verified
  • January 11, 2016 – Candidates and Bios posted online along with voting information
  • January 15, 2016 – Voting is Opened
  • January 29, 2016 – Voting Closes
  • January 30-February 2, 2016 – Ballots tabulated
  • February 3-4, 2016 – Winners Notified
  • February 5, 2016 – Winners Announced at Annual Meeting

Many of the positions are two-year terms and so, about 1/2 of the offices are elected in even years and the other 1/2 are elected in odd years. This year, several of the offices were appointed (since several positions had no candidates running in last year’s election), and that means those offices were filled by appointment. The rules state that positions that are normally filled through election but instead are filled by appointment shall allow the remaining portion of the term of that office to be filled by election. So, some of the offices open this election are for the remainder of the term (one year).

Here’s the list of Open Positions again:

President, Two Years (2016-2018)

  • 2nd Vice President, Two Years (2016-2018)
  • Secretary, Two Years (2016-2018)
  • 3rd Vice President, One Year, Remainder of Term (2016-2017)
  • Treasurer, One Year (2016-2017)
  • Delegate, Two Years (2016-2017)
  • Delegate, One Year, Remainder of Term (2016)
  • Alternate Delegate, One Year

Apply by downloading and printing out the application and mailing it to:

Debra Murray
880 North 1500 West
Vernal, UT 84078

You may also submit all your documentation electronically to Debra at

debra_lovato@hotmail.com


Positions / Qualifications / Responsibilities

Position Title: Chapter President

Purpose

The Chapter President sets the direction and pace of the Chapter’s activities based on the vision that has been determined by the Chapter membership, Chapter Board of Directors, and other Chapter Officers. The Chapter President serves as a leader, planner, mentor, mediator, and facilitator.

Eligibility

In addition to being a Professional member in good standing and signing the Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, she/he must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Completed one term year as a Chapter Board member within the last three years.
  • Completed one term year as a Chapter committee chair within the last two years.
  • Completed one term year as a National Standing Committee Chair or National Board member within the last two years.

Responsibilities

  1. Is a voting member of the Chapter Board of Directors.
  2. Prepares the agenda for Chapter membership and Board meetings, and provides the agenda and all supporting documentation to Board members and appropriate appointees at least one week prior to the Board meeting.
  3. Attends and presides over, or delegates authority, maintains order, and expediently conducts business at all Chapter meetings and Board meetings; and is familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order.
  4. Delegates authority to the 1st VP (or next officer in succession) when incommunicado for more than one week.
  5. Shall not be the Chair of any committee, sub-committee, special committee, or workgroup.
  6. Serves as ex-officio (non-voting) member of all Chapter committees.
  7. May temporarily assume/delegate the responsibilities of vacant volunteer positions while working with the Chapter Board, Chapter Relations Committee and staff to fill the vacancy.
  8. Attends (or delegates attendance) to regional and national meetings of the Association, at the Chapter Board’s direction, as per policy, and/or as budgeted.\
  9. Identifies, recruits, cultivates, and mentors future Chapter leaders.
  10. Appoints standing committee, subcommittee, special committee, and workgroup chairs (except the nominations committee), with the approval of the Chapter Board.
  11. Approves appointments of committee members made by committee chairs.
  12. Supervises the affairs of the Chapter.
  13. Prepares and submits appropriate information for Chapter newsletter.
  14. Reviews documents and records produced by the Chapter, including:
    1. Minutes from Chapter Board of Directors meetings.
    2. All contracts.
    3. Legislative activities.
    4. Financial Reports.
    5. Committee Reports.
    6. Newsletter or other communications such as e-mail announcements etc.
  15. Oversees Chapter’s budgeting and financial activities.
  16. Receives direct feedback from members and answers their questions about actions of the Chapter Board.
  17. Directs and refers members to volunteer and staff contacts as appropriate.
  18. Reports to the membership at the Chapter meetings.
  19. Ensures Chapter operations are consistent with the AMTA Strategic Plan.
  20. Fulfills the fiduciary, due diligence, and other responsibilities of Chapter Board members as described in National Bylaws and Policy.
  21. Maintains orderly records of issues and actions taken during her/his term and supplies the incoming President with those records.
  22. Facilitates the efficient, positive, and productive activities of the Chapter through consultation with other Chapter officers, National volunteers, and/or National staff.
  23. Once a Chapter President has served two consecutive terms, in the event that no eligible candidate steps forward to run for the office of Chapter President, the current Chapter President remains in office until a successor is elected during a “special election” at the next scheduled business meeting and elections.
  24. Is a signatory on all Chapter accounts per AMTA Policy.

Time Commitment

The time commitment is approximately 5 – 15 hours per week, depending on Chapter activities. The time commitment may be higher before and/or during certain National or chapter events or activities.


Position Title: Chapter Vice President (2nd & 3rd)

Purpose

The Chapter Vice President will assist the Chapter President in achieving Chapter goals and effecting policies and/or decisions made by the Chapter Board of Directors.

Eligibility

In addition to being a Professional member in good standing and signing the Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, she/he must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  1. Completed one term year as a Chapter Board member within the last three years.
  2. Completed one term year as a Chapter committee chair or member, within the last two years.
  3. Completed one term year as a National Standing Committee Chair or National Board member within the last two years.
  4. Completed two years of AMTA membership.

Term of Office

The First and Third Vice Presidents shall be elected every odd year for a term of two (2) years or until successors are elected.

The Second Vice President shall be elected every even year for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected.

Responsibilities

  1. Is a voting member of the Chapter Board of Directors and is familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order.
  2. In the temporary absence or incapacity of the Chapter President, the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Vice President, in that order, serves in the place of the President.
  3. In the event the office of the President becomes vacant, may succeed to the office of President according to AMTA Bylaws and Policy.
  4. Accepts responsibilities for Chapter/Association assignments as delegated by the Chapter President.
  5. May have signature registered with the bank servicing the Chapter and with any other financial institution serving as depository of funds.
  6. May temporarily assume the responsibilities of vacant volunteer positions while working with the President, the Chapter Relations Committee and staff to fill the vacancy.
  7. Shall not be the Chair of more than two (2) committees, sub-committees, special committees or workgroups.
  8. Attends Chapter Board, Chapter membership, and any Chapter committee meetings for which the Vice President has responsibility, and, whenever possible, regional and national meetings of the Association.
  9. Identifies, cultivates and recruits future Chapter leaders.
  10. Makes recommendations to the Chapter President for committee appointments.
  11. Directs and refers members to appropriate volunteer and staff contacts as needed.
  12. Is available to receive direct feedback from members for input to the Chapter Board, and to communicate to inquiring members, appropriate information regarding actions of the Chapter Board.
  13. Maintains communication with Chapter membership through regular reports via Chapter newsletter, and reports at Chapter membership and Chapter Board meetings.
  14. Fulfills the fiduciary, due diligence, and other responsibilities of Chapter board members as described in National Bylaws and Policy, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct and Chapter Standing Rules and Policies.
  15. Maintains orderly records of activities and timelines relevant to her/his position during the term and supplies the incoming Vice President with those records to ensure a smooth transition.

Time Commitment

The time commitment averages approximately 5 – 8 hours per week, depending on Chapter activities. The time commitment may be higher before and/or during certain Chapter events or actions.


Position Title: Chapter Secretary

Purpose

The Chapter Secretary is the official keeper of the Chapter records and is responsible for maintaining and updating Chapter records during her/his term of office.

Eligibility

In addition to being a Professional member in good standing and signing the Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, she/he must meet the following requirement:

  • Completed one year of AMTA membership.

Term of Office

The Chapter Secretary shall be elected every even year for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected.

Responsibilities

  1. Is a voting member of the Chapter Board of Directors and is familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order.
  2. Acts in the place of the Chapter President in the absence or incapacity of the Chapter President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and 3rd Vice President.
  3. Distributes announcements of Chapter Board meetings and Chapter membership meetings in accordance with National AMTA Bylaws, Policy and Chapter Standing Rules (if applicable).
  4. Attends Chapter Board and membership meetings and ensures that attendance, votes and the proceedings of the meetings are recorded, maintained and retained according to the National and Chapter record retention guidelines.
  5. Submits required reports to the National Office.
  6. Distributes minutes of Chapter Board meetings to Board members and Chapter meetings to the Chapter membership as soon as possible following the meeting, but no later than three weeks following the meeting unless otherwise stipulated in the Chapter Standing Rules (if existent).
  7. Accepts responsibilities for Chapter/Association assignments as delegated by the Chapter President.
  8. Forwards Chapter rosters to the National Chapter Relations staff Administrator, in accordance with Policy. Updates must be received by the National Chapter Relations staff Administrator per Policy.
  9. In cooperation with the Chapter President and the Chapter Treasurer conducts the regular day-to-day business affairs of the Chapter.
  10. May temporarily assume the responsibilities of vacant volunteer positions while working with the President, the Chapter Relations Committee and staff to fill the vacancy.
  11. Shall not be the Chair of more than two (2) committees, sub-committees, special committees or workgroups.
  12. Identifies, cultivates and recruits future Chapter leaders.
  13. Makes recommendations to the President for committee appointments.
  14. Directs and refers members to appropriate volunteer and National AMTA staff contacts as needed.
  15. Is available to receive direct feedback from members for input to the Chapter Board and to communicate to inquiring members, appropriate information regarding actions of the Chapter Board.
  16. Fulfills the fiduciary, due diligence and other responsibilities of chapter board members as described in AMTA Bylaws, Policy, Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct and Chapter Standing Rules (if existent).
  17. Maintains orderly records of activities and timelines relevant to her/his position during the term and supplies the incoming Secretary with those records to ensure a smooth transition.

Time Commitment

The time commitment is approximately 2 – 4 hours per week, depending on Chapter activities.


Position Title: Chapter Treasurer

Purpose

The Chapter Treasurer ensures the integrity of the fiscal affairs of the Chapter.

Eligibility

In addition to being a Professional member in good standing, and signing the Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct, she/he must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Completed one term year as a Chapter Board member within the last three years.
  • Completed one term year as a Chapter committee chair or member, within the last two years.
  • Completed one term year as a National Standing Committee Chair or National Board member within the last two years.
  • Has experience in bookkeeping, accounting or finance.

Term of Office

Treasurer is elected every odd year for a term of two (2) years or until a successor is elected.

Responsibilities

  1. Serves as a voting member of the Chapter Board of Directors.
  2. Has basic knowledge of QuickBooks or similar accounting program.
  3. Attends all Chapter meetings and Chapter Board meetings, as scheduled.
  4. Is a signatory on all Chapter accounts per AMTA Policy.
  5. Acts in the place of the President in the absence or incapacity of the President, Vice Presidents and Secretary.
  6. Accepts responsibilities delegated by the President.
  7. May temporarily assume the responsibilities of vacant positions while working with the President, the Chapter Relations Committee and staff to fill the vacancy.
  8. Shall not be the Chair of more than two (2) committees, sub-committees, special committees or workgroups.
  9. In cooperation with the President, conducts the regular day-to-day financial business affairs of the Chapter.
  10. Adopts and uses the Chapter Internal Controls detailed in AMTA Policy.
  11. Completes and submits reports in compliance with AMTA Policy.
  12. Manages and oversees the Chapter Budget.
  13. In collaboration with Chapter Board members and/or Chapter Finance Committee, prepares the annual Chapter budget, for presentation to the Chapter Board and the Chapter membership for approval.
  14. Ensures that Chapter records are maintained according to the Chapter record retention guidelines, and submits required reports to the National Office.
  15. Ensures that expenses are budgeted and allowable.
  16. Provides information to the Chapter Board regarding budgetary restrictions and alerts the Chapter Board when projects, programs, or units are in danger of going over budget.
  17. Brings all unapproved and/or unbudgeted requests for funds and payment to the Chapter Board.
  18. Proposes cost cutting measures and budget adjustments.
  19. Reports line item financial status of the Chapter, actual vs. budgets, to the Chapter Board quarterly and to the Chapter members annually.
  20. Manages Chapter finances and keeps accurate records of all income and expenses in QuickBooks.
  21. Keeps the Chapter Board current regarding status of investments, when applicable.
  22. Reimburses members, appointees, or other volunteers, in accordance with Chapter standing rules or Chapter policy, for budgeted or approved expenditures made on behalf of the Chapter.
  23. Reviews Chapter expenditures and financial status on a regular basis to ensure overall fiscal responsibility.
  24. Updates Chapter Financial Policies and Procedures annually for Chapter Board of Directors approval, when applicable.
  25. Maintains orderly financial records and an outline of the procedures used and furnishes the incoming Treasurer with those records.
  26. Communicates with Chapter membership, through regular reports, the financial status of the Chapter, including income and expenses to date and account balances.
  27. Identifies, recruits, cultivates, and mentors future Chapter leaders.
  28. Makes recommendations to the President for committee appointments.
  29. Directs and refers members to volunteer and staff contacts as appropriate.
  30. Receives direct feedback from members and answers their questions about actions of the Chapter Board.
  31. Ensures Chapter financial operations are consistent with AMTA National Bylaws and Policy, and Chapter Standing Rules.
  32. Fulfills fiduciary, due diligence, and other responsibilities as described in AMTA Bylaws and Policy.

Time Commitment

The time commitment is approximately 5 hours per week. Time commitment may be considerably greater for short durations during preparation of budget, annual reports. etc.


Position Title: Delegate to the House of Delegates (HOD)

Eligibility

  1. Must be a professional member in good standing of the Chapter to which they are
  2. assigned
  3. Must sign the AMTA Chapter Volunteer Code of Conduct.
  4. Agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy,
  5. Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, and Position Description.
  6. Shall not be an AMTA National Board member.

Term of Office

The delegate shall serve a term of office of two years, beginning at the same time as chapter officers’ terms. The delegate shall serve no more than three consecutive elected terms.

Purpose

Delegate represents her/his Chapter members in the HOD and related activities, informs the Chapter of timelines, and facilitates the Chapter’s influence in the HOD.

Relationship

Delegate works with her/his Chapter members and fellow Chapter Delegates, as well as Delegates from other Chapters and the House of Delegates Operations Committee (HODOC), to follow timelines and carry out the assignments and charges applicable to the HOD function.

Responsibilities

  1. Delegate, in communication at all Chapter Meetings and through other means available, initiates member involvement in discussion of matters that may or will come before the HOD.
  2. Delegate responds to Chapter Board and member communications on a regular and timely basis via phone, e-mail, or other appropriate means.
  3. Delegate provides written reports to the Chapter Board as directed by the Chapter Board.
  4. Delegate attends all Chapter membership meetings, and reports to the members and Chapter Board at those meetings.
  5. Delegate maintains a working knowledge of materials provided for the HOD meeting.
  6. Delegate prepares and reviews all necessary materials prior to meetings.
  7. Delegate attends and participates in the HOD meeting and casts informed votes.
  8. Delegate reports the actions of the HOD to the Chapter membership.
  9. Chapters may assign additional Chapter responsibilities to delegates.

Time Commitment

  1. The time commitment averages about 2-4 hours per month.
  2. Delegate attends the Chapter Annual Meeting, Chapter membership meetings, Chapter Board meetings (as requested by the Chapter Board), Chapter Leadership Training, (as requested by the Chapter Board), and the HOD Meeting at the National Convention. Time commitment will be considerably higher during the annual convention.

Use of Organizational Resources

Resources related to carrying out the duties of this office:

  1. HODOC provides materials and training.
  2. Chapters may provide reimbursement according to Chapter Policy.

Vacancy and Succession

In the event of a vacancy, the alternate with the next highest number of votes in the previous election will assume the Delegate position.

Position Title: Alternate to the House of Delegates (HOD)

Eligibility

  1. Must be a professional member in good standing.
  2. Must sign the AMTA Delegate to the HOD Code of Conduct.
  3. Agrees to uphold and abide by National AMTA Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Policy, Code of Conduct, Rules of Engagement, and Position Description.
  4. Shall not be an AMTA National Board member.

Term of Office

Term of Office is one calendar year after election to alternate position.

Purpose

Alternate stays informed and ready to assume Delegate position (thereafter represents her/his Chapter members in the HOD and related activities, informs the Chapter of timelines, and facilitates the Chapter’s influence in the HOD).

Relationship

Alternate will work with their Chapter members and Chapter Delegates to follow timelines and be prepared to carry out the assignments and charges applicable to their potential HOD function.

Responsibilities

  1. Alternates shall be responsible for supporting the purposes and performing responsibilities of the House of Delegates as described in Bylaws, Policy, and Delegate Position Description should they succeed to the position of Delegate.
  2. Maintains a working knowledge of materials provided prior to the HOD.
  3. Prepares and reviews all necessary materials prior to meetings.
  4. Attends the HOD preliminary and business meetings per Chapter policy.

Time Commitment

  1. The time commitment averages about 2-4 hours per month.
  2. Alternate attends the Chapter Annual Meeting, the Delegate Orientation Meeting and the HOD Meeting at the National Convention per Chapter policy. Time commitment may be considerably higher during the annual convention.

Use of Organizational Resources

Resources related to carrying out the duties of this office:

  1. HODOC provides materials and training.
  2. Chapters may provide reimbursement according to Chapter Policy.

Vacancy and Succession

In the event of a vacancy in the Alternate position, the Alternate with the next highest number of votes in the previous election will assume the open Alternate position.

Still time to Register!

ComeGrowWithUs

Did you know that there are currently more than 900 Licensed Massage Therapists registered as members of the AMTA Utah Chapter?

So, what makes a good Convention for our 900+ Licensed Massage Therapists? Well, just like the tree, everything has a beginning. First you plant a seed in good, rich soil. Then you provide water and sunlight and other nutrients the seed might need to sprout. After the seed has sprouted, you continue to nourish and care for the seed until the plant is fully developed, and you continue to do so over the lifespan of the plant.

Our Convention Chair, Lynette Taylor started convention with good, rich soil: the location. Then she planted the seed by inviting all of our members, students, and non-members to attend and to encourage others to attend Convention 2015 along with them. Next, was the water and sunlight: presenters, classes and activities to draw your attention and inspire all of you to take advantage of the convention, and then continue on by attending the education classes provided throughout the year, and finally resolving to attend convention every year, bringing other LMTs with you when you come.

[View Schedule /Register] Earlybird Registration Deadline was Jan. 24 but you can still register for an additional $25.

THERE IS NO CHARGE to attend the Annual Membership Meeting & Lunch Is Provided.

The challenge is to come to convention and bring other LMTs with you whether they are members or non-members. Invite your non-member colleagues to learn more about AMTA and join us in our friendship in the Utah Chapter of the AMTA.

All are also invited to become involved, whether in the board or as assistants helping in  the Education Committee or other committees. Our professional organization needs people who are willing to help set up trainings/classes in their areas and to help with Convention when we bring it to your area. Convention is only two days this year, but it could be like it has been, three days with lots of fun, togetherness and education.

This year the Convention is in Salt Lake Valley and there’s a strong effort for all of us to get to know everyone in attendance better. (There are some have some fun activities planned for this year and some even funner activities planned for next year!) Let’s make this the best convention yet and then continue on from there!!!

Are you interested in being involved with the Education/Convention Committee?

Contact Lynette Taylor at:
taylor.lynette.h@gmail.com
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