Welcome To Your American Massage Therapy Association New Mexico Chapter!
The New Mexico Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association has been collaboratively serving the New Mexico Massage Therapist community for over five decades.
On a state chapter level, the AMTA -New Mexico Chapter strives to be a regional as well as a national connecting point of professional information for its members. AMTA-NM communicates with its membership via E-Blasts, Annual Conferences, Social Media and Chapter Meetings.
The mission of the AMTA-NM chapter is to inspire, educate, empower, and advocate for the massage therapy community.
To promote, advance and provide innovative thinking in the field of massage therapy while facilitating, supporting and serving AMTA members.
Our Goals For 2019-2020
- Improve communication with members by; using social media. improving our website, newsletter and email campaigns.
- Increase volunteer involvement by; focusing on episodic or one time events and tasks, improving communication, keeping events relevant and statewide outreach.
- Host a second educational event outside New Mexico major metro areas.
- Engage more effectively with members by using all available communication methods, reviewing member survey results and conference feedback.
2020 AMTA NM State Conference & Annual Meeting
AMTA NM Proposed Standing Rule – Online Elections
NM Proposed Standing Rule Online Elections
The AMTA-NM chapter board will be presenting a new standing rule for membership approval at our upcoming membership meeting:
Date: April 4, 2020
Time: 8:00 am (breakfast starts at 7:30 am)
Location: Nativo Lodge
Address: 6000 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
This new Standing Rule would change our election process from an in-person vote at our annual meeting to an online election process. Per National AMTA Bylaws, we will require a 2/3 vote to approve the Standing Rule.
Following is a summary of the proposed Standing Rule requiring member approval. Full context is provided in the attached.
Section 1. Chapter Elections
The New Mexico Chapter shall hold online elections in accordance with AMTA Bylaws and Policy.
Rationale for creating this Standing Rule Section 1. Chapter Elections:
This change proposes that the chapter move from conducting elections at our annual meeting to conducting online elections. Online Elections would provide an opportunity for all AMTA Professional Members in New Mexico to vote for elected chapter board positions and delegates electronically. Currently more than 50% of AMTA chapters are conducting their elections electronically, with an increase in voter participation.
Additional information will be provided at the meeting. We hope you will attend and exercise your member right to vote on this standing rule. If this passes, the chapter will conduct online elections in 2021. Please contact AMTA-NM Chapter President BreAnne Garcia McClellan, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this Standing Rule.
Link to our recent E-Blast about the Proposed Standing Rule: https://conta.cc/2xgSyep
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Dan R. Barrow Memorial Scholarship. Dan R. Barrow was a longtime AMTA-NM member and past president. Dan’s service to this organization was invaluable – serving on the Board of Directors for many years and constantly volunteering his time. Dan elevated and enhanced our profession in New Mexico and on a national level, also serving as a National AMTA volunteer for many years. He was a renowned Neuromuscular Therapist and instructor who served on the NM Massage Therapy licensing board. The scholarship is valued at $500 in 2020 and can be used for continuing education. This year the scholarship will be awarded during the AMTA NM Awards Reception on Friday April 3, 2020. Please click the link below to apply. If you have any questions or for more information please contact Scholarship Committee Chair Amy Zampella email@example.com
Deadline for Application is March 1, 2020