California Currents
June 2021
President's Message
Thank you again to each one of you for supporting our AMTA State Conference.

We can’t wait to meet with everyone again! The initial feedback that has been received about the California Chapter Conference has been very positive. It was a great weekend of information and inspiration.

Scholarship Deadline Approaching
AMTA is proud to continue the $10,000 Rick Boden Healer at Heart Scholarship, in partnership with Massage Envy, to honor Rick’s dedication to self-care. Massage therapy students can apply for this scholarship until May 31st.

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Regional Virtual Happy Hours
Look for an email invite to a Regional Virtual Happy Hour taking place throughout the summer.  We are looking forward to speaking with you and hearing what you would like to see from AMTA, education opportunities, and make some connections!

Upcoming Dates:
6/7 - Fresno, Clovis, and Visalia Regions
6/14 - Redding Region
6/21 - Palm Springs/Palm Desert Regions
6/28 - San Diego Region
2021 Virtual Annual Conference Review
We had an amazing Virtual Conference! Over 500 people registered!

As our current times required, we were not able to meet in person for our Annual Massage & Bodywork Educational Conference. However, that did not deter us from having an AMAZING 3-day, 9 presenters, virtual conference from the safety and convenience of our own homes!

We covered Research, started off the morning with Yoga, and throughout the weekend were able to attend many excellent presentations such as Update on COVID-19, Making Use of Social Media for Your Practice, How to Collaborate with Allied Health Professionals, On-Line Marketing Essentials, Perinatal Healthcare System, Lomi to Avoid Burnout, and Mindfulness.
There are so many people we must thank for making this conference possible. Please click the links below for more information about our Speakers, Sponsors, and Exhibitors:

Our Presenters: Michael Hamm, Erica Blitz, Ruth Werner, Caterina Rando, Cynthia Ribeiro, Tracey Lee Davis, Carole Osborne, Jeana Iwalani Naluai, and Brent Morton.

We also could not make this conference happen without the assistance of our Education Committee, Megan Martin (Chair), Shannon Leu and Allison Anderson, our Administration Team at Calma (Jeff, Sara, and Trevor), our Chapter Board, Phil Okazaki, Karl Reid-Cramer, Michael Roberson, Megan Martin, and Bonni Kelley, as well as the assistance of our National AMTA Staff.

Finally, this conference could not have been successful without YOU, our members. 

Thank you!

California Chapter Board Election Results
The 2021 Board Elections concluded in early May. We are excited to welcome our new Board Director, Tracy Albuera, and our new Delegate, Natalie Seiden. Additionally, we're happy to announce that our Financial Administrator, Michael Roberson will return for another term.

Download the current Board Roster with contact information.
Tracy Albuera
Board Director
Natalie Seiden
Michael Roberson
Financial Administrator
Megan Martin
Outgoing Director and Education Chair
John Lambert
Former Chapter President and GR Chair
We would like to thank John Lambert and Megan Martin for their service to our members. John has served as our GR Chair officially since 2019, and was unofficially and officially holding the Chair while he was the Chapter President. John will continue to serve as our Appointee to the CAMTC Board. Megan has served these last 2 years as our Board Member and has been our Chair for our Conference Education. Megan has plans to move out of state and we wish her the best in establishing her new practice there.
Important News & Updates
2021 AMTA National Convention
Connect With Your Community
August 26-28, 2021, Tampa, Florida

AMTA's National Convention is the largest and most prestigious event in the massage therapy community, featuring inspiring speakers, continuing education, networking, and the latest products. Save Your Spot Now!

In Memoriam - Irene Smith
We are saddened to announce that Irene Smith has passed from this life into the next. Irene Smith was scheduled to be a speaker for the canceled 2020 California Chapter Massage & Bodywork Educational Conference.

Few people can leave a legacy that is remembered in the minds of others. Irene has left a legacy that will remain in the hearts of those she literally touched at the end of life and to those she taught how to touch and listen to those at the end of life to those served.

2021-2022 California Currents Contact Information
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