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Presidents Message

Our chapter is going into its 75th year and 75 years marks a time of celebration and rejoicing. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the profession to rethink what we do and how we do it. Identify how the pandemic affected your practices?The last three years presented challenges. There was a decline in providers, students learned hands-on techniques through virtual platforms, and we adapted to manage stress and burnout. How did you make PPE fashionable? COVID-19 disrupted our practices however, I believe the profession is stronger. I sought this position to support the membership post pandemic and strategize with the board opportunities to reconnect to the membership. The chapter uses Chapter Chatter and Facebook as our communication platforms. We offer Zoom Meetings for open discussions with the board members and the lobbyist. We resumed in-person Fall/Winter Education event; and offered the continuing education classes this weekend at the Annual Conference. Last year, National and Massage Envy sponsored the Mid Atlantic Conference. One of the benefits connecting the chapters with Massage Envy is a way welcome Massage Envy therapists into our AMTA community. I have volunteered with the chapter for 18 years. Next year, I encourage you to find ways to connect with the chapter board and other practitioners in your area. Being a member of an association provides you many resources and opportunities you may not have thought to access before. Take advantage of that.August 5, 1949, at the 4th National AMTA Conference in Arkansas, the charter was presented to the Virginia chapter officers. The purpose of creating chapters is to the benefit of the members, to model a positive culture and create a positive experience through networking, communication, education, and legislative activities.