By Jennifer Fournier-Dubree

As I sit, reflecting on the many blessings of this past year, I want to thank each of our members for their contributions to our growing CT AMTA Chapter. You may not know, but we are one of the largest chapters in the country, with almost 2500 members Statewide. Whether big or small you all make a difference in our community and it is appreciated. Cheers to you and your families during this magical time of year. My wish for you is to find joy and peace in each magical moment. I look forward to connecting (or for some, re-connecting) in 2017. Start your New Year off by celebrating our trade, and join us at our January 22nd Chapter Meeting. It will be held in Windsor, CT at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Volunteers Needed!
If you’re wondering about volunteering at the chapter level, get in touch with me. We still have several opportunities available in our Chapter volunteer space and I look forward to welcoming you on board to work with our amazing members.

As Membership Director, I need volunteers on two committees:

Ambassador Committee
Ambassadors have two jobs. First, call any transfer or reinstated members that the Ambassador Chair asks you to and welcome them to the chapter. We have a script available to cover talking points.

This happens maybe twice a year, and you make a 5-minute phone call.

The second job is to host Meet and Greets. Meet and Greets are informal events held across the state with the intent of gathering massage therapists together to discuss matters that may be important to them or important to their local AMTA chapter. They are held by Ambassadors, as a way of representing the Board of Directors (BOD) to a broader audience of members than just those that attend chapter meetings. Ambassadors should hold one Meet and Greet per calendar year. Again, we have an agenda and talking points to help you run a meeting.

Meeting Set up Committee
AMTA CT holds four chapter meetings a year. All of these require decorating the tables and distributing paperwork (like agendas) on the tables before the meeting. This group usually arrives 30- to 60-minutes before doors open to set up.

To join either committee, please email Jennifer at Please email me with any questions, comments, or feedback for the Board as well. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for being an AMTA member!