2016 President’s Message
The 78th AMT Educational Program & National Meeting held in Memphis, TN was a great success, and well attended. I was very impressed with the outcome and want to thank each of you who contributed time and energy to pull off a fantastic convention.
Memphis is the largest city on the Mississippi river. The Peabody Hotel where we stayed has trained ducks that entertain guests at 11 AM & 5 PM every day. Opening night was so exciting to see Elvis impersonator entertained members and guests. Majority of the attendees explored Memphis popular sites like St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, etc.
As we come full circle for another season, I want to encourage you regarding serving or be active in our state society. If you have not attended a state meeting as of yet, let me encourage you to make a commitment to attend the next one in our state. However, don’t just attend-bring or invite another colleague with you and get actively involved by working through a committee or becoming an officer and serving at that level. To date we have 757 members.
The Magnolia Educational Treasure (MET) Conference will be held on Oct 28-29 2016 in Gulfport, MS at the Holiday Inn Express, 9515 Highway 49. The MET includes Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky and Florida. Mark your calendar and take advantage of the scientific meeting which provides a great occasion for acquiring CE credits needed for our certification and LA State license.
I end this message with an inspirational Quote ““It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them”. George Eliot, English novelist
Zenaida E. Maraggun
2016 LA State AMT Honor Roll Award