Message from the President:
2017 has started very positively for the Florida State Society of American Medical Technologists! Our first meeting of the year was a great success. We had 83 participants, with excellent presenters and good food. All day there was a sense of enthusiasm and engagement. We are meeting one of our biggest goals and that is involvement. We plan to work on this goal for the rest of the year and each one of our members can make that happen.
The next meeting is in Tallahassee on June 3, 2017 at Keiser University, 1700 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, Fl. The program is very close to being published so watch the Website for the details and registration form. We challenge all of you to bring a AMT member with you and we will double our attendance. Word of mouth is very powerful and we need help spreading the word. There are a lot of members in that area and the surrounding states that would benefit.
Our committees are forming and it is exciting to get more people active in your state society. Not only do we get help with all the jobs that must be completed to have a meeting, we get to know you and we are hearing your VOICE. The Board of Directors are the people that plan and organize but the society belongs to all of you. There are more than 7,000 members in Florida and we want to reach as many as possible.
The 79th Educational Program and National Meeting will be held in Kansas City, Missouri July 9-13, 2017 at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza. There is Early Bird registration that you do not want to miss if you plan to go. We hope to take more delegates this year. You must meet the criteria to be a delegate and if you do not meet the criteria this year, now is the time to change that by attending our meetings and being involved. Once you go to a National Meeting, you are hooked! It is great fun and the learning opportunities are tremendous.
Mark your calendar for November 4, 2017 for the meeting in Fort Lauderdale. This is a favorite meeting place and we hope to exceed all expectations for this meeting. We are trying to provide the information concerning Certification Continuing Education Program, especially for the new members. Our primary mission is to provide affordable continuing education courses to our members that are mandatory to keep your certification in your discipline.
One of the sessions that will be offered in Tallahassee is designed to help the members know what the AMT resources are and how to access the information you may need.
The FLSSAMT State Officers and Board of Directors are available to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact one of us to answer your questions. If we do not have an answer, we will find the correct person to give you the information.
It is an honor to be the President of FLSSAMT. It is wonderful to be a part of this exciting time in our organization.
Alice Macomber RN, RMA, RPT, AHI
Message from the Website Editor:
Greetings FLSSAMT! Welcome to your State Society’s website. The weather has been spectacular here in Florida so far, this year. I know I am looking forward to many good things this year!
Were you able to make it to our February FLSSAMT meeting in Pt. St Lucie this past February? We really enjoyed the turn out and some of the changes we’ve made for our meetings. We were so encouraged to see so many of you at the business meeting during lunch and to hear all you had to say!!
Do not forget to reserve June 3rd for our meeting in Tallahassee. It promises to be informative and a pleasant time for all who attend. If you have not already done so, you will find the registration information here on the website. Then of course, is the National AMT Meeting in Kansas City! These National Meetings are an absolute experience! Jammed packed with informative speakers and great opportunities for comraderies and fun! Once you have been to a National Meeting you will be hooked!
November 4 is our State Society Annual Education and General Business meeting in Ft. Lauderdale. Come, learn and share your ideas. We love hearing the feedback and seeing our members engaged.
We are always looking for good articles to publish in our newsletter and on the website. Most specifically, we are looking for managerial subjects, scientific and student articles. Also, I would love to get back to our Member Highlights. If you know someone who deserves special recognition, please send the information to me at email@example.com
Last, but of course not least…… Who is ready for ZOMBIE SEASON? No, I am not talking about the Walking Dead television program! I am talking about storm preparedness! If you are new to our state or simply want a reminder….. click here: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm
Take Care, and Pay It Forward FLSSAMT! See you in Tallahassee!
Kathleene Hardy, RMA
FLSSAMT Secretary, Newsletter and Website Editor