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Eastern District Councillor’s Message

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Greetings to the members. Hope you have enjoyed the summer. Time to initiate the plans for the state society fall activities. The 2021 AMT virtual national educational program was remarkably interesting, unforgettable experience, and productive. The total membership registration was 5083 and total of Delegates was 314. Hats off to the AMT staff, executive administrators, and to the membership for the virtual platform layout, assistance, contributions, and participation that lead to the success of the meeting. It was an intuitive experience that has defined the many opportunities to incorporate this platform in future meetings as a venue to reach the membership.



AMT BOD Officers:
PresidentChris Seay, MT
Vice PresidentKen Hawker, MT
SecretaryFran Oran, RMA, AHI
TreasurerDeborah Westervelt. RMA

Board Members: Re-elected
Fran Oran, RMA
Marty Hinkel, MT
Harry Narine, MT
Congratulations and best wishes on all endeavors for the enrichment of the AMT organization.

For 2021 the National State Society awards were dismissed. However, the National Outstanding Student and the Student Technical Writing awards were rewarded to:
Outstanding Medical Assistant Student of the Year: Meleana McEwan, Osceola Technical College, St. Cloud, Florida.
Outstanding Phlebotomy Technician Student of the Year: Janelle Samuel, Barbados Association of Medical Technologists, St Michael, Barbados.

Student Technical Writing:
1st Place: Adam K. Morgan, “Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Overview, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina
2nd Place: Erykah Johnson, “Zika Virus” Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina
There was a tie for third place, therefore, two participants received writing awards:
3rd Place: Tyler Mitchell, “Plasmodium falciparum,” Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina
3rd Place: Madison Quattlebaum, “Human Pathogens,” Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina
A celebratory congratulations to the award winner!

Those individuals who were to have received awards in 2020 will receive their awards during the 2022 National Convention at Scottsdale, Arizona.

With the state reopening, all state societies are to resume their activities for the coming 2021 Fall. Some of the requirements to fulfill for the year are:

  1. Business and Board Meeting
  2. Educational Program of 2 hours CE
  3. Audit
  4. Elections
  5. Swearing in of the New Officers and Board Members

Remember to view the email blasts or state society website posts for the dates, time, and site of your next state society meeting and participate in the activities.

AMT Annual Meeting dates to enter into your calendars are:
84th Annual Meeting is at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, AZ, July 18-22, 2022.

85th AMT Annual Meeting at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, VA, July 24-28, 2023.

During 2020 and 2021 we learned, gained experiences, and adapted many tools to carry on with the national and state functions. Thank you for your patience, services, and participation at the national and in the state society. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as district councillor. As always, I am available via text, email, or phone call. Leave a brief message, and I will reply as soon as possible.

Remember to recognize and celebrate the dedication and contribution of the health care professionals (Dental Assistants, Medical Lab Professionals, Phlebotomists, and the Medical Assistants) throughout the year.

Enjoy the holiday months, take care. God bless. See you soon!

Best regards,
Ivette Rivera, RMA, AHI, RPT(AMT)
Eastern District Councillor