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President's Message

Greetings FLSSAMT members! Happy New Year. I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2024.

As the new president, I look forward to bringing you great educational meetings and continuing to grow the membership in Florida.

The spring 2024 meeting is being held in Cocoa Beach on May 4, 2024. You will have the option of staying at the Courtyard by Marriott or the Hampton Inn by Hilton. I look forward to having everyone in attendance for the great line up of speakers we have. However, if you cannot attend in person, we are going to live stream it so you can still attend. This will be the first time Florida is doing something like this and I hope to continue to bring new stuff to the great state of Florida and our members.

I’m sure you have heard Florida is hosting the Magnolia Educational Treasurers (MET) meeting this fall. It is going to be in Maitland at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel September 19-22, 2024. The reservation link is open so check out the Magnolia site to make your reservations.

Don’t forget the Annual Meeting is in St. Louis, Missouri at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from July 8-12. 2024. We are looking for delegates that want to be part of the fun. If you have never been a delegate this is a great way to meet others from AMT in your discipline, make new friends, and get involved in your organization. Please submit your name to me or our FLSSAMT secretary Sheri Daugherty at flssamtsecretary@gmail.com.

Lastly, we are looking for members who want to get involved in the state society by being on some of the various committees. If you are interested, let a board member know!

Warm regards,
Rhonda Young, RMA, AHI (AMT)
FLSSAMT president

Editor's Message

Happy 2024 FLSSAMT!

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season. Your leadership has a lot in store for you this year! You have three opportunities to gather lots of CE credit hours coming up.

First is our Florida State Society Meeting on May 4, 2024, in the famous Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral. We have 6 hours of CEs available, and we will be in a perfect venue at the Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn by Hilton. This venue is right on the beach with direct access from the hotels. It is near downtown Cocoa with fun shops and restaurants, and 10 minutes to Cape Canaveral beach, Jetty Park, and the pier at Cape Canaveral Harbor. 20 minutes to Kennedy Space Center & Visitors Complex. If you are lucky, you may even see a launch from the beach or your room balcony. We have planned topics based on your suggestions and required topics for licensed members. Check out the flyer and make your reservation early as this one will fill up fast.

In July is the AMT Annual Meeting in St. Louis. AMT always puts on a great meeting so do not miss it. If you are interested in being a delegate to the annual business meeting, please send an email to FLSSAMT.editor@gmail.com.

Lastly, Florida is thrilled to be hosting the Magnolia Educational Treasures, fondly called The MET, September 19 - 22, 2024, in the North Orlando area of Maitland. 20 minutes from both Orlando airports, 15 minutes to Universal, SeaWorld, 30 minutes to Disney Parks, and an hour to the beaches. The Sheraton is a wonderful venue with everything you need for a great stay. Meet members from the 11 southern district states, earn lots of CEs, and enjoy yourself. Here is another one that will fill up fast so make your reservations quickly!

Lastly don’t forget you have a new Board of Directors who were elected at our fall meeting. Meet us at any of the upcoming meetings, we are here for YOU.

Of course, as always, pay it forward FLSSAMT.

Kathleene Hardy, RMA (AMT)
FLSSAMT VP and Online Communications Chair