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President's Message

We are all moving forward! While some of you are planning vacations and others are planting gardens, Summer is always a busy time for everyone.

In April, the VASSAMT and the NCSSAMT came together for their joint meeting, “The 2023 Spring Conference & Virtual Meeting - Virginia- Carolina Clinical CoLABoration”. This meeting was held at a beautiful facility, the New College Institute in Martinsville, Virginia. Four CEU lectures were planned and a board and business meeting. Congratulations to Lori Bedford our state secretary on being awarded the state’s Crystal Lens Award. She was most deserving. The meeting was a big success, and we look forward to sharing another meeting with the North Carolina AMT members.

Going forward, we are excited that the 85th AMT Annual Meeting will be hosted by Virginia. We will have many outstanding educational opportunities and other activities hosted in Norfolk. We will also be celebrating some of our Virginia members as National award winners. These will be Anna Catron, MLS (AMT), Vice President and Southern District Councillor, who will be receiving the Gem Award; Patricia Harris, MLS (AMT) will receive the Exceptional Merit Award; Lori Bedford, RMA, AHI (AMT) will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award; Don Bouchelle MLS, AMT will receive the Silver Lens Award. Please come and celebrate the Annual Meeting with your fellow AMT members.

We, the members of the VASSAMT Board welcome anyone who has an interest in getting involved in being active in our state society. Did you know that you are the owners of AMT? It is the members that participate in writing the bylaws and making the decisions for the direction of the organization. It starts with the state societies and then our Virginia delegates go to the national meeting to represent all Virginia members. Please step up to the call, we need your help!

Our Fall meeting is currently planned for Staunton, VA on October 14, 2023. We will be planning and posting more information about this meeting soon.

We realize that some members may have a concern about the expenses to attend meetings. Our state society allows for certain expenses to be paid when documented within the allowable regulations for members with Board positions and delegates to the AMT Annual Meeting. If you have any questions, please give me a call, or send an email!

Linda Sotak, BS, MLS, HHS
VASSAMT President