FSMTA Southwest Florida Chapter
Meeting Tue., May 3, 2011
by Ben Dillard
Tue., May 3, 2011 Professional Ethics, 2 CEUs
Ben Dillard, LMT, will present Professional Ethics for 2 CEUs - last chance for free CEUs for this mandatory subject before the renewal date of August 31, 2011. Ben is a Clinical Massage Therapist andBenjamin Dillard, LMT is a Clinical Massage Therapist and Educator with over 34 years experience. As a therapist he has provided a wide spectrum of services from touch therapies as a hospice volunteer and trainer, to performing Sports Massage with the professional athletes of the NFL and NBA. His involvement in the growth of Massage for Hospice Care has helped both patients and LMTs alike. He has also served several years as a Director of Clinical Services for a statewide nonprofit organization overseeing all outpatient services regarding PT, OT, SLP, and LMT in SW Florida. He is currently growing his private practice centered on clinical treatment for people with special needs, especially in pediatrics. Ben, believing that it is an honor to teach, has one goal as an educator: empower the student. He utilizes a straightforward style blended with humor to engage and advance his students.
Benjamin Dillard, LMT (MA#6818), is an approved Continuing Education Provider within the State of Florida (85-1926327).
Chapter meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. They are held at the Bass Pro Shop at Gulf Coast Town Center, Ft. Myers, just off I-75 at Exit 128, Alico Road. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with a business meeting from 6 to 7 pm, and the speaker from 7 to 9 pm. Show your membership card when you check in at the registration desk. DIRECTIONS: I-75 to Exit 128 (Alico Road). Go east on Alico a half mile, then right into Gulf Coast Town Center, and right again. Look to the back for a large sign "Outdoor World" and smaller sign "Bass Pro Shop" above it. Enter through the front doors and either go up the stairs in front or go to the elevators in the back of the store. Go to the second floor. Off the elevator turn right and go to the far wall beyond the camouflage clothes to the conference room. Ask any clerk for directions if you can't find it. No snacks at this meeting but water is available.
Meeting location: Bass Pro Shop conference room, Gulf Coast Town Center, Exit 128Time and Place of Chapter Meeting
Tue., June 7, 2011 - Applied Lymphology
by Carola Koenig MLDT, ICMT, CRZT, LMT. By Looking at the network of lymph-capillaries, even a person without medical background will understand why it is possible to impact the lymph flow with your hands. Which of course works both ways. You can stimulate flow (decongest) if applied properly, or you can create blockages (lymphedema /lymphostasis) which would be a rather unfortunate occurrence and should be avoided. However, if LE or lymphostasis is present, it is helpful to know how to apply simple techniques to ease that problem. This class in an introduction to Applied Lymphology, including Anatomy & Physiology of the Lymphatic System, Applications & Contraindications of Lymphatic Drainage, and Treatment techniques of MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage). Carola studied Medical Massage, Balneo & Hydrotherapy at the Educational Establishment of the University Hospital Neukolln/Berlin, Germany, Manual Lymph Drainage according to Dr. Vodder (Foeldi & Wittlinger), Laser-acupuncture, Low-level Laser-therapy, as well as Basic Education as Special Consultant for Nutrition, Environment, and Health. With so many modalities Ms. Koenig could offer, the class was asked which modality to focus on. The answer was Lymphology.
June 22-26, 2011 - Annual Convention
FSMTA's huge, fun and learning filled Annual Convention will take place at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World. Every year the FSMTA holds its annual trade show in Orlando. It combines education, networking, vital product information and more. To learn more about it, click here for details or to sign up:
Tue., July 5, 2011 - Massage Law
Terry Lowder will present Massage Law, a mandatory subject. The last chance for free CEUs if you need them before the August 31, 2011 deadline for renewal.
Tue., August 2, 2011 - Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
Jack Ryan from the Sarasota Chapter will give a presentation in August on Positional Release Therapy - Assessment & Treatment of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction.
Tue., September 6, 2011
To be announced.
Tue., October 4, 2011 - Bindegewebsmassage
Patricia M. Donohue, LMT, RMT, NCMT has been active in the field of massage for 45 years. She graduated from the Swedish Institute in 1966; is a certified specialist in Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) and gives workshops throughout the country. She has served in AMTA many years in different capacities and is Department Chair of the Swedish Massage Program at the New York College, Syosset, NY. Her list of involvements is many. See her website. She has been owner Director of Wholistic Pathways Center For Massage Therapy in Lindenhurst, New York, for over 20 years with her husband. See website www.ctm-bindegewebsmassage.com/class.html
Tue., November 1, 2011 - Wolfgang Luckmann on Fibromyalgia
In November Wolfgang Luckmann will demonstrate Eastern approaches to the treating of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. See his website: www.wolfgangluckmann.com.
No meeting Holiday Party
Clarification of initial license renewal requirements
In Florida, 24 massage therapy continuing education credits plus at least 1 credit in a course on HIV / AIDS are required every 2 years for license renewal by August 31st of each odd-numbered year. Other than the HIV/AIDS course, the remaining 24 hours must include:
- At least 2 hours in Florida Laws and Rules*, which may be taken through home study programs;
- At least 2 hours in Professional Ethics*, which may be taken through home study programs;
- At least 2 hours in the prevention of Medical Errors, which may be taken through home study programs;
- At least 12 hours of live training through courses relevant to massage therapy techniques, history of massage, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology and/or pathology.
* Not required of Board approved massage school graduates for initial renewal of license. However, Prevention of Medical Errors (2 hours) and HIV/AIDS (1 hour) are required for initial renewal of license. This requirement will be satisfied by attendance at the April 5th FSMTA SW Florida Chapter Meeting which begins at 5:45 PM and ends at 9:00 PM.
Senate Bill 584 Temporary Permit for Massage
Scott Hartsfield, State Legislative Chair, has been keeping us informed about SB 584. He writes this week, "The FSMTA Lobbyists notified me that the Senate will here CS/SB 584: Massage Therapy (temporary permit) on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 9:15 am. This Senate Bill was introduced by Senator Anitere Flores (R), Miami. The committee hearing it is the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations. It will be heard at 110 Senate Office Building. To see the agenda, click here: http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/BHA/"
Members on the Committee:
Chair: Senator Joe Negron (R)
Vice Chair: Senator Nan H. Rich (D)
Senator Don Gaetz (R)
Senator Rene Garcia (R)
Senator Steve Oelrich (R)
Senator Garrett Richter (R)
Senator Eleanor Sobel (D)
If you had planned on being in Tallahassee next week, now is an excellent time to be there on Wednesday 04/13/ at 9:15am. Your testimony before this Committee is very important.
R. Scott Hartsfield, LMT, CPT
FSMTA, Legislative chair
Past Newsletters - click bottom of page links
The last three months of newsletters may be accessed by going to the bottom of this page (any page on this website) and click on Jan 2011, Feb 2011, or Mar 2011.
Looking for a Bonita LMT
A lovely couple from Switzerland come to their Bonita Bay high-rise condo several times a year. While they are here they like to have massages, the wife first, the husband after. I get about 5 or 6 calls a year for this dual massage. I am looking for a mature female therapist to take my place since I am retiring at the end of June. The couple prefers someone who lives close by, a female preferably who has a gentle, soothing touch. There is a very nice massage room in the high-rise, with table and stool. You just need to bring your sheets, lotion, bolster and I bring music too. If interested, call me, Nancy Wilson, and I'll fill you in. 239-580-7957.
Welcome New Sponsor Vivian M. Mahoney
"Take It To The Top Summit" Gatlinburg, TN. April 16 & 17
Vivian Mahoney, Massage Insurance Billing and Marketing Consultant is sponsoring the "Take It To The Top Summit" in Gatlinburg, TN, over this coming weekend. Apologies for the short notice. My, how time flies! Vivian has been FSMTA's insurance billing specialist for many years and we are delighted to have her as a sponsor. She has built a highly successful massage practice over the years and learned the in's and out's of insurance billing first hand. She has lots of knowledge to share. With just such short notice, please click right away on her conference website: www.takeittothetopsummit.com and get the details of this remarkable conference of 12 to 14 long-standing, knowledgeable presenters to help you "Recession Proof your Business Once and For all". The "Take It To The Top Summit" is two full days of education (39 CE Credits counting the 27 CE Home Study Course provided to attendees worth $212.90), plus food, live entertainment and prizes. The website tells you how to register and reserve your hotel room. We wish there were more time to promote this conference, for it provides key information to help LMTs gain insight and open doors of opportunity from those who have paved the way since the early 80's. For insurance billing seminars in 2011 scheduled near you, click on Viv's personal site: www.massageinsurancebilling.com, Seminars are presented by Vivian or by her instructors, Larry Self or Debbie Ray. If you need a seminar not on the list, call Vivian at 865-436-3573. She may be able to provide one for you with a minimum of attendees.
Welcome New Sponsor, Candace Newman
Candace Newman MAT, LMT, The Oil Lady®. Moved from Naples to Colorado in 2006. She has been practicing Aromatherapy for 20 years. She’s the founder of the Touch With Oils® Hand Massage, The Good Medicine Tin®, and owns Oil Lady Aromatherapy ®LLC with her husband, John. Aromatherapy education is available through her free monthly e-newsletters, her Aromatherapy Guides, classes on DVD, and CEU Classes. June 17-19 Candace will be teaching two CEU classes at the Bonita Springs Massage School. June 17th is “Integrate Aromatherapy into Your Practice” (6 hrs) for all therapists who would like to have options for use. Safety precautions are emphasized. June 18-19 is “Aromatherapy Touch With Oils® Massage” (16 hrs) for therapists who would like to add this modality to their repertoire. Please see flyers at www.Oil-Lady.com or call 866.304.3451. Professional and Wholesale plans are available for purchasing essential oils and formulas.
Welcome New Sponsor Dan Rioux, LMT, AIS
Dan Rioux, a protege of Aaron Mattes, has been working regularly with Aaron at the AIS Clinic in Sarasota, FL since 2007, where he has been refining his skills and learning from the founder and master of AIS Stretching. At Aaron's urging, Dan now teaches AIS Stretching to professionals, patients, and practitioners across the country. In addition to being a skilled AIS practitioiner, Dan is also an accomplished instructor, having won numerous awards for both excellence in speaking and for an engaging, student-centered teaching style. Conducting AIS Workshops enables Dan to blend his gift for teaching with his passion for bodywork. Dan's mission and sincere wish for his students and clients is a relaxed mind, a rejuvenated body and a refreshed spirit, that each may be inspired to live with ease, grace and joy. Dan is offering two seminars in June, one from June 4 to June 6 (Sat to Mon) and the other from June 7 to June 9 (Tues to Thu), from 8:30 to 5:30 for 24 CE's. The seminars are listed in the CE Classes page. Dan Rioux, 207-251-0976; email: DanRioux@GMail.com. Provider #: 451066-09 (NCBTMB) 50-13080 (Florida Massage).
Welcome new members in March!
These are the new members on the list from Central Office who signed up in March. To all of you new members, we are delighted to have you join us, The Southwest Florida Chapter of FSMTA. Check this site often for updates. Click on the bottom "Next NL" for any new info being drafted but not yet time for posting. This site is always being worked on. A fast way to get to know people personally is to volunteer for some little task. We always need volunteers. We are all volunteers who keep the chapter running. At the next meeting be sure to introduce yourself at the check-in table so we can identify you. We wish you new LMTs and students, a wonderful and rewarding career in this healing profession.
Melissa Allen, Naples
Carlos Amador, Naples
Erica Edmund, Naples
Katherine Elkins, Cape Coral
Fawn Gilbert, Fort Denaud, FL
Cheryl Kay Harris, Ft. Myers
Ralph Kofler, Bonita Springs
Lester Sampedro, Naples
Yanelis Sardinas, Naples
Cynthia Titus, Naples
Maykel Valido Montesino, Naples
Carlos Amador, Naples
Erica Edmund, Naples
Katherine Elkins, Cape Coral
Fawn Gilbert, Fort Denaud, FL
Cheryl Kay Harris, Ft. Myers
Ralph Kofler, Bonita Springs
Lester Sampedro, Naples
Yanelis Sardinas, Naples
Cynthia Titus, Naples
Maykel Valido Montesino, Naples
Sign up for the Annual Convention
The State Office informs us that the 2011 convention registration is now online. To view the complete convention program click: http://fsmta.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/2011-convention-program.pdf
Minutes of Chapter Meeting April 5
FSMTA-SW Florida Chapter
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Board Attending: President Sherrie Easterly, 1st VP Teo Nikolov, 2nd VP John Graham, Secretary Judy Johnson, By-laws Sydney Scheaffer, Legislative Ron Stephens, Immediate Past President Terry Lowder
The April 5, 2011 FSMTA-SW Chapter meeting was called to order by President Sherrie Easterly at 6:00 PM at the Bass Pro Shop. There were 47 members present and one student, with 3 new members signing-up.
President Sherrie reminded everyone about the up-coming FSMTA Convention “Waves of Possibilities” in Orlando, FL June 24 – 26, and invited everyone to try to make it for all or part of the week. We will host a shared hospitality room at the convention on Friday evening with Tampa Bay and Sarasota/Manatee Chapters and all members are invited to attend. The banquet theme for Saturday is “Pearls of Wisdom, Gems of the Sea”.
Second Vice President, John Graham, spoke to the membership about a proposal for charging any member whose phone rings audibly $1.00 and if the member answers the phone in the meeting, to charge them $5.00. The majority of the members were in favor of the motion, however some members felt we didn’t need to police adults in this fashion. It is hoped people will put their phones on vibrate and leave the meeting to answer any calls they receive during a meeting. The fines will go into the “general fundraising” of the chapter and it is hoped we do not have anything to deposit.
Terry Lowder, Education Chair and Immediate Past President, presented a video from the Florida Department of Health on HIV/AIDS as part of the mandatory re-certification requirements. Those members present watched the video and then took the test.
The 50/50 drawing was won by Richard Borowski who won $68.50.
The remaining 2 hours of the evening were discussing Medical Errors which was also presented by Terry.
The next Chapter meeting on May 3, 2011 will be on Professional
Ethics presented by Mr. Ben Dillard.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:04 PM
Submitted by: Judy Johnson
Board of Directors Meeting March 17
FSMTA-SW Florida Board Meeting Minutes
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Location: Islamorada Fish Company, 10040 Gulf Center Dr., Ft. Meyers, FL 33913
Board Members Present
Sherrie Easterly, President
Teofil Nikolov, 1st Vice President
John Graham, 2nd Vice President
C. Robyn Berry, Treasurer
Judy Johnson, Secretary
Terry Lowder, Immediate Past President and Education Chair
Ron Stephens, Legislative Chair
Sydney Scheaffer, By-laws
Nancy Wilson, Website
President Sherrie Easterly called the March 17, 2011, FSMTA-SW Chapter Board meeting to order at 6:03PM, at the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant. Immediate Past President, Terry Lowder moved and 2nd Vice President, John Graham seconded the approval of the February 17, 2011 Board meeting minutes with the noted corrections. The revised copies are with Secretary, Judy Johnson.
There was discussion to not purchase Immediate Past President, Terry Lowder’s white board. It was also discussed that the Chapter still has a need to have a white board, and also a large easel sized pad to work with at meetings.
It was determined there needed to be an additional notice sent to the membership regarding the early start to the April 5, 2011 Chapter meeting. Terry Lowder was going to send a notice to Website Chair, Nancy Wilson, to see about sending out an e-mail blitz to the membership. Terry also noted he has approved copies of the Spanish version of the HIV/AIDS test.
Immediate Past President and Education Chair, Terry Lowder, will be teaching the April 5, 2011 mandatory classes on HIV/AIDS and Medical errors. There was discussion on who needs what mandatory classes and Terry will make it clear that everyone needs HIV/AIDS and Medical Errors, but if this is your first renewal you do not need Laws or Ethics. He will make approximately 60 copies
There was a discussion on how to expedite the monthly Chapter meeting in April, so we could cover the very busy agenda that evening. We determined we would set the room up starting at 5:30, start the business meeting at 5:45 and the HIV/AIDS video at 6:00. Medical errors would follow the test for HIV/AIDS. The business meeting will be used to update the membership about the annual state convention, the request for additional members to help with website and membership committees as well as any other immediate business we need to have.
President Sherrie Easterly will request 2nd Vice President, John Graham, receive the monthly membership lists from Lynn Hupp at FSMTA headquarters. We want the membership to remember their cards at the monthly meetings, but if they are forgotten, we need to have an updated list to check against. We will ask the membership to make sure to have updated cards available at meetings and to turn their phones to vibrate or off during the meetings.
There was a discussion regarding how to split the website tasks among other members with Website Chair, Nancy Wilson resigning in June. She has done a remarkable job developing the website and Membership lists and will be greatly missed. It was recognized that we may need to split the tasks among the various Board members.
It was decided that there would be a special meeting on April 26, at 5:00 PM, at the Bass Pro-Shop in Fort Meyers to have Website Chair, Nancy Wilson give all of the Board members a tutorial for accessing the website and the various tasks she has been doing regarding the website. She has previously submitted a detailed task list of the variety of jobs this position has been responsible for.
This meeting will replace the monthly Board meeting of April 21, 2011. Immediate Past President, Terry Lowder will bring a projector. President Sherrie Easterly will bring her “hot spot” equipment and 2nd Vice President John Graham will make sure to bring an extra computer. Computers will be brought to the Chapter’s April 5th meeting to ensure they work before the tutorial meeting on April 26, 2011.
There was lengthy discussion about talking to the FSMTA headquarters about developing a form to ensure uniformity of income and information regarding sponsors for the 19 FSMTA Chapters. Treasurer, Robyn Berry was going to draft up an example of what she feels would be the minimum information required of the sponsors and how we ensure they are regularly updated. This is all part of the discussion regarding fees for advertising, who can advertise and what information is required for an advertiser. It was also mentioned that President Sherrie Easterly would discuss this issue at state headquarters and see if such a form already exists.
There was a reminder of the quarterly State FSMTA Board meeting on April 2 – 3, 2011 in Orlando. President Sherrie Easterly and Secretary Judy Johnson are planning on attending and will share a room in Orlando.
The 2011-2012 budget information was discussed. We have submitted the information, in compliance with the requested time frames, to headquarters. President Sherrie Easterly requested monthly accounting and Treasurer, Robyn Berry said all Board members would receive their own copy of the monthly reconciliation and information of monthly transactions.
Treasurer Robyn Berry had the new signature card for Wachovia Bank from FSMTA Headquarters. The Board members who are designated as persons who could sign on the account, signed the new card.
There was discussion regarding House Bill 49 (HB49) and the newest letter from Headquarters. All Board members are requested to contact their local representatives. The FSMTA Executive Board and the Board of Massage (BOMT) are opposing this legislation.
Legislative Chair, Ron Stephens and 2nd Vice President, John Graham, are continuing to talk to potential resources regarding Massage Therapy Awareness Week (MTAW) in October. The San Carlos option was not appropriate for our needs. There will be a follow-up meeting and discussions regarding the potential of setting up at the Lee County Courthouse.
Secretary, Judy Johnson, presented a Chair Massage protocol sheet with considerations for developing a chair massage team. This information came from discussions with members of the Tampa Bay chapter and information available on the internet. Copies of this report are available upon request.
1st Vice President Teo Nikolov gave a report on the Senior Games. It appears the need for help was not as great as originally thought. He will continue to be the contact person for the Chapter. He will also request a copy, from FSMTA headquarters, of the members who are currently certified as members of the Sport’s Team. There was discussion about how often people need to re-certify or if they have a requirement for recertification.
There was a discussion on how the Board could be more effective in recruiting additional help from the membership. It was also discussed how we might want to have a strategic planning meeting to determine exactly what we could do and do well.
Increasing Chapter membership was also discussed. 2nd Vice President, John Graham, discussed the need to get the information to massage school students. A membership chairman might focus some energy getting out to the various schools in the area.
There will be a meeting at Beef O’Brady’s, at noon on April 25th to discuss membership. This meeting is open to anyone interested in the topic. There is a need to assign a Chairman to this committee, define the expectations and ensure we are getting to the members and potential members in our Chapter boundaries.
Submitted by Judy Johnson
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Bruce Ham, master of Qi Gong and several Martial Arts, operates a holistic health practice in Munich, Germany. Born in Korea, he has studied traditional Shiatsu there and in the U.S. for over 25 years. He entered the healing profession to learn how to heal bruises caused by practicing martial arts. Periodically Master Ham, an LMT, travels to SW Florida to present CE classes in Qi Shiatsu, a unique combination of traditional Shiatsu and Qi Gong. For more information, contact Teo Nikolov, 239-450-4325, representative for Bruce Ham in Naples. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bruce is a frequent presenter at the FSMTA convention and lived and practiced in Naples
Dan Rioux, a protege of Aaron Mattes in Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and the Mattes Method. Mr. Rioux has been working regularly with Aaron at the AIS Clinic in Sarasota, FL since 2007, where he has been refining his skills and learning from the founder and master of AIS Stretching. At Aaron's urging, Dan now teaches AIS Stretching to professionals, patients, and practitioners across the country. In addition to being a skilled AIS practitioiner, Dan is also an accomplished instructor, having won numerous awards for both excellence in speaking and for an engaging, student-centered teaching style. Conducting AIS Workshops enables Dan to blend his gift for teaching with his passion for bodywork. Dan's mission and sincere wish for his students and clients is a relaxed mind, a rejuvenated body and a refreshed spirit, that each may be inspired to live with ease, grace and joy. Contact Dan Rioux, 207-251-0976; email: DanRioux@GMail.com. Provider #: 451066-09 (NCBTMB) 50-13080 (Florida Massage). (Expires 4/11/12)
www.bassproshop.com - Bass Pro Shop at Gulf Coast Town Center provides their conference room for chapter meetings, free of charge.
www.CEUsOnlineFlorida.com - Silvia Casabianca, MA, MHC, LMT, CE instructor, Reiki Master, Counseling
www.contourbodyworks.com - Debra Florio. Earn CEU's at sea on a 7-day luxury cruise. Contour Body Works invites you to earn all your Florida CEUs on the Norwegian Pearl visiting gret destinations. Cruise and renew all 25 Florida CEUs.
www.famsc.com - Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care, 4387 Colonial Blvd., Suite 100, Ft. Myers, FL 33966. Career training in massage therapy and skin care specialists. A Florida CE provider.
www.fsmta.org - FSMTA Central Office, Board and Staff
www.healthandharmonyonline.com - Kandy Love, owner/director, LMT and Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Alternative healing center, massage, yoga, holistic programs.
www.HolisticHealingArts.info - Alvina Quatrano, Naples, also practitioner of www.SoulLightening.com
www.JoyHealthWellness.com - Joel Ying, M.D., Integrative Medicine, Craniosacral Therapy, Naples
www.LongLifeHappyLife.com - Cindy Black, Immune Systems, Psychoneuroimmunology, Ft. Myers
www.massageinsurancebilling.com - Vivian Madison Mahoney, massage insurance billing and marketing consultant and FSMTA's insurance chair. After building a highly successful massage practice and learning the in's and out's of insurance billing for massage patients, she has much knowledge and wisdom to share with others. (Expires 4/11/12)
www.Oil-Lady.com - Candace Newman MAT, LMT, The Oil Lady® is owner of Oil Lady Aromatherapy®. She offers a free monthly educational e-newsletter, a subscription to her Aromatherapy Guides, classes on DVD, and CEU Classes for Massage Therapists. There is a Professional and Wholesale Plan for purchasing pure essential oils and formulas developed over her 20 year practice. All info available on the website. Phone: 866-304-3451. (Expires 3/23/12)
www.ScentedAromatics.com - Dolores Gozzi, Aromatherapy Workshops, CE classes, Massage, Ft. Myers
www.SilviaCasabianca.com - Silvia Casabianca, MA, MHC, LMT, CE instructor, Reiki Master, Counseling
www.wellkneadedmassagetherapy.net - Ellie Sandler, CE provider for face-lifting massage "LuminEssence"
www.ZeroBalancing.com - Alvina Quatrano, practitioner of ZB. Alvina's website: www.HolisticHealingArts.info.
How to become a sponsor
The cost is $100 a year to be listed as a sponsor on this website (see Sponsor page) and also listed in this newsletter every month. Have your website linked to ours. In addition sponsors are invited to publish one article a year. Contactnancy@massagebynancy.com. If you do not have a website, you may take out a short-term ad, such as 30-day, 60-day or 90-day ad for $30 a month, or $100 a year. Send check to Nancy Wilson, 616 Sanctuary Road, Naples, FL 34120-4837.
Where to send news for website posting
To help our chapter become more user-friendly, we ask all members to be journalists and report what you know. Write to us. If you have photos to post in the photo gallery, send them in .jpg format to email@example.com. If you know a sports event coming up, send date and details. Other members want to know what's happening. The exception is: We do not list classes or workshops of non-sponsors, since we do not want to undercut our sponsors who pay for their promotion and listings. But other news is valuable. If in doubt, just ask.
For the Officers of FSMTA Southwest FL Chapter!
Debra Ziebell, website technical,
has temporarily stepped down but she'll be back soon