Dear AMAAZ Member,
If you are excited about the idea of working with a dynamic group of fellow practitioners with the goal of improving our profession while serving and uplifting health care for our respective communities, we invite you to join us!
We, the Board of Directors of AMAAZ, are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the Board of Directors:
The term for will be for 1 year. Nominations will be open through December 31, 2019, voting will be completed through email ballot and the new Board will be introduced at our annual Chinese New Year Dinner. We look forward to seeing you there!
Activities you may enjoy include:
- Creating a vision for the profession.
- Bringing your favorite teachers to Arizona for continuing education.
- Upgrading our scope of practice to better reflect what we do for our patients.
- Participating with our national association, the American Society of Acupuncturists, to help make our medicine more accessible to the American health care consumer.
- Creating great public relations to help the public understand how and when to use Traditional Asian Medicine.
- Work with the Arizona legislature to assure the benefits of our medicine are available to the public.
This is a call out to you to join us for the creative work of growing a whole profession.
Requirements: all Board members must be a member in good standing of AMAAZ.
- Attendance to monthly Board meeting via video conference.
- Participation and support of one or more committee activities.
- Enthusiastic support of the profession and ability to be in service to the community.
If you would like to nominate someone or have an interest in serving on the Board, please send your nomination to the Board via email to VP@amaaz.com or at the address noted above along with a brief bio and how you would like to serve the Board and our professional community.
Lloyd G. Wright, LAc, DNBAO
Vice President, Chair of Nominations Committee
We are most excited to share with you the events of the Inaugural Conference of the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) held in Washington, D.C. last month. Asian Medicine Acupuncturists of Arizona (AMAAZ) nominated Della Estrada, LAc and Lloyd G. Wright, LAc to represent our Arizona community. The groundbreaking event opened with an organizational meeting on day one followed by a national conference on the second and third days. On the fourth and final day, 250 AOM practitioners had appointments at the Capitol where they lobbied congressional representatives. Della and Lloyd were joined by AMAAZ member Jason Caldwell, LAc who travelled to D.C. to support the profession and his AOM colleagues.
Dear Arizona Colleagues:
On behalf of the board and Council of the American Society of Acupuncturists, we want to congratulate you on your insight and commitment to the development of your profession. It is critical that we, as a single professional group, represent ourselves at state and national levels of government. These times are unlike others that we have seen as a licensure class: acupuncture is being more and more accepted and brought into mainstream institutions. The question remains, will “Acupuncturists” (regardless of specific state licensure title designation) be brought forward with acupuncture as a modality as well?