Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
February 17, 2010
   

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In This Issue:
    Nominations Open - Interim ALATA President Special Election     ALATA Hit the Hill Day - Feb. 25
           
    ALATA Annual Meeting - May 13-16, 2010     Nominations Open - Regular ALATA Executive Council Election for President, Vice-President, Treasurer and a Non-Officer Position
           
 
Nominations Open - Interim ALATA President Special Election

Due to the recent election of ALATA President Heloise Belarmino to the SEATA Executive Board as SEATA Vice-President, she will be vacating the ALATA Presidency on June 1, 2010.  Nominations are being sought for the remainder of her unexpired term which runs through December 31, 2010.  Nominations are now open and will remain so until midnight CDT, Friday, April  16, 2010.  Any licensed ALATA member in good standing may nominate an eligible member for this vacancy.  Nominations must be made in writing, to include email, to Brittany Wilkes (brittany.wilkes@chsys.org), Secretary of ALATA, Inc.

The Executive Secretary of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers (Leah Taylor) shall preside over all elections.  Ballots will be made available by April  23 and voting shall be completed by midnigh
t, May 2.  Election results will be announced to the membership by May 9.  Election shall be by a majority popular vote.
 

 
ALATA Hit the Hill Day - Feb. 25
The 2010 Legislative Session began Tuesday, January 12th and as many of you know over the last three year period we as an association have actively sought legislative updates in our practice act.  This year will be no different.  As we enter this new legislative session we will be making another push to address the current trends in healthcare and how it will affect our jobs at the state level. 

We will be holding our very own Hit the Hill campaign here in the state on Thursday, February 25th, beginning at 8 A.M. please keep posted for details regarding this day.  Prior to this big day we urge each of you to make every effort to contact your local representatives and introduce yourselves.  Tell them who you are, what you do for the communities that they represent and thank each of them for their continued support of our profession.  Invite your representatives to local athletic events; encourage them to visit our website.  Give them every opportunity to learn about us, what we do, where we work and how we got there.  Stay tuned for more information and details regarding our campaign on February 25th
 
 
ALATA Annual Meeting - May 13-16, 2010
Please join the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association for the annual meeting at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on May 13-16, 2010.

The registration fee will be $100 for early registration, $130 for late registration, and $150 for on-site registration.  Non-ALATA members that live in the state of Alabama will have a $10.00 charge added.  The last day to early register is May 1st, 2010 for the ALATA Meeting.

Please call Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to reserve your room by April 22, 2010.   Reservation Fax: 850-267-8221, Reservations: 850-267-8000, Group Reservations: 800-267-8000, www.sandestin.com.  (When registering give them ALATA’s Group/Promo Code: ALATA,  You can now register online using the above Group/Promo code on their website)

If there are any questions, please contact course chairman, Mike Jones @ 205-975-9257 or mail to: jones65@uab.edu

We hope that you will join us for a great time and the most economical educational opportunity on the coast.  The registration form is available in Word or pdf and further information regarding the Schedule of Events and Directions will be posted on the ALATA website.
 
 
Nominations Open - Regular ALATA Executive Council Election for President, Vice-President, Treasurer and a Non-Officer Position

ALATA will have a regular election for the positions of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and a Non-Officer Position on the ALATA Executive Council.  All positions will begin their term on January 1, 2011.  Nominations are now open and will remain so until midnight CDT, Friday, May 21, 2010.  Any licensed ALATA member in good standing may nominate an eligible member for this vacancy.  Nominations must be made in writing, to include email, to Brittany Wilkes (brittany.wilkes@chsys.org), Secretary of ALATA, Inc.

The Executive Secretary of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers (Leah Taylor) shall preside over all elections.  Ballots will be made available by May 28 and voting shall be completed by midnigh
t, June  18.  Election shall be by a majority popular vote.