Maryland Acupuncture Society News from 2004

Stories are listed in reverse chronological order.

Date expired % of members
11-15-2004 283 73%
11-26-2004 238 61%
12-3-2004 205 52%
12-11-2004 189 48%
12-14-2004 182 46%
12-22-2004 175 45%
12-28-2004 169 43%
1-6-2005 161 41%
1-10-2005 151 38%
1-14-2005 145 36%
1-19-2005 143 36%
1-24-2005 136 33%
1-28-2005 134 33%
1-31-2005 126 31%
2-2-2005 124 30%
2-4-2005 119 29%
2-8-2005 110 27%
The MAS renewal campaign began late, in Mid-November 2004 after memberships expired at the end of October 2004 and ended February 8. 2005. At the start of the campaign, 27% of the membership were either biannual members or had recently joined MAS. The table to the left shows the results of the campaign.

Type  sent out joined returned by post office
Lapsed Members 137 12 4
New Acupuncturist. 44 6 1
Never Members 283 1 10

The annual campaign to increase MAS membership was held between December 14, 2004 and January 31, 2005. The table shows the response to the campaign.

altThe MAS seminar by Giovanni Maciocia was held on October 23-24, 2004, 9am to 5pm. The subject of the seminar was: The Psyche: 5 Sprits (Saturday) and Gynecology (Sunday). The seminar was held at the Hilton Hotel in Columbia, Maryland.

229 people attended the seminar. Of these 14 attended Saturday only, and 13 attended Sunday only. 7 new members joined MAS at the seminar!

Between January 13, and September 14, 2004 the number of licensed acupuncturists went up by 11. There were 69 new licenses granted during that time, but 58 did not renew or became inactive. 1289 Licenses have been granted since the board came into existence in 1984, and 532 (41%) did not renew or became inactive over the 10 years, so 53 per year is the average number of acupuncturists who do not continue their licenses due to moving out of state or ceasing to practice acupuncture.

As of September 14, 2004 there were 757 acupuncturists licensed by the State of Maryland and 273 were members of MAS.

Attendees surrounding Jeffrey Yuen at Seminar204 People Registered for the MAS CEU seminar with Jeffrey Yuen on Cancer Care and Chinese Medicine, April 3-4, 2004. Over 2 days they listened to an enormous amount of knowledge being presented about cancer care via acupuncture, herbology, diet, qi-gong, and attitude. A 10 CD recording was made of the seminar.

MAS executive board photographThe MAS annual meeting was held April 3, 2004. All board members were re-elected unanimously, except the president, who is retiring. Steve Buckingham, the lobbyist who has served MAS for many years, is moving on and MAS will have a new lobbyist, Alice Neily.

Later that year (August) , the board found and appointed an acting president, Steven Solomon.

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