HOW do I aquire an "official proclamation" for our local World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day event?



Dear Bill & World Tai Chi & Qigong Day,

I am happy to announce that Nevada has been issued a proclamation from the Governor to recognize and honor the WTCQD set for April 29th [2006]. The Las Vegas Library District in Clark County is combining their annual Food and Cultural Fair celebration with the WTCD event. The Lohan School of Shaolin is coordinating these efforts with them, and we have given them a mailing list of all the community centers, senior centers, martial art schools and athletic facilities so they can send out a letter of inviation to join this event at the West Sahara Library.

I hope to give you an update when the event takes place. We are all hoping that this will be a successful annual event.

Billie Ann Sabala, Tai Chi instructor/Administrator - Lohan School of Shaolin

Often all it requires is calling your Governor, Mayor, or Health Minister's office and asking for one. They issue them regularly for various worthy events like ours. You may send them proposed text for them to review and then sign into proclamation.



In an effort to help you and your school apply for and recieve an "official proclamation" for your event from your Governor, Mayor, or National Health Minister, World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day , provides the large printable version of a Governor's Proclamation you can show your local official(s), or click here to print out others to show them, and ALSO the text below is in a copy and pastable format below, so that you can incorporate it into proposal letters you send to your officials.

You will also find medical research information here, that you can use to send along with your proposal letters to officials

When you aquire proclamations, be sure
and send them in to us to post on the
www.worldtaichiday.org website.

Schedule an Official Signing with your Goverment Official,
and while in their presence for the signing, ask for contacts in
their office to explore integrating effective stress management techniques
(Tai Chi and/or Qigong) into youth programs & Education, Drug Prevention,
Drug Rehabilitation, Domestic Violence, and Penal Rehabilitation,
Prison Tai Chi Programs and Employee Wellness Programs.

Also, ask the office if you can do Press Releases to
alert the press to your Official Signing Ceremony !!

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Founder, Bill Douglas, explains the successful Tai Chi & Qigong program at Kansas State Women's Correctional Facility at Topeka, conducted by Tai Chi teacher, Linda Bowers (2nd from left in photo). Bill also discussed the potential of Tai Chi & Qigong as part of public education to reduce ADD problems, and overall health and wellness of Kansas public education students at all levels.





The text is below the image, in a format you can copy and paste into an email or Word Processor, so that you
can draft a Proclamation for your Governor, Mayor, or National Health Minister to Proclaim for you and your area !!

TO THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS, GREETINGS:

WHEREAS, World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day is now celebrated in 60 nations annually, and

WHEREAS, T'ai Chi, a traditional Chinese exercise is a series of mindful relaxed movements, increasingly found to benefit many of health, for people of many fitness levels; and

WHEREAS, numerous studies have pointed to the benefits of T'ai Chi as stress relief , improved balance and coordination, among the elderly, indicated by an Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta study, and improved behaviour for adolescents with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, indicated by the University of Miami School of Medicine study; and

WHEREAS, numerous other studies relating to stress and immune system and general health have been reviewed by the National Institute of Health and can be found at: www.tchain.com/taichi/ and www.worldtaichiday.org; and

WHEREAS, T'ai Chi and Qigong are used as helpful stress managers and behaviour modifiers for drug abusers and prison inmates in penal systems throughout America, including in the state of Kansas; and

WHEREAS, World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day is meant to bring practitioners together, and allow people to learn more about T'ai Chi and Qigong through this day of celebration and practice, that will be celebrated around the world [on the last Saturday of April each year]; and

NOW; THEREFORE; I, BILL GRAVES GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, do hereby proclaim

T'ai Chi & Qigong Day

in Kansas