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Issue #18 - February 10, 2007

South China Morning Post on World Tai Chi Day
Subject: BREAKTHRU!! American Public Health Assn. ANNOUNCES World Tai Chi & QG Day!!
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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Newsletter February 2007

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in this issue

-- ORANIZING INFORMATION FOR TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUPS AND SCHOOLS

-- Thank You to the Schools Working on WTCQD 2007 Events !!

-- Explanation of "Urgent Crisis" Email

-- PLEASE, Do NOT Let the T-Shirt Issue PREVENT YOUR EVENT

-- Learn How to Acquire an OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION for Your WTCQD Event from GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS (governors, mayors, etc.)

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters

A deep thank you to all the people who've sent us letters of encouragement. Together, we are making history, and bettering our world.

GREAT NEWS!! Today the American Public Health Association issued a press release on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events !!! APHA's events calendar, joins the US Dept. of Health & Human Services National Health Observances Calendar in recognizing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2007.

See:

http://www.apha.org/programs/pubhealthcalendar/wo rldtaichi.htm

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WE'RE BACK !! Thanks to all for your help regarding the google issue. We are now back to the #7 spot, out of 3,900,000 sites on "tai chi." This is GOOD NEWS FOR ALL TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUPS and SCHOOLS!! Here's why. If you scroll down thru the top 10 "tai chi" sites at google, you will find ONE WEBSITE that offers free listings to schools and groups of all styles, in a searchable by location Tai Chi & Qigong Directory. That site is www.worldtaichiday.org.

[PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ALL TAI CHI & QIGONG ENTHUSIASTS AND GROUPS YOU CAN.]



ORANIZING INFORMATION FOR TAI CHI & QIGONG GROUPS AND SCHOOLS

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For those schools and groups who haven't already, there are many valuable resources to help you get local, and perhaps national, media attention for your good works locally creating a healthier and calmer community.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's "School Resources" includes:


Free Organizing Kits

Free Media Kits

Free Medical Research Library

Official WTCQD Press Releases in 18 Languages, which offer a blank space for you to insert your local group or event's contact information

Contact Info for your area Associated Press or UPI office

Use WTCQD's easy step-by-step guide to getting a governors or mayors Official Govt. Proclamation for your local event, and use it for media releases [see last Item in email update.] ITS EASY!!


Visit www.worldtaichiday.org, and then click on "School Resources" for these and other organizing and publicity resources.

Read on...



Thank You to the Schools Working on WTCQD 2007 Events !!

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Many schools and groups have already been sending in your plans of WTCQD events. Thank you for your work to help the world understand that Tai Chi and Qigong offer much to local, national, and international health and clarity.

Thank you to the individuals, groups and schools who've helped with our national and international organizing efforts, by pre-ordering Official WTCQD 2007 T-Shirts. (some small, some large, ALL APPRECIATED :-)

Groups and Schools can still get the BEST BULK RATE DISCOUNTS UNTIL FEB. 13TH. (FOUR MORE DAYS LEFT TO GET BEST T-SHIRT BULK ORDER PRICES)

VISIT:

http://www.smartaichi.com/WTCQDTshirtDispPg.html

[BE SURE to remove any blank spaces in above URL when pasting it into your internet browser window.]

AGAIN, A PROFOUND THANK YOU TO THE BELOW CITIES AND GROUPS who've pre-ordered our Official WTCQD 2007 t-shirts.


Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom)

Kitchener, Ontario (Canada)

South Freeport, Maine (US)

Sarasota, Florida (US)

Wethersfield, Connecticut (US)

Crystal Lake, Illinois (US)

Rancho Santa Margarita, California (US)

Boynton, Florida (US)

Patchogue, New York (US)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (US)

Burbank, California (US)

Sun City, California (US)

Hollywood, Florida (US)

Spokane, Washington (US)

Daytona Beach, Florida (US)

Minneapolis, Minnesota (US)

Keller, Texas (US)

Norwalk, Ohio (US)

Tallmadge, Ohio (US)

Phonix, Arizona (US)

Fox River Grove, Illinois (US)

Farmington, New Mexico (US)

Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom)

Carlsbad, California (US)

Springfield, Illinois (US)

Buffalo, New York (US)

Miami, Florida (US)

Denver, Colorado (US)

Bervard, North Carolina (US)

Pierrefonds, Quebec (Canada)

New York, New York (US)

Ashland, Oregon (US)

Englewood, Colorado (US)

Keyport, New Jersey (US)

Wallingford, Connecticut (US)

Bloomington, Minnesota (US)

Minneapolis, Minnesota (US)

Bend, Oregon (US)

Minden, Nevada (US)

Wilmington, North Carolina (US)

Swindon, Wilts (United Kingdom)

Boston, Massachussetts (US)

Teppoon, Queensland (Australia)

Manukau, Auckland (New Zealand)

Sebring, Florida (US)

Rochester, New York (US)

Green Valley, Arizona (US)

Flushing, New York (US)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (US)

Winnipeg (Canada)

Joliet, Illinois (US)

Rhonert Park, California (US)

West Allis, Wisconsin (US)

Oak Harbor, Washington (US)

View or Order Official WTCQD 2007 T-Shirts ...



Explanation of "Urgent Crisis" Email

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We recieved some email after our last "urgent appeal" email regarding T-Shirts. The messages were overwhelmingly supportive and encouraging, which have meant more than I can say, but a few complaints I thought I should offer explanation for.

One particularly valid point was that the international organizing center's financial issues do not affect the ongoing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's existence. This is true, and we appreciate the opportunity to clarify. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is the last Saturday of April, from now until the end of time. Nothing will change that. It's official now, as we've spent years getting it listed in official national events and national health events calendars.

Our email was regarding the functioning of our work here at the national and international organizing center, which we thought it was an important part of the global effort which you handle locally.

One Tai Chi teacher who emailed asked if I had a real job, and why did I personalize that appeal?

I personalized it, because our efforts here at the international coordinating and media center are very personal to my wife and I, because we've financed them and do the work. (I mean here at the int'l & nat'l coordinating end. We know you all work hard out there to create extraordinary and beautiful local events.)

Regarding "do I have a real job?" I am a professional Tai Chi and Qigong teacher, and very proud of that occupation. However, anyone who makes a living teaching, knows that it is a full time job to keep a viable Tai Chi teaching practice going.

Over the years, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day national and international organizing has over taken more and more of my time to serve all the participating schools and also the tens of thousands of new people coming to Tai Chi & Qigong thru our media work and website.

So the Official T-Shirts became a brain-child of how we could continue our national and int'l support work, to offset encuring expenses, without digging ever deeper into our pockets. If we couldn't afford to stay on the internet, we're not much good to you. :-)

As far as explaining how my mother's last note was a catalyst for me and my wife's original vision and ongoing work on WTCQD . . . that's a fact. I honor my mother's message, and have never hidden the fact that that personal experience in many ways launched our efforts.

So, in summary, the only way schools and groups out there would know that we need their help and support in order to continue doing what we do, is if we inform you. So we did. It seemed like the right thing to do.

You can view Official WTCQD 2007 T-shirts at ...



PLEASE, Do NOT Let the T-Shirt Issue PREVENT YOUR EVENT

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Regarding the Official WTCQD T-Shirts. We hope that any group, who is unable to use the t-shirts, will NOT let that stand in their way of continuing to organize WTCQD events, and use our Organizing Kits, Media Kits, Medical Research, and other School Resources to educate your community about your classes and Tai Chi and Qigong's benefits to the world.

Our appeal is in the spirit that schools or groups who are already printing t-shirts for their events, also consider using Official WTCQD T-Shirts, for the reasons already stated. But again, OUR GOAL IS TO KEEP THIS EVENT FREE, AND ACCESSIBLE TO ALL, AND GROWING LIMITLESSLY. So, everyone PLEASE use ALL our free resources to help create the best events you can. If you can use the T-Shirts, it means a great deal to us, but it is NOT A REQUIREMENT OF PARTICIPATION.

We want everyone to be able to participate. That is why we want to keep it free to all to use our resources.


If you or your group would like to view the Official WTCQD 2007 T-Shirts, you can at:

http://www.smartaichi.com/WTCQDTshirtDispPg.html

[BE SURE to remove any blank spaces in the above URL when pasting it in your internet browser.]

Read on...

Learn How to Acquire an OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION for Your WTCQD Event from GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS (governors, mayors, etc.)

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You can acquire an Official Government Proclamation for your local WTCQD events.

Once you acquire that, which isn't as hard as you may think, you can then use them in your Press ANNOUNCEMENTs, and possibly gain even more media attention for your health & healing work in your area.

WTCQD lays it out in an easy step-by-step instructional at:

http://worldtaichiday.org/KANSASfullSizeProclamation. html

[BE SURE and remove any blank spaces in above or below URL when pasting it in your internet browser.]

Find Pre-Created PRESS RELEASES in 18 languages, with spaces provided for you to put your local contact informtation. This'll save you time, and also link you to our global movement, which may make local media pay more attention to your event. See the press releases in our Media Kit section at:

http://www.worldtaichiday.org/MediaResources.html


Learn How to Get Official Proclamations at ...

Contact Information

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email: billdouglas@worldtaichiday.org

phone: 1-913-648-2256

web: http://www.worldtaichiday.org

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