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Issue #20 - February 28, 2007

World Tai Chi Day in Serbia
Subject: World Tai Chi & QG Day GAINS MOMENTUM !!
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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Newsletter February 2007

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in this issue

-- Canadian Tai Chi Teacher EMAILS ALL OF CANADA about WTCQD

-- You Can Still Order OFFICIAL WTCQD 2007 T-SHIRTS

-- ORGANIZING TIPS FOR YOUR EVENTS

-- One WTCQD Event's Activities - A BRILLIANT EXAMPLE TO US ALL

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters

Groups worldwide are reaching out to officials for official proclamations, media work is beginning worldwide, and groups are reaching out to other Tai Chi & Qigong organizations and schools in their nations to make World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2007 the largest yet.

Saturday, April 28th, 2007 - the 9th Annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (ALWAYS the "last Saturday of April" each year.)

If you haven't seen the film "Down the Rabbit Hole" yet, we encourage you to rent it. It shows through scientific research how a collective global focus of consciousness can affect the entire planet in a real physical way.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global intent of health & healing, can be shared worldwide not only thru physical events in 60 nations, but by the media coverage of those events. You'll find an Opening Message from WTCQD you are encouraged to share with your group on WTCQD to open proceedings at:

http://www.worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDPHOTO2005.ht ml#anchor2006message

[BE SURE TO REMOVE BLANK SPACES in above url when pasting it in your internet browser.]

We currently have the above opening statement in English and Dutch. If you'd like to send us a translation in other languages, we'd love to post them as well.



Canadian Tai Chi Teacher EMAILS ALL OF CANADA about WTCQD

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Howard Fraracci, a Canadian Tai Chi teacher, just informed us that, using Google, he emailed every Tai Chi and Qigong group and school in ALL OF CANADA . . . inviting them to participate in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2007 and visit www.worldtaichiday.org.

Imagine how massively this event and its global impact would expand, if all the teachers and groups would follow Howard's inspirational action.

This global wave of healing intention would grow profoundly. After seeing the film "Down the Rabbit Hole" you'll see that this could be a deeply meaningful action to support our entire planet's health & clarity.

HOWARDS AMAZING MESSAGE:

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Hi Bill & World Tai Chi & Qigong Day,

I have emailed the following message to approximately 188 schools and teachers in Canada. Hopefully this will bring more people online for 2007.

All the best,

Howard Fraracci -- Toronto, Canada

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THE MESSAGE THIS CANADIAN TAI CHI TEACHER SENT TO HIS FELLOW CANADIANS:

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Greetings fellow Qi Gong and Tai Chi practitioners.

There are only 2 months until World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day - April 28, 2007.

I am sending this message to all of the Canadian Tai Chi and Qi Gong teachers and schools that I could find on the Internet. If you have family, friends or training partners who may be interested please forward it to them.

If you haven't yet heard of World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day, please check it out. It is a global healing event that brings together tens of thousands of people in a common purpose each year (over 1,600 events in 63 countries in 2006).

The idea is to hold free public Demonstrations/seminars in parks and public spaces at 10 am local time on the last Saturday in April each year to help educate the public about the tremendous healing benefits of the internal arts. Practicing outdoors is always wonderful and helps spread public awareness.

This will be my seventh W.T.C.Q.D. event and I look forward to celebrating our energetic connection in the spirit of joy and healing. For background and more info, the official website is www.worldtaichiday.org

Sincerely,

Howard Fraracci -- Toronto

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NOTE from WTCQD: YOU'LL FIND A "Forward WTCQD Email to a Friend" FEATURE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EMAIL TO MAKE IT EASY AND CONVENIENT TO FORWARD TO ANY TAI CHI OR QIGONG SCHOOLS IN YOUR STATE OR NATION. ITS A GOOD EXCUSE TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO YOUR TAI CHI AND QIGONG BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN YOUR STATE AND NATION.

Read the WTCQD Event's Opening Statement at ...



You Can Still Order OFFICIAL WTCQD 2007 T-SHIRTS

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We are expecting to get the printed WTCQD Official T- Shirts this week, or early next week, and will begin shipping them as fast as we can.

INTERNATIONAL GROUPS -- WTCQD can work with you on the T-Shirt Artwork Licensing. We understand that different economies and different event situations occur. WE WANT ALL GROUPS TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE OFFICIAL WTCQD T- SHIRTS.

So, if you want to print Official WTCQD T-Shirts to resell as fundraisers at your events, we can work with you to find a way to make that happen. Email me at BillDouglas@worldtaichiday.org to discuss how.

[Again, the licensing of ArtWork is only available to International groups. US and Canada groups can purchase Official WTCQD T-Shirts from us.]

We ordered some extras, so groups and schools can still order Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts from us at the below link, or by calling us at 1-913-648- 2256

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

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Another deep and profound thank you to the groups in the following cities who've supported our global health & healing efforts by ordering Official WTCQD 2007 T- Shirts:

Red Lion, Pennsylvania (US)

Renton, Washington (US)

El Paso, Texas (US)

Milford, Connecticut (US)

Round Rock, Texas (US)

Dodge City, Kansas (US)

Lititz, Pennsylvania (US)

Springville, Utah (US)

Tucson, Arizona (US)

Langley, Washington (US)

Asheville, North Carolina (US)

Whittier, California (US)

Eugene, Oregon (US)

View and/or Order Official WTCQD T-Shirts at ...



ORGANIZING TIPS FOR YOUR EVENTS

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Tips for Groups and Schools Organzing WTCQD 2007 events:

Utilize the Organizing Kits at www.worldtaichiday.org

Utilize the Press Releases (in 18 languages) at www.worldtaichiday.org

Learn How to Get Official Government Proclamations for Your Local WTCQD Event


ORGANIZING KITS:

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

MEDIA - PRESS RELEASES (18 Languages):

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

LEARN TO GET A GOVT. PROCLAMATION:

http://worldtaichiday.org/KANSASfullSizeProclamation. html

If you haven't yet, be sure to update your School/Event information for 2007, by going to:

http://www.worldtaichiday.org/ATLASFindWTCContinen ts.html

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Find WTCQD Event ORGANIZING KITS at ...



One WTCQD Event's Activities - A BRILLIANT EXAMPLE TO US ALL

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We're getting some amazing pre-event planning updates from WTCQD event organizers in many cities. However, we just got this one before we sent out this email, and it shows pure genius and amazing energy, so we thought we'd include it, as an inspiration to us all. This group is in Mindin, Nevada (US), and the email came from Earl Mussett

WTCQD PLANNING MEETING February 17, 2007

A planning meeting for the WTCQD event on April 28, was held beginning at 3 00 PM on February 17, 2007 at 1079 Wisteria Drive, Minden, NV. Those present were Ginny Cardenas and Earl Mussett.

Action items for the April 28 WTCQD event were discussed and taken on as follows:

Ginny will distribute flyers as she did last year, to chiropractors, health food stores, schools, and massage therapists. Approval to distribute flyers to schools will be obtained from the Douglas School District. Ginny will also contact the local martial arts studios for permission to post flyers.

Earl will provide flyers to the Town of Minden Office, Channel 26 in Douglas County, DCRD office, and Merrill Gardens Retirement Home here in town. Flyers have been provided to Carson City Senior Center. E- mails will be sent to persons for whom he has addresses. Brochures will be on hand for the Northern Nevada Tai Chi instructors. Earl will print up registration sheets for the Saturday morning WTCQD event. Earl has requested a proclamation from the Governor (as he did last year), to proclaim April 28, 2007, as the day to observe World Tai Chi/QiGong Day in Nevada. Earl will contact the Record Courier (Jo Rafferty) and the Nevada Appeal (Rhonda Costa- Landers) newspapers. Earl has received a response from Doug Armstrong, that his group will participate in several ways in the event. (See schedule below)

Byron Waite will operate the sound system again. Two wireless mikes will again be available, with fresh batteries on hand. The park reservation still stands confirmed, with DCRD co-sponsorship as in the past. Earl has checked with Sheila and Tricia in the Town of Minden office to make sure someone will open the sound system for the Saturday morning event. Helen Swanson will be the Registrar again. Arline Zeidler and Warren Harnden will act as the announcer and photographer. Lee Chochain will take the videos again this year as he did last year, on short notice. Time span will again be two hours. Program will be similar to the last two events, with group activities led by Ginny or Earl, and special demonstrations by Doug and his group in specific skills. Ginny was excited about a Taiji Qigong routine demonstrated by Earl, based on an article in T'ai Chi magazine written by Dr. Steve L. Sun. It was decided to incorporate this routine in the program for WTCQD.

Program was discussed tentatively at the meeting, and is listed below.

Next meeting will be on March 24 at 3 PM at Earl's home again.

Respectfully submitted,

Earl Mussett

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INSPIRATIONAL COMMENTS FROM ELSEWHERE:

"I just wanted to let you know that I think you are doing something wonderful. Your effort and information are inspiring."

Susan (Israel)

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"Wherever I travel around the world, World Tai Chi Day has made a great impact."

Cheers,

Dr. Paul Lam (Australia)

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View "United Nations (NYC) World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and Nobel Peace Center (Oslo, Norway) World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event photos at:

www.worldtaichiday.org

A Global WTCQD Event Opening Message You Can Read at Your Events ...




Contact Information

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email: billdouglas@worldtaichiday.org

phone: 1-913-648-2256

web: http://www.worldtaichiday.org

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