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Issue #52 - March 12, 2008




World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Michigan
Subject: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day GROWING FAST - Have You Updated ... ??

WTCQD 2008 (April 26) May be Largest Yet !


Checklist to Help Your Local Event be a Success.


IN THIS ISSUE

STILL TIME TO ORDER Official WTCQD "10th Anniversary" T-SHIRTS

Have You Begun Preparing Your Media Press Releases?

Have You Gathered Email Addresses of Your Students?

Have You Requested an Official Proclamation ?

Using Medical Research is a KEY to Our Global Effort !!

Getting Your Local Group Excited About World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - WORLD PHOTO GALLERY

Oprah May Be Interested in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day !!...

Have You UPDATED Your WTCQD Event Listing ???

QUICK LINKS

Official T-Shirts

Organizing Kits

Media Kits

How to Get a Government Official Proclamation for Your WTCQD Event

Medical Research

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STILL TIME TO ORDER Official WTCQD "10th Anniversary"


T-SHIRTS


We went ahead and ordered extra Official WTCQD 10th Anniversary T-Shirts, so that we could keep the same current pricing on T-Shirts.

Click here to order!



HOWEVER, we do need to get your Official T-Shirt Orders as soon as possible, so please check with your group and place your orders.

[For those who have ordered already, we are right on schedule, no worries. We got held up by a backorder of a popular size, but we will have those any day now. YOU WILL GET YOUR T-SHIRTS in plenty of time for WTCQD.]

INTERNATIONAL GROUPS, the US Dollar is down, so our T-Shirts are a great bargain to you, BUT YOU NEED TO HURRY, so you'll get them in time.

Click here to order !

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Issue: Mid March/2008


Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,


WTCQD (April 26, 10 am local time worldwide) 2008, our 10th Anniversary event, is shaping up to be the biggest and most global yet. We add new events almost daily.

This week we were contacted by South Korean and Saudi Arabian Tai Chi organizations who plan to hold WTCQD events with the world for our 2008 event.

As we mentioned in our last newsletter, Oprah's Book Club Pick stated that Tai Chi & Qigong are helping to change the world.

In this newsletter, we have a checklist of things you can scroll through to ensure that your WTCQD 2008 experience is the best it can be.

Warmest regards, and thanks for making global health & healing history with us!!

Bill & Angela Wong-Douglas, Founders of WTCQD


p.s. If your group is thinking about getting Official WTCQD T-SHIRTS with the "10th Anniversary" commemoration, PLEASE hurry, so that we can get them to you in a timely manner. Click Here to view/order.



Have You Begun Preparing Your Media Press Releases?


Press Releases Can Begin Soon!


Read thru the free World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ORGANIZING KITS, to get a refresher on ways to maximize the media's attention to your local WTCQD event.

WTCQD has produced effective Official Press Releases you and your group may use. They provide a space for "local event" contact information on them.

The Press Releases are available in 18 languages.


Have You Gathered Email Addresses of Your Students?




Email is a Powerful Tool for Groups


If you don't already, start collecting email addresses, not only from your students, but any group you speak to, and also other Tai Chi and Qigong groups and schools in your area.

In this way, before your new classes, or your WTCQD event is held, you can do a reminder email blast out to your list, in addition to the normal promotion you do. You'll find that just be emailing reminders, you'll get several students to enroll, who may have let it slip their minds otherwise.

Also, you can start Tai Chi Meetups at MEETUP.COM. For example, if you teach in Minneapolis, you could begin a meetup, and call it "Tai Chi Meetup - Minneapolis," and then when any of the millions on meetup.com look for Tai Chi, they'll find you and your activities.

FaceBook.com is another vast community on internet, where you could set up a discussion and posting site for your local classes as well as your World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event.

When you do free public education presentations at book stores or libraries, etc. always pass around a clip board to get email addresses. You don't need anything else, just email addresses.

Refer to the below Medical Research Section, for information you can use for your public presentations on Tai Chi & Qigong.

Also, please encourage all your students, friends, and sister Tai Chi or Qigong organizations to Join Our Free Email Mailing List for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Newsletters. They'll thank you for it.

Have You Requested an Official Proclamation from Your Governor, Senate, Legislature, National Health Ministry?




Getting Official Proclamations is Easy !



Officials love to add their name to public events as wholesome and meaningful as World Tai Chi & Qigong Day's global health education events.

Just call your above offices, and ask them who you would speak to to get an official proclamation for your upcoming World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has worked hard to get WTCQD listed on Chase Publication's Official Calendar Events Calendar each year, which is referred to by both government and media for legitimate global events.

We have also gotten WTCQD listed on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Health Observance Calendar, alerting all health professionals of the coming WTCQD events.

You may also find it helpful to send a copy of an existing proclamation for WTCQD, from one of the many governors, legislatures, or mayors who have already officially proclaimed World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for their nation, state, or city.


Using Medical Research is a KEY to Our Global Effort !!




Use WTCQD's MEDICAL RESEARCH


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has worked hard to accumulate breaking Medical Research on Tai Chi & Qigong, which show how both can be effective adjunct and sometimes primary therapies for many health issues.

So, when your WTCQD event gets the public to attend, or the media to cover your event, USE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE EMERGING MEDICAL RESEARCH !!

Tai Chi & Qigong could literally save our society hundreds of billions of dollars each year, if taught on a massive scale through public education, corporations, standard health care, and other public institutions.

Stress causes 70 to 85% of all illness according to a 20 year Kaiser Permenente study. Again, showing the stress management benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong could save global society trillions in saved health spending.

However, beyond that there are many specific health issues Medical Research is showing Tai Chi and/or Qigong help, and often the potential is stunning and very important.

The most common diseases are heart disease, and related hypertension, type II diabetes, circulation issues, and mental health issues of anxiety, depression, etc. MEDICAL RESEARCH shows that Tai Chi & Qigong can be powerful therapies and/or adjunct therapies to these health issues.

USE THE MEDICAL RESEARCH SECTION AT www.WorldTaiChiDay.org to look up health issues, and find the Tai Chi & Qigong research on them.

SHARE THIS LINK WIDELY, with all you know and love, and also forward this and our other Newsletters to them.


BUT, ALSO PRINT OUT SOME MEDICAL RESEARCH TO PROVIDE TO LOCAL MEDIA WHO COVER YOUR EVENT, SO THEY CAN SHARE IT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY.

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If the above link doesn't work, paste the below in your browser:

http://worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html

Getting Your Local Group Excited About World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and Your Coming Local Event !!


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words !!

As you organize for your World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2008, 10th anniversary event, you'll find it much easier to get your local students, group, schools EXCITED and involved . . . by showing them what an extraordinary global health & healing event they are becoming a part of and helping to build.

"One World . . . One Breath" the motto of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day for many years now, is best experienced at the Photo Gallery of past WTCQD events.

Pass this link on to your students and associates, so they can truly see just what a beautiful and meaningful global Tai Chi / Qigong movement they are helping to create, and be a part of.

PHOTO GALLERY

or paste the below into your browser:

http://worldtaichiday.org/photos/2006WTCQD/2006Photos/WTCQDPHOTO2006.html

Oprah May Be Interested in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day !! You Can Help.




A Book Chosen for Oprah's Book Club Picks, Extolled Tai Chi as a World Changing Phenomenon


Perhaps 2008 may be the year Oprah covers World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and if she does two things will happen:

1) All the Tai Chi & Qigong groups and schools listed in our free directory will get tens of thousands of new viewers


2) The Medical Research on Tai Chi & Qigong health benefits that could help tens of millions of Americans, and lead them to local Tai Chi & Qigong classes would get mass attention.

Please take a moment to contact Oprah's producer and let her know about this global event. She can call 913-648-2256 or email BillDouglas@worldtaichiday.org for contact details for event organizers in any city in the world holding WTCQD events.

Contact Oprah's Producers, as they are looking for show ideas. WTCQD's global health & healing events would be perfect for them:


http://www.oprah.com/email/reach/email_showideas.jhtml


Have You UPDATED Your WTCQD Event Listing ???


Below are links to view/edit your listing!


You can search for your School/Event listing, to make sure its updated, by clicking here. If that doesn't work, paste the below into your browser window:

http://worldtaichiday.org/ATLASFindTchrsContinents.html



If you forgot your password, copy and paste your listing as you find it above, and email it to wtcqd2000@aol.com.



If you have never listed your event, do so by clicking here, or

http://chinesehealth.com/wtcqd/wtcqd_addlisting.asp




We hope you enjoy and benefit from the resources we've provided. Please encourage all your students and organization members to enjoy all the free resources provided at www.worldtaichiday.org.

Please FORWARD this newsletter on to all your friends and contacts, by clicking on the "Forward WTCQD email to a Friend" feature just below this note at the bottom of this email.

Only with your help does this event expand and grow around the world.

"Alone we can do so little . . . together . . . so much."

-- Helen Keller


Sincerely,




World Tai Chi & Qigong Day




Official T-Shirts

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WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.
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WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.



WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


WTCQD Sponsor - The below products sales go to support our global health & healing efforts.


United Nations World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event
United Nations' World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Event (above)

Nobel Peace Center's World Tai Chi & Qigong Event (below)
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