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Issue #29 - April 20, 2007




Parade Magazine on World Tai Chi Day
Subject: STUNNING World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Impact (?) & Last Minute INFO

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Newsletter

WTCQD, Saturday, April 28th, 2007 ALMOST HERE!

April 2007

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in this issue

-- "WHEW!" Official T-SHIRTS ORDERS ARE ALL SHIPPED !!

-- Is WTCQD Having a PROFOUND GLOBAL IMPACT ?

-- If You Haven't - NOW IS THE TIME TO SEND OUT PRESS RELEASES

-- Opening Statement to Read at Your WTCQD Events on the 28th

-- Groups can Take Orders at Your WTCQD Events for Official T-Shirts

-- Photograph & Video Tape YOUR WTCQD EVENTS

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2007 is almost here. Below are a few notes to help make this the most successful event ever. AND ALSO, a recent discovery that may indicate that World Tai Chi & Qigong Day has already begun having a PROFOUND INFLUENCE in the WORLD !!

The number of events adding is the largest in years, proclamations, and media attention on the benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong is growing exponentially.

THE WASHINGTON POST Express and the SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER contacted us in the last two days, and we referred them to all the DC Metro and Seattle, WA area WTCQD organizers at www.worldtaichiday.org.

Just another example of what we do here. Everyday we get contacted by individuals, business, or media throughout the world, and we refer them to the Schools Directory where local groups list for free at www.worldtaichiday.org



"WHEW!" Official T-SHIRTS ORDERS ARE ALL SHIPPED !!

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Angela and I are sharing a collective "WHEW!"

We are proud and happy to say that all of your Official WTCQD T-Shirt requests HAVE BEEN SHIPPED to the groups who requested them !

We have lovingly and carefully inspected, filled, packed and shipped all your T-Shirts. PLEASE CONVEY A HUGE THANK YOU FROM US TO YOUR GROUP FOR SUPPORTING OUR GLOBAL HEALTH & HEALING EFFORTS, FROM HERE AT THE INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ORGANIZING CENTER of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.

Without your support, the endless hours we spend advocating Tai Chi & Qigong thru media, collecting medical research emerging, and directing those new to Tai Chi & Qigong to classes in their locales worldwide . . . would not be possible. Thank you for helping us be able to serve the global Tai Chi & Qigong community, and through you world health. For those who ordered bulk orders, we hope you enjoy the free CD Qigong Sitting Meditations we included as gifts in your T-Shirt orders.

So, IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECIEVED YOUR T- SHIRTS, or "at least an email from the Post Office or Fed-X that they are on their way" . . . send us an email ASAP or call us at 1-913-648-2256 to let us know, so we can hurry and ship it.


As mentioned below, you can also take orders from attendees at your coming WTCQD events on the 28th, and we can fill them after WTCQD is over. You'll find an official WTCQD T-Shirt Event Order Form, in PDF format you can print out to have at your info tables during your events.

See the printable forms at:

http://www.worldtaichiday.org/T- SHIRTdisplay2006.html

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The T-Shirts will be ordered, in bulk by the ordering WTCQD LOCAL ORGANIZING SCHOOLS, from us at Nat'l and Int'l WTCQD Organizing Center. Then distributed from your local school to people who order them from you on your T- Shirt Order form (above PDF).

Printable Official WTCQD T-Shirt EVENT ORDER FORMS ...



Is WTCQD Having a PROFOUND GLOBAL IMPACT ?

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Anyone who has done Tai Chi or Qigong long enough with a group, realizes that when playing with a group, the soothing effects of the exercises are MUCH MORE PROFOUND, than when one practices alone. There is something powerful about collective practice.

In this spirit, it is worth noting something VERY interesting that one WTCQD organizer recently brought to our attention.

As most of you know, the motto of "One World . . . One Breath" has accompanied World Tai Chi & Qigong T- Shirts, messages, and global Press Releases, for several years now.

It has just been announced that the official motto for next years Beijing Olympic Games is to be . . . "One World . . . One Dream."

"One World . . . One Breath"

"One World . . . One Dream"

Coincidence? Perhaps.

However, as the practice of Tai Chi & Qigong show us that the calming and healing influence our personal actions have, influences those and the world around us . . . it is possible that our collective health & healing vision of World Tai Chi & Qigong players in over 60 nations year after year, is permeating the global psyche with a positive vision.

You can view the official website of next years Beijing Olympics with their new slogan, at:

http://en.beijing2008.com/75/66/article211996675.sht ml

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On a more immediately tangible note, our work here at the International Organizing Center of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, to get WTCQD listed on the official calendars worldwide has exploded World Tai Chi & Qigong Day awareness in so many ways. See just a few of the results below. AND ANYTIME WTCQD IS LISTED IN PUBLICATIONS -- IT LEADS LOCALS IN YOUR AREA TO YOUR LOCAL GROUP OR SCHOOL VIA OUR FREE DIRECTORY:

NATURAL HEALTH WEBSITES: E Natural Life.com

http://natural-health.enaturallife.com/? p=22838

MEDICAL NEWS SITES - UK Medical News Today

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php? newsid=68202

Community Calendars on WTCQD

http://www.dupontneighbors.com/index.php? pageId=calendar

National Health Observances Calendar on WTCQD

http://www.healthfinder.gov/library/nho/nho.asp? year=2007

Health Magazines on WTCQD

http://www.grandstrandhealthyliving.com/eventscalend ar

County Public Health Departments on WTCQD

http://www.pbchd.com/

Hospitals & Medical Centers on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

http://www.livingstonregionalhospital.com/CustomPag e.asp?guidCustomContentID=DACF23BE-419C- 4AFA-9346-CED37CC66D6E

Massachusetts, United States Governor's webpage on WTCQD

http://www.masportsandfitness.com/masssports/page s/resources/sitelinks.aspx

Australian Shire Govt. Sites on WTCQD

http://www.berriganshire.nsw.gov.au/events/index_co ming.html

Healthy Living Channel on WTCQD

http://www.healthylivingtv.com/calendarapril07.php

Universities on WTCQD

http://www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/events.asp

County Health Departments on WTCQD

http://www.volusiahealth.com/moreArticle.asp? ID=510

San Diego Newspaper on WTCQD

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/04/01/health/20_ 12_133_29_07.txt

Public Schools announcing WTCQD

http://64.233.167.104/search? q=cache:4E9ajYHq3jEJ:www.brocktonpublicschools.c om/teachers/wellness/ideas_of_month/april2007.pdf+ world+tai+chi+% 26+qigong+day+april+28+2007&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=79 &gl=us

National Council on the Aging on WTCQD

http://healthyagingprograms.org/content.asp? sectionid=95

Palm Beach Post Newspaper on WTCQD

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/bocaraton/content/nei ghborhood/boca/epaper/2007/04/18/npo20_spttaichi_ 0418.html

Asian New Zealand on WTCQD

http://www.asianz.org.nz/node/771

Asian American Press on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

http://www.aapress.com/healthnews.php? subaction=showfull&id=1176424019&archive=&start_f rom=&ucat=4&

View the official website of next years Beijing Olympics with their new slogan, at:



If You Haven't - NOW IS THE TIME TO SEND OUT PRESS RELEASES

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We have just purchased a MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RELEASE, announcing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2007 to media worldwide . . . and we're purchasing a 2nd major Press Release Distribution in a few days.

HOWEVER, often the major national and international media will look to local news providers for print and video feeds of local events to put on their national and international media coverage.

You can find emails, faxes, phone numbers for your local media by googling "media contacts YOUR CITY" Or, go to:

http://www.mondotimes.com/

So, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you send out Press Releases locally to your print, TV, and radio media to cover your local WTCQD events on the 28th.

We have created effective Press Releases in 18 languages, you can print out and use to mail and fax your local media. You'll want to send it to Health Editors, Lifestyle Editors, News Editors, and VERY IMPORTANTLY, to "Assignment Desk Editors," and to "Weekend Assignment Desk Editors." It is advised that you follow up your faxes and mailed Press Releases with a phone call to make sure they got it.

The Official Press Releases you'll find at the below link, provide a "blank space" labeled "Local Contacts" where you can put your local group and school's contact information.

Find Press Releases in PDFs you can print out at:

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

We also have MEDICAL RESEARCH INFO you can print out and send to media, or simply point them to the below site, to empower media to do a better job covering Tai Chi & Qigong health & medical benefits:

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

Find Press Releases You Can Use at ...



Opening Statement to Read at Your WTCQD Events on the 28th

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We have an Opening Statement from here at the International Organizing Center of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, that we invite you to read from us to your local participants at your upcoming 2007 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events.

It is available at the below link in "English" and "Dutch." If anyone would like to translate it into other languages and send the translation to us, we'd be happy to post it on the below page, as well.

This Opening Statement can help set a global mood of connection before we engage in the global Tai Chi and Qigong movement that World Tai Chi & Qigong Day will unfold across our planet in a "healing wave" as the International Herald Tribune reported.

Find Opening Statement at:

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

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Opening Statement Events May Read at the Opening of Your WTCQD 2007 Events on the 28th ...



Groups can Take Orders at Your WTCQD Events for Official T-Shirts

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Several groups have had such a keen interest in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Official T-Shirts, they've asked if they can order more if people attending their events want to order one. The answer is YES. We want participants at your events to be able to contribute to supporting this global health & healing global effort, by aquiring our beautiful and meaningful "One World . . . One Breath" T-Shirts.

We have created an Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day ORDER FORM, for any groups or schools who'd like to offer Official WTCQD T-Shirts to attendees. You can have this on your information table at your event. So, also, for schools who already have T-Shirts for your event, if they sell out, you will also be able to take orders to fill after WTCQD

T-Shirts should be retailed at $16.50 (USD) each, because we want groups to be able to use them as fundraisers to help cover the costs of your local organizing, groups get them for discounted prices, when ordering 10 or more, so as you collect your T- Shirt orders on WTCQD on the 28th, when you get over 10 individuals ordering, you'll get a discount. An additional discount is available to those ordering 50 or more.

You'll find a PDF "Official T-Shirt Order Form" again, for participants who wish to get T-Shirts AFTER WTCQD at:

http://www.worldtaichiday.org/T- SHIRTdisplay2006.html

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NOTE: If your computer does not have an Acrobat Reader to open the PDF at the above page, you can download Adobe Acrobat Readers off the internet for free.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The T-Shirts will be ordered, in bulk by the ordering WTCQD LOCAL ORGANIZING SCHOOLS, from us at Nat'l and Int'l WTCQD Organizing Center. Then distributed from your local school to people who order them from you on your T- Shirt Order form (above PDF).

If you get requests from attendees at your event who are not local, you'll need to charge them extra to cover your shipping it to them after you recieve your school's bulk order from us.

FOR SCHOOLS AND GROUPS WHO DON'T WANT TO BOTHER TAKING T-SHIRT ORDERS, BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR GLOBAL ORGANIZING EFFORTS, HERE, You can simply inform or make an announcement at your events, that individuals wanting Official WTCQD T- Shirts, can order them themselves, by visiting www.worldtaichiday.org.

Find an Official WTCQD T-Shirt Event Ordering Form at ...

Photograph & Video Tape YOUR WTCQD EVENTS

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After World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, on Saturday, April 28th, we'll begin calling for photographs of your events. We'll ask each group to send in the BEST "8" PHOTOS of your events. TRY TO "FRAME" YOUR PHOTOS TO GET THE MOST OF THE NATURAL OR ARCHITECTURAL BEAUTY OF YOUR AREA OR CITY ALONG WITH THE BEAUTY OF TAI CHI & QIGONG PLAYERS :-)

You can imagine what a mind-bending job it is to size, place, and optimize the photos from hundreds of events worldwide, so again we'll ask you to pick your "best 8" photos to send in.

Send in the photos in the highest resolution, do not shrink them, as we are often requested by media to use photos, so we'll need them in the best quality possible, in case they are used in print publications later.

Encourage your group or students to view the past WTCQD photo gallery, to inspire them for the upcoming WTCQD, at:

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

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We encourage all groups and organizers to arrange for someone to video tape your events. We won't request these, but keep them archived, as one day we may do a documentary on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.

View Past WTCQD Event Photo Gallery ...

Contact Information

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email: billdouglas@worldtaichiday.org

phone: 1-913-648-2256

web: http://www.worldtaichiday.org

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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.


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