How to Acquire an Official Proclamation
TIPS TO HELP . . .Often all it requires [to acquire an official proclamation] is calling your Governor, Mayor, or Health Minister's office and asking for one. This can be a very FUN process, with many potential benefits!
Officials issue proclamations regularly for various worthy events like ours. You may send them proposed text for them to review and then sign into proclamation.
To help you and your school apply for and recieve an "official proclamation" for your event from your Governor, Mayor, or National Health Minister, we provide
* this large printable version of a Governor's Proclamation you can show your local official(s)
*or to show them, and *Also, he text below is in a copy and pastable format below, so that you can incorporate it into proposal letters you send to your officials. * Here is medical research information, that you can use to send along with your proposal letters to officials, so they know what Tai Chi and Qigong offer your community, state, and nation's citizens
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 !!
When you do aquire proclamations, be sure and send them in to us to post on the www.worldtaichiday.org website.
Copyable text you can use in your letters and proposals to local officials. Just change the key elements, so its your state, etc., rather than Kansas.
- TO THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS, GREETINGS:
WHEREAS, World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day is now celebrated in hundreds of cities in over 70 nations annually, and
WHEREAS, T'ai Chi & Qigong, traditional Chinese exercises involve a series of mindful relaxed movements, and/or mind-body meditations increasingly found to benefit many health issues, for people of many fitness levels; and
WHEREAS, T'ai Chi has been called "medication in motion" by Harvard Health Publication for the myriad health benefits it offers, and 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 the world; 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
- World Tai Chi & Qigong Day