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St Pete’s 25th Anniversary and Lok Hup Program

Friday, September 19th, 2014, was proclaimed as the Taoist Tai Chi Society Day. The Proclamation was presented and read by St. Petersburg, City Council member, Darden Rice. Barbara Duffy, a founding member of the St. Petersburg Branch in Florida took us down memory lane after a handoff from Pegoty Packman, President of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States of America. 

Ms. Duffy recalled from memory the birth and development of the Society here in the Tampa Bay area. Stops along the way in St. Petersburg include Eckerd College, the original center on 4th Street North, to the rear of the present building, to the whole building.  Master Moy Lin Shin was personally involved with the opening of the Shrine on 4th Street.

 The Friday Anniversary was followed up with a two-day Lok Hup International Program in Dunedin, led by Dr. Karen Laughlin, President of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society.  She humbly reminded us that we are all mere mortals so don’t try to memorize the set in one weekend.

A workshop highlight was the group picture at the Fenway Hotel, the new headquarters of the Taoist Tai Chi Center of the U.S. A.  Over 150 participants attended the workshop. The Kitchen Crew was headed by Sean Dennison and other volunteers, and hosted by the St. Petersburg and Dunedin Branches.

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Netherlands Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Taoist Tai Chi™

25 years ago, Taoist Tai Chi™ started in the Netherlands. We celebrated this milestone during a 5-day workshop with a celebration lunch on Friday, the 19th of September. The new mayor of Helmond, Mrs. Elly Blanksma – van den Heuvel welcomed all 244 program participants from 18 countries but she also welcomed the Alderman of Health, four City council members and the former mayor who attended the celebrations as a friend of the society. There was also a welcome for the local members and friends who joined just for the celebration.

We enjoyed the speeches, the fantastic food, a moving testimonial and great music. But most of all there was the realization of what a special gift Master Moy gave us by making these arts available to all of us. The last 25 years are just the beginning.

The workshop was led by Andrew Hung, and one of the things we worked on was the constant coiling of the arms and hands. We all realized that we have a life-time commitment to these arts because we are still changing into better, healthier, happier version of ourselves. And this change won’t stop as long as we keep practising the Taoist Tai Chi™ Arts.

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