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Wushu Tai Chi Qigong Australia Inc

Website:   www.wtqa.org.au
Postal:      PO Box 246, Ashburton, Victoria  3146
Mobile:      0437 949 919
Email:       admin@wtqa.org.au
News:       newsletter@wtqa.org.au

Happy New Year!

The Year of the Dog is shaping up to its promises!!
Hope your year brings wonderful opportunities for growth,
better health and wise choices!
Speaking of wise choices...
A couple of positions have opened up on the committee. If you'd like to join, we'd love to have your help. Call or email a committee member to have a chat about what's involved - contact info is on the website. You will need to be a full member of the association or a nominated representative of an organisation membership. You will also need nomination by a committee member to be considered for possible appointment to the committee.
Vacated official positions will be decided and voted on by the committee at the next meeting on 25th February. 
 
Syd Lewis retiring from teaching...

Sad to see this email today, Syd, but, yes, you have given so much to so many over the years. It's a tough gig, teaching these arts these days - so many different demands on people's time... Thank you for your support, promotion and involvement in the Chinese martial arts in Australia from the early days and thank you also for your support of WTQA. We all wish you well, Syd, and hope you will still make an appearance at the WTQA Festivals! 

Regretfully, after nearly 30 tears of training and 24 years of teaching, I have decided to no longer teach in my home town of Bunyip... Cannot pinpoint why - maybe being in a small rural area - student numbers were small, did not have enough to start a beginners class for the last 2 years. Being on an old age pension, rising costs such as insurance were an issue. After 3 different bouts of cancer over the last 6 years, I no longer have the stamina for the martial art side of it. I will always treasure the support,   shared knowledge and friendships I have gained from fellow practitioners and instructors.
                            Syd  Lewis
2018 Events
Following are some events you might like to mark in your calendar.
Look out for further details in future newsletters...
FEBRUARY 2018
Qi Energy:
          Find the Force Within


JinLi Wushu-Tai Chi invites you to join their workshop on 25th February. Click the link for details and call Tara for further enquiries.

'Qi Energy: Find the Force Within' Workshop
 
MARCH 2018
Cross Training Day
Sunday March 18th, Highett Youth Club
- stayed tuned for details -
APRIL 2018
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY
SATURDAY 29TH APRIL
There will be a few events on around Melbourne to celebrate.
Hope you can make it to one!

FU CHEN FENG WORKSHOP
Chi Generation will be running another Fu Chen Workshop in the April school holidays. Click the link below for details.


Fu Chen Feng Workshop
Fu Chen supplied for use on the day and for purchase after
JULY 2018

5 Elements Kung Fu in Mexico

5 Elements Kung fu are taking a trip to Mexico! Click the link below for details and, if you'd like to join them, call Adam to register your interest.

5 Elements Kung Fu in Mexico

 
SEPTEMBER 2018


Tai Chi For Life China Tour

Tai Chi for Life invites you to join their tour to China & Tibet in September this year. Click the link for details and call Master Tang at Tai Chi for Life to register your interest.


Tai Chi for Life China Tour 2018
Chi Generation Retreat 2018
Chi Generation would love to have your company at this year's retreat in Warburton. Click the link for dates, more info to come. Call Su to register your interest.

Chi Generation Retreat 2018
OCTOBER 2018

Master Jesse Tsao returns!

Rising Moon Tai Chi is looking forward to hosting Master Tsao's workshop in October. Click the link for details and call Jenny at Rising Moon Tai Chi for further information.

Master Jesse Tsao October Workshop
2018 CALENDAR
                   
JANUARY
                    Committee meeting
                    via email
FEBRUARY
25th             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
MARCH
18th             Cross Training Day
                    at Highett Youth Centre, Highett
18th             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Highett Youth Centre, Highett
APRIL
15th             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
MAY
20th             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
JUNE
17th             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
JULY
15th             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
AUGUST
12th             WTQA Festival Workshops
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
12th             WTQA AGM
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
19th             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
26th             20th WTQA Wushu Tai Chi and Qigong Festival 
                    at Monash University Sports Stadium
SEPTEMBER
16th             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
OCTOBER
21st             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
NOVEMBER
18th             Committee meeting, 2-4pm
                    at Mount St Community House, Glen Waverley
DECEMBER
hahaha!       Committee meeting? Not likely!
                    at ...in your dreams... hahaha!
Membership payments... 
As a volunteer association, we are always looking for ways to share and lighten each others' load, and every little bit helps...
If you are not using internet banking and are paying by cheque or money order (whether for membership, competition registration, Cross Training Day, or making a magnificent philanthropic gesture...), please consider making your payments at the bank. Take your cheque or money order to your nearest Westpac branch, complete a deposit slip and ask the teller to include your surname with the deposit.


Details for the bank:
     Account Name:       Wushu Tai Chi & Qigong Australia Inc.
     BSB:                         033106
     Account Number:    315036

If you don't have these details with you, the teller will be able to find our account for you: Wushu Tai Chi & Qigong Australia Inc.

Paperwork will still need to be emailed or snail-mailed to the association but it will be a huge time-saver for a very appreciative committee...
Membership renewals and upgrades...
Please remember to upgrade your membership according to your current status. If you were once an individual member but have now started teaching a class or two, please upgrade to Instructor Membership. If you are operating as a school, please upgrade to an organisation membership. If you now practice with a sword or two, please make sure you have completed the required applications to be included in our WTQA Weapon Exemption.
WTQA APPROVED SCHOOLS, ORGANISATIONS, INSTRUCTORS

Remember to keep your website listing up-to-date!
EMAIL UPDATES TO:
konrad@wtqa.org.au and webmaster@wtqa.org.au
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