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Update on Group Goals: It's been 10 months since this vision was put out there...

From: SchaOn Blodgett, CCP, B.
Sent on: Friday, May 7, 2010 9:55 PM
Good evening everyone!

Approximately 10 months ago, I put a vision out there to allow there to be space held open for various things to happen in the Twin Cities, and to allow others to share in this vision, allowing for more energy to be contributed allowing for it to succeed, and allowing for us all to succeed. Below (in red) you will see the awesome status updates of it!

Also, some other great news (going into the Creating of the TC's to being a Healing Capital/Hub for the Midwest/and the USA! --- I have now seen 1 large healing center in the Southern part of the TC's in Apple Valley with 23 healers! Yes, that's right, 23 --- in 1 location!! Then, in the Northern Burbs, there is another healing center up and going with 12 healers in 1 location... with room for about another 17 more! This IS fantastic!)

The Vision/Goals Announced July 2009:

- Position the Twin Cities as a Holistic Health Capital for the United States (within 5 years),

- Within 1 year (so, July 2010), over 500 members, and in 5 years, over 2,500! (As of 5/7/2010: 255 Members on Meetup, 422 members on the Facebook Fan Page)

- Continue to encourage and promote a strong healing community by;

o Continue to promote Healing Trades through Hour Dollars (www.hourdollars.org),
o With <=500, 10 Assistant Organizers, allowing for 2 to 3 meetups a week (each Assistant Organizer then would schedule 1 Meetup/month in various locations & various topics); and with around 2,500, 25 to 30 Assistant Organizers, allow for 1 Meetup a day, and this would allow practitioners, lay and professional, to go to Meetups when they are able to, and have a very wide variety of things going on constantly;
o Helping to attract FREE introduction workshops on new, progressive (or even commonly used) forms of healing modalities, allowing for practitioners, lay and professionals, to get a taste of the wide variety of modalities out there,
o Assisting starter healing practices (as well as older businesses) with tools to help them become successful, and networking with clients and other practitioners, and allowing these businesses talk about their specialties, advertising help, and much more!

- Create an Online Directory of Practitioners in the Twin Cities allowing for a Free online source of Alternative & Complementary Health Practitioners in the Twin Cities, (Update 4/21/2010: Check out http://www.hellohealers.com --- created by Karlie Cole, Assistant Organizer!)

o This would also have a ?Help Me? forum for potential Clients that are curious and have questions, allowing the Practitioners to better connect with new and current Clients
o In 5 Years, having the ability to do TV/Radio/Web Advertising promoting the directory allowing for Alternative & Complementary Health to move into the mainstream,

- Networking with local businesses to offer a day of FREE Alternative Therapy to whomever walks in and needs this, (Update 4/21/2010: Starting to happen with http://www.tchealers.com/ and the 'Help another Heal' program that is being formed by HelloHealers.com and will more than likely be a joint effort between the two - Also, donations are being accepted for the Help another Heal program, see details on HelloHealers)

o This helps practitioners meet more new clients, in a free setting, while also allowing people that really need our services to obtain at least some Alternative & Complementary Health without the worry of how much it costs,

**As time goes on, the goals may change here and there? suggestions ALWAYS encouraged

*** Interested in Helping out? We are always looking for additional Assistant Organizers to help create and organize events. Also, if you want to help in other ways, that's always strongly encouraged, just let us know! (i.e. I don't have time to do Web Programming, though, I own my own server that we can use for the online directory)

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