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January 5, 2017

Hello 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster!
 ~Kathy Connors

We are only one week away from the FSIM Annual Meeting and our 2017 New Year celebration with all of you! Linda Mealey Lohmann is our featured speaker and will bring you information you need to know about the Fire Rooster, Chinese Zodiac and Chinese New Year Traditions. This is a great way to emphasize Feng Shui as you bring in the New Chinese Year of the Fire Rooster.  The Lion Dance starts at 7pm. We hope you can make it to this celebraton at the Marsh.

Important Update on Membership: Bonus! The FSIM Board has decided to change the annual renewal date to March of every year starting in March of 2018. This means if you renew this year, your membership renewal is good for 15 months or until March of 2018 in addition to two annual meetings-2017 and 2018. We hope you can take advantage of this extended membership from January of 2017 to March of 2018!

There are some opportunities for Feng Shui Education with Barbara Bobrowitz and Kim Julen upcoming in January and February. Get started on your continuing education credits early.
Please see details below.

If you have been busy and not had a chance to sign up for the 2017 FSIM Annual Meeting,

Annual Membership Renewal
January 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

FSIM Board is happy to announce Membership Renewal will change to March starting in 2018. This means for the year 2017-2018 the fees cover 15 months of membership and the Annual Meeting for 2017 and 2018.

Benefits for FSIM members: 
  • Quarterly meetings provide professional growth for Practitioners and ongoing educational opportunities for Friends and Students. 
  • Free admission to Quarterly Meetings and reduced fee for the Annual Meeting
  • Special "Members Only" meeting and social events
  • Practitioners gain visibility through the Practitioner Directory
  • Friends & Practitioners may advertise their related business and/or service in FSIM newsletters
  • Networking, fellowship and support through FSIM meetings, events, service projects, newsletter and special Facebook page designed for members only
$144 Practitioner
$126 Friend
$54 Student 
$126 First Time Practitioner Fee 

Renew now & invite friends & fellow practitioners & classmates to join you!

2017 FSIM Annual Meeting Registration


Our Annual Meeting is Tuesday January 10, 2017 at The Marsh.
6:00pm-7:00pm Social Hour
7:00-9:30pm Meeting (Lion Dance starts at 7:00pm)
We hope you can join us for fun, festivities, camaraderie, shopping and more! Our 2017 Annual Meeting Speaker is Linda Mealey Lohmann. Please see her new featured article below. Our meeting 
is highlighted by a Chinese Dragon Dance. You will want to experience this wonderful dance!

We can't wait to see you and get ready for the new Chinese 2017 Year of the Rooster and what you need to know! Meet fellow members, new faces on the Board of FSIM and get ready for 2017!

Registration is now open.


Linda Mealey-Lohmann
Linda Mealey-Lohman
2017 Annual Meeting Speaker

FSIM is excited for our Annual Meeting and The Year of the Rooster. Our speaker this year is
Linda Mealey Lohmann. 

Title of Presentation: "Celebrating 2017 - The Year of the Fire Rooster"

Description: "An interactive presentation about the characteristics of this year's Fire Rooster and the Chinese Animal Zodiac, Chinese New Year Traditions (Rituals, Food, and Song). You'll even learn some useful Chinese phrases!"

Linda Mealey-Lohmann is Co-Founder and President of the Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society and Vice President of US-China Peoples Friendship Association-MN. She is a former employment law lawyer, who now works as a mediator and arbitrator (Mealey-Lohmann Mediation & Dispute Resolution), helping parties resolve commercial and employment law disputes. She is an avid gardener and has a deep interest in China and China Gardens. She has taught Chinese language and culture to all ages, from preschool to college to senior citizens. She holds an undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies, a Master's Degree in Chinese Language and Literature, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. She has traveled to China 22 times over more than thirty years and lived / studied in Taiwan for six months and lived in Tianjin, China, for two summers as Assistant Director of the U of M Chinese language program at Nankai University. Her last trip was to Changsha (St. Paul's sister-city) with St. Paul Mayor Coleman's delegation, where a sister-park agreement was signed with St. Paul Phalen Regional Park and Changsha Wetlands Park.  She manages the day-to-day operations of the China Garden Society's current project to build the St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden at Phalen Regional Park. This is a collaboration with the City of St. Paul, St. Paul Parks & Rec, Changsha's Yanghu Wetlands Park, and the Changsha People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. The goal is to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of China and Minnesota.

Click here for information on the Red Envelope.

Click here for information on the Lions Dance.

Feng Shui Educational Opportunities

Feng Shui: Home as the Mirror of Your Life
Taught by Barbara Bobrowitz
Saturday, January 14, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Feng Shui principles and solutions put us in direct, conscious connection with the spirit of the places we live and work to invite abundance and peace in all aspects of our lives. Learn the basic principles of Feng Shui, including use and placement of the Bagua, power areas and key rules of placement, and the importance of your front door, bed, desk, and stove. As you see Feng Shui in action, you'll learn many easy adjustments. We will work in groups to apply Feng Shui to our lives. Bring one red envelope, your floor plan including attached garage with the length and width measurements, and a lunch.
Fairview Community Center 116A
1910 County Road B West
Roseville, MN 55113
© 2014 Energetic Alignments

Meditation and Energy Skills for Life and Relationships
Taught by Barbara Bobrowitz
6 sessions on Mondays
February 6, 2017 - March 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Whose energy is driving your decisions, actions and emotions? Uncover your own best self with an innovative meditation system. Explore ways to skillfully interact with your energy and the energy of others, generating kindness, openness and generosity.
Fairview Community Center 100
1910 County Road B West
Roseville, MN 55113

© 2014 Energetic Alignments


Kim Julen

The Keys to Using Feng shui for Health with Kim Julen
January 12, 2017

Register through the following link:

Kim Julen at findingyourfiji.com

Wishing You and Yours a Happy and Prosperous New Year!


January 10, 2017 Annual Meeting Linda Mealy-Lohman, Lion Dance

April 11, 2017 Members Only Quarterly Meeting -Healing the Healers: Debbie Ringdahl, DNP, RN, CNM - Reiki Master

July 11, 2017 Members Only Quarterly Meeting: Laurie Wondra Crystals and Rocks for Healing and Energy Work

October 7, 2017 - Field Trip: Japanese Garden Tour with Barbara Bobrowitz

January 10. 2018 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Annual Meeting: Master Chunyi Lin of Spring Forest Qigong

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