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October 31, 2016  

Membership Renewal Season
~Kathy Connors FSIM Board Member
Boo! It's Halloween. Trick or Treat!

FSIM is gearing up for our annual Membership Renewal. The FSIM Board is excited for 2017 and looks forward to our members renewing and bringing in some new faces as well! No tricks here! Just treating our Members to early registration and renewal!

It has been a spectacular year for FSIM. It was an honor to have Carole Hyder start off the year as our guest speaker for the 2016 Annual Meeting sharing her expertise as a Feng Shui Consultant in a medical facility at Hudson Hospital in Hudson, WI. The April Quarterly meeting featured Carol Cannon who spoke about Building Biology, the science of how buildings affect human health. What an important aspect to remember as Feng Shui Consultants. Lyndall Johnson spoke about the Evolution of Consciousness at the July meeting. Understanding where our clients are in their journey of life toward a balance in life and nature can assist us also in evaluting our Feng Shui clients. The October Field Trip to the Hindu Temple was so enriching! What a beautiful temple with many deities. The main deity for this temple is Vishnu the preserver, one of the Hindu trinity of gods; the other two being Brahma the creator and Shiva the destroyer. Multiple other deities had places of honor in 21 shrines - representing different regions of India - scattered about the temple. We were honored to have our own FSIM Member Kanika Bell lead us on the tour.

FSIM offered two collaborative events this year; The Flying Star workshop with Carol Cannon & Carole Hyder, followed by a special spring event: Association for Transformational Leaders workshop - Moving Energy for Client Success, Wellness and Health with Carole Hyder, Marie Diamond and Larry Caldwell.

Two Bonfire ceremonies brought our membership together. The first was on the Summer Solstice at Debbie Miller's house, and the second at Cheryl Larson's home during the harvest full moon which included angel readings by Kim Julen, FSIM Membership coordinator.

FSIM has new Board Members; Michelle Skalley-Doilney manages our website, Kim Julen is our Membership Coordinator, Sonia Ellis is our secretary and Ellen Johnson is our treasurer. We are grateful for all of the service that comes from members of the FSIM Board. We currently have an Event Coordinator Board Member position open. We would love for you to share your talent and join us! See below.

Please take this opportunity to renew early. There is no increase in fees this year, but there is an $18 service fee after December 16th for renewing Practitioners and Friends. This $18 service fee is waived for First Time Practitioner Members and Students. Don't forget about the 6 CEU's needed for Membership Renewal. Possible classes for CEU's are listed below.

Please join us in 2017! We on the FSIM Board continue to strive to serve our Members, bring new educational offerings, and events that allow us to share our Feng Shui passion, friendships and networking. 

Annual Membership Renewal

It's Time for Membership Renewal!
There are so many wonderful 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
Early Renewal Pricing now through December 15th:
No dues increase this year!
$126 Practitioner
$108 Friend
$54 Student

After December 15th add $18 Service Fee:
$144 Practitioner
$126 Friend
$54 Student (service fee waived for students)
$126 First Time Practitioner Fee (service fee waived for First Time Practioner Membership)

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

Linda Mealey-Lohmann
Linda Mealey-Lohman
Preview of the 2017 
FSIM Annual Meeting.

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

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.

Look for 2017 Annual Meeting registration info in the November Newsletter.

FSIM Board Event Coordinator Position Opening
Board positions terms with FSIM are 2 years. The term of our Event Coordinator, Carolyn Vinup, has passed and thus we have this position opening to fill. To support a smooth transition for everyone involved it will be best to get YOU on the board before the year's end so that you can be oriented to the role before the Annual Meeting, our biggest event of the year. Carolyn is leaving us in great shape with the January Annual Meeting mostly set and much of the 2017 work done ahead!  

This role is best for someone with good organization and detail skills as well as creativity and that sense of fun and adventure that keeps our events lively and spirit filled. We have several newer members on the board and we all are loving their fresh perspectives! Please email Debbie Miller or Elaine Anderson by November 3 if you think you are interested, or if you know someone you think would be great at it! 

Wind & Water School of Feng Shui Speaker Series

Using the 5 Elements to Keep Your Body Healthy with Warren King
Thursday, Nov 17, 7 p.m. central
Register to receive access information at windwaterschool.com
Your body has a lot to say; are you listening? That's the premise behind our next speaker series event with Warren King, natural medicine practitioner and acupuncturist. He'll talk about the relationship between your organs and the five elements. By knowing more about how your organs work,  you can use the five elements to affect your health.
Understanding the language your body speaks, so you can make sense of its symptoms, is an empowering message. - Warren King
Teleseminar will be recorded; you need to register to receive replay link.
*Qualifies towards 1 re-certification credit for WWS graduates and honored by FSIM. Free event.

Kim Julen Speaker Series - Finding Your Fiji

Bedroom Feng Shui
Kim Julen
Thursday, Nov. 3rd
7:00 - 9:00 pm 

Metamorphosis Center 1301 East Cliff #105, Burnsvill
e, MN

Mpls Holistic Expo 
Nov. 5, 10am - 5pm
Nov. 6, 10am - 4pm

Earle Brown Heritage 6155 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center
FREE Talk 11am on Bedroom Feng Shui

Feng Shui to Boost Your Business 
NAPW Meeting
Wed, Nov 9, 2016
5:45 PM - 8:00 PM 

Rojo Mexican Grill 10 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435

For further information go to Kim's website: www.findingyourfiji.com

Holiday Boutique

Jane Petrich is hosting her Annual Holiday Greenery Sale. Get ready for Christmas!

7th Annual Heart of The Earth Creations 2016 Holiday Greenery Sale & Boutique
Dates:  Friday, November 11th 10 am - 6pm / Saturday, November 12th 9am - 1pm
Location: 920 East Minnehaha Parkway  Mpls MN  55417


January 10, 2017 Annual Meeting 
April 11, 2017 FSIM Member Meeting
July 11, 2017 FSIM Member Meeting
October 10, 2017 FSIM Member Meeting/Field Trip

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