“International Institute For Human Empowerment: On the Move!”
August 1, 2010– 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Institute For Human Empowerment, Inc. It is important to see how far we have come, and what we still hope to accomplish.
As of 2010, we are still a completely all-volunteer organization. Membership is by philosophy alone. We work with others “going in the same direction.” Numerous professionals, including family and friends, donate their expertise, time, and resources to accomplish mutual goals. When an organization truly cares about serving others, giving is an expression of that concern.
We have been truly blessed. While we are known locally in the Capital District of New York State for our work in Fibromyalgia, our efforts to promote unity across all human characteristics have not gone unnoticed. A measure of our credibility is the number of people who respond to our efforts, and to our calls for volunteers. From putting on conferences and seminars, to publishing and retreats, our network of caring professionals is our best asset!
We work by collaborating with other individuals and organizations. Medical professionals not only support, but lead, our efforts. Our outreach is expanding. Currently we are especially active with Lions Clubs, hospitals, patient support groups, medical teaching staff, physicians, traditional and complementary healthcare providers, patient advocates, business, governmental leaders, legislative staff, attorneys, and human rights organizations.
Our work in Fibromyalgia has been recognized on the Floor of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate. A Resolution for Fibromyalgia Awareness Week in New York State includes a description of the Institute’s Fibromyalgia work and publishing.
We began with a DBA in 1993 doing weekend workshops and some initial limited publishing. In 2000 we were incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. In 2002, we gained tax-exempt status. We are registered as a charity with the New York State Office of the Attorney General.
Our website is visited regularly by over 100 countries including Australia, Canada, South Africa, India, and Russian Federation, while more recently added countries include Bangladesh, Estonia, Botswana, Latvia, and Tanzania. Our newsletter is sent to approximately 1000 e-mail addresses. Approximately 100 people participated in each of our two free local conferences on Fibromyalgia. Cities, Schenectady County Legislature, and Lions Clubs including the District 20Y2 in New York State, have adopted our Proclamation and Unity Pledge for International Unity Day.
We donate to other not-for-profit organizations with similar missions of Empowerment. Over the past 10 years, some of those recipients have included: Lions Clubs International Foundation, Lions Eye Institute, Lions local projects, Thomas Patrick Morrison Foundation for children with rare diseases, Habitat for Humanity, Barton Camp for Children with Diabetes, Dudley Observatory, Gilda’s Club (in kind,) Fibromyalgia Support Group (in kind), and human rights organizations.
We have given Empowerment retreats and published in the areas of School-Community Leadership. Our published works continue to expand and include International Peace Meditations on Empowerment topics, held monthly over 14 years and original poetry and prose read by this author AND available for download. We are currently planning our 10th International Unity Day, which began originally on Jan. 1, 2000, but in 2001 changed permanently to September 11 annually.
Where are we going? More publishing. More outreach. More education. More support for those less fortunate or less able. More Fibromyalgia education. More leadership toward celebrating our diversity, while building peace, and unity. More donations to help others. More retreats. More messages about freedom. More visioning. More leadership. Our mission has no foreseeable end, so we have no intention of stopping!
Join us. Join the Human Empowerment Movement! Be part of something so important that we will never understand our impact. We will only know what we need to do, and do it! May our Journey together be blessed!
This Meditation is dedicated with gratitude to all who are a part of the International Institute For Human Empowerment. You are the Movement. You are the energy and wisdom. You are the inspiration. You are the hands and feet. Because you care, you are the reason for our success!
Sue Kidd Shipe, Ph.D.
Please join us in prayer/meditation during the 24 hours of Sunday, August 1, and again the first Sunday of every month. We are in our 14th year of continuous meditation. Forward our Meditation to all in your address book; make copies for your religious and spiritual brochures and bulletins.
Thank you to all who contributed toward the printing and re-printing of our Fibromyagia Report. Be sure to write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.393.9491 for free copies for physicians, patients, and interested others. Help us spread the word! Thank you also for donating for all our efforts toward “helping individuals and organizations recognize and harness their power.”
Your financial support of the International Institute For Human Empowerment helps us spread messages of Empowerment at home and globally. To learn more about the Institute, go to www.humanempowerment.org
Coming Soon in September 2010! Celebrate Diversity!–a Guide for Community, School, and Organizational Empowerment. This new book will be available on Amazon.com and www.humanempowerment.org
New! MP3 download of “Love Rekindled” www.humanempowerment.org/LoveRekindled.html
September 11, 2010 — “International Unity Day” For more information, go to www.humanempowerment.org and click on the globe Please join us with your own local commemoration and Proclamation!
Nov. 6, 2010 — Saratoga Springs Lions Health Fair (local community only) Institute will sponsor a Fibromyalgia Booth. Watch here for more Fibromyalgia information and events in the coming months! See all of our activities at www.humanempowerment.org and select “Fibromyalgia”
The International Peace Meditation invites people of all faiths to participate. The International Institute For Human Empowerment, Inc., a 501C3 charity registered in New York State, is not a member of any religion in order that it may serve all.
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International Institute For Human Empowerment, Inc.
P.O. Box 3920
Albany, New York 12203 USA
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