By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
Summertime 2009 is in full swing, and while you’re out enjoying some good times with family and friends, don’t forget there’s some spectacular activities for chiropractors to participate in this July and August. On the East Coast, on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and throughout the world, there are chiropractor gatherings taking place, so that the inner chiropractic spark that moves you can continue burning brightly.
(photo: Palm trees of the Desert in southern California)
Most chiropractic colleges across the United States host homecoming’s during different parts of the year. As is traditional for the Palmer chiropractic campus in Davenport Iowa, this year’s homecoming festivities take place on August 13-15. Back in March of this year we published information about the 2009 Palmer Homecoming (which included contact information for prospective attendees).
This year’s homecoming at Palmer promises to be a spectacular event for chiropractors and others in attendance. 2009 keynote speakers include Jeffrey Zaslow, Bob Harper and world renowned chiropractor Dr. Louis Sportelli.
Who could think of something better to do than visit Davenport Iowa in the hot and summer muggy days of August? Years ago Dr. Fred Barge shared with me the stories of chiropractors packing up their station wagons and heading out “on our way to see BJ”, making the road trip from whatever state they were practicing in, with a pilgrimage back to the Fountainhead in Davenport. Nowadays we can grab a commercial flight to Quad City International Airport, or pack up our SUVs, heading out on the highway and following the path so many chiropractors have taken before us.
I understand for 2009 there’s a homecoming at the Davenport Iowa campus and the West Coast California campus as well. Visit the Palmer college website (www.palmer.edu) and search for details or contact the school’s department of events at (866) 592-3861.
Just last week I mentioned there were philosophical chiropractic events taking place in South Florida live on Saturday nights. I’ve attended chiropractic events in Florida several times during the past decade, and I’ll say what I’ve said so many times before, there’s incredible camaraderie and serving for the sake of serving attitude shared among many of the chiropractors practicing in the southern sunny state.
Besides Florida there are summer events planned in Southern California, Arizona and Pennsylvania. There is a Focus Philosophy Day scheduled for August 8 (a Saturday) which features a number of successful chiropractors serving the East Coast tri-state (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) area.
The state of Arizona has long been one of my favorite places to visit during the summer months. Some people don’t like the triple digit temperatures, but since I live at the beach, it’s an interesting experience to spend a few days in an environment that is so darn hot. August sometimes brings incredibly beautiful Sunday showers to the Phoenix area, and if you’re lucky enough you’ll experience one during a visit there. I find the summer scent after an August rain shower quite an experience. Two of my favorite people in the world, Dr. Fred and Susan Schofield, are hosting a chiropractic training at the Marriott Mesa resort in Phoenix on Saturday, August 1. I’d recommend attending this event for any chiropractor seeking to still the monkey mind of endless wheel spinning. Re-energize and renew with the Schofields and their many friends.
For chiropractic college alumni, check the website for the chiropractic school you attended and find out when their homecoming events take place. Don’t forget that educational institutions in the chiropractic profession are privately funded and continued alumni support is greatly appreciated.
May your summer continue to be filled with joy, abundance and terrific health.
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