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Manyshoppersmaybethink-
ingabouttrimmingspendingon
holidaygift-givingthisyearwhile
searchingforaffordablepresents
thatarestillwonderful.ForTara
andJohnLulichfromEastLan-
sing,Michigan,givingmanatee
adoptionsfromSavetheMana-
teeClubispartoftheirjoyofthe
season--andpriceisnotacon-
cern.
Anannualmanateeadoption
costs$25andincludesanadop-
tioncertificate,photoofareal
endangeredFloridamanatee,bi-
ography,membershiphandbook,
andfournewslettersthroughout
theyearwithupdatedreportson
themanateesintheadoptionpro-
gram.Shippingisfreewithinthe
UnitedStates.Apersonalizedhol-
idaymessageisofferedwitheach
giftadoption.
Eachnewmemberwhojoins
theAdopt-A-Manatee
program
onlinefora$35tax-deductibledo-
nationwillalsoreceivea24"x12"
full-color2010wallcalendar.
"I've known about manatees
since I was a teenager visiting
Florida,andthey'vealwaysheld
aspecialplaceinmyheart,"said
Tara."ForthepastthreeChrist-
mases, we have adopted mana-
teesforourchildren,Nick,8,and
Andrea,11.Wealsoadoptedone
formymomwhichhascreated
awonderfulconnectionbetween
mykidsandtheirgrandmother."
Tara explains that it has be-
comeatraditionforherchildren
to include manatees on their
Christmaswishlists."Theylove
receiving manatee information
packetsatChristmasandimmedi-
atelyputtheirmanatee'spicture
upintheirrooms.Oursonlikes
to take his adoption packet to
schoolforshow-and-tell.What's
reallygreatisthatyougettofol-
low your manatee for a whole
year.Wecan'twaitforeachnews-
lettertoseeifourmanateeshave
beenspotted!"
Thereare32manateesinthe
Club's three Florida adoption
programs. Nick's choices were
fromtheBlueSpringStatePark
program."IchoseNickbecause
hesharedmyname,andIchose
FlashanotheryearbecauseIthink
he'sfast!"saidNick.Hissister,An-
drea,madebothheradoptionse-
lectionsfromtheClub'sadoption
Making Spirits Bright ...
Adopt-A-Manatee
this Holiday Season
By Janice Nearing
Come Join the Fun!
All reservations through
Life Journeys /
Worldview Travel
To register /get more info:
888. 259.9191
x1239
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Gary invites you to
unlearn the habits of t
he
ego and experience lif
e in
eternal harmony with all
of humanity and God.
Gary Renard
presents
Acclaimed Teacher of
A Course In Miracles
program at Homosassa Springs
WildlifeStatePark."IchoseRosie
and Lorelei because I thought
theirnameswerepretty."
Inthespringof2008,theLu-
lich family visited Homosassa,
and Andrea was thrilled to see
heradoptedmanatee,Rosie."It
was an amazing experience to
actuallyseethemanateewhom
wewouldreadsomuchabout,"
saidTara."Wecan'timaginehow
anyonewhospendsasecondin
theirpresencecan'thelpbutfall
inlovewiththem!"
Manatees,whohaveinhabited
Floridaforoveramillionyears,
are listed as endangered at the
international,federal,andstate
levels.Thelargestknowncause
ofmanateeinjuriesanddeathsis
fromhumanactivity--predomi-
nantlyfromboatstrikes.
PatrickRose,SavetheManatee
Club's Executive Director says,
"SavetheManateeClub'sprimary
goalsaretoreducethenumberof
manateeinjuriesanddeathsthat
arehuman-causedandtoprotect
aquatic habitat, with the long-
termgoalofachievingfullrecov-
eryofthespecies."TheFlorida
manateepopulationisestimated
tobearound3,800.
Singer/songwriter,JimmyBuf-
fett,co-foundedSavetheManatee
Clubin1981--anationalnon-
profitconservationorganization,
whosemissionistoprotectmana-
teesandtheirhabitat.
For more information about
manatees, or the adoption pro-
gram, contact Save the Manatee
Club at 500 N. Maitland Ave.,
Maitland, FL 32751, call (800)
432-JOIN (5646), or visit www.
Also, sign up for the Club's
free E-Newsletter and check out
their quick and easy online gift
org/manateegifts.htm featuring
a variety of manatee items from
books to pajamas!
FENG SHUI
Jenny T. Liu
MA in Architecture
w/Specialization in Feng Shui
(626) 272-4901
Call for free brochure!
Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy that
creates living spaces that are conducive
to helping us realize our own potentials.
As daughter and disciple of Master Liu Chi-Jen,
Jenny has first-hand experience in Feng Shui.
Please see her article in this issue.
Wisdom from thousands of years of experience