By Richard S. Gubbe
Reiki Energy International (REI) will host its third annual REI Health Fair & Expo at the Tebala Shrine Center, 7910 Newburg Road, Sunday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The REI Health Fair and Expo is free to the public and will feature heath-related vendors showcasing services and products. The fair will include the latest information from local and national businesses and is designed to build a more health-conscious community.
Free symposiums and lectures will be conducted in a separate meeting room throughout the day. They include: The Rock River Times’ Editor & Publisher Frank Schier’s presentation at 10:30 a.m. on the “The Health of the Rock River” and the plans from the Rock River Trail to become one of the cleanest waterways in the country; a presentation on the “Advancements In Cellular Health” showcasing the latest holistic medical technology at 1 p.m. by Anber Clancy of Ener Chi; and a demonstration of “Tibetan Singing Bowls” by myself, Rock Valley College Community Education instructor Richard Gubbe at 2:30 p.m.
Fifty to 55 vendors will participate in this event, including food samplings from Choices Natural Market. The three title sponsors are The Rock River Times, WNIU-WNIJ Radio in Rockford and DeKalb, and Choices Natural Market of Rockford.
Food will be served by the Tebala Shrine Center staff, and product giveaways will be held throughout the day.
The REI Health Fair operates entirely with volunteers who will work the event as well as giving Reiki energy healing demonstrations. Raffle tickets for drawings throughout the day will be given at the door. This event would provide a platform for clinical and complementary medicine available in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
REI is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including the distribution of energy healing services to individuals and organizations.
The organization’s primary goal is to encourage greater awareness of Reiki energy work throughout the area. REI membership is open to documented Reiki providers throughout the world. REI also serves as a certification agent for Reiki degrees and lineages.
REI was certified in July 2009 as exempt under section 509(a)(2) Public Charity status of the Internal Revenue Code. Current members include Reiki Masters and Reiki practitioners in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin areas as well as from other areas in the United States and internationally.
Richard Gubbe teaches health-related classes at Rock Valley College. He has been in the energy healing profession since 1985.
From the Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2014, issue