December was such a blessed month for our team! We wrapped up the year with two amazing events that allowed us to give to others and spread God’s love during this holiday season.
We provided nutritious lunch and encouragement to just under 100 individuals! The event was such a hit, we decided to host a monthly lunch bag event! Lunches will be packed the third week of each month and distributed by the St Francis Seraph Ministries.
We also held our annual holiday celebration and pre-holiday workout that left everyone in the holiday spirit. Holiday music, kick elimination, and gifts were a great way to kick off the holidays. Our members received toys, treats, team gear, crafts, and so much more!
Special thanks to everyone who donated, supported, and helped with the gift bags. Each year will continue get bigger and better! All suggestions welcome!
2021 was a crazy year for us! We ended our 12 year stay at Oakley Rec and settled into our new space in Finneytown! We cleaned, painted, and renovated the center to create an amazing new home for our team. This month, we plan to move our efforts downstairs to finish the lower level with complete flooring, mounted tvs, student lockers, café area, executive office, exercise equiptment, and so much more. We look forward to bringing our new home to the next level and providing the best enviroment for our members!
If you have some carpentry skills and are interested in being apart of the renovation crew, please let us know. We have huge plans for our space this year! All feedback, suggestions, and décor ideas are all welcome! This is our home and we value your feedback! Fell free to see, call, or text any of your instructors to more.
Reminder: Please continue to take care of our home by disposing of trash, restocking empty items (soap, toilet paper, sanitizer), and making sure lights, HVAC, and faucets are completley turned off.
Don’t wait to be asked to pitch in, just do it! 😊
Health is Wealth
January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month.
This is a time to raise awareness about birth defects and highlight efforts to improve the health of those living with these conditions. Birth defeats affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. Birth defects are caused by various factors such as genetics, alcohol use, poor living conditions, lack of nutrients, and more.
Here are a few tips for parents to help prevent birth defects:
1) Plan ahead
2) Avoid harmful substances and stress
3) Visit and Talk to your HCP about any issues, questions, and concerns
4) Get adequate nutrients, water, and sleep
Healthy babies= healthy communuties!
Operation Prevent the Spread
In 2022, we are still battling Covid-19 and various strands of servere flu. It is extemely important that we continue to take necesssary precautions to protect ourselves and others. Our center is routinely cleaned and santized after every class/event. Masks and hand sanitizer are located throughout the center for your convenience, but we encourage you to bring your own as well.
Please continue to wear your mask and wash your hands often. Remember to stay home if you don’t feel well and as always, stay hydrated and dress the weather!
Here are some additional tips to help prevent the spread:
· Wash your hands regularly with soap and water; clean them with alcohol-based hand
· Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when in public settings or around others.
· Maintain at least six feet distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
· Avoid touching your face.
· Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
· Stay home if you feel unwell.
· Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
· Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large
groups of people.
· Get vaccinated and boosted
· If you are Covid positive, please inform KJN/SBN Tony and return once a negative result
Dr. LaToya Coffey has offered to host a Covid & Vaccine Info Session/Q&A via zoom Friday 1/7/22 7pm. She has over 20yrs experience in pharmaceuticals and drug deverlopment and would love the opportunity to share information and tips.
Please see her directly for zoom link and specific questions!
We are back to the regularly scheduled program, holding our normal classes Tuesdays and Thursdays 630p-730p.
Additionally, Monday Beginner Classes (Jabbers and Adult Beginners) are open to all ranks who are interested in helping teach and/or would like some extra practice. This class does not make up for our regular Tues/Thurs burnout.
Weapons and Advanced Belt Classes will resume later this month and be held on a bi-weekly basis-Date/Time TBA.
January fees are due! Cash and Check payments can be given to KJN and/or SBN Tony.
E-payments can be sent via Cashapp $foreversandy
Our kick off test of the year will be held by the end of 1st quarter. We will hold a promotional test every quarter and you never know when it will be your turn. Remember, you are always testing. if you stay ready, you never have to get ready!
Test papers will be passed out Tues 1/4/21. Good luck!
Outreach/Community - Save the Date
Our 1st lunchbag event was such a hit! We fed close to 100 of God’s people and it took less than an hour to pack! Bags were distrubted Downtown by St Francis Ministries and consisted of a sandwich, fruit, chips, dessert, water w/flavor packets, and some holiday words of encouragement.
It was such a blessing to do our part to help fight world hunger. So much, that we decided to host a lunch bag event every month! Service should happen all year round, not just during the holidays.
FACT: 1 in every 8 families suffer from hunger. Over 60% of that being kids!
The third week of each month, we will spend an hour packing lunches for the homeless. If you are interested in helping pack and/or donating items, the following are greatly appreciated.
Acceptable donation items:
Bread/ Sliced Meat Pkts of mustard, ketchup, mayo
Flavor packets for bottled water Bottled water
Granola bars/Fruit grain bars Cookies/Crackers/chips
Monetary donations can be sent via Cashapp $foreversandy
We are also in the works of planning our annual awareness walks, car wash, team cookout, and so much more. If you have any suggestions or ideas regarding upcoming fundraisers and community events, please contact SB Ash for additional questions or suggestions.
Other PG1PSB Programs
New year means new opportunities to touch the community! We are so excited to expand our services beyond martial arts and help enhance God’s people mind, body, and soul.
In 2022, we will be offering a variety of faith-based programs, events, and fundraisers! Some services include Youth Fun Friday Bible Study, financial literacy sessions, fitness bootcamps, team sleepovers, cookouts, tutoring and so much more!
The next program to launch is our Dames & Daiquri Dance Workout, Every Wednesday, we will host a ladies only workout session that will consist of 45min of cardio dance excerises, followed by prayer/mediation circle, and refereshments. This class will not ony provide a safe, comfortable environment for our hardworking ladies, but also promote sisterhood, mental health, and healthy living. Just $5/ per class! See SB Ash for details!
MLK, Jr. Day
January 17, 2022