What happened at the meeting of Monday, August 19, 2019
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!
If you recognize the flag below, right, it is the flag of Thailand. This is the home country of our exchange student for the 2019-2020 school year. Rasita, our exchange student, arrived last week and came to introduce herself at our meeting. She gave a brief presentation on her homeland and took questions from the club members. Bangkok has 8 million citizens while lil’ ol’ Green Bay has just over 100 thousand. Culture shock? Maybe. But let’s make sure she discovers what makes Green Bay special.
Rasita,or Smile, as she likes to be called, will be spending time with her first host family, the LaCombe’s before attending Preble High School. She is 16 and will be taking her SAT’s this year for use next year back in Thailand. Any education we can assist her with would be appreciated. She also indicates she plays the ukulele. Perhaps at a future meeting she will play for us.
If you wish to include Smile with you on a visit, travel, anything, please contact Mindie O’Neill. Mindie’s contact information is in DACdb.
What happened at the meeting of Monday, September 2, 2019
No meeting – Labor Day holiday
The first Monday of September is Labor Day in the U.S. But have you ever wondered why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day, per the U.S. Department of Labor, celebrates the year-round efforts of American workers who diligently contribute to U.S. society and the economy. According to the Department of Labor, Labor Day is a "national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
This year's Labor Day, on Monday, September 2, marks the 125th celebration of the federal holiday. The history of the annual tradition dates back to 1894, when U.S. President Grover Cleveland made the celebration a nationally recognized holiday. Though Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, it was observed by nearly 30 U.S. states for years before this, acknowledging the efforts of typically blue-collar workers who worked long hours for little pay in manufacturing jobs.