Manner Monday®: Martin Luther King Junior Day

Here are some words from previous MLK posts that I thought were worth repeating:

Martin Luther King (b1929), in 1964 became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  The prize was awarded to him for his efforts and advancements to end racial segregation and discrimination, by way of civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.  That’s pretty good headway for a 35 year old.  We are all only left to wonder what he could have accomplished had he made it to his 40’s and beyond.

I’m thinking it’s pretty safe to say that one of the characteristics that led him to his power was one of respectfulness.  By treating everyone with the same respect we wish to be treated, we can strive to be respectful and civil towards others in all of our actions.  Sometimes we may fall short, but remembering one of his famous quotes, “The time is always right to do what is right,” may help us on our journey.

Taking a look at Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream speech”, the following line is pretty powerful (OK, I know the whole speech is powerful, but bear with me):

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

A person’s character is critical.  No matter how successful one gets in life, his or her character is one of the few things they will not be able to “out-source” to someone else to “increase the bottom line” or “make it happen”.

Click to Tweet: No matter how successful one gets in life, character is not something you can “out-source”! #MannerMonday http://bit.ly/MLKcharacter

Take a few minutes today to visit with a young person in your life about “character” and how important it is everyday to consistently make smart choices and good decisions.

As we all know…the good, the bad and the ugly: those choices and decisions stick with you for a lifetime!

Do you know someone who would enjoy this post?  If so, please share it with them and encourage them to sign up to receive Manner Monday?  I would appreciate it!  And if you’re new to Manner Monday, I’d love for you to take a minute to learn more about why I started it. You can click here to read my very first post that tells all about it.

Do you have a ‘manner’ or question you would like to see covered in a post?  Feel free to send me your thoughts, I would love to hear from you.

As always, thanks for reading!
– Carey Sue


In other news….

Early Bird Registration for the 2016-2017 Season 5-8th grade programs is open, Click here to register.

  • Save $100 by registering now for a single season.
  • Or save $364 by taking advantage of the Multi-Season Discount.

Passport (9-12th Grade) Program
Our High School events have begun!

  • Click Here to access more information and to access the Passport (9-12th Grade) Program registration online.

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Business Etiquette Training and other Workshops

Would you like to schedule a workshop or presentation?

I have a variety of workshops that can be customized to fit your needs and would love to work with your organization, Click Here to access the Business Section of the website.  Or please call or email for more information, 405-721-1467 or CareySue@CareySueVega.com

Here are just a few of the workshop topics:

  • Etiquette and the Generations – understanding ‘those guys’
  • Creating a Great Customer Service Experience
  • Business Etiquette and Professionalism – Navigating Lunch and Networking Events
  • Dude your Rude! Interoffice civility awareness and team building
  • First and Lasting Impressions
  • Professional Dress
  • Trade Show Booth Training

Word of Mouth is the best compliment you can give.  Do you know of some who may be interested in our programs, please share our information with them.  Here is the best link to share with them, it covers everything in a nutshell:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/programs/

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Passport (High School) Program begins Thursday!

We’re super excited about the Passport (High School) Program beginning soon!

Classes begin Thursday, January 14!

This season we’re headed to Lyric for our Theater outing.  For our difficult foods class – it’s Sushi and Asian dining etiquette!

For more information and to register, please Click Here to visit the website.

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Manner Monday®: Q&A

My goal with my career is to help others.  I love answering questions and helping people solve some of those pesky little questions that may be lingering in the back of their mind. Over the holiday break, I had a couple of people reach out with various Q’s so I thought I’d share the A’s with you.  As I tell students all of the time, ASK questions, if you have a question – there’s a pretty good chance someone else wants to know that answer too!  Do you have a question you’d like to ask?  Please let me know!

Q – Should one write a thank you note for hostess gifts received when hosting a dinner or party?
A – No need to write a thank you note for a hostess gift (unless it’s something over the top and really extravagant).  Technically their hostess gift is a ‘thank you’ to you for hosting them.   A text message would work in the situation of acknowledging something more than an ordinary or common hostess gift.  (I know, don’t faint, I said ‘text’), you don’t want to create a never e cycle of thank-you notes.

Q – Why do people cross out their names printed at the top of formal stationery? Am I supposed to be doing that?
A – This is an ‘old school‘ tradition and I RARELY see it done today.  There are a couple of thoughts behind the practice.  One is that the note is actually coming from the writer and not their assistant or secretary.  Another idea is that the mark shows a personal touch that the sender considers you a close friend versus an acquaintance.  It’s totally up to you if you want to engage in the practice.  It would be a nice touch when responding in writing to friends who have already demonstrated the practice and understand the meaning.

Q – I have a question about cards and envelopes. When stuffing a card into the envelope, should the card face the front or the back of the envelope?
A – This question takes me back to high school and the three years of ‘Typing 1’, ‘Typing 2’, and ‘Office Practice’ – which also reminds me to thank my mother for making me take the classes (showing my age here with those course titles!)  The card should face the ‘back’ of the envelope. So when the recipient opens the envelope, the note/card is right side up to them (see the picture below).

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Do you know someone who would enjoy this post?  If so, please share it with them and encourage them to sign up to receive Manner Monday?  I would appreciate it!  And if you’re new to Manner Monday, I’d love for you to take a minute to learn more about why I started it. You can click here to read my very first post that tells all about it.

Do you have a ‘manner’ or question you would like to see covered in a post?  Feel free to send me your thoughts, I would love to hear from you.

As always, thanks for reading!
– Carey Sue


In other news….

Passport (9-12th Grade) Program
Our High School events begin Thursday, January 14!

  • Passport (9-12th Grade) Program registration online via:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/programs/high-school

Business Etiquette Training and other Workshops
Would you like to schedule a workshop or presentation?

I have a variety of workshops that can be customized to fit your needs.  Please call or email for more information, 405-721-1467 or CareySue@CareySueVega.com

Here are just a few of the workshop topics:

  • Etiquette and the Generations – understanding ‘those guys’
  • Creating a Great Customer Service Experience
  • Business Etiquette and Professionalism – Navigating Lunch and Networking Events
  • Dude your Rude! Interoffice civility awareness and team building
  • First and Lasting Impressions
  • Professional Dress
  • Trade Show Booth Training

Word of Mouth is the best compliment you can give.  Do you know of some who may be interested in our programs, please share our information with them.  Here is the best link to share with them, it covers everything in a nutshell:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/programs/

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High School Programs Begin Soon

I hope this finds you doing well and enjoying this Fall weather.  We are excited about the fast approaching events for the Passport Program (9th-12th grade) and wanted to make sure you had all of the information about the upcoming programs.  If you have already registered, thank you!  If you have yet to register, please check your teen’s calendar and register soon.  And of course, please feel free to forward this email to others who you think may be interested.

– Interview Intensive begins, Thursday, October 29
– Passport Program in January and February

INTERVIEW INTENSIVE:  
The Interview Intensive is a fabulous program that helps to prepare 10-12th grade students for the stressful interview process that is fast approaching. Whether it be for a scholarship, college, or a job; we help to prepare the students so that when they’re placed in a high-stakes interview, they will have real life experience to draw from, feeling more confident during the process.

One of our recent graduates had a great experience with the Interview Intensive, click here to read her story:  http://www.careysuevega.com/senior-spotlight/senior-spotlight-caroline-goodin

  • Class One, Thursday, October 29, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Class Two, Monday, November 2, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Mock Interviews, Thursday, November 19, 7:00-8:30pm

Interview Intensive Registration Link:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/interview-intensive-10-12th-grades/

2016 PASSPORT PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Thursday, Jan. 14, Welcome Class and Dancing, 7-9pm
Thurs. Jan. 21, UCO, Dinner and Dancing; Challenging foods / Sushi, 7-9pm
Thurs. Feb. 11, UCO, Dancing and refreshments; preparing for the Ball, 7-9pm
Fri., Feb. 19, Lyric Theatre; ‘Mann…and wife’
Fri., Feb. 26, White Tie Ball, Gaillardia, 6:30-10:30pm

Passport Program Registration Link:   https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/passport-high-school-registration/

Space is limited this year for the both the Interview Intensive and the Passport Program.  If you have not yet already done so, please register soon.

As an adult, if you would like to help us during the mock interviews, please let me know, we would love to have you serve as a roll model for these students.  Your services would be needed on Thursday, November 19, from 6:30-8:30pm.  You will get to meet some amazing young people that will give you encouragement for our future!

Word of Mouth is the best compliment you can give us.  Do you know of some who may be interested in our programs, please share our information with them.  Here is the best link to share with them, it covers everything in a nutshell:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/programs/

Do you need training for your staff or employees? Please email or call. My Fall calendar is almost full; the Holiday’s will be here before you know it and I can work with your staff to prepare them for all of the events that will be filling their calendars so they can represent your company professionally.

Connect Over Coffee?  Do you want to connect over coffee?  Email and Social Media are great, but meeting face-to-face is even better!  Shoot me an email so we can schedule a time to meet!

As always, thanks for reading!
– Carey Sue

www.CareySueVega.com
www.ExpeditionsInEtiquette.com

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Manner Monday: Alumni Spotlight

I wish I had a dime for every time a mom says to me, ‘oh, my child doesn’t want to do take etiquette classes’, or ‘oh, she’s so busy with dance and soccer, there’s no way we could squeeze in etiquette classes’ … Yes, adding together all of those dimes, I’d be living on an island in the Mediterranean!

The vast majority of our students aren’t too ‘thrilled’ for the opportunity, UNTIL they get there and they realize how much fun we have. Yes, there are a few kids who have heard from friends about how much fun our programs are and ask their parents to sign them up; but again, most are a bit ‘reluctant’ to say the least.

With technology and social media, I’m able to actively keep in touch with many former students who participated for multiple years with us. We even have an alumni party each Spring to reconnect and catch up in person. Needless to say, over the years we have many students who have not only survived, but are now thriving in the ‘real world’!

Yes, eventually, they end up being thankful to their parents for giving them the opportunity to work on the critical skills that are going to make a difference in their careers as a young adult.

Here are some encouraging words from one such student:

Preston Lucas “Dressing up in a suit and going to etiquette class was one of the last things that I wanted to do during my fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade years. However, my parents were very persistent about my attendance at those classes. Much to my surprise, I actually began to really enjoy the dancing, etiquette lessons, table setting contests, etc. Not only were we there to learn valuable life skills, but it was also a great networking opportunity to meet other students from all around the OKC metro area (although I didn’t realize it was ‘networking’ at the time!).  Looking back on my early years in the program, I am extremely grateful for the valuable lessons that I received as well as my parents’ persistence in having us (my siblings and I) present at each class. In my current position at work, I am required to travel around the country to meet with clients on a weekly basis. Each time that I go to dinner with a client, walk into a business meeting, or even take someone on a date, I am reminded of my time spent in class. The proper table manners and social skills have stuck with me to this day and have helped me excel in nearly everything I do. If I have to give one piece of advice to those students that are reluctant to attend etiquette classes because it “isn’t cool,” trust me when I tell you that you will be extremely grateful in about ten years having attended. I’ve been in your shoes!”  Sincerely, Preston

Yes, this is why I love what I do. My goal is to help parents raise successful and self-confident young adults!

Click to tweet:  Eventually children end up being thankful to their parents for giving them opportunities to grow their character. http://bit.ly/AlumSpot

Do you know someone who would enjoy this post?  If so, please share it with them and encourage them to sign up to receive Manner Monday?  I would appreciate it!  And if you’re new to Manner Monday, I’d love for you to take a minute to learn more about why I started it. You can click here to read my very first post (five years ago – yowzer) that tells all about it.

Do you have a ‘manner’ or question you would like to see covered in a post?  Feel free to send me your thoughts, I would love to hear from you.

As always … Thanks for reading!
– Carey Sue

 

Etc…

Do you know of a high schooler who would benefit from improved social skills, confidence (the right kind of confidence) and better manners?  We have a fun ‘Passport Party‘ coming up October 1.  This party is a great way for new students to meet our Student Ambassadors and learn about the program.  We’ll have food and a DJ (what more could a teen want!?!?!)  Here is the link to learn more:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/passport-party/

We also have the Interview Intensive starting in October for students who are in 10-12th grades.  We work on Business Etiquette skills, building resumes, and preparing students for the stressful interview process that is fast approaching.  Whether it be for a scholarship, college, or a job; we help to prepare the students so that when they’re placed in a high-stakes interview, they will have real life experience to draw from, feeling more confident during the process.  Link for more info:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/interview-intensive-10-12th-grades/

As an adult, if you would like to help us during the mock interviews, please let me know, we would love to have you serve as a roll model for these students.  Your services would be needed on Thursday, November 19, from 6:30-8:30pm.  You will get to meet some amazing young people that will give you encouragement for our future!

Passport Program Update: 
I am still working on the schedule for the Passport Program.  As soon as I get the theater outing secured, that will allow me to plan the rest of the schedule.  In the meantime, if you know your teen will be participating, early registration is available with a $50 savings off tuition:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/passport-high-school-registration/

Word of Mouth is the best compliment you can give us.  Do you know of some who may be interested in our programs, please share our information with them.  Here is the best link to share with them, it covers everything in a nutshell:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/programs/

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Manner Monday®: Don’t let this Virus infect your office!

You provide hand sanitizer at every door and soap in all of the restrooms. You encourage employees to work out and to stay healthy. You work hard to keep employees healthy.

But unfortunately there is another virus that is spreading, and if it goes untreated, it too can hurt your bottom line… The Incivility Virus.

A recent University of Florida study found that mistreated people are also more likely to feel as if others are treating them rudely. They then respond with more rudeness, passing on negative emotions like a virus.

According to Trevor Foulk, the study’s lead author, “Rudeness has an incredibly powerful negative effect on the workplace.” The study was published recently in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Just like secondhand smoke from cigarettes, the study found that disrespect also has harmful side effects. Participants who watched a video of an impolite workplace interaction and then answered an email from a fictitious customer were more likely to be discourteous in their responses than people who watched a video of a polite interaction.

“That tells us that rudeness will flavor the way you interpret ambiguous cues,” Foulk said.

Workplace Incivility can rear its ugly head in many places; there are three basic types:

  • Interpersonal – This might happen when someone doesn’t say thank you after you did something nice for them.
  • Cyber Incivility – sending time sensitive information without giving the recipient a heads up. Not responding to emails. Using abrupt or curt verbiage in emails that leave the receiver questioning the tone of delivery. Without tone of voice, there is unfortunately room for interpretation, and we may end up seeing the sender as being rude.
  • Victimless – this is the ‘leave it for someone else to do’ syndrome. Leaving the coffee pot empty, leaving a paper jam in the copier without trying to fix it or report it, throwing trash ‘close’ the receptacle and not picking it up to put it in the trashcan. Victimless incivility does not have an instant impact on others, but it definitely violates norms and expectations for courtesy.

Civility costs nothing but goes a long way in helping to keep employee moral healthy, and boost your bottom line. Here are a few tips to help cultivate civility in your office:

  • Lead by Example. Management has to be onboard and they have to model civility at all times. If employees see their boss being disrespectful, it sets an underlying tone that the behavior is acceptable.
  • Have a discussion during staff meeting. Have the staff establish the norms and expectations so that everyone is onboard and understands what is expected.
  • No one gets a hall pass. Put your foot down; stop it in its place, especially any recurring offenders. Everyone plays be the same rules, even your favorite ‘rock star’ on the team. If the other team members see that you gave Betty a hall pass because she’s the top salesman – that will only help to perpetuate the incivility virus.
  • ‘Don’t let crazy in the door.’ I heard that phrase one time from Dave Ramsey and I’ve thought about it many times since. Do your due diligence during the interview process. Take the potential new hire out to eat with their significant other and watch closely how they treat that person. Pay attention to how they interact with the wait staff. It’s much easier to find out before you hire someone if they’re disrespectful than after you’ve brought them ‘in the door’.

Continuing Education is a good thing, and Civility Training will help to keep the incivility virus at bay in your office. Please email or call to talk more about how I can offer beneficial training to your team.

Click to Tweet: Civility costs nothing but goes a long way in helping to keep employee moral healthy, and boost your bottom line. http://bit.ly/Incivility

Do you know someone who would benefit from this post?  If so, please share it with them and encourage them to sign up to receive Manner Monday?  I would appreciate it!  And if you’re new to Manner Monday, I’d love for you to take a minute to learn more about why I started it. You can click here to read my very first post (five years ago – yowzer) that tells all about it.

Do you have a ‘manner’ or question you would like to see covered in a post?  Feel free to send me your thoughts, I would love to hear from you.

As always – Thanks for reading!
– Carey Sue

incivility virus

Back to ‘Business’ School for Adults; are YOU ready for a great Continuing Education opportunity? The Executive Success Series begins in September.  Research shows that 85 percent of success in the business world hinges on your soft skills, and only 15 percent on your technical skills. Yet many people do not take the time to invest in the most critical part of their professional training, the crucial social skills that enhance your ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead which helps you build relationships and close deals. Are you ready to invest in your 85 percent?
Click here to register now, space is limited!  Registration closes Monday, August 31.

Youth Programs – Start SOON, don’t miss out!
Registration is under way for our 5-12th grade programs that start soon.  Register today!

For more information click on the links below:
5-8th Grade Programs
9-12th Grade Programs
General Information
www.ExpeditionsInEtiquette.com

Did you know we have products available?
We have a few of styles and designs of personalized youth stationery available.  We also have darling place mats that help the little ones in your life get a jump-start on their table manners and make dining more fun.  Here is the link to the shop.

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Manner Monday®: Back to School

Summer is over and it’s back-to-school time for the kiddos.

Please take a few minutes to remind the young people in your life how important it is to be aware of their surroundings and how easy it can be to help make the shy, or new, person feel more comfortable; not only during these first few weeks of school, but anytime during the year.  It’s amazing how the simple and easy act of eye contact, a smile, a sincere compliment or kind word can go a long way in making someone feel a bit more comfortable, confident, and welcomed.

They may even end up making a new “best friend”.

Click to Tweet: The simple act of eye contact, a smile, a sincere compliment or kind word go a long way in making someone feel welcomed. http://bit.ly/mmB2S

Speaking of Back to School; are YOU ready for a great Continuing Education opportunity? The Executive Success Series begins in September.  Research shows that 85 percent of success in the business world hinges on your soft skills, and only 15 percent on your technical skills. Yet many people do not take the time to invest in the most critical part of their professional training, the crucial social skills that enhance your ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead which helps you build relationships and close deals. Are you ready to invest in your 85 percent?
Click here to register now, space is limited!  Registration closes Monday, August 31.

If you liked this post, would you mind sharing it with someone else you think might enjoy it and encourage them to sign up to receive Manner Monday?  I would appreciate it!  And if you’re new to Manner Monday, I’d love for you to take a minute to learn more about why I started it. You can click here to read my very first post (five years ago – yowzer) that tells all about it.

Do you have a ‘manner’ or question you would like to see covered in a post?  Feel free to send me your thoughts, I would love to hear from you.

Youth Programs – Start SOON, don’t miss out!
Registration is under way for our 5-12th grade programs that start soon.  Register today!

For more information click on the links below:
5-8th Grade Programs
9-12th Grade Programs
General Information
www.ExpeditionsInEtiquette.com

Did you know we have products available?
We have a few of styles and designs of personalized youth stationery available.  We also have darling place mats that help the little ones in your life get a jump-start on their table manners and make dining more fun.  Here is the link to the shop.

As always – Thanks for reading!
– Carey Sue

Back to School

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Edmond Sun Article

Thank you to Megan Cox for a great article in the Edmond Sun recently.

“Being a parent is a challenge, and being a parent of children with good manners may feel like a fantasy at best.

But one company in the greater Oklahoma City and Edmond area is doing its best to make a difference. Expeditions in Etiquette has a mission of “Preparing students and adults for the professional and social seas of life,” headed up by Carey Sue Vega.

In a recent chat with Vega about what her classes offer, she told The Sun not only how she became an etiquette teacher, but how etiquette classes can positively impact a child’s social and professional future and still be fun.”

Click here to access the full article.

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Manner Monday®: Manners and Etiquette, it’s about Hospitality not Formality

I love my job as an Etiquette Expert!  I love almost everything about it.  One of the only things I don’t like are the ‘assumptions’ associated with the title.  After getting to know someone new, they confess how they thought that I’m “Polly Perfect” all of the time.  I’m happy to announce for anyone wondering… I’m not! Just ask any of my friends 😉

I’m on a mission to debunk the notion that Etiquette is about Perfection.  I like to think of Manners and Etiquette more along the lines of Hospitality not Formality.  Yes, there are rules involved, but those rules are in place to make people feel comfortable and confident.  If we’ll start thinking of Manners and Etiquette from a perspective of Hospitality vs. Formality, then we’ll be in a better position to make others feel comfortable vs. uncomfortable.

Knowing the rules of etiquette does not give you a ‘hall pass’ to correct someone else’s mannerly misstep. If anything it arms you with the grace and knowledge to know you don’t point out the mistake and instead, it’s ‘Move along, there’s nothing to see here’.  

When I speak to groups and ask them what they think of when the hear the words ‘Manners’ and ‘Etiquette’, I’m usually met with answers like:

  • ‘snobby’
  • ‘rich’
  • ‘old school’
  • ‘rules’
  • ‘stuck up’

Those are the LAST things I want people thinking of when it comes to manners and etiquette!

I then ask the group to tell me words that come to mind when they hear the term ‘Hospitality’.  And I get answers such as:

  • ‘inviting’
  • ‘generous’
  • ‘warm’
  • ‘welcoming’
  • ‘making people feel comfortable’

Now, we’re talking! By implementing and practicing the rules of manners and etiquette, we end up making others around us feel comfortable. We treat them with respect; we make them feel comfortable. That’s what it’s all about, hospitality not formality!

Just in case you don’t believe me… a ‘picture’s worth a thousand words’:

This is the day one of our students dropped something off at our house.  She looked a little shocked when I opened the door in ‘workout gear’.  I guess she thinks I wear heels and pearls around the house all day :-)

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Here I am with the ‘Hub’ and ‘Cub’ and a Scouting trip.  Yes, I camped in a tent!!!

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Click to Tweet:  Manners and Etiquette; it’s about Hospitality not Formality! #MannerMonday http://bit.ly/HospVSForm

 

Thanks for reading!!!
– Carey Sue

On another note…

Registration is under way for our 5-12th grade programs that start soon.  Don’t miss out – register today!

For more information click on the links below:
5-8th Grade Programs
9-12th Grade Programs
General Information
www.ExpeditionsInEtiquette.com

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Give-Away Goodies and Other Updates

I hope you are having a fabulous summer so far!!! We are looking forward to another great season that will be starting before you know it! … I can’t believe it’s already mid June!

Do you have a friend who has not yet registered?
If you have friends who are interested in participating, please remind them to register soon to take advantage of the Spring Special discount.  The discount is available until June 15.
Here is the link to registration info:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/registration/
Here is the link to basic info about the program:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/programs/

As an incentive to register early, we’re excited to announce a fun give-away.  I loved the cute bags/totes that Target came out with this summer so much, that I had our logo embroidered on a few of them. We’ve been receiving rave reviews so Ann and I thought we should give one away.  My friend Whitney English said she would be happy to add a ‘Day Designer’ to the bag for the lucky winner.  So… we created a fun ‘prize pack’ that consists of:

  • The darling Navy Tote with the EIE logo embroidered in gold
  • The Day Designer by Whitney English (your choice of design)
  • Gold Glitter Coffee Mug
  • Blue (Cold) Cup
  • A ‘bag of tricks’ with a shoe shine sponge and mending kit to corral all of those little things ‘we might need’ in our purse!

Here’s a picture of the goodies:

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To be eligible for the give-away, you must be registered by June 15.  (Yes, if you have already registered, you will automatically be included in the drawing.)

Video
We have a few videos available.

  1. the end of the season video produced by one of our graduating Student Ambassadors.  It’s a great overview of all of the formal events
  2. the Welcome Video I created as an introduction to new families whom I have not yet met.

All videos can be accessed via our YouTube page:  http://bit.ly/ExpeditionsinEtiquette

Schedules:
If you’re a planner and want to know the dates for the upcoming season, the ‘basic’ schedule has been set.  Once we have secured the majority of registrations this summer, we will announce the ‘detailed’ schedule and send an announcement via email.  Click the links below if you would like to view the ‘basic’ schedule.
Oklahoma City:  https://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/programs/oklahoma-city/
Edmond:  http://www.expeditionsinetiquette.com/youth/programs/edmond/

As always, if you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.
– Carey Sue

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