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Barnegat Bits                                     Vol 9 Iss 16

Our Favorite Teachers

One of Rotary’s Areas of Focus is Basic Education and Literacy.  It is one of the reasons our club has done the Dictionary Project and gives scholarships each year.

I talk to my son each and every day (even weekends) about school, his teachers, what he is learning, who his friends are, etc.  All of that is part of his education, and Jaimee and I are engaged parents.  I know his teachers, but I try to make sure that they do not know me.  (I do not need to be a helicopter!  He is a good kid who gets great grades.  If there is an issue, he needs to deal with it, not me.  I am busy being President of Barnegat Rotary!)

I know that he has had some of the best teachers.  For that, I am thankful.  The opportunities our children have----the opportunities that many of us had growing up in America with quality schools and opportunities to learn and grow----are amazing.  But those opportunities do not exist everywhere.  Even here in America.  That is part of why I live here in Southern Ocean County and not still in Florida.

Jaimee and I were talking that we need to have Alex write a little thank you letter to his English teacher from last year.  He still talks about her almost every day and says how much he appreciates all he learned in her class.  He gives her a lot of credit for the writer he has become (it was an area where he really struggled for years but has recently found his voice). 

So this week, I encourage you all to think about your favorite teachers or your kid’s favorites.  If you are still in touch with any them, it is always a good day to let them know the impact they have.  If you are not in touch, maybe look them up to see where they are.  I recently found one of my old English teachers, and when I happened to sit down with him, I made sure he knew how much I respected him and how I still thought about many of the things I had learned in his class.  I know it meant something to him to hear it…

We Want to Hear About You!
We are looking for club members to do a classification talk.
What is that you ask?
A classification talk is your chance to tell members about yourself and your business.  It shouldn't be a big chore because you should already know all the answers :) How you share information about your profession is up to you!  Relax and enjoy your opportunity to educate your fellow Rotarians about who you are and your vocation.
If you are interested in speaking, contact Abby ( to schedule a time in our calendar.
Quote of the Day

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

~ Benjamin Franklin
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