Etiquette Classes Held at Private School
Sonoma, California

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Private Classes

One of the most popular classes I offer is meeting with my students in a private home. Very often a group of parents will gather their children together for ongoing classes. Taking this advice, a group of etiquette savvy parents gathered their young daughters for 5 weeks of charm and manners. I want to thank Melinda Kaufman for hosting our classes in Metamora, Illinois.

Please enjoy the photos. You can tell that the fathers are very proud of their daughters!
Graduates of Be The Best You Can Be include:

Jana C. Kaitlyn G. Alexis G. Niki G.
Sydney H.   Elli K.   Paige K.   Margaret K.
Maria K.   Emily W.   Ericka W.    

Classes culminated with the girls attending a Father Daughter dance. The girls looked beautiful and were able to put their newfound skills to good use at the dinner dance. As Melinda told me, " The dance was wonderful. The girls all had a great time. Thank you again for the wonderful class."

North Shore Golf Club Etiquette Classes
Menasha, Wisconsin

Eighty children and teens participated in etiquette and image classes at North Shore Golf Club. After classes were completed a formal dinner was held Saturday evening with 150 parents and students in attendance. Students acted as hosts and hostesses at the tables. Certificates were presented to each participant with much applause. A wonderful time was had by all.

Students learned the importance of making a good first impression, using proper dining etiquette, setting a table. They practiced good posture, walking, sitting, shaking hands and making introductions. Other topics included the Golden Rule, good and bad habits, getting along with your family, manners in public, polite phrases, social skills. The young ladies practiced tea-room modeling while the gentlemen learned the art of tying their neckties.
Each student received an autographed copy of Robin's book, Be The Best You Can Be, along with handouts related to the course material.

My very special thanks to Mrs. Kate Bomier, North Shore board member for her dedication and competent assistance in making this weekend such a success. Thanks go to Mr. Alan Johnston of North Shore for his attention to detail in our classroom settings and for creating such a gracious formal dining experience for the attendees.

My gratitude goes to each parent for supporting this class with such enthusiasm. Go to
Press Coverage for the Post-Crescent newspaper article.

Please view photos of our gathering.

Robin Thompson and Kate Bomier pose with Matilda, North Shore's etiquette mascot.   Our well-dressed young gentlemen gather for our formal dinner.
Ladies and gents at the conclusion of our etiquette weekend.   North Shore etiquette graduates

Charm School Graduation Photos
Ballance-Herschel House
Junior League of Peoria Headquarters
Peoria, Illinois

Front Row: Robin Thompson, Chassi S., Katie B., Emily., Abby L.
Back Row:
Amanda A., Kelly A., Amy., Rebekah D.
  Amy sets the table.
Enjoying our formal tea   Be the Best You Can Be!
Our beautiful cake.
Amy presents my lovely thank you gift.   My wonderful mother,
Joyce and I with our gifts.
Tea room modeling by Rebekah   Joyce and Robin


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