Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Child Vision Awareness. June 1–30. To better educate and counsel the public on children’s vision problems and detection of eye disease in infants and children. For more information, browse www.ppinc.org.
Effective Communications Month. June 1–30. The most important cog in the wheel of interpersonal relationships is communication. Dedicated to learning how to communicate more effectively in our lives. For more information, browse www.springboardtraining.com.
Fireworks Safety Months. June 1–July 31. Activities during these months are designed to warn and educate parents and children about the dangers of playing with fireworks. For more information, browse www.preventblindness.org.
Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. June 1–30. Observed in June because on June 28, 1969, the clientele of a gay bar in New York City rioted after police raided the club.
June Dairy Month. June 1–30. To pay tribute to the vital role milk and dairy products play in the American diet and the contribution of America’s dairy farmers. For more information, browse www.nfraweb.org.
Perennial Gardening Month. June 1–30. To celebrate the versatility and beauty of perennial garden plants. For more information, browse www.perennialplant.org.
National Rose Month. June 1–30. To recognize American-grown roses. America’s favorite flower is grown in all 50 states and more than 1.2 billion fresh-cut roses are sold at retail stores each year. For more information, www.rosesinc.org.
International Volunteers Week. June 1–7. To honor men and women throughout the world who serve as volunteers, rendering valuable service without compensation to the communities in which they live and to honor nonprofit organizations dedicated to making the world a better place. For more information, browse www.friendshipandgoodwill.org.
National Hunger Awareness Day. June 6. To increase awareness of the serious problem of hunger in the United States. One in five children in this country live in poverty and are at risk for hunger. One in 10 households aren’t sure where the next meal is coming from. For more information, browse www.secondharvest.org.
Flag Day. June 14. To celebrate the anniversary of The Stars and Stripes. June 14, 1777.
Father’s Day. June 18. To reflect on the important role of fathers in the American family.