Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Are you ready to start the new year? Why not start it with a good deed by becoming a blood donor this month; January is National Blood Donor Month January is also National Mentoring Month. This is an excellent time to share what you you have learned. Take time to pay your knowledge forward.
See what's going in January.
Did you know January 26 is Australia Day? It is the official national holiday of the Commonwealth of Australia, commemorating the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788. For more information visit http://www.australiaday.com.au/studentresources/history.aspx
National Blood Donor Month. Bad weather, busy post-holiday schedules, increased cold and flu symptoms, and even the winter blues are common excuses for not donating blood during the winter months. January has been observed as National Blood Donor Month since 1970, and the need is just as important now as it was then. For more information please check with your local blood center.
National Mentoring Month. Focusing national attention on the need for mentors to young people, as well as on how individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities, and nonprofits can work together to increase the number of mentors, National Mentoring Month works to assure brighter futures for the next generation. For more information please visit http://www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/
Thyroid Awareness Month. Up to 59 million Americans have thyroid problems, and many remain undiagnosed and untreated, in part because patients and their doctors are unaware of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of a thyroid condition. For more information, please visit http://www.thyroidawarenessmonth.com/
New Yearís Resolutions Week, Jan 2-8. Have you decided your life course for the new year? There is no better time to clearly define your plans and goals for the new year. One of my favorite quotes is by George Eliot, "It is never too late to be what you might have been."
Healthy Weight Week, Jan. 15-21. Healthy Weight Week is a time to celebrate healthy, diet-free living habits that last a lifetime.
National Nuclear Science Week, Jan. 23-27. Nuclear science plays a vital role in the lives of Americans and the global community. National Nuclear Science Week recognizes the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every day. For more information, please visit http://www.nuclearscienceweek.org/
New Yearís Day, Jan. 1. Make a resolution (or simply a promise) and get ready for great things in the coming year.
Save the Eagles Day, Jan. 10. Encouraging all U.S. citizens to join in support of the bald eagleís continuing recovery and in the protection of its natural habitat.
Amelia Earhart Day, Jan. 11. Remembering Amelia. Commemorating the famed aviatorís first solo flight, from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif.
Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 16. Celebrating the life and legacy of this civil rights leader. Share his dream and make it a reality. For more information please visit http://mlkday.gov/