On Sunday, July 14th Long Island Au Pairs gathered at Community Counselor, Cindy Garruba’s beach house for the annual Water & Summer Safety Meeting. Safe tips on watching children and themselves at pools and the beach was discussed. Also covered was preventing sunburn by using sunscreen, avoiding high sun times of day and proper clothing. They au pairs learned how to recognize poison ivy, preventing exposure, what to do if exposed and the care for the rash. Cindy explained Lyme disease, the difference between a deer and dog tick, the bull’s eye rash, care and treatment.
The au pairs enjoyed time on the beach, each other’s company and even had a yoga class.
We said good byes to au pairs who are heading home soon, and welcomed new au pairs!
Everyone enjoyed an all American dessert in celebration of Flag Day, June 14th! Strawberries and blueberries fresh from the farm stand, whipped cream and pastry shells! Yummy!
Today, June 14 is Flag Day, a day Americans honor their flag and celebrate their patriotism.
The picture was taken by Kate Stroemel, au pair from Germany, at the June Summer & Water Safety Meeting held at the summer home of Cindy Garruba, Suffolk County Senior Community Counselor for Au Pair in America.
In honor of Flag Day, Global Awareness sponsored a Flag Day Contest in which au pairs were asked to submit their creative interpretations of their flags. The photos and descriptions are posted on the GA website www.globalawareness.com. Please take a peek-you’ll see cultural exchange in action.
To find out more about the history of Flag Day and what it means go to http://www.usflag.org/flag.day.html