Signature Event for the State of Massachusetts
The fourth annual state-wide Massachusetts Day of Civility will be declared Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 during Opening Ceremonies of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Plymouth, Massachusetts read by Congressman William Keating. This day, officially proclaimed by Governor Charlie Baker is a time when every person in every family, every company, everywhere in the state performs a random act of kindness.
Massachusetts Day of Civility Announced
PLYMOUTH, MA - Governor Charlie Baker will issue a proclamation naming Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 "Massachusetts Day of Civility." The day, recommended by the National Civility Foundation, will be the third official day of its kind in the Commonwealth. According to Judith Bowman, Executive Director of the National Civility Foundation, the Proclamation will be read during Opening Ceremonies of The Thanksgiving Day Parade, Plymouth, Massachusetts, which commences at 10:00 a.m.
"The purpose of designating Day of Civility," Ms. Bowman said, "is to have every person in every family, every company ... consciously perform a random act of kindness." She goes on to say, "Day of Civility is timely given our coarse global climate and particularly fitting as we enter the Thanksgiving holiday season." Ms. Bowman further asserts, "Thanksgiving is the time when families, friends, new friends and even random new people in our lives will come together and acknowledge those who have touched our lives and lifted our spirits by a thoughtful, simple random act of kindness."
Please join Governor Baker of Massachusetts and Governor Tom Wolfe of Pennsylvania, who has also issued a Proclamation for Pennsylvania Day of Civility, to create awareness, encourage participation and lead by example by performing a random act of kindness.
"It is our great hope that by promoting the intentional practice of thoughtful personal interactions with others in our daily lives that we will bring civility, respect and socialization to the forefront and the next level in our great state."
Underwriting for the event has been provided by WCVB-TV Channel 5, Beasley Media Group, Babson College - The Lewis Institute for Social Entrepreneurship, Babson College, Net Impact Group, Babson College, Up with People, Conant Leadership Group, Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA), Cape Cod Healthcare, Wendy's franchises operators on Cape Cod.
Along with Ms. Bowman, members of the NCF's board of directors include Rosanne Thomas, founder and president of Protocol Advisors, Inc., Jacquelyn Youst, founder and president of Pennsylvania Academy of Protocol, Linda Apsey, founder and general partner of Linda Connect, broker/owner of Signature Real Estate of Cape Cod, president and founder, Resource Partnerships Consulting, president and founder, Beacon International, Executive Search; Maureen O’Leary is a results-oriented management executive in the areas of fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, public relations, sports marketing, branding, sponsorship; Candy O’Terry is the creator of the weekly podcast series The Story Behind Her Success, the legendary Exceptional Women radio show, 16 Life Lessons, and the new podcast series Sheroes & Heroes. The President & Co-Founder of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment, Candy is the recipient of 48 local and national awards for excellence in women’s programming. Her greatest joy is shining a light on women -and all those doing great things with their lives.
*Submit your Random Act of Kindness, and if it is among the first 25 selected to be posted on our "Share" page, you will receive a signed copy of "Excuse Me" by Rosanne Thomas and “New Rules of Business Etiquette” by Judith Bowman.
The National Civility Foundation was formed in March of 2016 and is a 501(c)3 status with the IRS. Contributions can be made to the National Civility Foundation, 100 Long Pond Road, #1368, Plymouth, MA 02362 or through their website at www.nationalcivilityfoundation.org/support.
Donors can deduct contributions under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 170. The NCF is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 21106, or 2522.