17 November, 2009
Many children are lucky
they have what some wish they had
and that great gift is
to be able to call someone Dad
It is such a great privilege
and is taken for granted a lot
Rather than wishing for more
be grateful for all that you've got
My dad is a role model
and that much I'm certain I see
But in the end of it all
I know I can only be me
I wish I could see him daily
that would sure make me glad
I wish I could say to his face
"I love you Dad"
The Orme School (AZ)
17 November 2009
Events celebrating and observing International Men's Day 2009 on 19 November 2009 have been scheduled in Ireland, India, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, , United States, Singapore, United Kingdom, Malta, South Africa, Georgia, New Zealand, Moldova, Germany, Holland and Brazil and other nations around the globe.
If your organization is planning an event to celebrate International Men's Day, Jason Thompson (Australia), the Global Promotions Coordinator for International Men's Day 2009 would like to hear from you. You can e-mail details about your event to Jason Thompson to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about your organization and its International Men's Day 2009 event will be published on the International Men's Day 2009 website at http://www.internationalmensday.com.
What is International Men's Day 2009 all about? A few comments appear below:
Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, Founder of International Men’s Day (IMD) said, “International Men’s Day is about addressing the challenges and problems that men face; improving gender relations between men and women; promoting gender equality; highlighting positive male role models – not just movie stars and athletes – but “everyday working class men who are living decent, honest lives”; and creating a safer and better world”.
Diane A. Sears, IMD Coordinator in the USA, said, “We must work together as a team. International Men’s Day provides us with a great opportunity. Strong fathers create and sustain efficiently functioning family units which positively shape the minds and souls of our children – our future – our bridge to the future. After all, isn’t it really about our children?”
Warwick Marsh, Dads4Kids and the IMD Global Coordinator (Australia), added “It is my hope that International Men’s Day will be the catalyst for men, men and fatherhood groups, individuals, both men and women to celebrate the importance of ‘Positive Male Role Models’, the theme for 2009.”
Uma Challa is the IMD Coordinator for India. She made the point that, “International women’s Day is celebrated the world over every year but we also need to have a celebration every year to recognize and honor men: our fathers, brothers, partners, sons, male friends and colleagues; for the numerous services they render and the innumerable sacrifices they make to ensure the health and well-being of the family and the society.”
Jason Thompson (Australia), Global Promotions Coordinator for IMD said, “I would like to take this opportunity to ask individuals and organizations who are planning an event to contact me with the details at: ”email@example.com."
Happy International Men's Day 2009!
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