Modified Manners 2020 

Hosted at

The La Canada Country Club

5500 Godbey Drive, La Canada 91011


                                                                                                        Presented by:
                                                 Mrs. Darcee S. Gollatz- Klapp & Mr. Wilbur P. Klapp III ~ Owners and Directors 


Arrival and Departure

Fourth Grade:                     4:30pm to 5:30pm

Fifth Grade:                          6:00pm to 7:00pm 

 (No early arrivals to allow time for disinfecting)


The Modified Manners for 2020 is an in - person updated manners program which will not include dancing or physical contact with others for safety protocol. Our program captivates your child’s attention and will exceed all of the "Stage 2" California guidelines. Parents and guests may NOT remain in or near the terrace where the classes are instructed.  


During the class the children are taught good table manners; learn core values and social skills in a fun atmosphere. The format of the Gollatz programs are to mimic “real life” scenarios so a child will be prepared to attend a family dinner, a formal reception, a social gathering or simply to introduce themselves to someone with confidence. This new format will be a training base for a child to learn and practice social skills that will benefit them their entire lifetime. Your child will enjoy and have fun at the NEW Modified Manners for 2020 while adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines. 

Class Fee $245.00 - $100.00 deposit due now to reserve the membership

  Balance due by October 13, 2020 ~ (no exceptions) 

 Registrations are on a first - come, first - reserved basis

       Listed are a Few of the Many Manners Addressed 

 Conversation ~ Direct eye contact ~ Thank you notes ~ Cell phone and gadgets do’s and don’ts ~ Netiquette How to give a fun toast ~ How to be a thoughtful guest ~ Correct cutting of food items with a fork and knife How to thank someone ~ Proper posture ~ Dining skills ~ Learning to set a table correctly and so much more!

Schedule of Dates 2020

​Tuesday, October 27, 2020 ~ Welcome to the NEW Manners Class! ~ The program will commence with the instruction in the art of conversation, eye contact and basic dining skills. Light refreshments  will be served to the registered students. *Fifth Grade additional instruction: how to tie a necktie. Please have your child in the required attire *see NEW dress code for Modified Manners.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 ~  Social Skills & Place Setting ~ The social instruction will be learning about the place setting with a fun table game using of all utensils (all of the utensils will be bagged and specific to ONLY that child. They will take the utensils out and play the game and then place them back in their bag). The students will be instructed on courtesies such as trying a small bite of the items served to them and complementing the food presented. Light refreshments  will be served to the registered students *Fifth Grade additional instruction: the proper usage of chopsticks and their placement.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020 ~  Thank You Notes ~ While having fun, the students will learn how to write a thank you note.  Light refreshments  will be served to the registered students. *Fifth Grade additional instruction: how to address an envelope will be added to the thank you note.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 ~ Dinner is Served ~ A complete dinner will be served to each registered student. Let us put into practice all we have learned and be ready for the holiday season.*Fifth Grade additional instruction: safety, surroundings and social media. 


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The Gollatz Cotillion Programs

 18500 Arrowhead Boulevard

Devore, California 92407

(800) 832-4574 ~ E-mail: ~Web:


DRESS CODE ~ PLEASE READ. (The dress code has been modified to reflect the environment)


GIRLS: Required ~ Informal dress or nice pants and shoes with nice blouse (coat or sweater). NO blue jeans, shorts, sandals, t-shirts, hats or inappropriate length dress/ skirt.


BOYS: Required ~ Button down dress shirt, necktie and nice pants. A blazer or jacket is NOT  required. NO blue jeans, shorts, sandals, hats, t-shirts of any type and pants must it properly ( no sagging).


The Gollatz Team has written a new program to meet and exceed all of the California and CDC criteria for safety while your child enjoys learning manners. Some of the many modifications include: one entrance/one exit  /  no congregating / a child will be given a letter and number to correspond to their assigned table / 6 foot distancing / hand sanitizer on each table / masks mandatory when not seated at a table / gloves may be worn but not require. If your child feels ill PLEASE do not have them attend as they will jeopardize the students in attendance and the classes at the Pasadena University Club could terminated  due to the restrictions. If a child will be absent a “power point” will be emailed to the family so they do not miss a lesson. The GC reserved the right to take a child’s temperature on their wrist if ill. If a child becomes ill the family understand that the child will be placed in another area as to not affect the class. All measures are to ensure everyone's safety. It is asked that if arriving early please wait outside the facility. 

Waiver and Consent * By the submission of my child’s registration to the Gollatz Cotillion Manners Class. I give my consent for my child to participate in the  Gollatz Cotillion Inc. manners and activities. I am aware that all of the mandated California guidelines will be enforced. I release and hold harmless Gollatz Cotillion, Inc. their employees, officers, directors and agents from any responsibility, claim or liability for harm, injury or illness resulting from my child participating in Gollatz Cotillion, Inc. and / or related to Covid19.

The Gollatz Inc. is a modern, updated “social skills” series of classes for boys and girls in a fun party atmosphere.

 The Gollatz Cotillion is honored to have personally instructed two of our United States Presidential families.

The Gollatz ~Modified Manners for 2020 
18500 Arrowhead Boulevard

Devore, CA 92407


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