Now Accepting Enrollment for the Fall 2019-2020  Season

The Gollatz ~ Essential Life Skills for Success 

   7th- 10th Grade Students / Girls and Boys

To be held at the

Morgan Run Club and Resort, 5609 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, 92091

7:15pm to 8:15pm / Class Fee $210.00

 Presented  by The Gollatz Cotillion Team

Mrs. Darcee S. Gollatz- Klapp & Mr. Wilbur P. Klapp III ~ Owners and Directors ~ Mrs. Emma Klapp- Roque ~ Director​

Detective Floyd Blue, Rialto Police Department/ Life Skills Self Defense Instructor


**The Essential Life Skills for Success program is a NEW and unique concept that has been written by the Gollatz Team for the more mature student. The young adults will lean and practice life skills not taught anywhere in such a professional setting else but are vital for present and future success. (The Life Skill program is not a continuation of the "Cotillion" program or " Supper Club". 

 *** 2019 -2020 Life Skill Dates and Events ***

(Note the Dress Code at the bottom of the page)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ~ Social Instruction: How to introduce yourself to others, begin a conversation and continue the conversation with small talk. different handshakes and their meanings, direct eye-contact with others, where do you place your name tag, how to correctly address an envelope to mail, responding to an invitation and gifting an appropriate gift, how to write a thank you note, the commanding of 911 emergency, how to shut off your utilities at home. *Please note dress code.  


​​Tuesday, October 29, 2019 ~ Social Instruction: How to sew on a button, how to read a measuring cup and spoon, different dress codes, how to write a resume, understanding and navigating a bank check and statement. *Please note dress code.

​Tuesday, November 19, 2019 ~ Social Instruction: The table setting, including where the different utensils are located, how to correctly use  a fork and knife, tipping, chop sticks, debit card, ATM cards and statements, surcharges, how to read and dissect an inch of measurement. 


​​Tuesday, January 21, 2020 ~ Social Instruction:  ~ Basic self-defense for both girls and boys. instructed by Detective Floyd Blue of the Rialto Police Department. Detective Blue has 20+ years' experience on the Police force as a homicide detective and his specialty is teaching children escape techniques. Please note: If your child would not like to actively participate in the self-defense class they are welcome to observe.  *Please attend with lose fitting clothes, see dress code


Dress Code (only) Essential Life Skills for Success:

Girls: A simple, modest dress and low heels.

Boys: Dress shirt, necktie and nice pants, a blazer is required.

Exception: The self-defense evening, please wear lose comfortable clothes. Tennis shoes, sweat pants and t-shirts are required. Please no shorts, sandals, or dress attire.

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

A minimum of 15 students will be required to offer this specialty class.

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