Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 2 is Robert's Rules of Order Day

Anyone who has served on a board -- any board, really, a condo board, a library board, a school board -- probably even most kids who have served on a high school student council -- have at least a nodding acquaintance with Robert's Rules of Order.

But we haven't been able to ascertain why Thursday, May 2 would be designated Robert's Rules of Order Day. Nevertheless, according to several of the Usual Suspects, Robert's Rules of Order Day is indeed observed every May 2. The chair rules a celebration is in order.

Tiny Tim image obtained at this site.
Thursday is also Play Your Ukulele Day.

We have no objection, really, to anyone playing a ukulele... as long as, we hasten to add, the ukulele players does not "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" a la the late Tiny Tim.

Usual Suspect American Greetings suggests that May 2 can be celebrated as Be Kind to the Smelly Day. This is not necessarily intended as a commentary on anyone's ukulele playing.

May 2 is also International Scurvy Awareness Day. Are you doing your part to prevent scurvy? Do you always ask for a slice of lime when you take your gin & tonic (or vodka & tonic)?

For those who know what they are, Thursday will also be National Truffle Day.

Thursday is the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Benjamin Spock (born May 2, 1903), the pediatrician whose child-rearing advice was highly valued by many parents during the height of the Baby Boom. Dr. Spock's natal day may or may not have something to do with the fact that some of the Usual Suspects suggest that May 2 is also Brothers and Sisters Day, Baby Day, and Take a Baby to Lunch Day. Usual Suspect offers both Brothers and Sisters Day and Sibling Appreciation Day -- but that seems six of one, one half dozen of the other to us.

Last Year on TBOD: It's Teacher's Day in Bhutan and Iran


Jim Slaughter said...

As to why May 2 may be considered "Robert's Rules of Order Day," May 2 is the birthday of the author of the original Robert's Rules of Order, Henry Martyn Robert. He was born May 2, 1837, in Robertville, South Carolina.

Jim Slaughter
Attorney and Parliamentarian

The Curmudgeon said...

Thank you, Mr. Slaughter.