Welcome to Junior Cotillion
2019-2020 Season
Teaching the value of treating
´╗┐others with dignity and respect
Information for Parents
Note from the Director . . .

Dear Junior Cotillion Parents,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Junior Cotillion Season.

This program changes lives and we are excited to provide this wonderful program to families in Southwest Florida.

If you just registered, be sure to read through the entire e-mail.

Help us build a strong and supportive cotillion community by getting involved and sharing your cotillion experience with others. We do not advertise. Instead, we depend on those in our program to share news of the program within their sphere of influence.

In February, we open registrations to those nominated by those already in our program. Be sure encourage your nominees to register early for the 2020-2021 season.

For information and to register for the 2020-2021 Season

It is going to be a beautiful season!

Laurie Coventry-Payne
(941) 677-3277

Cotillion in SWFL is managed by the Coventry Payne Foundation, Inc.
a non profit 501(c)3 organization registered in the State of Florida

Season Schedule of Events

Below is the direct link to this season's Schedule of Events. All three seasons' schedules are included. Bookmark this link and check often for updates.

Payment of membership fees

Membership fees must be paid in advance of season. If there is a balance on your account, you must settle up before the first event unless you have made arrangements with the director.

We have an exciting new way for students to bring down
membership fees and purchase their memory book
A speaker is coming to the Parent Reception
to explain the program so be sure
to come if you are interested
in bringing your fees
way down!

Fees must be paid in advance for cotillion to function
Even after having paid, should the money come in
on your account, you have the option to use the
funds for next season or to receive
a reimbursement check

Dress Codes

Season I

Season II

Season III

Dress code for chaperones

Standards of Conduct: 

All Cotillion students are required to conduct themselves at all times with the standards by the national organization. 

Photo Policy:
In order to protect the privacy of our families, no personal photography is permitted at any cotillion class or event. 

Memory Books:
David Meardon, professional studio photographer, attends all cotillion events. Personalized Memory Books and studio quality portraits may be purchased. Orders for Memory Books are placed and payment is made to Meardon Photography at the beginning of season.

Samples of the books are on display at Cotillion events
Order forms will be distributed at Parent Reception and Opening Dances

Learning Goals & Cotillion Challenge Book:
The National League of Junior Cotillion is one of the finest character education programs in the nation. The mission of the National League is to teach children the value of treating others with dignity and respect for better relationships with family and friends and to teach social dance. To achieve this mission, directors follow a national curriculum with learning goals specific to each class. A Cotillion Challenge Book containing the lessons given in class are issued to students in Season I and II. Students are encouraged to complete the practice page that accompanies each lesson at home.

Reminders and the importance of an R.s.v.p.:
It is important to know who is and who may not be able to attend an event. R.s.v.p. for every class by opening the Reminder for Class and clicking the R.s.v.p. link provided.

It is a beautiful thing to see the program in action. Sign up in advance for those events you may wish to chaperone using the links below. Where there is a cost to cotillion to have parents attend, parent pay their own costs.

As situations change over time, if you sign up for an event and cannot attend,
or if you did not sign up and would like to attend, let us know by clicking
the chaperone confirmation link on the Reminder e-mail

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Spread the word:

Cotillion is about family, friends, and community. Help us build a robust and supportive cotillion community in Southwest Florida. We do not advertise but depend on families in our program to spread the word.

We offer three programs at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: Pre-Cotillion , Junior Cotillion , and Graduate Leadership .

At the end of this newsletters is information on each of the three programs we offer at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Spread the word. Share the information with others.

Write to us
Write to me or call if you have a question or concerns. This program enriches a child's life through the practice of courtesy and kindness. We do this in partnership with parents. Feel free to let me know if there is anything you need or want.

Contact Information: 

Laurie Coventry-Payne, M.S.

(941) 677-3277 (office) 
(941) 855-0777 (text)

(Address - September 15th - May 15th) 
14 Seasons Drive 
Puta Gorda, Florida 33983

(Address - May 15th - September 15th) 
317 Penny Lane IA 
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604 

Sharon Brunett 

David Meardon Photography

It takes a community . . .

Educating the mind without educating the heart
is no education at all
~ Aristotle ~
National League of Junior Cotillions
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Managed by CPF, Inc., 14 Seasons Drive,
Punta Gorda, Florida 33983 

Laurie Coventry-Payne, Director