Bob Burger - Chair
Ellie Scholz - Secretary
Liz Koester - RCC/CASAS Coordinator
Bonnie Wolfman - Public Relations
Nancy Calcagno - Treasurer in Training
Notes From The Chair
Dear Volunteers and Friends,
Talk about Climate Change; on Friday I was shivering in a winter coat and on Monday I was sweating in a tee shirt.
Well, let's get down to business. We are still desperate to get volunteers to sign up for board membership. Board members sit in on our monthly meetings to help direct our program. They also actively participate by babysitting our office a couple of hours a week, help keep our records, assist tutors with questions, and keep our library from getting too dusty. If you or someone you know wants to help out, please give me a call or send me an e-mail.
Many other volunteer opportunities will be on display at RCC/SOU's new structure at 101 S. Bartlett on May 18th from 4 to 6 P.M. Many non-profit organizations will have people and brochures available to inform you of their public services at the "Take Care of Jackson County" volunteer forum and fair. Admission is free, of course. Call Rita at 779-5742 for more.
Liz Koester is our new Placement Officer. She has the responsibility of connecting students with tutors for a perfect match. It's been a bit of a struggle for her; she wants to tutor them all herself. She's learning to share, though. Her most recent placements went to Mort Smith in Ashland, Nancy Calcagno in White City, Bonnie Wolfman in Central Point, and Joan Symmank in Medford. Busy, busy, busy!
One of our hardest working tutors, Chloe Wood, is teaching an ESL group of eleven students in Talent. Let me know if you want to give her a little help. It's a lot of work for one person.
Have a great spring season.
Bob Burger, Chair
January - March 2009
Volunteer Hours ....183
Student Hours .......235
Students Served ......13
All meetings - 1 PM to 3 PM
Literacy Council office:
1175 Royal Ave, Suite B, Medford
If you would like to see more puzzles, drop us a line.
Solution to our January 2009 issue.
Learning to read can pull you out of the quicksand of illiteracy.
If you would like to create and submit a puzzle for
TUTORS, just send it to the editor by mail or e-mail.
The Literacy Council of Jackson County offers many volunteer opportunities. Here are just a few of them:|
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ESL Tutor: Assist students one-on-one to master the written English language sufficiently enough to fill out employment and health forms, follow directions on medicines, read maps, use public transportation effectively, enjoy computer applications, and open the doors of knowledge at libraries and the Internet. No experience necessary, we will train you.
GED Tutor: Help individuals study for the General Education Development exam. If you think you can teach math, science, history, reading comprehension and writing, then we want you to share your knowledge as a tutor. No experience necessary, we will train you.
General Office: If you have a couple of hours a week to spare and know how or want to learn to use a computer for keeping our records up to date, we want to hear from you. No experience necessary, we will train you.|
Newsletter Editor: Here's a job you can do in the comfort of your own home. You will need experience using a word processor or desktop publisher program. The editor gathers stories for each quarterly issue, arranges them on the pages, adds graphics or photos as desired, and prints out a master copy for publication. Is this for you?* * * * *
If any of these volunteer opportunities suits you, please give us a call at
or send us an e-mail message at
ABE Adult Basic Education: teaching basic kindergarten to 8th grade skills such as reading, writing and math to native speakers of English.
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
CASAS Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System: A battery of tests that we use for tracking student progress.
ESL English as a Second Language: teaching basic kindergarten to 8th grade skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing and math to non-native speakers of English.
GED General Education Development test: test which gives students a diploma equivalent to a high school diploma.
LCJC: Literacy Council of Jackson County
LD: Learning Disabled
RCC: Rogue Community College
TELT Training Effective Literacy Tutors: The training program for new volunteers.
TOPS Tracking of Programs and Students: form used to collect student demographics and test results reported to RCC.