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 VOLUME 42 ISSUE 2
A LITERACY COUNCIL OF JACKSON COUNTY PUBLICATION
April 2011 

NOTES FROM THE CHAIR

Dear Volunteers and Friends,

The Literacy Council kicked off the new year in a new office.  We are still unpacking and adjusting to our present location in suite 208, 670 Superior Court in Medford.  We are sharing the office space with The Gordon Elwood Foundation, S.M.A.R.T., and others.  We hope to have an Open House party soon, but you are always welcome to drop by for a visit.  We have no regular office hours, but I'm usually at the office on Fridays from 11 A.M. until 1 P.M.  Still, it's best to call before you visit to be sure someone is there.

Our newest volunteer, Marilyn Wilbur, has been placed with a student and is working out the bugs of being a literacy tutor.  The first time is always a challenge, but after trying a few techniques found in our library of manuals, our volunteers usually find something that clicks with their student.  Tutoring should be a fun learning experience for both the tutor and student.

We are always looking for new volunteers who would like to help adults improve their reading skills, prepare for GED, DMV, Citizenship exams, or help improve our program by becoming a member of our board.  Let your friends know about us.

Have a great spring season.
Bob Burger, Chairman

FOR THE RECORD

Numbers for January - March 2011:

Volunteer Hours ------------------ 151.5
Student Hours ----------------------- 34
Students served ---------------------- 4

Jackson County Literacy Council
P.O.  Box 615
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 531-0166
Website: http://roguelrc.org/litjack
E-mail: literacy@juno.com

COUNCIL INFORMATION

JACKSON COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL
BOARD MEMBERS

    Chair ------------------------------------- Bob Burger
    Secretary -------------------------------- Ellie Scholz
    Placement ------------------------------- Liz Koester
    Treasurer -------------------------------- Nancy Calcagno

BOARD MEETING DATES

April.....................................  21
May......................................  21
June......................................  18

(These dates are subject to change)

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
by Marilyn KS Wilbur

I'm a new volunteer, not knowing what I'm getting myself into, but with some guidance,
I'm finding my way.

A student was assigned to me right off the bat,
I'm quite nervous, can I do a good job?

We met, my student and I, and I take pleasure in saying, he is open and eager to learn.

So not only am I teaching him, he is also teaching me in many ways.  I am always lifted up after we have met.

I'll take this opportunity to invite and encourage you,
whoever you are, to join us in our quest to help our fellow beings in their yearning to learn.

To touch another in a special way brings with it many rewards.  Let us each do our part in whatever way we can to create a better world for each and everyone of us.