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VOLUME 44 ISSUE 1 A LITERACY COUNCIL OF JACKSON COUNTY PUBLICATION SUMMER 2013

"Lithia Park" Courtesy of Nancy Calcagno,
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NOTES FROM THE CHAIR

Dear Volunteers and Friends,

The Literacy Council is planning a few In-Service meetings for its tutors during the next few months.  These meetings are aimed at providing tutors with a few teaching tips and advice on training materials.  These one-hour sessions should be fun and insightful.

We also plan to promote our GED preparation assistance.  Even though there are several courses out there, few, if any, offer free one-on-one tutoring.  Anyone 18 years or older may apply.

"Rogue Learning and Resource Center" and "Jackson County Library Services," are still conducting free computer literacy classes at many library branches.  This program is into its fourth year.  If you want to learn to use a computer, including Windows 8, call your local library to sign up.

We also invite you to attend Jackson County Library Services’ second Literacy Fair, “Learn-a-Palooza” on Saturday, October 19, 2013, presented throughout the Medford Branch Library from 12 noon – 4 p.m. This event will offer special programs, activities, tours, and informational tables for local groups and agencies which support literacy in Jackson County.

The Literacy Council is now promoting its annual fund-raising drive.  Please read the information in this newsletter.  Your contributions are most welcome.

Bob Burger
Chairman

COUNCIL INFORMATION

LITERACY COUNCIL OF JACKSON COUNTY
BOARD MEMBERS

   Chair --------------------------------------------- Bob Burger
   Placement --------------------------------------- Liz Koester
    Treasurer ---------------------------------- Nancy Calcagno
   Newsletter Editor ------------------------Nancy Calcagno

 

2013 RAFFLE FUNDRAISER

The Literacy Council of Jackson County, a non-profit organization, is holding its 2013 fundraising raffle drawing.  Tickets are currently on sale for the September 16th drawing.

1 for $1                       6 for $5                       15 for $10

We are so thankful for the generous donations from the businesses in our community, so please join them to help support literacy and a path to a better life for those individuals in need.

Please contact us to purchase tickets!

Raffle Prizes

 

TUTORING

We offer individualized tutoring for Basic Reading, GED, ESL, Workforce Development Classes, and Citizenship.

Our Workforce Development class offers training in Microsoft Office and Résumé Building.

This past year I had the privilege of tutoring a young man for his GED and résumé. He was unemployed and had flunked his test on four other occasions. After we finished his sessions, he passed his GED test and found a job within two days. It is success stories like these that make our program an important service in the county.

Donations are greatly appreciated to help sustain our program, as we are a 501(c) non-profit organization.

We're always looking for volunteers from all communities of Jackson County, so if you are interested please call us for an application or visit our website.

If you know of anyone that might benefit from our program, please let them know about our servicers. The Literacy Council serves all of Jackson County.

Nancy Calcagno
Editor

 

RESIGNATION

Marilyn Wilber, our Librarian, resigned from her position at the Literacy Council this past spring. She will be missed by all of us, as she contributed a great deal of her time and skills to reorganize our library and was a valuable member of our Board.

If you are interested in volunteering to fill her position, please call us at the number below.

 

Literacy Council of Jackson County
P.O. Box 615
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 531-0166

Website: http://roguelrc.org/litjack
E-mail: literacy@juno.com