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 VOLUME 42 ISSUE 1
A LITERACY COUNCIL OF JACKSON COUNTY PUBLICATION
JANUARY 2011 

NOTES FROM THE CHAIR

Dear Volunteers and Friends,

Happy New Year to everyone!

The Literacy Council is starting off the new year with a new office.  After a decade at 1175 Royal Avenue in Medford, courtesy of Rogue Federal Credit Union, we are moving to 670 Superior Court in Medford, courtesy of the Gordon Elwood Foundation.  The move should be complete by January 24. Our mailing address will remain unchanged.

This move is forcing us to review our collection of books and files.  Several of our library items will be donated to Friends of the Library Bookstore and others will be offered to Josephine County Literacy Council.  Anyone reading this newsletter is welcome to drop by and look over our excess materials.  We still plan to keep some training materials for our lending library.  Call to make an appointment as our office is rarely manned.  I'm usually in on Fridays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

We are looking forward to reviving our program by seeking grants and promoting our services via radio advertising.  We are going to need more volunteers who are willing to spend time at the office to handle correspondence with new applicants and keep our files current.  Interested?

Cheers!
Bob Burger
Chairman

FOR THE RECORD

Numbers for October - December 2010:

Volunteer Hours ------------------ 78
Student Hours -------------------- 23
Students served ------------------- 3

COUNCIL INFORMATION

JACKSON COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL
BOARD MEMBERS

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

BOARD MEETING DATES

January................................. 13
February............................... 21
March.................................. 21
(These dates are subject to change)

All meetings are from 1 - 3 PM
at the new Literacy Council office.


"Repeated readings can be very useful for building fluency, which is essential for reading comprehension. Real reading is not a halting, sputtering recitation of words. Reading should flow as naturally as spoken language before we can truly enjoy and understand the material. It’s possible that your student intuitively knows that he/she hasn’t completely mastered the text."

 

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