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 VOLUME 41 ISSUE 3
A LITERACY COUNCIL OF JACKSON COUNTY PUBLICATION
JULY 2010 

NOTES FROM THE CHAIR

Dear Volunteers and Friends,

Wow!  We're already halfway through 2010.  What's next, 2011?  Yes, I think so.

We had a small, but fun, gathering at Round Table Pizza last month for our annual summer party.  Also joining our volunteers were Christi and Jennifer of Rogue Federal Credit Union, one of our long-time supporters.

The Council is desperate for funding, so we're cutting costs wherever we can.  We switched our phone service from a landline to a cell phone (541-531-0166).  That means we will have to rely more on promotional flyers, than the phonebook.

We have a few new placements to report.  Chloe Wood is tutoring two ESL students.  Bonnie Carter-Wolfman is helping two women study for the GED exam, and Dan Devine will be contacting a man who wants help preparing for the Oregon drivers license test.  I wish them all well with their sessions.

Liz Koester's former student, whom she helped enroll in a GED training program, received the good news that she passed the exam.  Some of our volunteers are willing to go that extra step to help their students.

Don't forget your sunblock, it's summer again!

Bob Burger, Chair

FOR THE RECORD

Numbers for April - June 2010:

Volunteer Hours ------------- 91.5
Student Hours ------------------ 37
Students served ----------------- 4

COUNCIL INFORMATION

JACKSON COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL
BOARD MEMBERS

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


BOARD MEETING DATES

July......................... no meeting
August................................ 16
September........................... 20

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

Tutoring Tips

Be positive - Praise goes a long way with learners who struggle in reading. Provide positive feedback when correct responses are made.
Be attentive - Stop learners immediately after an error. Show them what to do and provide them an opportunity to do it correctly.
Be patient - Show learners that you care about them through your commitment and encouragement.
Be innovative - Keep tutoring sessions lively
and dynamic.

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