A Rotary Reading Safari Starts With a Dream
This month is Literacy Month in the Rotary world. And, for the past eight years the Rotary Club of Gainesville has brought to the children of Alachua County the club's award-winning Rotary Ready Safari.
Founding committee chair Grace Horvath proudling tells the story of the project in hopes other Rotary clubs will become inspired by her club's success.
"Working with Pres. Eleanor Green and fellow member Mary Chance, we created a joint partnership between our club, the school district, and Santa Fe College."
- Created on Sunday, 23 February 2014 09:35
- Written by District Governor Art MacQueen
March is Literacy Month in the Rotary World. For clubs in 6970, many of you make every month, Literacy Month. It starts with dictionaries to elementary schools but it’s so much more. Club members mentor elementary age kids, middle school, high school, and even our young adults in university based Rotaract Clubs. Your mentoring, gifts of books, time, and often funds, helps ready these students for life after school.
DGE Percy Rosenbloom, Trainer Mike Daragh, 13 Assistant Governors and a cadre of volunteers, along with your club President-elects, head to PETS (President-elects Training Seminar)for this coming weekend. Please wish them well and thank the many volunteers that help make PETS a success.
This week's fundraisers included a basketball game with the Fernandina Beach Club and a Wine and Food tasting gala with Amelia Island Sunrise. They were, in a word: fantastic. I share all these great events with all clubs in hopes that an idea pops for those of you who struggle with fundraising. Put the FUN in fundraising, and you can make it happen.
This is the last announcement and last chance to apply for the Rotary Public Image Award! They are due now! Check this web site's Awards Programs menu tab.
Have a Great Week, and thanks for all you do!
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