FROM THE DESK OF ROGER HAYWARD
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL—NORTH AMERICAN REGION
North American Region Literacy
Inside this issue:
Who Is Nobody?
Visit Anna Maria
Island - Readers‟
The New Wellington
We are now in the last three months of the
current Rotary year but there are many
activities that will occur over this period of
time relating to literacy.
At the LA convention there will be several
booths related to Literacy that will be well
worth visiting so make sure you check them
out. There will also be a breakout session on
current activities of the Literacy Resource
Group which will give you an opportunity to
ask questions and enter into discussions.
Also please carefully consider participating
in the LA convention World of Books project
At the upcoming Atlanta IRA
(International Reading Association)
convention there will be a joint meeting of
the special interest IRARI (International
Reading Association/Rotary International)
group chaired by Rotarians Nea Stewart-
Dore and Judy Casey. If you are attending
please support this effort as we continue to
build our partnership with IRA.
A Rotary Action Group devoted to Rotary
Literacy initiatives is being organized by
Charlie Clemmons. It is described in this
Volume 2, Issue 9
Every Rotarian who brings a book to the 2008 RI Convention in Los Angeles will help boost literacy
among schoolchildren in surrounding Rotary districts. The global initiative, called Rotary’s Wide
World of Books, aims to collect more than 250,000 books in different languages.
The books will be donated to students in grades K-3 attending public elementary schools in the seven
hosting Rotary districts, which cover parts of Southern California and Southern Nevada. Students in
California rank among the lowest in the nation in reading skills.
The donated books will form a “boo