Winter 2002, VOL. 16 No. 4
This is the time of the year we review the past year and
set future goals for the Council. There are many factors that contribute
to the success of this organization.
We know that the members of Diablo Valley Literacy Council are
committed to the importance of the service we provide, expressed
over and over again by tutors meeting weekly with their students,
and by the enthusiasm of the tutors-in-training that we meet in
our workshops. We have an outstanding group of 115 dedicated volunteers
with an enrollment this year of at least 20 new tutors at each of
our training workshops. As a group, we tutor 135 students, and we
continue to match tutors to students on our waiting list. We should
all take pride in our accomplishments.
The Board of Directors is dedicated to providing support to our
tutors. The Inservice held in November was especially worthwhile.
Rosemary Slavin, Coordinator of Mt. Diablo Adult Education’s
Community-Based English Tutoring Program (CBET), along with ESL
teacher, Marty Campbell, presented ideas and demonstrated lessons
and projects used in their ESL classes. There were many positive
comments on the value of this kind of enrichment opportunity. We
encourage your attendance as we continue to offer interesting programs
to assist you in your teaching.
The Holiday Luncheon was an even bigger success than in previous
years. At least 85 tutors, students and their families enjoyed games,
great food and interaction with each other. For many of these students,
it is the first chance they have to meet other students who are
taking advantage of our program and, like themselves, are working
hard learning to speak English.
A sincere "thank you" to our volunteers and all the people
in the community who support us. The Council will continue to strive
to do our part in meeting the needs of the community family.
Congratulations on a year well spent and best wishes for a wonderful
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