Does the Board Do?
Our Board meets on the second Thursday of every month, except July.
To date we have a number of accomplishments to report. Many of
the Board members are long-timers who have devoted many years of
hard work to the goals of the Diablo Valley Literacy Council. But
we have been fortunate to have 5 new members join the Board in the
last year and a half who have added new enthusiasm and talent to
an effective Board.
Two new members, Kris Torske, Librarian, and Dianne Brin, Member-at-Large,
are in training to join our present Tutor Trainers. To be certified,
they must attend workshops and conferences for new trainers. Other
new Members-at-Large are Jane Keating, Workshop Chair; Sandie Harris,
Hours Coordinator; and Lan Ly, Webmaster.
Board members Fred Pellegrin and Ed Chambers have completed the
process of incorporation of the Council. This has required many
hours of time and communication to complete the required data.
In April and May, we had two very interesting special presentations
made at Board meetings:
In April, we were very fortunate to have new Tutor, Judy Bradford,
a Marketing Consultant with Goldrush Consulting Co., give a presentation
to the Board to develop a program for recruiting tutors. She has
volunteered her time and is instrumental in setting up a marketing
outline from which we can work. We thank her for this invaluable
service to the Council.
In May, through Tutor Sally Sprague we arranged for a presentation
by Rosemary Slavin, Program Coordinator of CBETP (Community Based
English Tutoring Program) a part of the Loma Vista Adult Education
Program offered at several elementary schools with parent participation.
This was a very informative meeting; we also learned that we may
be able to use Library space at Cambridge Elementary to tutor our
adult students in that area. There are many community organizations
tutoring adults and children in our county -- we hope to have an
In-service in the fall to acquaint our tutors with some of these
Lan Ly, a new Tutor, offered to develop a new web page for DVLC.
His experience in this field was just what we needed. We have received
several contacts through the web page which will now be updated
regularly thanks to Lan.
The Library is enlarged with additional materials. Librarian Kris
Torske with Fred Pellegrin have organized materials for easy access.
We hope you have had occasion to explore available options which
lesson-planning interesting and fun.
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