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Book Drive for Rotary Books! Feb 4-13

posted Feb 8, 2019, 10:57 AM by Myrna Rodriguez

Hello,

Interact is hosting a "Book Drive" for Rotary Books for the World, February 4-13. Please place all books in the boxes located in dining hall, ECHS, library, main office, copy room, book room and room 316. Consider donating to help fill each one of the boxes!

 FOR most Westerners, reading is more of a birthright than a privileged skill. Bedtime stories bring back warm memories and recollections of school spelling bees incite either panic or pride. For many people in South Africa however, literacy is a luxury. Most South African children never have the chance to read a book for fun and a huge chunk of the population do not have books in their homes. Illiteracy rates are high and final school year pass rates remain low. Around 24 per cent of adults over 15 years of age are illiterate and 6 to 8 million adults are functionally illiterate. One of the basic causes of this is the lack of money to fund education. The country’s most poverty-stricken areas made up 40 per cent of all schools in 2007 and resources are not sufficient to provide every learner (student) with the opportunity to become a confident reader and writer. The lack of books, followed by the lack of money, was cited as the leading barrier to education among 7 to 18 year olds in 2006. To work on these issues, the South African Department of Education has help from a number of literacy-promoting nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). One of the most successful of these has been the Rotary-led ‘Bury Me in Books’ campaign. It all started seven years ago when then DGE's Ted Pope (D9300) and Charlie Clemmons (D5890) launched the Bury Me in Books campaign. Since then, Rotary clubs in Texas together with schools and private individuals have collected and shipped close to 9 million books through the ‘Rotary Books for the World’ project. - http://www.rotarybooksfortheworld.org/PDF/Bury_me_in_Books_Article.pdf

Lifting literacy levels in South Africa - Rotary Books for the World - Answering Literacy Needs

12 Rotarian Life bury me in books FOR most Westerners, reading is more of a birthright than a privileged skill. Bedtime stories bring back warm memories and recollections of school spelling bees incite either panic or pride.

www.rotarybooksfortheworld.org

February Birthdays

posted Feb 1, 2019, 4:43 AM by Myrna Rodriguez

2019February   
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      Kimberly New
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Jeannine Fisher  Brittany Amador Alfonso Ramirez Angela Garcia Karess Grant Wendy Green Lyndsey Holloway 
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Noah ClaytorMichael Shak Rachel WebberJessica SwensonMari BalderramaDavid Spence Fortunata Gonzalez
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 Ginger Edinger Sabrina GuerreroRene Caudillo Kristen Chant Kayla Hart Louis Heartfield
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January Birthdays

posted Jan 7, 2019, 5:29 AM by Guadalupe Martinez Cortez

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    Randi Elliott        Tess TobinGerald ColeMark Chapa
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   Jennifer TorresAdrian Jimenez  
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LaKeitha KirvenLizbeth Garza  Terry GarzaCathleen Baxter  Christina MataKathryn Siiteri Luz Esteban     Devon FraserDolores Gonzalez
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LaVonna Alexander-CarewNora Densman Christopher Pressly   Gregory EichhornStephanie WoodsAaron Parsley
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   Ashley Wellborn   

December Birthdays

posted Nov 28, 2018, 6:28 AM by Guadalupe Martinez Cortez

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 Jennifer BaldwinJennifer RoblesSylvia Izaguirre  Noelia ReyesLisa Bemus          David Bosley April Lance
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Jennifer Guerrero  Juanita Montoya-Silva   
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Ester Goenaga  Katherine Melton Zully Hussin  Sarah PorterDemond Stafford
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 Douglas Arredondo  Gabriella Gonzalez  Rita Hlavacek

November Birthdays

posted Nov 1, 2018, 6:46 AM by Guadalupe Martinez Cortez

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Laura Trevino Kasie FernandezGousia BegumAmy SasserStacey White Kathryn Williams 
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 Kimberly Christiansen    Shirley NguyenKyle Jurek Cecilia Galindo Lucas Shields  
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 Yvette Munoz  Jeremy Richardson Gina Salinas   Angela Kennedy Coleman Rink 

October Birthdays

posted Oct 11, 2018, 1:19 PM by Guadalupe Martinez Cortez   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 8:51 AM ]

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 James BulickAntonio Rodriguez-Galindo                 Lori RussellVeronica Miner   
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 Grace Gonzalez Sheree Solomon Crystal ToryLarry Hamilton Monica Sanchez Tamara Villanueva Daniel Jones
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 Deborah Becker James Branson Roberto Valenciano     
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Santos EscobarTim Boyd       Janice DidierVictoria Ellis      Eric Glenn    

September Birthdays

posted Sep 4, 2018, 12:20 PM by Guadalupe Martinez Cortez   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 12:39 PM ]

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APRIL BIRTHDAYS

posted Apr 10, 2018, 8:03 AM by Felipa Ibarra

Joseph Martwick            April 2

Ashley Wrenn                 April 3

Mona Robinson              April 5

Kassidy Tucker              April 6

Mark Vestal                    April 8

Dena Mayfield                April 9

Mark Turner                  April 9

Allison Breazeale            April 10

Hannah Westmoreland  April 10

Esther Hernandez           April 16

Richard New                  April 16

Deborah Rice                 April 16

Carrie Burge                  April 19

Kevin Ackerman             April 22

Karen Taylor                  April 22

Hannah McCluney         April 28

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