19 March 2012 — Debbie Navarro, Speaker: “Reach Out And Read” for Literacy


Who do you know around town who would be a great Rotarian and fantastic addition to our team?

This week the Club’s Board will be meeting…a work in progress, as we learn how best to accomplish the administrative functioning of the E-Club…and by the end of the week we’ll be coming to the entire Club for a discussion of many of the issues as we continue our launch forward.








March is “Literacy Month” in Rotary.  If you are reading this, you are probably in great shape.  That’s not true for everybody, and sometimes it is easy to forget that it is not true for everyone right here in our own back yard.

Here is what Rotary International has to say about ROTARY AND LITERACY, for some ideas.

As always, the issue is not the problem of illiteracy.  The issue with Rotary and with our Club is what we are going to do about it, how we are going to work towards a solution.  We have some ideas in the pipeline, but this week we are fortunately to present a great person and organization making a positive difference.

Reach Out And Read Los Angeles is the local organization under the umbrella of a national movement, started in Boston, to help very young children along the path to literacy.  Debbie Navarro, Program Director, took the time to share with us what they do and how Rotary can help right here in our local area.



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The opinions expressed by guest speakers are those of the speaker(s) and not necessarily of the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley or its members. No endorsement is implied. Programs are presented for informational purposes only.



Language of the Week: French


1 response to 19 March 2012 — Debbie Navarro, Speaker: “Reach Out And Read” for Literacy

  1. I like the idea of pediatricians providing books for young children during their check-ups. It’s an easy way to provide books in a child’s life. I don’t have any specific ideas yet on how the e-club can incorporate literacy into our initiatives but, in general, think that spending time one-on-one helping a chid to read is very powerful.

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