“Let’s Talk Local” and Literacy at Rotary
At the weekly Rotary meeting on February 3rd , Rotarians were introduced to a new program for the area entitled “Let’s Talk Local”, a component of the Maine Humanities Council’s “What it Means to Be a Mainer”. This program encourages thoughtful, public conversations about our future as a community. Houlton’s public conversation is scheduled for April 9, 2014 at the Houlton Rec Center.
Rotarians were also updated on their local literacy project. Houlton Rotary is partnering with other community organizations and schools forming a “Literacy for ME” Community Literacy Team. Currently the team is focusing on the importance of vocabulary and number awareness from birth to school.
The “Let’s Talk Local” presentation was made by Linda Faucher of the Cary Library. The literacy update was made by Sally Cole and Janet Murakami from RSU 29.
FOR THE PICTURE FROM MIKE CLARK:
Pictured are Mike Hammer, Rotarian and RSU 29 Superintendent, Linda Faucher, Cary Library, and Otis Smith, Rotarian. Sally Cole and Janet Murakami were unavailable for the picture.