Rowan Literacy Council honors volunteers
The Rowan County Literacy Council recently held its annual banquet at Trinity Oaks Retirement Community. Volunteers were recognized for contributing more than 6,000 hours of service to help improve the lives of county residents. Of these hours, 3,874 were given in direct tutoring services, while 2,358 were contributed in other areas of need.
C.J. Maddox received the Catherine Bernhardt Safrit Award for extraordinary volunteer service in recognition of her production of the new brochure detailing the illiteracy problem in Rowan County.
Gary Connor, director of the Adult Basic Education and G.E.D. programs at Rowan Cabarrus Community College, spoke on the changes coming in these programs and how the community college and the literacy council would continue to work together on their common educational goals.
During the business meeting the treasurer presented his year-end report and the following were re-elected to the board of directors: Melody Moxley, vice president, Vance Meek, treasurer, and Helen Peacock, Gary Rash, Pat Stellute. and Rick Travis, directors.
Rowan County Literacy Council, a United Way Agency, receives additional support from the Robertson Foundation, grants, membership dues and other donations.