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September is literacy month

September has been designated as World Literacy Month. In recognition of this, members of the Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Club recently met with Kathy Murphy, principal at Oakhurst Elementary School, to deliver books for the school’s library.

The books are purchased by the Rotary Club. Each week, the Rotary Club has a different program on a variety of topics of interest, and the books are signed by the speaker and donated to the school in the speaker’s name. This is part of the club’s and Rotary International’s commitment to literacy.

“The objective,” Oakhurst Rotary President, Dr. Bob Brosi said, “is to develop a life-long love of reading among children. In adding to the variety of books available in the OES Library, we hope to appeal to a wide range of students.”

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in our own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

Through its flagship program, PolioPlus, Rotary has contributed more than $1.3 billion to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, helping to immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries.

The Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Club meets for lunch each Wednesday at noon at the Yosemite Gateway Restaurant. Visit rotary.org. or OakhurstRotary.org.

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