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February 2021 Community Newsletter

New Webpage Launched!

The Literacy Council is pleased to announce the launch of our new, improved webpage!  On-line forms make it easy to apply to be a student, volunteer, or tutor, and a new layout aims to make the the webpage more user-friendly. Please send comments and feedback on the new site to Rebecca Arenson-Rachinski at outreachdir.lcouncil@gmail.com. 

December 2020 Community Newsletter

Tutors Needed to Support Partnership

If you have ever considered becoming a tutor, we strongly encourage you to contact the Literacy Council. We have recently partnered with Carroll Community College to support their GED classes and are in need of additional tutors to work with students.

11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Successful 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Critical to Supporting Learning During COVID Many thanks to our sponsors and participants for making the September 4, 2020 Charity Golf Tournament at the Quail Valley Golf Course a successful fundraising event! Since our other planned 2020 annual fundraising events were cancelled, the funds raised at the Golf Tournament will [...]

Giving Tuesday

Thank You to our Giving Tuesday Supporters Thank you to all the supporters who helped us raise funds for the Literacy Council on Giving Tuesday. Especially during this trying time when in-person fundraising events are not possible, your generosity during this virtual event makes it possible for us to continue to support adult learners.

Welcome Anita Taylor, the Literacy Council’s New Staff Member!

We are delighted to welcome Anita Taylor to the Literacy Council as our new Office Assistant. She is a former teacher and administrative assistant who has always enjoyed facilitating learning and watching students succeed. She is also a new tutor with the Literacy Council. Anita grew up in Reisterstown, Maryland and has been a Carroll County [...]

Anita Wilcox Retires, Continues as Tutor

After eight years supporting the Literacy Council office, Anita Wilcox has retired. We miss her calm, warm presence in the office and her webpage skills, but look forward to staying in touch as she continues as a tutor. A few words from Anita W: “As I retired from my career in my county’s IT department, I [...]

October 2020 Community Newsletter

New Office Hours Starting Monday, October 5, 2020, the Literacy Council will be changing our office hours. We will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm.

2019 Golf Tournament

On Friday, July 19, 2019, the Annual Golf Tournament kicked off at Quail Valley Golf Club under a threat of a HOT day, but with play beginning at 8:00 am, participants were comfortably at lunch when the heat arrived. After a morning spent on the greens, a catered lunch of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fried chicken, and all [...]

20th Annual Spelling Bee

20th Annual Spelling Bee – April 25, 2019 After five rounds of spelling, two teams were tied for first place. The tie-breaker spell-off teams were The Didactidactyls, from Carroll Community College, and We Spell McDaniel, the student team from McDaniel College. Both teams missed their first word, but The Didactidactyls scored on the second round to [...]