September is Rotary's Basic Education and Literacy month, and Dryden Rotarians wrapped it up with a mini book exchange at the conclusion of last evening's meeting.
Before we made our book selections, our Club's Literacy Chair, Lucille Ayers, updated Rotarians and guests on the various education and literacy activities that the Dryden club was involved in, initiated, or supported financially in the 2021-2022 Rotary year. These activities were recognized earlier this year when the Club received a District 5550 Literacy Award.
For example, the club donated scholarships and bursaries to area high school students, provided sponsorships for youth to attend various leadership events, sponsored the Free Reading Program on our website, supported the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, built three Books for Sharing boxes in our community, and raised funds to support schools in Guatemala and Bangladesh.
Any books that didn't go home with a Rotarian last evening will be added to Dryden's Books for Sharing boxes.