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postheadericon 036 Rotary Club Radio Northern Waters Literacy

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Jill Leahy and Leanne Waterworth of Northern Waters Literacy from right here in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Rotary Club Radio Episode 036

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Length: 38.5 min.

Rotary Minute

Before we get into today’s featured segment, I want to acknowledge that we are in a new Rotary Year and we have a new Rotary International President.  Rotary Club Radio want to congratulate and welcome our Rotary International President Tanaka.  Thank you for your willingness to lead and serve in the great organization.

I also want to thank Past Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee for his year of dedicated service above self!

Featured Segment

Today we’re going to be talking about Literacy, which is a an important part of what Rotary International strives to support, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight an organization that is doing well, despite the challenges of working in small – rural area in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Northern Waters Literacy mission is:

“Enriching the quality of life and learning for adults and families through individualized literacy instruction, personal relationships, and community building.”

Topics Include:

  • Funds – How do you raise funds for your program?
    • Grants
    • Foundation
    • In-Kind donations·
    • Other Income
  • Budget
    • Programs
    • 501c(3) –
    • In-kind  What is an in-kind expense?
    • Support Services

Programs/Services offered

  • Tutoring
  • Tutor Training

Importance of Volunteers

  • The economy make volunteers invaluable.

Gauging the success of the program

  • Tracking
  • Assessments
  • In-takes
  • Awards

Success Story

  • Jill B.

What are your organizations biggest needs/wish list?

  • Volunteers
  • Money
  • Equipment

What kind of person makes good volunteer?

Enjoy the show!



  • Jill or LeeAnn at: 715-405-7323

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