Welcome to the 2016-17 Lions year for the Reading Action Committee.
The goal of this Committee is simple-help promote literacy within District A4 and help improve access to literature.
The Reading Action Program is a 10 year LCI initiative brought forward in July 2013 by PIP Wayne Madden and his wife Lion Linda.
Included for Canadian Lions is a partnership with Scholastic Canada, the Read and Rise Literacy Project, targeting kids from preschool to grade 3.
Within MDA, the Reading Action Program is varied not only amongst Districts but between Clubs. Each Club can work, in conjunction with the District Chair, to design a program that works best for them based on their community needs.
What is our District doing? What are some ideas?
In A4, I am planning to work on the following with our Clubs
1-Collect gently used books from Lions and thusly from community members. The books can either be donated locally by the Club itself or given to the Reading Action Chair to be distributed to areas and schools in need. I will be contacting school boards for assistance with this
2-Educate Clubs on the Scholastic Partnership of a 50% discount on orders of a minimum of $100 and encourage them to purchase and donate the books
3-Where Clubs donate Christmas Hampers to those families needing a little assistance, include some books
4-Work with local Food Banks to have books onhand that families can take
5-Establish Little Free Libraries (keeping in mind municipal bylaws and regulations) painted in Lions colours
Please contact me for more information and to get your Club started.
Lion Kim Sheldrick-Reading Action Chair
facebook page A4 Lions Reading Action