Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Huntington Beach Library : : "Learning and Growing Together" 2015 Literacy Volunteers

"Learning and Growing Together"
2015 Literacy Volunteers-HBPL Annual Meeting & Awards Night
OPEN DOORS: July 2015

On June 25, 2015, Literacy Volunteers-HBPL held its annual awards event. It was a time to gather and celebrate the achievements of the learners and the volunteers who all work so hard throughout the year.

The evening air was filled with the sounds of excited attendees, accompanied by beautiful paper floral displays, refreshments, succulent center pieces, a photo pictorial running on a TV, a gardening book raffle and a delightful make-a-floral-pen activity, led by Karen Topolewski.

Audrey Richards, President; Susan Hodge, Vice President; and Diane Moseley, Program Coordinator co-emceed and guided attendees through the fun events and announcements of the evening.

Learners Walaa Abelnour, Gladys Juy, Rachel Li and Alicia Zhou were recognized with Adult Learner Awards for Excellence, and Nancy Wu, Max Shih & Wendy L. for obtaining their citizenship. Tutors received pins acknowledging their landmark years (5, 20, 15 and 20!) of service.

New and returning board members were announced and voted on, while outgoing board members were acknowledged and thanked for their years of service.

Special thanks for the dedicated work of the committee and all those who helped to create such a beautiful and lively event for everyone to enjoy!

In 1984, the Literacy Volunteers-HBPL was founded by Linda D. Light. 31 years later, the program flourishes and learners and tutors continue to work tirelessly, enriching each other and the community as a whole, by learning from each other and growing together.

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