The Literacy Buzz

One Tutor, One Student, One Word at a Time
March 2014

“People, even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed, revived,
reclaimed, and redeemed;
never throw out anyone.”

Audrey Hepburn

Dear friend:

            I was juggling assorted tasks and checking emails when one email caught my eye. A long-time Literacy Council volunteer had written to share her “at long-last” goal attainment. It was a significant accomplishment that had taken a dedicated journey to reach. The volunteer had checked in from time to time regarding her bumpy progress. As I read through her note I was not prepared for her expressions of gratitude that accompanied her descriptions of final achievement. The volunteer was writing to thank me for the encouragement I had given to her over the years.

            A renewed vigor washed over me as her words danced before my eyes. I shook my head in disbelief and wiped away tears. I had been privy to peek into her lovely world. I was the one who had benefited and grown. That volunteer walked across my heart, touching me exactly when I needed inspiration and a reminder about the importance of being grateful. I am the one who received so much more.

            THANK YOU to our many generous donors, supporters, volunteers, tutors and adult learners who believe in the strength of our Literacy Council!

Susan M. Vilardo
Executive Director

Golf Balls for Literacy!

Cincy Charity Golf Ball Drop

Event takes place on April 17, 2014, noon at the Marge Schott Baseball Stadium on the UC Campus of University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.  A special designed and crafted Pelican will drop thousands of golf balls.  Maybe yours will be the lucky one to land on the pre-selected targets.  Purchase your golf balls for a chance to win up to $1,000,000.  Balls are $5 each or 6 for $25.

The Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties receives 80% of the ball donations sold in our name.  Purchase online for a quick transaction or mail-in tickets are available by request.  For more information and to buy online go to and be sure to click on “Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties” or call The Literacy Council at (513) 831-7323 for assistance.

The Piggest Raffle Returns

Adopt a Pig or More and
Help the Literacy Council

Get on line at and follow three easy steps. 

At step one CHOOSE A CHARITY, click and scroll down to Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown. PIGS are $5.00 each and you can purchase them in larger quantities. The Literacy Council receives 100% of the donation for every pig that is purchased in our name.

Drawing To Be Held During
The Flying Pig Marathon Weekend
May 2-4, 2014


2014 Adult Spelling Bee

Here is a sure sign that spring is on its way!  The Literacy Council will be conducting their annual adult Spelling Bee fundraiser at the Miami Township Civic Center in Milford, OH.

Mark your calendars for June 6, 2014 at Noon and we hope to see you there.  Look for the Spelling Bee flyer and team registration to be mailed in March.

Meet the Literacy Council Board Members
 Meredith Delaney - Vice President, Jerome H. Eichert - Treasurer,
Rebecca Proud, Tom Rocklin, Jeannee Saunders,
Rose M. Tepe - President and Chris Wick – Secretary

Abundant Gratitude to Our 2014 Funding Partners

Thank you to all the generous donors who contributed to the Literacy Council’s November 2013 Appeal for financial support.  We are excited to say, that so far, we have received $14,300!!  Adult learners will be able to make significant changes in their lives by improving their literacy skills, thanks to you.


ProLiteracy believes every adult has a right to literacy.
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