August 4, a great day for a Summer Get Together! We were honored to have speaking to us two former Board members, Chancey Henneman and Alice Foster, who were instrumental in getting our ESL tutoring organization established. They gave us glimpses of the road traveled since the inception of Diablo Valley Literacy Council 40 years ago.
In addition to munching on delectable brunch foods, attendees could digest fresh ideas presented by tutors in five brief talks about ways to go beyond our textbooks:
Ela – working with the basic, basic English learner
Rachel – meeting the need for verbal communication
Renaye – gaining a permanent resident card
Mary – obtaining a green card
Wendy – achieving citizenship
Discussions at each table followed. Special thanks to the five ladies mentioned above for organizing and actualizing such a memorable occasion.