Fall 2016 ESL Tutor Training Workshop   - Tarrytown, September 17, 2016    


The Literacy Volunteers of the Tarrytowns will offer an 18 hour ESL Tutor Training Workshop at Warner Library, starting Saturday September 17th, 2016, at 9:00AM. Now is the time to register!

Saturday workshop:
September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 22 and 29th, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
Follow up meeting: TBA

A materials fee of $25.00 is collected at the first meeting to cover the cost of a textbook and other materials given to students during the course of the workshop. There are no further expenses or dues. To register, or to request additional information, please fill the online volunteer application form. You may also call 914-488-4250 or e-mail info@lvtarrytown.org.

Board of Directors meeting, Monday September 12, 2016

The next meeting of the Board of Directors of the Literacy Volunteers will be on Monday September 12th, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, at the Warner Library.

LVT Annual Membership Meeting was held on Saturday June 11, 2016   - for meeting minutes please email us at info@lvtarrytown.org. 

BEST Plus Testing

Please contact us via email at info@lvtarrytown.org to set up an appointment to have your student tested.

James Kittler - In Memoriam

As many of you know, Jim Kittler who was a tutor, tutor advisor, and our Director of Student-Tutor Matching, passed away last June. Jim contributed so much time to his students, our tutors and to our organization as a whole. In many ways he was the face of Literacy Volunteers of the Tarrytowns – always at the library, board meetings and holiday parties. When the board decided that we needed to have the Tutoring Center painted, we asked Jim to get some estimates to do the job. He was so shocked by the amount others wanted to charge that did the job himself and only charged us for materials. We will miss him very much.

Alice Egan Brothers- In Memoriam

Our friend and colleague Alice Egan Brothers passed away October 17, 2008. Alice had been a member of Literacy Volunteers of the Tarrytowns for 32 years. She served as a tutor, treasurer and board member. Many in our organization met Alice when they attended our tutor training workshop — for many years she assisted with the workshop when the format of the training was to show filmstrips cued by recorded presentations. For the past 14 years, she was present at the first session to collect workshop fees and serve refreshments. Behind the scenes, Alice kept track of our income and expenses, made timely reimbursements and provided formal financial statements at each board meeting.

Alice was well known in our community through her work with many other volunteer organizations — Meals on Wheels, Friends of Warner Library, The Historical Society, Project Time Out (respite help) and the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Her keen mind, welcoming smile, pale blue eyes and helping hands will be cherished and missed by us all. -- By Mary Jane Driscoll



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