May 1, 2008
Rotarian Sam Sentelle gives instruction on use of translators provided to Literacy Volunteers.<
One in five adults is unable to read above the fifth-grade proficiency level, and Putnam Rotary wanted to do something about it.
The club put up a thousand dollars to be matched by Rotary District 7550 and made a grant of $2,000 to the Literacy Volunteers.
The money went for "talking dictionaries" and "translators," for the literacy tutors and their clients.
The final step for the project included training in use of the new teaching aids.
Above, Rotarian Sam Sentelle is demonstrating use of one of the translators. A member of the Putnam County Board of Education, Sentelle also serves on the Board of Directors for the Literacy Volunteers.