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Education Officer: Krista Givens, Parliamentarian
Beginning with each term, a platform for the Arley Women's Club is set by the Board of Directors. Our Focus is on Literacy.
Working with the Meek schools and the Arley Library, our hope is to instill a love of reading in students - from Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Under our newly formed reading program, K.1.2.3... Let’s Read, Indeed!
new initiatives are being planned to help students with reading and literacy.
Our hope is to encourage children in our Meek Elementary School to improve their reading habits and, their reading skills and to benefit from a focused effort by dedicated AWC members.
With guidance from school officials, assistance will be given where the greatest needs are identified. Whether it is in school, in the library, or in collaboration with local churches or after-school programs - this program will be formulated to help students with literacy and reading skills wherever possible.
If you feel led to join us in this effort, please volunteer to help our students love to read.
Co-Chairs: Blythe Welton &
Our goal is to help students with reading and mentoring under the newly formed K.1.2.3... Let’s Read, Indeed!
Research shows that oral language interactions can support early reading and are often the basis for children’s early writing.
Our hope is to expand the interactive reading hour program.
Assist the young students as they visit the library or classroom for an exciting tale. Or, be a Storyteller – costume provided!
‘Storytelling with a Flair’ will be presented to Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders.
Chairperson: Anne Knowlton
The Scholarship Program started with one $1,000 award in 2007.
The scholarships are based primarily on service, a reflection of the mission of the Arley Women’s Club. It has evolved to include Dual Enrollment scholarships, for advanced college placement courses.
The students are determined to put this money to good use in preparing for their future careers and hopefully will someday invest back into the Arley Community.
This committee meets 2-3 times per year. Involvement includes: revising the student packets, presenting the program to seniors at the beginning of the school year, reviewing and selecting the most qualified recipients, and presenting the awards at graduation in May.
Chairperson: Laurie Moore
The Library Committee assists with creative community programs and adult outreach to encourage the use of the library, increase patronage, funding for books and media, and improvements for the library.
The photo is from a presentation by author Phyllis Biffle Elmore of QUILT of SOULS: A MEMOIR, held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in cooperation with the Arley Library and Arley Women's Club.
It is one of many programs offered as an outreach to the community.
The AWC liaison for Meek Elementary School is Anne Knowlton. The AWC liaison for Meek High School is Sue Grogan.
These dedicated professionals spend much time each year volunteering and working with the schools to:
Meet with school Principals to determine how AWC can help with the priorities and understand funding needs.
Liaison with student groups who may work alongside AWC members for fundraising and special events.
Committee Members will help plan and participate in teacher and staff recognitions, and appreciation meals, and provide other support to the schools and liaisons as needed.