Reprinted from December 15, 2014 - The Spoke & Wheel
Story by Dave Williams


MV Rotary Donates New Books to Lake Forest Elementary Schools

On December 10, 2014, representatives of the Rotary Club of Mission Viejo delivered 218 new Scholastic books to two elementary schools chosen by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. This year, the District selected Olivewood Elementary and Santiago Elementary, both in Lake Forest, as recipients.
Mission Viejo Rotary supports the “Reading by 9” concept by purchasing new books every year for use by local schools. The club purchases books published for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Club Secretary Dave Williams explained, “The goal is to give children books that they want to read as an incentive to improve reading skills. Our club applied for a Scholastic Literary Partnership, which allows us to buy new books at a discount from Scholastic.”

Rotarians Bob McQueen, Dave Williams, and Bill Kersten present books to Olivewood ES Representatives Hanley Galan and Almerdra Carrera.

In addition, Rotarians Dave Williams, Bob McQueen, and Bill Kersten present books to Santiago ES children J. Garcia, J. Mora, and S. Sim and to School Librarian Jennifer Stanley.
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