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Metro Rotary awards literacy grant to Title I program

Image 1 Columbia Metro Rotary presented its annual Literacy Development Award to the Columbia Public Schools' Title I program. Metro Rotary has been a Partner In Education with the Title I program in the Columbia Public Schools since 2003, and these awards are given annually to help promote literacy and advance student learning. This year's award total was $1,500.
 
Rotary International has been fighting illiteracy for many years, and Metro Rotary is pleased to help in the battle. "Metro Rotary realizes the positive impact that learning to read at an early age has on a child's later education and future," Gena Patton, Metro Rotary president, said. "We have enjoyed working with children and teachers in the Columbia Public Schools' Title I program, and look forward to helping students continue to advance their reading skills."
 
The Columbia Metro Rotary Club was chartered in 1993. The club's 90 current members represent a cross-section of men and women from the community's business and professional ranks. Rotary clubs throughout the world meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds.
 
Rotary Clubs are active today in 160 countries, where 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 clubs.
 
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