General Meeting: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
General Meeting: 4th Tuesday of each month (except August & December) at 10:00 a.m.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street, Winston Salem 27103
(just off Silas Creek Parkway via the Bolton Street exit)
General Meetings are a time to welcome visitors, hear guest speakers, and discuss club business. Women who are new or established residents of Greater Winston Salem are invited to join. Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings or activities before joining and paying dues. For more information contact our Membership Manager, Pat Titus at 336-771-4422.
Annual dues are $35 – renew each September (depending on the month, dues may be prorated)
TOPIC: READWS and the Augustine Literacy Project
SPEAKER: Kris A. Cox
The mission of the Augustine Literacy Project® is to improve the reading, writing, and spelling abilities of low income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. The Project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long-term, one-to-one instruction. ALP methodology is based on the research-based Orton-Gillingham approach and uses materials developed by Wilson Language Training Corporation® and ALP.
Orton-Gillingham is a structured, multisensory, phonetic teaching approach that has been proven to work with those who have language-related learning difficulties. Lessons include the five essential components of research-based reading instruction as defined by the National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
A 7-day, 42-hour training class is offered in the fall and winter each year. Three practice lessons with guidance from an experienced tutor coach are included during the training, and two more practice lessons with guidance from an experienced tutor in the week or two following the class.
Kris A. Cox will be our presenter. She is the Executive Director of READ ••WRITE ••SPELL (READWS) in Winston-Salem, NC. In addition to her duties at READWS, Kris is the president of the North Carolina chapter of the International Dyslexia Association board. Kris has a passion for advocating for ALL struggling readers, writers, and spellers. She believes that Orton-Gillingham training should be available to all elementary teachers and Orton-Gillingham instruction should be accessible to all students. Kris is a licensed teacher in birth-6th grade. She is married to her husband, Chris Cox, and has five children.
Calendar of Events: November 2017
Please RSVP for all events. Non-members who wish to attend one of our events should contact our Membership Manager, Pat Titus, at 336-771-4422 for additional information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a few social activities throughout the year when guests are invited to attend.
Evening Cards: Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m.
Travel Talk: Thursday, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. (Guests welcome)
Wine Tasters: Saturday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. (Guests welcome)
Book Club: Monday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m.
Mahjong: Tuesday, November 7, at 1:00 p.m.
Bridge Club: Thursday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m.
Movie/Theatre/Dinner: Friday, November 10 (TBA, p.m. time) (Guests welcome)
Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 14, at 10:00 a.m.
Mahjong: Wednesday, November 15, at 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Bunch: Thursday, November 16, at 11:30 a.m.
Day Trip Gals: Friday, November 17, at 11:30 a.m.
General Meeting: Tuesday, November 28, at 10:00 a.m.
Mahjong: Wednesday, November 29, at 1:00 p.m.
Day Cards: Thursday, November 30, at 1:00 p.m.
Membership Manager: email@example.com