The SCV Rotary Club teamed up with the Saugus Union School District to donate 700 books to their Before and After School Programs for elementary schools throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
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Rotarians Mary Ann Colf and Connie Ragen Green connected with Michelle Morse, Director of Child Development Programs for Saugus Union, and on May 8 the Rotary Club affixed book plates to all 700 books.
Also on hand was Judy Umeck, president of the School Board and Superintendent Dr. Joan Lucid.
This project was the culmination of several months of fundraising efforts by Rotary, and all 700 book titles were hand-picked by former classroom teacher Connie Ragen Green.
Founded more than 50 years ago, the Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club currently meets Wednesdays at noon at Marie Callendar’s on The Old Road just north of Magic Mountain Blvd.
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. With 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world they all share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.
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Source: Santa Clarita News