Meetings and Events

Welcome to the Umpqua Reading Council of the Oregon Reading Associations Events Calendar

Our board members meet monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Elmer’s Restaurant at 4:30 – 5:30. and attend state meetings to keep up to date on the events and current educational topics. Our membership meets every other month but some of our events are at other locations so check our listing of events.

September 10, 2014- Board Meeting @ Elmer’s Restaurant in Roseburg, OR from 4:30-5:30

October 8,2014- Special Event! “Professional Development-Student Publishing (writing), presented by Dennis Hickey at Roseburg Public Schools Professional Center, 1419 NW Valley View Drive with PDU available.Cost is $10 nonmembers and free to members. We’ll be handing out our Teachers as Readers Book Club books.(books are free)

November 12,2014 – Board Meeting @ Elmer’s 4:30-5:30

December 10, 2014 – Special Event! Membership Holiday Event. At Elmer’s at 4:30-5:30. Book Donation event for Casa de Belen.

January 7,2015- Board Meeting at Elmer’s Restaurant at 4:30-5:30.

January 14, 2015 – Literacy Leader Awards at Roseburg Public Schools Professional Development Center (behind RPS main offices)at 4:30 – 5:30. Reception Hour – Join us as we honor local literacy advocates. 1419 NW Valley View Drive in Roseburg, Oregon. Refreshments provided.

February 4, 2015 – Board Meeting Elmer’s Restaurant to judge posters entered into the Celebration of Literacy Poster Contest 4:30-5:30

March 11, 2015 – Professional Development- Literacy through Art at Elmer’s from 4:30-5:30. Our very own talented artist and retired teacher, Kay Ochs, will be our presenter. She will lead participants through two projects which you can use with students! earn a PDU. Cost is $10 to nonmembers and free to members.

April 8,2015 – URC Board Meeting – Calendar planning for next year. TAR book discussion of our second book pick. Come to Elmer’s from 4:30 – 5:30.

May 13, 2015- End of the Year Celebration! Free Appetizers to all of our URC members and guests! At Elmer’s from 4:30 – 5:30.


5 thoughts on “Meetings and Events

  1. Please join the Umpqua Reading Council for a wonderful Professional Development opportunity at our April 9, 2014 at Elmer’s Restaurant in Roseburg,OR at the Sunset Room at 4:30. You can create two projects through Art through Literacy with our multi-talented instructor, Kay Ochs!

  2. Celebration of Literacy is coming up. We will be volunteering at the Reading Fair which will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds from February 9, 2015. We usually give over 600 books away! The events for Celebration of Literacy will be taking place from February 9-21, 2015. We will also need volunteers for the Battle of the Books which will be on February 21 at the Roseburg High School Student Center.

  3. My dates are all wrong! The Celebration of Literacy is February 14-28, 2015 this year. Check out their website of to see all the events. Come and volunteer at the Reading Faire at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on February 21st from 10-4. Any time you can volunteer would be appreciated. Email one of the board members about this! Thanks!

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