What are the Benefits of Membership
in ORA and EERC?

As an educator, you know that literacy is a cornerstone of learning. The Oregon Reading Association is a 2,000-member professional organization for teachers, administrators, parents, and others who are dedicated to the promotion of literacy. The Emerald Empire Reading Council is the local ORA chapter that serves Lane County. Together, we will help keep you informed, inspired, and effective. Join today and enjoy the many benefits of membership.

ORA and EERC have a joint membership of $25 per year.

Go to www.oregonread.org to either download a membership form or join online.


Six reasons why you should join the Oregon Reading Association and the Emerald Empire Reading Council

1 Keep abreast of current literacy research and events through ORA's newsletter, The ORAcle, and EERC's bimonthly newsletter, The Literacy Line as well as news of events, through our listserv "theliteracylist," arriving in your inbox monthly.

These outstanding newsletters feature a wide range of engaging articles on literacy, ORA/EERC activities and programs, opportunities for inservice workshops, teacher tips, teaching ideas, and other related topics. They offer comprehensive and up-to-date information on literacy teaching strategies.

2 Receive special literacy materials for free!

The ORA has an extensive, up-to-date professional lending library. All you pay is the postage. The EERC newsletter always contains student pages that are ready to use or that can be adapted for your needs. These are also available on our website.

3 Take advantage of professional development opportunities during the year provided by ORA and EERC. Save on registration fees.

You won't want to miss these events! ORA is providing Institutes featuring a year-long focus and nationally-recognized presenters. EERC will present workshops and other opportunities to expand on the same focus.

4 Network with other professionals interested in literacy. Learn about new books through EERC programs and join a TAR group to discuss favorite books.

Sharing ideas helps educators stay fresh and effective. By becoming an ORA member, you can network with others interested in promoting lifelong literacy at both the local and state levels. Being a member also allows you to join one of the EERC TAR (Teachers as Readers) Groups to read and discuss favorite books. Our yearly Whine and Wine Program in May features good books for summer enjoyment.

5 Take advantage of the educational resources available to ORA members.

The ORA has a wide variety of resources to share with members: a professional lending library of books, videos, and DVDs, reading lists, parent involvement material, and more. The Emerald Empire Reading Council offers educational programs throughout the year, sponsors book discussion groups (Teachers As Readers groups) and has booklists (adult and children's) available.

6 You can join both the ORA and the Emerald Empire Reading Council for just $25!

An ORA/EERC membership offers so much and costs surprising little - just $25 a year. Don't delay. Go to the ORA website and join today by clicking here: www.oregonread.org.