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By Chris Naftel
President, Rotary Club of Tehachapi 

Rotary literacy project

Rotary Club of Tehachapi


June 8, 2019

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One of the Rotary Club of Tehachapi's favorite projects every year is distributing personalized books to every single kindergarten student throughout the Tehachapi Unified School District. Each individual book features the name of the student, names of the student's friends, the teacher's name, their school and their pets' names.

This service project encourages literacy and the love of reading at an early age, because reading is the key to success in learning. During the last two weeks, 10 Rotarians participated in the delivery of 333 books to the kindergarten students at Golden Hills Elementary, Cummings Valley Elementary and Tompkins Elementary.

This project has been the source of much joy for the Rotarians who volunteer to go to the schools. The delight on each child's face when they are called up to receive their own book makes every minute worthwhile.

Thank you to all the kindergarten teachers at TUSD for helping to make this program the success that it is and happy reading to all the recipients of the books.

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi meets on Thursdays at noon at The Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. If you are interested in learning more about the club, please visit or contact Tim Trujillo, membership chair, at (661) 821-0086.


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