Scotch Plains Couple Hosts Literacy Volunteers Meeting

Pictured: Gala co-chairs Ron Shalhoub of Madison and Marta and Ken Genoni of Westfield (front row); Liela Bernstein of Westfield, Marilyn Evangelista of Scotch Plains (second row); Bonni McCoy of Cranford, Dawn Harrison or Scotch Plains and Gene Evangelista of Scotch Plains (third row); Elizabeth Gloeggler of Montvale and Steve Kilduff of Bridgewater (back row).

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Members of the Gala Committee of Literacy Volunteers of Union County met at the home of Gene and Marilyn Evangelista of Scotch Plains for their June meeting. The Gala Committee of Literacy Volunteers meets monthly to discuss gala events for the Literacy Volunteers of Union County, including their upcoming event on November 2nd at the Schackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. The event will include a number of honorees: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz, Emmy Award-winning journalist Byron Pitts of CBS “60 Minutes,” and Goya Foods.

The Literacy Volunteers of Union County matches certified tutors with adult learners in need of basic literacy or English as a Second Language assistance. Tutors teach reading, writing and verbal skills to improve the overall quality of life of learners. It is a nonprofit association.

“I am very proud to work with such a dedicated group of volunteers, who are compassionate and committed,” says Arlene Klemow, Developmental Director of the organization.

The Literacy Volunteers of Union County website offers information about volunteering as a tutor or in some other capacity, as well as how to donate to their cause. Their site can be accessed at

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