We are thrilled to report that we have recruited 15 new members since September. As a relatively small chapter, adding that many members to our previous base of about 50 members is phenomenal and bodes well for our hopes to expand our efforts. During National Volunteer month in April, nine of our new members attended two orientation sessions at local coffee shops, where they learned specifics about all our activities and programs and posed questions to the board members who attended. Many of the new members had joined because of their interest in our Literacy for Kids program, specifically our one-on-one tutoring efforts, and some had already started tutoring. The new members’ enthusiastic interest in all our programs was evident and all attendees enjoyed the experience of making new friends through a shared interest in improving our community. That’s just one of the reasons we volunteer.