Chatham adult school
Although we are celebrating our 10 Chatham Literacy’s first Board of Directors was comprised of: Mary Alexion (Board President), Brenda Rogers (Board Vice-President), Bonnie Bechard (Acting Treasurer), Jennifer Gillis(Secretary), Liz Carey, Beverly Hanly, Jeff Hartigan, Sara Lambert.
There was quite a lot of work yet to accomplish before services could start.
However, there did exist a Chatham Literacy that was formulated almost 20 years prior.
Around the late 1980s, community members in and around Siler City created the first Chatham Literacy organization.
The next step was to bring together a group of interested participants. In early 2007, Bonnie Bechard began to solicit interest parties, contacting Friends of the Library, contacts on her email lists, and so forth.
Board members got busy developing policies and procedures, bylaws, volunteer and student applications, and a volunteer agreement with expectations and responsibilities.