LVWC Fundraising Events

Because of COVID-19, we cancelled our usual summer events for 2020, Links for Literacy
and the Joyce S. Ahern Summer Speaker series. We are planning new events for 2021, however. As plans develop, we will post information
on this site. Thank you! 

Joyce S. Ahern Speaker Series

The Joyce S. Ahern Speaker Series is an annual event during which an author or speaker offers a presentation followed by a reception and book signing at the Ocean House. Joyce S. Ahern brought her considerable experience as a mother of five and dedicated elementary school teacher to Literacy Volunteers. A long-term board member, Joyce spent many years helping people learn to read. She had a single-mindedness when she was onto something, and Literacy Volunteers was a direct beneficiary of her persistence. 

Joyce was passionate about Literacy Volunteers. She could always be counted on for her strong and immediate focus, her willingness to raise funds and work long hours. She also had an uncanny ability to recruit volunteers. Her children were not exempt from her passion and reading time was always a priority in her family's home. This series is named in her honor. 

Links for Literacy Charity Golf Tournament

Every spring, Literacy Volunteers hosts a nine-hole golf tournament at Weekapaug Golf Club. The event also features lunch and raffles. 

International Potluck & Awards Ceremony

At the end of every every school year, Literacy Volunteers hosts a International Potluck & Awards Ceremony for the students, tutors and their families. We were able to continue this tradition in 2020 with a video presentation that honored students and tutors for their work over the past year. Please see the Home page to view the video. 

Literacy Volunteers of Washington County

7 Elm Street

P. O. Box 245

Westerly, RI 02891