IRA / Rotary International (IRARI) Partnerships

Chair: Judy A. Backlund

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Pearson Foundation-IRA-Rotary Literacy Project Awards

The Pearson Foundation-IRA-Rotary $2500 award to two literacy projects of excellence will be awarded in 2014. Literacy projects jointly undertaken by a Rotary club and an IRA council or affiliate are eligible.

Award Information and Application Form

Literacy Award Overview (Spanish)

Literacy Award Submission Form (Spanish)

Use this video to illustrate the award to IRA members and Rotarians

Winners of 2012 Pearson Foundation/IRA/Rotary International $2500 Awards

Awards were presented at the International Literacy Day event on Sept. 7, 2012 at the Library of Congress.

Congratulations to:

  • Reading Rocks in Rockford: Rockford Michigan Rotary Club partnered with the Kent, Michigan Reading Council in Rockford Michigan.
  • Guatemala Bookmaking: Salem Oregon Rotary Club partnered with the Oregon’s Vineyards Valley Reading Council. 
  • Honorable Mention:
    Clothe the Body; Feed the Mind: Ellensburg (WA) Morning Rotary partnered with CentralWORD, the IRA affiliate at Central Washington University.


The IRA / Rotary International (IRARI) Partnership SIG’s Mission is to:

  1. Promote literacy projects worldwide between International Reading Association Councils and Affiliates, International Development Committees, and the Rotarian Action Group for Literacy and Rotary Clubs and Districts;
  2. Provide a member network and forum through which to generate ideas for, and exchange information about, IRARI activities in local, district, national, and international communities;
  3. Conduct a symposium at the annual IRA convention; and
  4. Organize sessions about the IRA/Rotary International Partnership SIG at both IRA and Rotary conferences.


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