Fun-Loving, Caring Volunteers Wanted
Spellbinders is a nonprofit organization of storytellers who volunteer their time in schools and other venues to tell time-honored, multicultural, character building stories.
I am so excited to have found this organization, and I believe it is one that you will become excited about as well.
This is the tenth year for the Larimer chapter, and the two founding members are still playing leading roles. Witty, articulate, well-read, and well-traveled, Nora Heaton and Dora Hildebrand are the poster women for what it means to make the most out of the senior years by passionately sharing the love of storytelling. All 62 active storytellers are extraordinary as well.
Amazing people accomplish amazing things, and during the[masked] school year, 37 schools were visited monthly. 278 classroom for a total of 6,200 children in the Poudre, Thompson and Weld School Districts were delighted to hear fascinating stories. Listening skills, visualization skills, and literacy skills are all enhanced when children hear stories. Teachers ask storytellers back year after year as they see first hand the value of the stories.
For more information about the organization, please visit www.spellbinders.org But to really understand the caliber of people involved and the impact of the stories told, you need to meet them. I would like to invite you to one, or more, of our monthly meetings. They take place the first Wednesday of each month at Lifepointe Church, 900 East Prospect Rd. We meet in the Fireside Room from12:45 to 3:00. Upcoming meetings are April 2nd and May 7th. If you find this organization as worthwhile as I do the next training session begins in August 2014. There are still seats available, and it is possible to register through July.
I sincerely hope I have piqued your interest; I look forward to meeting you,