Illinois Valley Reading Council

Back-to-School Newsletter 2020

Wednesday Webinar Viewing

In keeping with the current protocol for being safe, our council has planned our first event with social distancing in mind. We know that the Morton Cinema is following CDC rules for cleaning and serving food, so we thought it would be in all of our best interest to start the school year with an event that allows us to gather, but stay safely apart in a theater setting. Please join us:

Where: Morton Cinemas

When: September 2, 2020

Time: 6:30 Registration/pick-up your free favorite movie snack

Webinar: 7-8 p.m. "Why Reading Fluency Matters " with Tim Rasinski

1 Professional Development Hour available

No fee

Bring a guest and receive an entry into a drawing for a super-fun movie basket. Your guest could also win a free membership to IVRC when registering to become a member.

Please RSVP - to Regetta Wharram at

Meet the Illinois Valley Executive Board for 2020/21

President - Regetta Wharram

Vice-President - Michlle Buscher

Past President - Nancy Brush

Treasurer - Renee Coile

Membership Chair - Janine Weyland

Secretary - Jill Veskauf

Our goal is to provide our members with literacy information and safe opportunities to enhance learning for themselves and their students.

IRC Conference 2021

Illinois Reading Council has moved the annual conference from the Peoria location in October back to Springfield in the spring. Please watch for more information coming your way from IRC.

2020/2021 IVRC Program Year

Please be watching for a survey from IVRC regarding future events. We are interested in your opinions for topics, locations, presenters, and factors that influence your attending IVRC events. Your suggestions are needed and appreciated! We are hoping that we can get back to a regular schedule soon.