Recently I joined the board of directors for The READ Center, a Richmond based non-profit organization that offers free literacy education programs to adults who wish to learn to read or improve their reading skills.  Already I’ve jumped in with both feet and now serve as the chair of the Marketing and Development Committee.  Our first big event is a Spelling Bee scheduled for May 23.  I’m the first to admit my spelling is not the best but that won’t stop me from sponsoring a team of spellers to compete in the Bee.  Today UPS Freight invited READ’s Executive Director and I to a kick-off meeting for their employees and to announce that UPS Freight will be the title sponsor of the event.

(L-R) April Rehmann of UPS Freight, READ's Executive Director Harriet Scruggs and me.