(Cheryl Johnson, her granddaughter and I)
Ann and I got in touch with Cheryl Johnson, who is the founder of the Bequia Reading Club, and wanted to give her some of the school supplies Ann had gathered in Oregon. Cheryl works for the Bequia Bookshop and she noticed that there weren't that many children coming in to purchase books or even checking out books from the library. So the Bequia Reading Club was established by Cheryl in 2006 to encourage reading among the children of Bequia. They meet at the Fig Tree Restaurant (which is right on the waterfront in Admiralty Bay) twice a month. She appreciated the donations and said what they really needed was more chairs and some plastic cups to serve the children a snack and a drink at the meetings. And of course they could always use some more books! Volunteers are always welcome to help with the activities. For more information you can contact Cheryl at [email protected]
or on Bequia's morning VHF 68 Cruising Net at 8:00 am.