Ventura County Reading Association
promoting literacy for all

Who is VCRA?

VCRA members are proud of the International Literacy Association’s recognition of local efforts to promote literacy in Ventura County.
The Ventura County Reading Association is an affiliate local council of the International Literacy Association.
The Ventura County Reading Association (VCRA), an affiliate of the California Reading Association (CRA) and the International Literacy Association (ILA), is a professional organization of teachers, students, administrators, librarians, instructional assistants, parents, and others committed to literacy efforts in Ventura County.

Each year, VCRA members work to promote literacy through a variety of dynamic events and educational activities focused on practical application of literacy skills in all fields and across all disciplines.

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Executive Board 
Committee Members

The VCRA Executive Board is made up of educators, librarians, authors and other community members who are committed to promoting literacy and providing educational opportunities through their volunteer efforts in the community.

Executive Board Officers

​Rene' Hohls - President

VACANT - President-Elect

VACANT - Past-President

Mary Goldberg - Recording Secretary

Holly Kunkle - Treasurer

Mary Weyand - Membership Chairperson

Kate Henderson - Corresponding Secretary

Board Members

Laurie Cariker - Events Co-Chair​
​Carolyn Gleisberg - Member At Large
Charlotte Lucero - Hospitality
Julie Moore - Member At Large​
Alexis O'Neill - Literacy Outreach Chair
Meg Thackoorie - Member at Large
Lyn Tovar - Social Media and Web Page Chair
Lisa Walthall - Member At Large

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Our Mission...

To increase literacy and promote a love of reading throughout Ventura County.

Promote Family and Community Literacy
Provide Professional Development
Aid International Community Partners
Increase and sustain council membership
Provide valuable services to our members
- Engage area youth in writing and sharing their work at the annual Young Authors Faire

The Ventura County Reading Association has actively supported literacy in
Ventura County for over forty years.