Tucson Area Reading Council (TARC) 

Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs

Mission Statement: The Tucson Area Reading Council will promote and enhance literacy for learners of all ages.

Goals: To promote professional growth for practitioners in the field of literacy. To Create, sponsor and/or support innovative literacy projects and programs. To serve the diverse needs of our community. To support lifelong learning.

Tucson Area Reading Council


President:                            Elisa Cruikshank

Vice President:                    Bob Wortman

Past President:                    Bob Wortman

Secretary:                            Lily Cummins

Treasurer:                            Gudrun Godare

​​Gudrun Godare

Board Members

Marilyn Ludwig – 520/885-1447

Deborah Dimmett

Cindy Smith

Committee Chairs

Books for Tots and Teens – Bob Wortman

Celebrate Literacy – Elisa Cruikshank

Communication – Lily Cummins, Elisa Cruikshank, Gudrun Godare

Honor Council – Gudrun Godare

International Project – Deborah Dimmett

Little Free Libraries – Cindy Smith

Programming – Bob Wortman, Gudrun Godare

Reach Out and Read – Marilyn Ludwig

Teachers as Readers – Young Adult Literacy Group – Marney Welmers

Teachers as Readers – Children’s Literature Group – Lily Cummins


Tucson Area Reading Council Membership

Renew your membership in the Tucson Area Reading Council. Your $30.00 membership includes membership in the Arizona Reading Association, discounts on all council and state events, and a subscription to the Arizona Reading Journal. See page 16 for a membership application or contact Kristin Meza at for more information. 

Tucson Area Reading Council Calendar of Events 2017-2018

Event Registration Forms available in the TARC Newsletter

September 12, 2017

Nothing Rhymes with the True Meaning of Frankenstein Make a Blue Whale Sandwich on the First Day of School

With Author/Illustrator Adam Rex

4:30-6:30 pm

Make Way for Books, 700 N. Stone, Tucson (Parking directly east of the building)

This event is over.

April 2017

60 Books in 60 Minutes

Gudrun Godare

Details TBD