A year ago Julia and Emma Mogus provided Club members with a literacy wakeup call. We heard them and have contributed to Books With No Bounds, an organization they founded to send books to First Nations communities.
Last Friday the Rotary Club of Cobourg recognized their achievements and efforts with Paul Harris Fellowships. Since founding Books With No Bounds they have shipped more than 50,000 books to almost 50 First Nations communities. They have been recognized as "Most Inspiring Teens - Best of Canada 2013" by the Globe and Mail Newspaper. They are the recipients of the "2014 GenNext top 20 Under 40 Volunteer Award", the "Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal", and YMCA's "Peace Medallion Award". If that wasn't enough (and it's only a sample of the recognition their work has garnered), both Julia and Emma are high-school honours students.
Visit their website and see why we think Julia and Emma are two very special people and learn about the work they are doing to ensure aboriginal children receive the building blocks they need for literacy success. You can also follow them on Facebook. Julia and Emma are the epitomy of Service Above Self.
Pictured: Bill Taggart, President Rotary Club of Cobourg; Shirley Johnson, Chair Rotary Foundation Committee, Rotary Club of Cobourg; Julia Mogus; Emma Mogus; Brian Thompson, District Governor, Rotary District 7070.