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Since its charter year (1967), MERC primarily serves Outagamie, Calumet, and Northern Winnebago Counties for public and private schools in the districts of Appleton, Brillion, Chilton, Freedom, Hilbert, Hortonville, Kaukauna, Kiel, Kimberly, Little Chute, Menasha, Neenah, New Holstein, Shiocton, Stockbridge, Weyauwega-Fremont, and Winneconne. 

2022 - 2023 MERC Upcoming Event:

 Stay Tuned!


Please contact MERC at [email protected]

 MERC membership:

  • $10 MERC membership for the 2022 - 2023 council year. 
  • $25 nonmember fee to attend a MERC program.
  • $10 MERC membership fee for full-time undergraduate students
  • $0 for member of another local reading council to attend MERC programs

Who We Are

Legislative Jacqueline Klimaszewski [email protected]
Membership Stephanie Malaney [email protected]
President Amy Roggenbauer [email protected]
Treasurer Sandy Benton [email protected]
Planning Faye Kohlbeck [email protected]
Website and Social Network Sandy Benton [email protected]

Our MERC History

Since 1967, MERC has continued to be a non-profit, professional, and service organization composed of reading specialists, teachers, administrators, and others who are genuinely concerned with the improvement and teaching of reading and the promotion of lifelong literacy.

  1. Grow as a professional through informative programming.
  2. Gain support or professional development hours for your Educator Effectiveness or Professional Practice goals.  
  3. Network with other reading professionals including classroom teachers.
  4. Be informed of legislation and trends regarding literacy education.
  5. Support local, state, and international projects.
  6. Win amazing door prizes.