We want to share some of the testimonials that we receive from our sponsors all the time. Please feel free to send us yours at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Last year we presented our 1,000th dictionary! We've also added a new feature by having select sixth graders attend the presentation with their well-worn dictionaries to explain how they use them to the third graders! This continues to be our most popular project with the community... and it drives many of our other school programs that include reading with second and third graders (bookworming), newspapers in education, providing mittens..."
Walter Boomsma, Valley Grange # 144, Abbot, ME
"This is a terrific project that provides so much benefit for so little cost."
Thomas Wilson, Chapel Hill Lions Club, Chapel Hill, TN
"I delivered last year for the first time and was pleased that the principal accompanied me to the classrooms and told students about Rotary and was quite a cheerleader for the project!"
Lorrinda Saxby, Rotary Club of St. Clairsville, Saint Clairsville, OH
"Maxwell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 249, Department of Iowa, has been donating the Dictionary Project Dictionaries to our local Elementary School - Collins-Maxwell Elementary School for a number of years. The students really enjoy getting these dictionaries in the 3rd grade, and they get to keep them through Elementary, Middle & High School. It is such a great project, and the reward from hearing from the students and teachers make it a worthwhile project for our community."
Janice Whaley, American Legion Aux. No. 249, Maxwell, IA
"We have been doing this for 7 years and get lots of feedback from kids and parents as to how much this is appreciated. Teachers all love it."
Don Davenport, Kiwanis Club of Kernersville, Kernersville, NC
"This will be our fourth year distributing dictionaries. I LOVE this project and feel fortunate to be able to participate in it. It has given great recognition to our lodge and its good works throughout our community."
Sharon Reuter, South Plainfield Elks Lodge # 2298, South Plainfield, NJ
"We have so much fun distributing the dictionaries. I tell people that you would think we were giving them a hundred dollar gift card. They are extremely excited that they own the book. We love the Dictionary Project!"
Diane Formoso, Lakewood First Lions Club, Fircrest, WA
"My fellow Rotarians tell me that this is one of the most rewarding projects they are a part of. They love visiting the schools and seeing the kids faces when they get their dictionary. This is our 4th year and we plan on doing this project for many more years! "
Kelly Wilson, Rotary Club of Tracy, Tracy, CA
"We wish to encourage the lifelong hobby of reading by providing a means for the kids to look up words in their own dictionary. We love this project! The enthusiasm from the kids is refreshing, and it reminds us the importance of giving something so small that creates something so big in the future."
Amanda Hyer, Rotary Club of Twin Falls, Twin Falls, ID
"We have participated now for several years, and everyone enjoys going to the schools and meeting the students and seeing their appreciation for receiving the books. We think this is a great program. Kids today need all the encouragement they can get to learn to read and write and to enjoy it. "
Beverly Marvin, Fairport Grange # 467, Macedon, NY
"This is the second year the dentists of La Marque, TX, have contributed to purchase dictionaries for the third-grade students of our local school district. The children are so proud to each have their very own dictionary, and the teachers are grateful that every child has one to use during this important year in their education."
Jo Hackbarth, La Marque Dentists for Education, Texas City, TX
"This is the 4th year we have presented dictionaries to every 3rd grader in Uinta County. We try to present the dictionaries when the teachers are teaching the students about dictionaries & how to use them. Both teachers & students love this program we have started."
Toni Bradford, Rotary Club of Evanston, Evanston, WY
"This is the sixth year the Lodge has provided dictionaries in these two school districts. It is very rewarding to meet some of the recipients and read the letters they send us. It's a great program."
Roger Vulgamore, Santa Ana Elks Lodge # 794, Santa Ana, CA
"We think the Dictionary Project is a powerful way to impact the lives of our students and provides Ada Rotary with a "signature project" that gives focus to our fundraising and public service endeavors. We began with three nearby schools last year and have added a fourth this year. This project has the unanimous support of our membership."
John Neville, Rotary Club of Ada, Ada, OH
"We have been doing this for over ten years. We hear nothing but great things about this project from the schools, Kiwanians and others we tell about this project. We have told others clubs about this and they have started projects in their area."
Linda Henson, Kiwanis Club of Eastmont, East Wenatchee, WA