Portside Rotary – Dictionary Project

Portside Rotarians visited Consolidated School in Kennebunkport on Wednesday, September 23rd and visited Kennebunk Elementary School on Friday, September 25th to distribute over 150 dictionaries to the 3rd graders. Sue Gesing of Portside Rotary initiated the project and followed through with a grant award from Rotary District Simplified Grant. The dictionaries have a personalized label with each student`s name on the inside cover. Portside Rotary supported this local project with welcome response from the schools.

Rotary`s Goals for the Dictionary Project:

1. Support literacy through the development of good reading skills.

2. Provide Rotarians a chance to interact with young people in our community.

3. Let kids know that the community cares about them.

4. Promote awareness of Rotary in the community.

Portside Rotary plans to continue this dictionary project every year, with this year`s group of students being the first to receive the books. Rotary is a strong supporter of literacy and continues to contribute to local community efforts as well as international humanitarian projects.

Kennebunk Portside Rotary meets every Tuesday at 7:15 am for their breakfast meeting at the Community House, Temple Street, Kennebunkport – please feel free to join us for breakfast to see what our club is all about or visit: www.kennebunkportsiderotary.org.

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