Bettendorf Rotary honors Faye Clow with dictionary project

 In recognition of the late Bettendorf Public Library director and the first woman president of the Bettendorf Rotary, the club has announced its top literacy outreach will now be known as the Faye Clow/Bettendorf Rotary Club Dictionary Project.


This annual program provides a free dictionary to every fourth-grade student in the Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley schools districts as well as private institutions Rivermont Collegiate, Lourdes Catholic and Morning Star Academy. It occurs each October.


The members handle in-class distribution of the dictionaries which students keep as their own. It extends literacy outreach for the club which includes several scholarships and is a fitting tribute to the memory of Clow. Regular club fundraising activities cover the cost of the dictionaries.


"The efforts of our members to organize and present this program for our club is truly remarkable," said BRC President Scott Naumann. "Adding Faye Clow’s name to the title is without question a great way to continue her legacy as both a champion of literacy and a great Rotarian."