The Rotary Club of Flagler County is donating 1,032 dictionaries to third-grade students of
Flagler County Public Schools. Every third grader will receive a dictionary that they may
keep and use as their own personal reference book throughout their educational years.
"Most children today do not own a personal dictionary and most do not have access to one
in their home," said Rick Staly, President of the Rotary Club of Flagler County. The Dictionary
Project encourages children to use dictionaries so that they will be able to use the English
language effectively during their school years and lifetime. Since its inception in Flagler
County, Rotary has donated over 6,000 dictionaries to Flagler County’s third graders. In
recent years Rotarian Ken Neu has coordinated the dictionary project with help from fellow
Rotarians as a Club community service project. "The dictionary program is made possible by
the community supporting our various fundraising efforts," said Staly.
The dictionary donation event will occur:
When: October 30, 2012 @ Noon – 1:00pm. Presentation will occur approximately 12:30pm
Where: The Grand Club at Pine Lakes Golf Course, 400 Pine Lakes Pkwy N, Palm Coast, FL
Who: Flagler County Schools Assistant Superintendent Jacob Oliva, School Board member
Trevor Tucker, Rotary Club of Flagler County President Rick Staly, Rotarian Ken Neu
About the Rotary Club of Flagler County: The largest Rotary Club in Flagler County was chartered by Rotary International in 1981 and currently has over 60 members. Membership consists of local
business owners and government leaders, educators and retirees. Each year the Rotary Club of Flagler County donates over $30,000.00 to local organizations and supports Rotary International in its global outreach programs. Persons interested in becoming a Rotarian and joining our club may visit www.flaglerrotary.org for contact information.
About Rotary International: Rotary International is a service club establish in 1905 by Chicago area
businessmen. Today there are over 1.2 million members worldwide in over 32,000 Rotary Clubs.
These clubs have a diverse membership but all focused on supporting their community and Rotary
Internationals global outreach programs. These programs include eliminating polio worldwide,
building safe water wells throughout the world and providing shelter to areas struck by natural
disasters. For more information about Rotary International please visit: www.rotary.org.
About the Dictionary Project: The Dictionary Project began in 1992 in Savannah, Georgia when Annie Plummer gave 50 dictionaries to a school near her home. The program grew and Ms. Plummer raised enough funds to donate over 17,000 dictionaries in her lifetime. As the project expanded the Dictionary Project became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Association in 1995. The project is now located in all 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, 9 Canadian provinces and many other countries worldwide. Since 1995 over 18 million children have received dictionaries. For more information go to www.dictionaryproject.org.