Shenendehowa Rotary celebrates 10th anniversary of dictionary project

2012 marks the tenth year that the Shenendehowa Rotary Club has participated in the Dictionary Project. Since 2002, the Rotary Club of Shenendehowa has distributed over 8,000 dictionaries to third-grade students in the Shenendehowa School District.
As part of its commitment to improve literacy, Shenendehowa Rotary adopted the Dictionary Project as an ongoing service project. Each fall, members of the Shenendehowa Rotary visit area classrooms to hand out the dictionaries and talk to the children about using their new dictionary. Shenendehowa Rotary President Ed Brown said, “I look forward each year to the Dictionary Project. The children are so excited to receive their new dictionary and immediately begin looking up words.”
The goal of the Dictionary Project is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The Dictionary Project was founded in 1995 in South Carolina by Mary French, and since that time over 18 million children have received dictionaries in the United States.
Shenendehowa Rotary meets every Thursday morning at 7:15 AM for breakfast at Coburg Village at the intersection of Grooms and Vischer Ferry Roads in Clifton Park.