Members of the Fallon Elks Lodge # 2239 Donate Thesauruses to Local Middle School Students

Members of the Fallon Elks Lodge # 2239 recently distributed 552 thesauruses to students attending Churchill Middle School, Lovelock Middle School, Silver Stage Middle School, and Fallon Oasis Academy in Nevada. Exalted Ruler LeRoy Olson, Leading Knight Henry Trujillo, Trustee Jack Quigley, Esquire Ken Catlin, Chaplain Gwen Olson, Inner Guard Bill Cho, and House Committee Secretary Judy Draughon all took part in the Lodge’s 2013 distribution as members visited and presented thesauruses to students attending each of the four middle schools in the Fallon area. The Lodge has been participating in The Dictionary Project since 2009 and has for the past 5 years remained committed to providing middle school students in the local community with thesauruses of their own. To date, the Lodge has donated a cumulative total of 1,608 thesauruses to students in the surrounding area. Lodge Secretary Ted Balash notes, “The Lodge has been distributing the Thesaurus for several years to the 7th Graders because the local Rotary Club distributes Dictionaries to the 3rd Graders and both organizations are highly regarded for the efforts and more importantly – the kids look forward to getting their books each year.” The Elks Lodge and the Rotary Club working alongside one another in order to promote the education of students in their community is most admirable as it reveals the organizations’ true commitments to fostering a lifetime of learning.