Raymore Peculiar Sunrise Club
The Raymore Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club in Missouri has participated in The Dictionary Project since 2008. Over the years, members have helped 3,768 students enrich their educations.This year, 432 third graders received dictionaries courtesy of the club.
Marty Carpenter and her grandson visited fourth graders at Westwood Terrace Elementary School and gave them dictionaries. Her daughter is a teacher at the school. Ms. Carpenter is pictured above with her grandson.
Rotary Club of Union
The Rotary Club of Union in Missouri started a Dictionary Project in their community this year! They visited 3 schools and donated 288 dictionaries. Prior to delivery, Rotarians gathered to put labels in each book. We are so glad that they have elected to do a Dictionary Project, and we look forward to hearing more about the great things they are doing to promote literacy in... Read More
Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club
Our director, Mary French, had the opportunity to meet some members of the Oak Harbor Kiwanis Club at a Kiwanis Convention in Oregon. The club has donated over 6,600 dictionaries over the past 13 years.
Moody Lions Club
202 students at Moody Elementary School received dictionaries from Moody Lions Club in Alabama. Lions who visited the school were Vernon and Jane Barker, Steve Sink, David and Michelle McGowen, Herschel, Linda Coleman and Larry and Linda Coleman. They spent time presenting the dictionaries, which had each student’s name in the front. Since 2007, the club has donated 2,760 dictionaries to students in their... Read More
Sugar House Rotary Club
The Sugar House Rotary Club in Utah was featured in local media for their Dictionary Project. Wally Brown and Chuck Baker (pictured) guided students through their new dictionaries, showing them all the extra features and explaining to them why it is so important to use one. Since 2004, Sugar House Rotary Club has donated 34,668 dictionaries to students in their community.
Rotary Club of Paradise Valley
The Rotary Club of Paradise Valley in Arizona has just completed their 16th annual Dictionary Project! They have donated over 40,000 dictionaries to students in their community. Rotarian Charles Berry said “Our members always report that engaging with the students makes The Dictionary Project one of our most enjoyable and rewarding community service activities.” Many thanks to Paradise Valley Rotarians for their dedication to... Read More
Indio Noon Rotary Club
Rotarians in Indio, California, visited 12 elementary schools in their community. They were able to provide over 1,200 third grade students with dictionaries. While at the schools, members helped the students learn how to use their new dictionaries by having them find words they found interesting and replying with the definition and sample sentences. Club President Steve Morgan says of The Dictionary Project: “This is one of... Read More
Groups Collaborate to Bring Dictionaries to their Entire County
Bluefield and Princeton Rotary Clubs have teamed up with Concord University and Bluefield State College to donate dictionaries to students in Mercer County, WV. Dr. Guy Sims, Dean of Students at BSC, said of the project, “Our goal is to provide opportunities for students, for the community, and I think coming here to these students, helping them be on that track for building their... Read More
Happy Valley Grange #322
In October, Happy Valley Grange in Washington provided nearly 300 students in Riverview School District with dictionaries. The students were glad to receive dictionaries of their own, and were also excited to learn that October 16 is National Dictionary Day! Since 2004, Happy Valley Grange has donated 4,200 dictionaries to students in where they live.