Pictured Above: l-r: Secretary/Treasurer Pam McVeigh, Boys State Chairman Dave Wheeler, Children and Youth Chairman Theresa Wheeler, and Post Commander Don Fletcher The American Legion Auxiliary Post #2 in Wyoming, MI, donated dictionaries to students in September. 76 third graders at Gladiola Elementary received copies of ‘A Student’s Dictionary.’ This is the first year the post has participated in The Dictionary Project. We... Read More
The Mission Viejo, Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge in California is working on their 12th annual Dictionary Project. Past Exalted Ruler Hal Mattson shared how much the children enjoy the project every year: “These kids get so excited when they receive their books; they can’t wait to dig into them.” Local parents have also expressed their appreciation for the program; one parent said “Out children... Read More
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
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
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.
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
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