Denville Rotary Club
Rotarians in Denville, NJ donated dictionaries to students at Riverview and Lakeview Elementary Schools. The club has participated in The Dictionary Project since 2004. In the past 15 years, they have donated 4,152 dictionaries to students where they live. We are grateful for their continued participation in the project, and their commitment to promoting literacy in their community.
American Legion Auxiliary Carl A Johnson Post # 2
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
Mission Viejo Elks Lodge # 2444
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
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