Rotary Club of Montclair, New Jersey
In 2004, the Rotary Club of Montclair, New Jersey first participated in The Dictionary Project, providing dictionaries to third grade students in Montclair and Verona. The project was chaired by Rotarian Georgia Brown and she has continued to head the project for her club ever since. Her enthusiasm for the project earned her the nickname “Dictionary Peach”. “I was a natural choice to chair... Read More
Love for Literacy Raffle – Volunteers for Literacy – Habersham County, Georgia
The Volunteers for Literacy (VFL) of Habersham County have a new fundraiser this year – the Love for Literacy $5,000 Raffle. Tickets are $20 each and the winner of the raffle will receive $5,000! There were only 1,000 tickets printed. Proceeds from the raffle will be used by VFL to fund its programs which are geared around a goal of empowering Habersham County residents... Read More
Rotary Club of Madison County, North Carolina
Third grade students in Madison County Schools were recently given the gift of a dictionary by the Rotary Club of Madison County. The Club has participated in The Dictionary Project since 2004 and to date, has provided over 3,700 dictionaries to Madison County students. Hot Springs Elementary third grade teacher Earl Lynn Allison said her students look forward to the dictionary project each year.... Read More
Beloit Elks Lodge # 864, Wisconsin
For 15 years, the Beloit Elks Lodge # 864 in Beloit, Wisconsin has provided a dictionary to third grade students in Beloit. Cumulatively, the lodge has provided over 11,1000 dictionaries. Last year, an “Americanism Bookmark” was added to their gift. Kenneth Boss, Elks Project Chairman, told us “The response from the kids has been unbelievable. This is a great way to promote Americanism at... Read More
Essex Junction Lions Club, Vermont
Doris Maynard, Treasurer of the Essex Junction Lions Club sent us a letter and pictures of her club’s dictionary project. She wrote in her letter: Brief history: I was a brand new Lion at my first cabinet meeting back in 2017. Another Lion from a nearby club shared the story of the Dictionary Project and I was “hooked!” Our club voted to take part... Read More
Rotary Club of Hendersonville Morning, Tennessee
For 14 years, the Hendersonville Morning Rotary Club in Tennessee has presented a dictionary to each third grade student in Sumner County, providing nearly 31,000 dictionaries to students in 30 schools, including Gene Brown Elementary School!
Big Rapids Lions Club, Michigan
The Big Rapids Lions Club partnered with The Dictionary Project this year to provide dictionaries to nearly 200 third grade students in Big Rapids and Paris, Michigan. The students were thrilled to get a dictionary of their own.
Bedford Lions Club, Indiana
Since 2006, the Bedford Lions Club has participated in The Dictionary Project, presenting a personal dictionary to third grade students in Lawrence County, Indiana. In total, the club has provided more than 6,000 dictionaries to area students.
Rotary Club of Winona, Minnesota
From the October 8, 2021 Facebook post of Winona Health It’s more than just a dictionary! What a special gift to fuel literacy and a love of learning! When I picked up my daughter from school, she excitedly told me she got her dictionary today, but forgot it in her locker. I asked her about the dictionary and she said that all third graders... Read More
Farmington Elks Lodge # 1765, Missouri
The Farmington Elks Lodge #1765 recently provided a dictionary and an Elk booklet on the American flag to the third grade students in the Farmington and Bismarck school districts and at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Farmington. The lodge began its dictionary project in 2007 and since starting the project, has provided over 5,300 dictionaries to students in St.... Read More