Word of the Day: Choice

choice /CHois/ noun: 1. the act of selecting among alternatives or multiple possibilities “When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” Anonymous 2. the power, authority or privilege of making a decision “Leadership is a choice, not a position.” Stephen Covey, 1932 – 2012 “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.” Mildred Barthel pictured: Members of the Arlington...
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Word of the Day: Ultimate

ul·ti·mate /ˈəltəmət / adjective: being or happening at the end of a process, final; maximum or extreme “Let us not be afraid to help each other—let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and Government officials but the voters of this country.” Franklin...
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Word of the Day: Voice

voice /vois/ 1. noun: the sound produced in a person’s larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song “Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes—goodwill among men and peace on earth.” Albert Einstein, 1879 – 1955 2. noun: a wish, choice, or opinion...
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Word of the Day: Goal

goal /ɡōl/, noun: 1. the object of a person’s ambition or effort; purpose “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis, 1898 – 1963 2. an aim or desired result “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” Confucius, 551 BCE – 479 BCE...
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Word of the Day: Celebrate

cel·e·brate / ˈseləˌbrāt/, verb: 1. to do something joyous or special to honor an important event, occasion, holiday, etc. “It’s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you’re going.” Anthony Burgess, 1917 – 1993 “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” Plautus, 255 BCE – 185 BCE...
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Word of the Day: Transformation

trans·for·ma·tion /tran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n/, noun: 1. a complete change in form, appearance, or character “Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” Rick Warren, 1954 – “Transformation literally means going beyond your form.” Wayne Dyer, 1940 – 2015 “Meditation is the...
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Word of the Day: Fantastic

fan·tas·tic /fanˈtastik/ adjective: 1. imaginative or fanciful “Children seem to need, then, a delicate balance between the realistic and the fantastic in their art; enough of the realistic to know that the story matters, enough of the fantastic to make what matters wonderful.” Eric S. Rabkin, 1946 – 2. unusual, or unlikely “Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice,...
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Rotary Club Partners with DP to Sponsor Baton Rouge Schools

After learning about the Dictionary Project at the Rotary Lone Star President Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S.) in Dallas, Texas, Cheri McDaniel, member of the Baton Rouge Capital City Rotary Club, decided to introduce fellow members to the project. To encourage literacy in the Baton Rouge community, members will be distributing dictionaries to third grade students at Buchanan, Riveroaks, and Shenandoah Elementary Schools this spring.

Word of the Month: Share

Share /SHer/ verb: 1. to let someone else have or use a part of (something that belongs to you) “True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.” Suze Orman, 1951 – 2. to possess the same trait or similar disposition with another or others...
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Rotary’s Dictionary Project Comes Full Circle in Massachusetts

After learning about The Dictionary Project in the late 90s, the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough decided to visit several local elementary schools and hand out personalized dictionaries. Little did they know, one third grade student from their 1998 project in an Acton-Boxborough School would become a teacher – and not just any teacher – a third grade teacher. Today, Mairin Gulliver teaches at Luther...
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