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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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Vergennes Lions Club, Vermont

Recently, Vergennes Lions Club President, Yvonne Raphael, and Lion Larry Simino visited all schools in Vergennes and Ferrisburgh to distribute “A Student’s Dictionary” to all 62 third grade students. Teachers said they have seen significant educational growth from the students using these dictionaries. One fifth grade student, who has been using the dictionary the past two years said, “this is more than a dictionary,...
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‘Dictionary Man’ gets the last word

“The problem here is that people pay insufficient attention to how they are writing and what they write. Or perhaps they flunked fifth-grade English. Who knows!’ wrote Ted Utchen, one of our sponsors when complaining to the editor of the ‘Daily Herald’ about the misuse of ‘who’ and ‘whom’ in the newspaper. Ted. a lawyer who practiced law for 60 years, implemented the Dictionary Project for over...
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