Tucson Kino Rotary Club, Arizona

The Tucson Kino Rotary Club has been participating in The Dictionary Project since 2006. Since that time, they have presented over 23,000 dictionaries to third grade students in Pima County, Arizona. Because of the pandemic, the club was not able to present dictionaries in person this year. However, they created a video so students would not miss out on their annual presentation. You can...
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Kearney Dawn Rotary Club

Third grade students throughout Buffalo County, Nebraska will have a dictionary of their own thanks to the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club’s dictionary project. “Dictionaries are still a staple in classrooms,” Kearney Public School District Director of PK-5 Education Chelsea Feusner said. “Students flipping through pages opens up opportunities for students to learn alphabetical order and how to locate and define new words. Even in...
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Rotary Club of Palestine

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Palestine, Texas, more than 600 dictionaries will be given to second grade students in the Palestine area. During the presentation of dictionaries, club members talk about word meanings and how to find them. They also read Rotary’s Four-Way Test, and help students look up words they may not be familiar with: truth, fair, goodwill and beneficial. Rotarian Hugh...
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Mid Westchester Elks Lodge # 535

The Mid Westchester Elks Lodge # 535 in New York, formerly known as the White Plains Elks Lodge #535, began participating in The Dictionary Project in 2007. Since that time, the lodge has donated over 8,000 dictionaries to area students. Bob Lent, a retired White Plains teacher who is currently the Exalted Ruler of the Lodge and chair of the dictionary project, sent pictures...
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North Park Lions Club

Members of the North Park Lions Club recently visited four schools in San Diego, California to present dictionaries and American flags to students. In addition to explaining the importance of using a dictionary, members also provided students with a lesson about the flag and told them to ‘Be proud of your flag. Be proud to be an American.’ The club also provides Spanish/English dictionaries...
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Chambers Elementary School

Dictionaries were recently delivered to 3rd graders at Chambers Elementary School in Houston, Texas. Mary Sherwood, who helped coordinate the project at Chambers said, “Teachers and students were thrilled with the idea of the gift to each student, “you mean, this is MY book, that I can take home?” And as they left each class, after going through the book, pointing out all that...
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American Legion Post 308

Dictionary Project, Thank you for allowing us to participate in The Dictionary Project. We passed out over 80 Dictionaries on October 7th. The students, teachers and administrators loved the project. It was a fun day at Cedar Mountain Elementary. Sincerely, Ron Deming Commander Legion Post 308

Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, Indiana

All third grade students in Bartholomew County, including homeschooled students, received a dictionary this year, thanks to funding provided by the Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, organizational support from the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning, and volunteers from BARTA (Bartholomew Retired Teachers Association) who presented the dictionaries to the students. BARTA members often go to their former schools and...
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Logan Grange # 109, Pennsylvania

The Logan Grange #109 in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania personally presented dictionaries to third grade students at Pleasant Gap Elementary School. Since 2005, members of the Logan Grange have delivered over 670 dictionaries to Pleasant Gap students. The Grange is a family fraternal organization that was organized in 1867 after the Civil War and is dedicated to the betterment of rural America through community service,...
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