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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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,... Read More
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... Read More
We want to honor the life of Clint Schroeder who served on the board of directors of the Dictionary Project from 2012-2016 when he retired from public practice with Gray Plant and Moody in Minneapolis. He was one of the nation’s leading authorities on tax law and philanthropy. Clint was enthusiastic about the Dictionary Project from the start when he heard about it... Read More
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.