Linda Marlow, Rotary Club of Gainesville-Haymarket, Gainesville, VA

We have been donating dictionaries to 3rd graders for about 5 years. We get such positive feedback from the students and the teachers on these dictionaries. I am a community volunteer at Pace West and chair a committee composed of various service clubs that are engaged with doing work at Pace West, a program for children with extreme emotional issues that make them unable to perform in a regular classroom setting. Last week when I was at the school, one of the students said…I know you, and I said ‘I want to know you’ and asked how he knew me. He said ‘you’re in the Club.’ As I am in many clubs I was interested in what club he connected me with and he said….’you’re in The Dictionary Club.’ What a great way to be remembered.