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... Read More
Hillsboro Elks Lodge #1862
The Hillsboro Elks Lodge #1862 recently completed its Dictionary Project for the 2015-2016 school year. The project provides dictionaries to third grade students in 31 grade schools in Hillsboro, Oregon. Since starting the project in 2011, members of the lodge have donated over 5,500 dictionaries. Thank you!
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The Beacon Elks Lodge #1493 has been a pillar in the community for 90 years. Their goals are to include the principles of CHERITY, JUSTICE, BROTHERLY LOVE and FIDELITY. The Benevolent Order participates in a wide variety of charitable events, including visits to Veterans Hospitals, providing seniors with hot lunches and donating gifts and clothing to special needs children. Education is also a major... Read More
Alhambra/San Gabriel and Duarte Elks Clubs Distribute Over 800 Free Dictionaries
Article written by Michele Earle, Mid Valley News Third grade students in Mountain View School District’s (MVSD) 10 elementary schools are grateful to the Alhambra/San Gabriel and Duarte Elks Clubs for their kindness and generosity in presenting each of them with a free dictionary. The Elks distributed over 800 dictionaries in MVSD as part of the Elks’ nationwide Dictionary Project. In total over 4,000... Read More
Charleston, WV Elks Distribute Dictionaries to Kanawha County School District
The Charleston Elks Lodge #202 in West Virginia participated in The Dictionary Project again this fall, donating over 400 books to students in Kanawha County School District. Both teachers and students look forward to the Elks’ presentation each year. The Elks spend time in each classroom talking with the students and explaining the importance of a dictionary. By giving the gift of a dictionary,... Read More
Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530 Completes Annual Dictionary Project
The Kinderhook Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has again donated combination dictionaries/thesauruses to students at Berkshire Jr./Sr. High School. This marks the third year in a row the Elks have provided these important learning resources. Two years ago, as the school was launching its “Writing to Inform” strategy, the Kinderhook Lodge placed more than 100 dictionaries into the hands of... Read More
Lusk Elks Lodge #1797 Donates Dictionaries
Lusk Elks Lodge # 1797 donated dictionaries from “ The Dictionary Project “ to the fifth grade class at LEMS on December 2nd. The Dictionary project is a non profit organization that the Lusk Elks Lodge sponsors to help further Lusk students with their studies. Pictured with the fifth grade class, Class of 2021, is LEMS Principal Rodney Wilhelm, 5th grade teachers Sandra Johnson... Read More
First Year to Volunteer!
2014 marks the first year the Charlevoix Elks Lodge # 2856 has taken on a dictionary project, and we are excited to include them on our list of dedicated sponsors! When the Charlevoix Elks heard about The Dictionary Project through the National Elks Foundation’s newsletter, they were eager to promote education in their community by donating dictionaries. The Elks took on two schools, Charlevoix... Read More
The Fallon Elks Lodge #2239 promotes literacy with the gift of a dictionary to students in Churchill County School District.
Members of the Fallon Elks Lodge have participated in The Dictionary Project for 5 years, donating over 2,000 books. Working in conjunction with the Fallon Rotary Club, both groups ensure that students in their community receive the powerful tools of a dictionary and thesaurus. Rotary members distribute dictionaries to the 3rd grader students at the local elementary schools and the Elks Lodge distributes the... Read More
Students in Hidalgo County Receive Dictionaries for the 10th Year
Volunteers from the Lordsburg Elks Lodge #1813 completed their annual dictionary project this past fall after distributing 48 dictionaries to students attending both R.V. Taylor and Southside Elementary Schools in Lordsburg, New Mexico. The Elks have donated over 500 dictionaries since the start of the project in 2005 and have remained committed to providing students in Hidalgo County with dictionaries of their very own.... Read More