Watch the Rotary Club of Temple South distribute dictionaries to local students at Scott Elementary School!
Article from the Daily Tribune Last Friday, March 6, marked a special day for Annie Sims Elementary third graders. And not just because it was the day before a week off for spring break. It was the day they each received their own personal copy of a dictionary presented by the Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant. Rotarians Danny Muskrat and Kim Ragsdale brought the... Read More
Call them the vanguards of vocabulary. Charleston Elks Lodge members have recently donated nearly 500 dictionaries, through the Dictionary Project, to third-grade classes in several Kanawha County schools. The Dictionary Project’s mission is to place a dictionary into the hands of every American third-grade student. More than two million dictionaries have reportedly been distributed to schools throughout the United States. According to The Dictionary... Read More
The Rotary Club of Ocoee started the project in 2008. This video not only captures their first year participating, it also shows the joy and gratitude from Ocoee students receiving their personal dictionary. Seven years later, the club continues to make an impact in their community, having donated over 4,000 dictionaries to local children.
Every student attending the third grade at Hickory Public Schools will receive the gift of a personal dictionary, thanks to Hickory Kiwanis. This annual donation campaign, started locally in 2005, provides new dictionaries to children while encouraging them to learn new words so that they may enhance their use of the English language. The dictionary project was created in 1955 in South Carolina and... Read More
The Moraine Rotary Club out of Dayton, Ohio just completed their 2014-2015 dictionary distribution, donating 500 books to fourth grade students from six elementary schools in Montgomery County. When members distribute the dictionaries to each class, they have the students look up the word “service.” They ask for students to share how they can perform acts of service or good deeds in their neighborhood,... Read More
The Kiwanis Club of Westside Jacksonville recently distributed dictionaries to third-grader students in Duval County School District. The Kiwanis have already donated over 250 books to five elementary schools for the 2014-2015 school year. Kiwanis members personally presented the dictionaries to each third grade class and explained to students that pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, reading, language and writing skills are needed for educational success in... Read More
The Rotary Clubs of Paterson have been donating dictionaries to all the 3rd grade students in both public and parochial schools in Paterson, New Jersey since 2006. We would like to continue this practice but the rising costs of the dictionaries and increase in number of students each year adds to our cost. This year our Dictionary Project has given out over 2000 dictionaries.... Read More
Members of Denton Rotary and their partners visited every third-grade class in Caroline County Public Schools and personally handed out free dictionaries to the children in December. This marks the 10th year for this particular project to support education in the county. The donation was inspired through The Dictionary Project, a nonprofit organization endorsed by Rotary International. The Dictionary Project’s goal is to assist... Read More
After weeks of diligent planning, the Rotary Club of Washington DC, with the help of the Federal City Rotary Club and the Washington DC Rotaract Club, rallied 90 volunteers to successfully deliver 4,700 dictionaries to elementary students in 105 Washington DC public and charter schools. Additionally, members provided 1000 Spanish-English dictionaries to ESL (English as a Second Language) 3rd graders at these schools. The... Read More