Rotary Donates Dictionaries to Students

Article written by Kelly Nicholson, Paris Beacon – News With auto correct and spell check, dictionaries are not always the first tool that adults gravitate towards to check their spelling. But students are still learning how to use dictionaries, starting in third grade, and one local organization has been making sure that these students get their own dictionary to keep. Started four years ago...
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Third grade classes in Taylor County receive a special gift from the Grafton Rotary Club

Article written by Shaunda Rauch, The Mountain Statesman GRAFTON – Early Tuesday morning, Grafton Rotary Club members Lorraine Isner, President Dan Pauley, Ed Westfall, Kermit “Butch” Bias, and college student volunteer Raymond Isner, began an important mission; a mission to visit every third grade class in Taylor County, giving each student their very own personalized atlas. The Grafton Rotary Club initially began this project...
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First Year to Volunteer: The provisional Rotary Club of Rochester Southeast NY

The provisional Rotary Club of Rochester Southeast NY formed in the spring of 2014. The group is comprised of individuals who want to participate in Rotary service projects and give back to people in their community. The group is hopeful to receive their charter once twenty members commit to becoming Rotarians in the Rochester Southeast NY club. To advance the club’s commitment to literacy,...
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Celebrating the Life of James O. Johnson

We would like to pay our condolences to the family of James O. Johnson of Baxterville, Mississippi. Mr. Johnson passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. “Mr. Johnson was a retired Lt. Col. in the US Army, having served two tours in Vietnam, and a retired Materials Director with Entergy in Beaumont, TX. He was a...
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Rotary Clubs of Paterson Donates Dictionaries

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....
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Denton Rotary Gives Dictionaries to Third Graders

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...
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Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Gives Dictionaries to Students

Dictionaries were distributed by members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club to all third graders in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District during National Education Week. Teams of Rotary Club members visited each school in the district last month to give away the free dictionaries. The local club has been participating in the annual Dictionary Day for the past ten years. The dictionaries are purchased...
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Rotary Club Delivers Dictionaries to Jackson Intermediate School in Alabama

This past November, 14 members of the Rotary Club of Jackson delivered 696 dictionaries to all third graders in Choctaw, Clarke, and Washington counties. Each dictionary includes a Rotary label with the Four-Way Test and is hand presented to each student. During the Rotary’s presentation, members explain that the Four-Way Test is the Rotary’s business code of ethics which helps individuals make ethical decisions...
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