Tucson Kino Rotary Club, Arizona

The Tucson Kino Rotary Club has been participating in The Dictionary Project since 2006. Since that time, they have presented over 23,000 dictionaries to third grade students in Pima County, Arizona. Because of the pandemic, the club was not able to present dictionaries in person this year. However, they created a video so students would not miss out on their annual presentation. You can...
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Kearney Dawn Rotary Club

Third grade students throughout Buffalo County, Nebraska will have a dictionary of their own thanks to the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club’s dictionary project. “Dictionaries are still a staple in classrooms,” Kearney Public School District Director of PK-5 Education Chelsea Feusner said. “Students flipping through pages opens up opportunities for students to learn alphabetical order and how to locate and define new words. Even in...
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Rotary Club of Palestine

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...
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Rotary Club of Palestine, Texas

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...
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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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