Rotary Club Distributes Dictionaries to Local Students

The Rotary Club of the Slate for the third consecutive year as part of the Dictionary Project gave dictionaries to approximately 400 third grade students in all the Slate Belt School Districts and School. This project was the club’s first project when it began. Club members visit the schools and present the dictionaries to the students either in an assembly or class by class....
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Students in Wa-Nee Community Schools Receive Dictionaries from the Rotary Club of Nappanee

he Rotary Club of Nappanee has participated in The Dictionary Project for five years, donating over 1,000 books to students in Wa-Nee Community Schools. This year, Dennis Martin, dictionary project chairman for the Rotary Club, presented the books to ten third grade classes. He opened the presentation by asking students if they knew anything about Rotary. Martin explained to each class that Rotary is...
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Rotarians Provide Annual ‘Gift of Words’

The Rotary Club of Camas-Washougal kicked off its Gift of Words project recently and will deliver a total of 762 dictionaries to third grade students in Camas and Washougal. Across the U.S., Rotarians participate in the Gift of Words project to promote literacy in their local communities. The Rotary Club of Camas-Washougal sponsors their local project in east Clark County and donated $2,040 to...
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The Impact Volunteering Has in Your Community

There are a multitude of benefits from volunteering. Not only does volunteering strengthen your community by uniting people towards a common goal, it also creates an outlet for people to learn from each other and build lasting friendships. “I really enjoy getting to know people and helping them develop as a person and in their work,” said Roderick Baker, Winona Rotarian and Winona Daily...
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Around South County: Rotary Gives Out the Gift of Words to Area Third-Graders

Even in the 21st century, the age of ubiquitous electronics, with smart phones, tablets and laptops seemingly in every hand, it’s good to know that kids still get a kick out of receiving a book of their very own. Smiles certainly abounded as Lothian Elementary School third graders received individual dictionaries as part of the annual dictionary distribution conducted by the South Anne Arundel...
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Rotary Clubs Make a Difference in Kershaw County

Camden and West Wateree Rotary Club members reinforced the power of words recently when they donated nearly 100 dictionaries to Kershaw County School third-graders as part of their annual Dictionary Project. During their visits, club members handed out the dictionaries and talked with students about the importance of expanding their vocabularies. “Literacy promotion is one of Rotary International’s primary areas of focus, and the...
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Rotarians Prepare for Dictionary Distribution Day in Delaware, Ohio

2014 marks the 10th year members of the Delaware Rotary Club in Ohio have come together to promote education in their community. Each year, club members have consistently raised the funds to insure that all third grade students in Delaware City and the Buckeye Valley School District receive a personal dictionary. Once fall comes around, Rotarians organize their project and hold a “labeling and...
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Third Grade Students “Race to Look Up the Word” with the Arden Rotary Club

On Monday morning, November 3, 2014, members of the Rotary Club of Arden met at Glen Arden Elementary School to continue the long-standing tradition of making sure that every third grader in the school has his/her own personal dictionary. Led by President Jorg Ronke, the distribution group included Past Presidents Bill Payne and Tom Robertson, Andrew Zehr, Carl Robertson and Gregg Solms. The five...
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Rotary and Rotary Interact Makes Lasting Impression on Webster Third Graders

Since starting the project in 2009, Webster Rotarians have visited each elementary school located in Webster, New York to personally deliver dictionaries to third graders. This November, Plank Road North Elementary School welcomed Webster Rotarian Joseph Pustulka, who is also the principal at Webster Schroeder High School. Not only did Principal Pustulka bring dictionaries for excited third graders, he also brought Rotary Interact Club...
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