The Rotary Club of Wellington recently completed its annual dictionary project. The club donates dictionaries to every third-grade class in the seven Wellington-area elementary schools.
Rotary International has found that third grade is an important year in a child’s education to work on building their vocabulary and communication skills.
Members of the club personally deliver the dictionaries to the classes and discuss some of the content in the book, which besides word definitions includes maps, American history, sign language, Braille and the longest word in the English language.
The Rotarians enjoy the giving of the dictionaries almost as much as the students enjoy receiving them. More than 1,200 dictionaries were distributed to the third-graders this year. During the distribution of the dictionaries, the students were also given a presentation about Rotary and what the club does both locally and internationally.
The program was spearheaded by Debbie Sanacore and Maggie Zeller. For more information about the club, contact Donald Gross at (561) 723-8461. The Rotary Club of Wellington meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at the Wanderers Club.
ABOVE: Wellington Rotarians arrive at Elbridge Gale Elementary School ready to distribute dictionaries to third-grade classes.