Wellington Rotary Club Continues Long-Running Dictionary Tradition

Maggie Zeller and Gail Williams hold up some dictionaries.

The Rotary Club of Wellington recently delivered 1,200 dictionaries to third-grade students attending elementary schools in Wellington, plus nearby Benoist Farms Elementary School, the club’s adopted school.

For the past 20-plus years, Rotarians have gone to each third-grade classroom and presented the students with their own dictionary, talking about the Rotary Club and its mission of “Service Above Self.”

Unfortunately, this year the club was only able to deliver the dictionaries to the schools, and the teachers will make sure that each student receives theirs. Rotarian David Salley created a video for the teachers to show in the classroom to describe the dictionary project and introduce the students to Rotary’s mission.