2nd Grade Book Program





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Caldwell, Idaho

Total Budget: $3,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Provide 1,400 second graders in the Caldwell School District and the surrounding districts with their own chapter book.

Caldwell Rotary has distributed more than 1,400 age appropriate books to students. Each book has a Rotary decal with a place for the student to put their own name in the book. The project funds would be used to purchase the books and the labels for the books. The cost per child is roughly $2.85. Many of the children in our area are from underprivileged homes and this may be the very first book that they may have as their very own. Young children need to become excited about reading at an early age to motivate them to want to read more which improves their chances to succeed in learning and in school. We have teachers individually select a book for each student in their classes with their interests in mind so the book is meaningful and exciting to them. This project takes place during the school year.

Many fellow Rotarian club members sign up to help distribute the books and receive attendance "make-ups" for helping. This whole process strengthens our club's service commitment through purpose, gets Rotary's name out there, and promotes literacy through the joy of reading at an early age. It also highlight Rotary in our community.

Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

This grant is for the 2018/19 Rotary year. Sorry about using pasted tense verbiage. Please let me know if I need to change anything else.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Caldwell

Primary Contact: Patrick Baumgart

Email: pbaumgart@myactivemail.com

Project Status

This project is "Reported". This means that a report has been forwarded for review to the district leadership. This report is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once the report is accepted, the status of the project will be changed to "Completed".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Caldwell (5400)









Project Supporting Documents

Cancelled Check

Final Receipts

P-2138 Final Report 5400


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History Log Entries


by Patrick Baumgart

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Patrick Baumgart

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Patrick Baumgart

System Entry: Project signed by Patrick Baumgart.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Brian Baughman.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jeff Hunsicker.


by Marianne Barker

The first sentence of your application says "Caldwell Rotary has distributed more than 1,400 age appropriate books to students." Are you requesting money for a project that is already completed? Rotary Foundation grants cannot reimburse for expenses incurred prior to approval of the grant. Do not respond to this email, but go to your application, and on the administration side of the description tab, click on "edit project page". Use the Addendum text box to clarify the intent of your application.


by Ines Crespo

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by T. J. Adams

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Patrick Baumgart

Project is underway and going well.


by Marianne Barker

This is a reminder that you have a report due May 15, 2019 on this project. If not your final report, then write & send a brief history log indicating the % completion of the project and the estimated end date. Late reports on open grants can effect your eligibility for a 2019-10 grant. Thank you!


by Patrick Baumgart

Grant project is complete.


by Patrick Baumgart

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.

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