Rotary Dictionary Project





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Bolingbrook

Total Budget: $2,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: The Club will deliver a dictionary to every 3rd grader in the Bolingbrook community - both public and private schools.

According to The Dictionary Project, Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we want to give each third grader this important tool. A dictionary is an essential tool for a quality education and that a student cannot do his or her best work without one.

We will be delivering the dictionaries to every 3rd grader in Bolingbrook (approximately 725 students) during the middle of October. We usually have 20-25 Rotarian participate in this project and partner with our local Interact club, adding an additional 15-20 Interact participants.

The project funds will help pay for the dictionaries ($3 per dictionary) as well as the Rotary stickers with the 4 way test that gets posted in on the front page of each dictionary.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Bolingbrook

Primary Contact: Ryan Lawrence

Email: rlawrence@hearthavenoutreach.org

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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History Log Entries


by Ryan Lawrence

Submitted Dictionary Project for Bolingbrook Rotary Club's 2020-2021 district grant


by Ryan Lawrence

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Ryan Lawrence

System Entry: Project signed by Ryan Lawrence.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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