Dictionary Project





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Project Description

Country: United State

Location: Chicago Heights Park Fore

Total Budget: $1,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Dictionaries provided to all 3rd graders in Chicago Heights and Park Forest

Each year every third grader in Chicago Heights and Park Forest elementary schools receive their own dictionary.

With our club residing in a low-income area (Chicago Heights & Park Forest), the importance of literacy is stressed. Sadly, for many of our students this is their very first book that they own. Most of them are excited to receive their books. It is the hope these students will get the value out of the dictionary with all of the useful information it provides.

Each dictionary will receive a label on the inside pocket of the book listing our club name and the 4-Way test.

Last year, in total 15 schools that included 37 classrooms were visited. 740 dictionaries were distributed, 671 to students and 69 to individual classrooms for use in the room.

Ten Rotarians will participate in this project in different capacities with a goal of visiting and delivering to each classroom by the end of October.

First, Rotarians will help with the delivery of all of the boxes of dictionaries at a fellow Rotarians house.

Second, stickers will be put on each book describing our club and listing the 4-Way test

Third, each classroom will be contacted and books divided for the amount of students in each classroom

Fourth, each classroom will receive a visit by Rotarians where they will introduce themselves and mention the 4-Way test

Finally, each student will receive a dictionary

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

Revision to Budget

Our club is revising the budget for this Dictionary Project as follows:

$750 from district designated funds

$750 from club cash

The remaining district designated funds, $432, is being directed to COVID 19 relief in our community.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Chicago Heights - Park Forest

Primary Contact: Mark Goesel

Email: mmg2483@yahoo.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 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Chicago Heights - Park Forest (6450)









Project Supporting Documents

Grant Report

Pledge Invoice

Proof of Payment

Proof of Purchase

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History Log Entries


by Mark Goesel

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Mark Goesel.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Ed Graziano

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


by Susan W Linn

Hi Mark,

I want to remind you that your club’s District Grant final report is 60 days past due. Final reports are due 30 days after project completion. Please log into your account on matchinggrants.org to complete and upload your final report.



by Mark Goesel

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

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