Dictionary Project





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Chicago Heights-Park Fore

Total Budget: $1,614

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: 750 Dictionaries Provided to 3rd Graders in Chicago Heights & Park Forest

Each year every third grader in the Chicago Heights and Park Forest elementary schools receives their own dictionary as part of this project. Each dictionary receives a label on the inside pocket of the book listing our club name and the 4-Way test. In total 15 schools that include 35 classrooms totaling close 750 students. Eights Rotarians will participate in the project in different capacities. First, Rotarians will help with the delivery of all of the boxes of dictionaries at a fellow Rotarians house. Second, each classroom will be contacted and books will be divided for the amount of students in each classroom. Finally, each student will receive a 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.

Income Amount

District Grant funds received ___$538.00_____

Club contribution ___$1,076.00

_____ Other funding (specify) ________________

Total Project Income _ $1,614.00____

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 "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Chicago Heights - Park Forest (6450)









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History Log Entries


by Terri Winfree

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Terri Winfree

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 Mark Goesel

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


by lesley Gottlinger

Stewardship review is complete. Project meets all necessary criteria. Final report reviewed. Project okay to be approved by District Approval Committee. LG & WL


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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