Dictionary Project- 2021





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Romeoville, IL Schools

Total Budget: $2,600

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Provide every 3rd and 4th grader in Romeoville a Dictionary

Provide every third and fourth grader a dictionary as part of the Dictionary Project. The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we encourage our sponsors to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade. The club has done this project for many years, but due to Covid was not able to distribute dictionaries during the 20-21 school year. The club will catch up with the 3rd grade (now 3th grade) students during the 21-22 school year.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Romeoville

Primary Contact: Kirk Openchowski

Email: openchowski@att.net

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 2021-22 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Stephanie Braun

System Entry: Project signed by Stephanie Braun.


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 Stephanie,

I hope you had a great holiday season. We are halfway through the current Rotary year, and I want to touch base with you about your district grant #3915: Dictionary Project 2021. Your final report is due 30 days after completion. To complete your report, please log into your account at www.matchinggrants.org.



by Rachel Ossyra

Hi Stephanie,

Just a reminder that your final report is due 30 days after project completion, but no later than May 31, 2022. To complete your report, please log into your account at www.matchinggrants.org. Thanks!


by Rachel Ossyra

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

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