Over 125,000 dictionaries have been given out by our district
District 6110’s Connection

In 2001, one of the members of The Southside Rotary Club of Tulsa, saw an article describing Mary French’s work and the club ordered enough dictionaries for each of Springdale Elementary’s third grade students. The books were such a hit that Southside Rotary decided to enlarge the program to include all the third grade children in the entire Tulsa Public School District.

So far the club has distributed dictionaries to 187 third grade classrooms in 57 elementary schools. They personally handed books to 3,400 students, and their teachers. During the last 2 years thousands of thank you notes have been received.

Subsequently 11 other Tulsa Area clubs handed out nearly 3,000 dictionaries to other schools in the spring of 2003. After the Dictionary Program was made a District Community Service Activity nearly 50 clubs have passed out 22,000 dictionaries.

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Over 1.3 million children throughout America have received a dictionary from volunteers like you who have participated in the Dictionary Project.

How it all began

The idea for the Dictionary Project began in 1992 when Annie Plummer of Savannah, Georgia gave 50 dictionaries to children who attended a school close to her home. She didn’t stop there. In her

Annie Plummer
lifetime she raised the money to buy 17,000 dictionaries for children in Savannah.

Mary French, a Rotarian and former school secretary, admired Annie’s work and took up the crusade in Charleston, South Carolina. Under Mary’s leadership, Annie’s idea has developed into The Dictionary Project, a nonprofit organization. Since Annie’s death in 1999, over 1.25 million children have received dictionaries because thousands of people saw the same need in communities all over the United States.

The district goal is to provide a dictionary for every third grade student in Rotary District 6110, and to do this each and every year.
OK, you like the project, now what?
This is not another of those “throw-money-at-a-problem” projects. It is a one-on-one personal contact with the future of our nation. 

Learn how you can join
this wonderful effort.
Contact the District 6110
Dictionary chairman Gary Pollmiller

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