MISSION: 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 Rotarians to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade.
VISION: Through individual Rotary Clubs, we want to provide a personalized dictionary to every third grade student in District 6110. In this way we hope to help them to improve their communication skills and make the most of their education.
Since 2004, over 964,802 children have received dictionaries through our District’s project! District 6110's goal is to provide a personalized dictionary for every third grade student, and to do this each and every year.
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In 2005 the project was expanded and became an official District 6110 project with dictionaries being distributed by a majority of the Rotary clubs throughout our District.
District 6110’s Connection
In 2001, Stanley Dixon, a member of The Southside Rotary Club of Tulsa, read an article about the dictionary project and his club ordered enough dictionaries for each of the Tulsa's Springdale Elementary school’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.
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.
Bookplate order info is on the first page of the dictionary order form.
Putting the students name in the dictionary is so important that we
made it the FIRST item to consider when you place your order.