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February 11, 2014

Rotary Club gives dictionaries to Port students

NEWBURYPORT — The Rotary Club of Newburyport participated again this year in The Dictionary Project.

Some 300 copies of “A Student’s Dictionary” were purchased by the club and distributed to third-graders at the Bresnahan Elementary and River Valley Charter schools in Newburyport. Rotarian volunteers handed out the dictionaries to the students and told each class a little about the goals and projects of Rotary International.

The Dictionary Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with Rotary each year. The goal of the program is “to assist all students in completing the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers” by providing students with their own personal dictionary.

Here’s how the mom of a third-grader thanked the Rotary Club of Newburyport:

“The first words out of Elijah’s mouth when I picked him up at school yesterday were: ‘Ann (Ormond) gave me this awesome dictionary today!’ Thank you, Rotary, and thank you, Ann! You make a difference, you really do.”

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