Hawaii Rotary Dictionary Project
Dictionary \Dic"tion*a*ry\, n.;
A book containing the words and a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings: a vocabulary: a wordbook.
Knowledge is Power
A dictionary is an essential tool for a quality education. A student cannot do his or her best work without one. A child develops his understanding of the world and builds a frame of reference on what he or she knows, a dictionary provides the knowledge to better understand our world and the words to share information.
Why Get Involved
"A dictionary is perhaps the first and most powerful reference tool that a child should own. Its usefulness goes beyond the spellings, pronunciations, and definitions it lists; it is a companion for solving the problems that arise as a child develops his or her reading, writing, and creative thinking abilities. Students benefit from an increased self-reliance and resourcefulness inspired by the maxim, "look it up." Teachers benefit by knowing that their students have consistent access to a tool for homework and in-class explorations".
"Dictionary 100 Club"
A recognition program for individual Rotarians to provide 100 dictionaries to 100 third grade elementary students.
All Dictionary 100 members will receive their very own dictionary, a certificate highlighting their generosity and support of the Hawaii Rotary Dictionary Project. Presentation will be by the District Governor.
100% Tax Deductible contribution of $175.00 will purchase 100 dictionaries
(Cost: $1.75 per Dictionary)
All checks are to be made payable to Rotary District 5000 Foundation. Please note in the memo section: "Dictionary Project"
Mail to: Gloria King, 619 Onaha Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.
Distribution: Rotary volunteers will visit each school to distribute the dictionaries. Students are asked to write their names in their books in the space provided on the Rotary label. A brief lesson on how to use the book is given and students are asked to find certain words to demonstrate their comprehension. At the end of the visit, the children are asked to use the dictionary to write a thank you note to the Individual and/or Rotary club.
Labels: For each book, labels with the Rotary logo and the Four Way Test will be provided. Please include your Rotary's Name.
Recognition: All Dictionary 100 members will receive their very own dictionary and a certificate highlighting their generosity and support of the Hawaii Rotary Dictionary project. Presentation will be by the District Governor.
Let's get involved and support our Hawaii Rotary Dictionary Project.
It's for the Children of Hawaii!