The Gift of Knowledge – March 2013

Dictionaries2013_0As part of Red Bluff Rotary’s annual Dictionary Project, members from the club recently presented dictionaries to the third graders at Lincoln Street School.

“These are the first of over 900 dictionaries that we’ll be giving out this year in Tehama County,” said Larry Champion, Rotarian and Tehama County Superintendent of Schools.  “They are a wonderful resource, and one that you’ll use for years to come,” he added.  Books were distributed by fellow Rotarians Charles Allen and Will Murphy, who also spoke to the students about the importance of learning and knowing how to use resources such as dictionaries.

“Students really look forward to getting the dictionaries,” said Dana Brent who teaches at Lincoln Street School.  “Some of our students who have older siblings see the books being distributed and get especially excited when they enter third grade, knowing that they’ll be getting their very own copy sometime during the school year.”

The Dictionary Project is a collective effort of the Red Bluff Sunrise Rotary, Red Bluff Noon Rotary, Corning Rotary Clubs and the Tehama County Department of Education.  For more information, visit www.redbluffrotary.org.