Fort William Rotary Defines Generosity

Ogden students receive gift of dictionaries from Rotary

The Grade 3 class at Ogden Community Public School has found the definitions of good character and generosity! And they had to look no further than the Rotary Club of Thunder Bay (Fort William). The Ogden students are the grateful recipients of a generous donation of a set of dictionaries. The donation is reflective of the literacy mandate of Rotary and the Rotary Dictionary Project

“The Rotary Dictionary Project provides third grade students with a personal dictionary of their very own that will serve them through elementary school,” says Craig Sandberg, Fort William Rotarian. “Many educators and researchers see this as a key to better reading, speech, and writing. These skills will improve student performance in other subjects as well.”

Fort William Rotarians will visit Ogden Community Public School on Wednesday, March 27 to present the Grade 3 students with their personal dictionaries. During this visit, the Rotarians will also explain what Rotary does for children locally, nationally and internationally.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the Rotarians to our school for this very generous presentation,” says Andrea Pugliese, Principal of Ogden Community Public School. “In addition to the literacy aspect, it is extremely beneficial for students to meet adults who are dedicated to making a better community for everyone through community service.”