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Rotary n. Service club that promotes literacy
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It was a noontime project for Ripon Rotarians in affixing the names of third grade students to the inside front page of MacMillan Dictionaries. The Four-Way Rotary test was also to be placed inside the books. - photo by GLENN KAHL
RIPON - Third graders in Ripon will soon get their own personal dictionary.

The Ripon Rotary Club once again made it possible to have Ripon Unified School District Superintendent Louise Nan personally pass out the dictionaries to students in their classroom settings accompanied by school principals and other Rotarians.

Cost of the dictionary project is $3,000.  Some $300 of that amount came from a grant through the Ripon Grange with another $300 provided by Rotary International.  Another $1,000 came from the net proceeds of a recent spelling bee and Ripon Rotarians donated the remainder.

In presenting the dictionaries last year Superintendent Nan explained the importance of dictionaries to the third graders and its use in their classroom projects as well as in their composition writing.

The elementary schools involved are Ripon Elementary, Colony Oak, Park View, Weston, Ripona and Ripon Christian.

Rotary’s 4-Way Test models a tenet for living:  

“Is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it build good will and better friendships, and Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”