Members of the Potomac Rotary Club have begun a project to donate student dictionaries to third graders at schools throughout the Potomac area.
The student dictionaries also contain general reference information and the the inside cover contains a brief description of Rotary Club International.
Groups of two or three Rotarians will visit each school, talk about Rotary, and distribute the books. Potomac Rotary Club is visiting seven schools--Cold Spring, Stone Mill, DuFief, Fallsmead, Lakewood, Travilah and Gallway Elementary Schools--while the North Bethesda/Potomac and West Bethesda Clubs are visiting other elementary school in Potomac. Every Rotary Club in district 7620, which comprises Washington DC and most of Maryland, is participating.
Potomac Club President Dick Calhoun with Rotarian Guy Semmes and his wife Dana Semmes visited Travilah Elementary Monday, Dec. 13. The trio handed out the dictionaries, explained Rotary's motto and "Four-way Test" and led the students in a song.
"We have fun together but we also try to do good things in the community," Guy Semmes said to the students.