The McRae Rotary Club presented dictionaries to the third-grade students at the Telfair County Elementary School on Thursday, December 5th. This is a program the McRae Rotary Club plans to continue each year. President, Will Routh, Paula Anderson, Jenna Yawn, Martha McBride, BreAnna Burton, Liz McLean, and Debbie Bullard went to the individual classrooms and presented the dictionaries to the students. To say the students were excited would be an understatement. Each Rotarian came away with different stories of their classroom presentations and all of them described the excitement and appreciation shown by the students. It would be hard to say if the students or the Rotarians were the most excited.
The Rotary Club is a service-oriented organization that promotes world understanding and peace through international and local humanitarian, educational and cultural programs. The local Rotary club undertakes several different activities each year that are for the citizens of Telfair County as well as supporting international Rotary programs. The club feels that literacy plays a vital part in a person’s life. Being able to listen, speak, read, write, view, represent, compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency is a necessary function in the family, the community and on the job. Being able to help our students develop these skills during their formative years is an investment in our community’s infrastructure.
Each Rotarian that participated in presenting the dictionaries expressed gratitude at being a part of this program. The blessings that were received by the Rotarians jump-started the Christmas Season by seeing the excitement in each of the students’ eyes and their pure joy at receiving a gift. The joy of giving is contagious, let’s spread the joy.