Stuart Rotarians Distribute Dictionaries and Atlases To Local School Classes

On October 26, the Stuart Rotary Club visited each elementary and middle school in the county and distributed over 375 books to our children.  Each 3rd grader received a dictionary and each 4th grader received an atlas as a gift from the Rotary club.  Paula Drady, former Patrick County schoolteacher and Secretary of the Stuart Rotary club was part of the team of Rotarians that delivered books.  “These children are our future, and we are proud to contribute these books to them.”  The Rotary club has distributed books to each student in 3rd and 4th grade for the past three years and plans to continue to do so.  Alex Wilkins, this year’s club president, is confident of the club’s ability to continue the project.  “We have no plans to discontinue this annual event.  Our children are that important – it’s just that simple.”

“One of the six areas of focus for the Rotary Foundation is worldwide improvement of basic education and literacy,” said Wilkins.  “We know that the books will directly impact our children and we also understand that the books have the capability to aid and improve the quality of their early education.  Because of this, we will continue to contribute them as long as we are able.”   The Stuart club was chartered in 1938 and currently has 32 members.