Posted on Sep 19, 2019
KERRVILLE MORNING ROTARY DONATES DICTIONARIES Eighteen years ago, Kerrville Rotary – Morning (Morning Rotary) initiated a program to annually distribute dictionaries to Ingram ISD students. For the last several years, Harper ISD was included in the distribution as well.
The dictionaries are provided to the students at no cost for their personal use in order to assist them in their studies and to help prepare them for future careers. 
“A dictionary is perhaps the most powerful tool a child should own. Its usefulness goes beyond spelling, pronunciation, and definitions. It’s the companion for solving problems that arise as a child develops his or her reading, writing, and creative thinking abilities. Even in this digital age, there’s just something about holding a book and knowing it yours. It thrills me after all these years when a young man or woman recognizes me and tells me they still have their dictionary,” said Nancy Riley, Morning Rotary Dictionary Project Chair. Morning Rotarian, Lew McCoy, joined Ms. Riley to plan and organize the Dictionary Project this year. Enthusiastic volunteers from Morning Rotary recently distributed 80 dictionaries to Ingram ISD 3rd graders and 65 dictionaries to Harper ISD 6th graders. “Our students were so excited about receiving dictionaries this morning! They absolutely love them! Huge thank you to Rotary! Gunner was so excited he just couldn't put it down during reading. Abby was reading her dictionary at recess. Jayden asked his teacher if he really got to take it home and if it was his to keep,” said Donna Jenschke, Ingram Elementary Principal. In keeping with his goals for this Rotary year, Morning Rotary President Jon Tilley said, “We think it’s important to keep club members engaged beyond attending our weekly breakfast meetings. Our goal to complete one service project per month does just that, with the additional satisfaction of making a positive impact on our great community.” If you’re interested in fellowshipping over breakfast and enjoy serving the community, Kerrville Morning Rotary may be a fit for you. You’re welcome to join us for breakfast at the KROC Center on Thursday mornings at 6:45 am. For more information, visit