This year was the 10th year that the Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club donated dictionaries to the 3rd grade class and thesauri to the 4th grade class at Christ the King. Alison, Steve, and Todd visited the school this year, and they had a great time meeting the kids, telling them about Rotary, and why our club has chosen literacy as an area of focus.
The kids LOVE getting their own dictionary. Steve (pictured, right) gives the kids three simple rules:
#1 - Write your name on the inside cover under the Rotary sticker.
#2 - Highlight words you don’t know when you look them up.
#3 - Always say “thank you!"
Since Todd became involved with the project three years ago, the kids have also gotten a bonus geography lesson when their Rotarian friends come to visit. Todd was born in Bulgaria, and he always challenges the children to find his birthplace on the map!
On Saturday, January 18th, Burlington Sunrise Rotary joined 28 of our friends from Partners in Adventure to cheer on the Catamounts as they battled UMBC. The ladies were victorious and a good time was had by all. After the game, some of the players stopped by to sign autographs and chat with the group.
Lt. Governor Scott spoke to the Club about his ongoing efforts for our state, and his role as a conservative politician in an otherwise liberal Vermont administration.
Mayor Miro Weinberger joined us on October 25th to update the club on the many things his administration has done and is planning to do for the City of Burlington. His energy and enthusiasm for our beloved town was much appreciated. Here, President Phillip asks him to sign a children's book for our Imagination Library campaign.
(Photo credit: Todd Stoilov)
Champlain Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Sunday, August 4th, 2013 Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont. This is a fund raiser for our participation in the Imagination Library Program. Come join in the fun.