Program: St. Lucia Dictionary Program
Speaker: Eileen Schioppa and Omar Davis
The Dictionary Project has been very successful in our District and in other parts of the USA. Now we have the opportunity to spread this great project to the Caribbean countries, starting with the Island of St. Lucia where the children of St. Lucia will benefit greatly.
Eileen Schioppa and Omar Davis worked for two years to get Dictionaries for St. Lucia, as the English Caribbean Island Edition had not been completed. This year the dictionaries were supplied to the third graders, and the fourth graders who were slated to receive their dictionaries last year.
This week comments: 128, this week visitors: 74
The St. Lucia Project is very worthwhile, and an excellent project. Great program!
An interesting program. hospitality, as well as service, seems to be another Rotary universal!
I chair the Dictionary Project for our club. The St. Lucia one is amazing.....
Rotary Club of Princeton, WV
The Dictionary Program is a great one that we cherish at my home club. It's wonderful to see this program reach past our boarders!
What a great program. We also do the dictionary project here on a local basis and it is truly inpactful on these young people.
Great: Rotary supporting education for needy youngsters.
An great example of Rotary's support for communities and educators helping needy children to be better prepared for life's challenges. Excellent!
Nice program about the Rotary Dictionary Project to St. Lucia wherein 786 dictionaries were given to third and fourth graders in 15 schools. This was a multi joint Rotary Club project. Speaker Eileen Schioppa participated in preparation, promotion and distribution of the dictionaries. She addressed schools and spoke on radio. In addition, she also spread the word about Rotary eClubs. Her co-project manager is Omar Davis, a former member of the St. Lucia South Rotary Club and now an eClub member. Together they have enlarged the worlds (as Ludwig Wittgenstein might say) of the dictionary recipients. Great work!
Having just returned home from two weeks in the hospital this visit helpful and refreshiing.
a very interesting presentation. I enjoyed learning about this program
We were packing to go to Bangkok on this date. We will have lots of Rotary stories soon
I think Eileen neglected to put contact info into the meeting presentation. At least, I couldn't see any. How do I contact her?
Doc Evans (Boulder Rotary, Colorado)
My e-mail: N7DR@arrl.net
(Possibly it would be a good idea in futute to include contact info directly on the page from which one downloads programs?)
Sonoma Valley rotary club
Gandhe's staements were worth the price of admission>
I noted especially that : "Actions express priorities"
Interesting program. Enjoyed the story and the photos.
We have a similar project but with a small twist. I hope we could do a project here in the Philippines
Great project and meeting, Eileen and Omar. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of the children and schools in St. Lucia. Would love to speak with you both in person about this project. Too much to say here.
What a wonderful project it is.
Rotary Club of Pismo Beach - Five Cities
Terrific meeting and excellent program. It is always a pleasure to makeup here!
Rotary Club of South East Nassau
Thanks again to RECSW for another great make up.
5-8-2012This presentation on the distribution of Caribbean Island Edition (British English) Dictionaries to the third and fourth grade students of St. Lucia typifies what Rotary is all about. The cooperation of four Rotary Clubs made this project possible and the one week visit of Rotarians from Arizona to participate in the delivery and distribution of the dictionaries and their fellowship with the students, teachers, and other Rotarians was wonderful. There is nothing like a true life story of Rotary in action to communicate the benefits that accrue to all participants–givers and getters–in Rotary projects.Thank you!
grand prairie metro rotary
Dictionary project looks like a great project!
Our club does the dictionary project in a lot of local schools and it is such a joy to see the enthusisum on the students faces.
This is a very important proyect, because the education of children is the future of countries and the planet
So hard to remember that people are not all online, and that kids still need dictionaries to learn.
Such a wonderful presentation of the raw material that I sent in for this meeting. Thanks for making it so attractive and interesting to read.
Very useful The St. Lucia Dictionary Project.
Great program Eileen. Glad that you included the pictures.
Western Fort Worth
Wonderful story of Rotary fellowship and changing lives with the gift of dictionaries to the Santa Lucia school children. It's great to see youngsters experiencing adults demonstrating the fundamentals of Rotary.
Thank you for the inspirational Ghandi quotes.
Informative program! Thanks
Always enjoy attending...
The dictionary project seems to provide really useful help.
I had the great pleasure of working with Eileen at the GrubFest in San Juan Capistrano and yesterday at Bangkok RI Conv. met a SJC Rotarian and she also worked the GrubFest the same year!
The children looked so happy.....nice going Rotarians
Thanks for another good meeting and congratulations to the Rotary St. Lucia Club South for the Dictionary Project.
Gracias por otra buena reunión y felicidades al Club Rotario de Santa Lucia Sur por su Proyecto de Diccionarios.
Very interesting. Inernational service projects always provide not only real good to others, but the "warm fuzzy" to the givers. It is better to give than to receive.
Always facinating new bits of information from which I learn a great dea.
Great project snf program presentation. Thanks Eileen snd Omsr!
A great way to assist young people have a better education.
Great way to make up a meeting! Thanks for making this possible. I loved reading about all the different ways Rotary clubs have helped out those in need through the years.
Congratulations on success of St. Lucia Dictionary Project. Thanks it was a good meeting.
Felicidades por exito del Proyecto St. Lucia Dictionary. Gracias fue una buena reunión.
Excellent Meeting, with a wealth of information shared.
Shades Valley AL
St Lucia Project looks great! It is obvious that it had great meaning to each infividual student present as well as great meaning to Rotary clubs involved. I am glad to be part of Rotary that allows achieving these interactions between clubs and students.
I enjoyed reading about the St. Lucia Dictionary Project.
It is nice to know that it is as successful internaionally as it is domestically.
Thanks for making it so easy to make up meetings online
Rotary Club of Vestavia Hill, Alabama
Another informative and enteraining presentation at the RECSWUSA. Thanks for making it available.
Great project and a wonderful program.
Congrats on your e-club anniversary.
Your club is so much more together than ours.
Went to our District Assembly and got confused on the new way we'll be doing our rotary foundation.
Had a very nice time while helping out at the Dictionary drive. Looking forward to doing it again.
The Dictionary project is a great one! I would love to do even more to promote and enrich literacy experiences for students.
Also, I didn't realize, but you can make a donation to this e-Club with any credit card not just through a PayPal account. Writing a check was on my "to-do list" for awhile. Now I've fairly contributed!
Thank you Eileen and Omar. Your dictionary program touched my heart. Simply wonderful. I could feel the student excitement through your words and photos.
I really enjoyed hearing about the Dictionary program at the St. Lucia Schools. I have spent some time in the Carribean and am always impressed how nice the students dress in their uniforms, yet are lacking curriculum materials. It is great that Rotarians are providing Dictionaries for these students.
Big Rapids, MI
Thanks for providing an opportunity to make-up meetings. My work schedule has been so hectic lately that I've missed a couple of meetings, but was able to make them up here....
Thank you very much! I love doing make ups here. Always fun and informative.
What a fun project. Thanks for a great presentation. Clark Lovrien
Thanks to the Monterey gang! Very intersting ST Lucia porject and report; thank you Eileen and Omar.
Greetings from Bangkok, 40°C!
This was my first e-meeting and enjoyed the international flare! Thank you.
Jamie Parrotte, Peru, NY, District 7040
Another wonderful meeting this week. Thank you to our President Carol for delicious recipes also. I have company arriving from New York and plan to make the Pesto Sauce and Lemon Spaghetti.
Hope to see many Rotarians at District Conference next month.
Thank you Eileen and Omar for good program.
St.Lucia dictionary project is good project in the world.
I am very happy to know that our eclub can cooperate with the local Terra club.
I think that we had to find new need in each area for new project now.
The Tacoma Narrows
Very interesting and informative content. Thank you.
What a worthwhile project - It was nice to read about another club's outreach efforts.
Rotary Club of Rockdale
Thanks for a great program.
A very well worth project. Keep up the good work.
congragulations on the 8 years!
I find the Dictionary Project very interesting and feel that it is a great way to help students succeed in school. I am glad to hear the Rotary eClub Southwest USA and St. Lucia South Rotary Club joined together to help these students.
Flagstaff AZ Rotary Club
Enjoyed program and "thoughts" sections
Eileen and Omar ... Thank you for this wonderful program and for the major efforts you both have made to keep this dictionary project on track. Your selfless contribution of time, energy, and personal resources provide a great example of what makes the internationality of our E-Club of the Southwest USA so meaningful.
Very interesting program. Thank you
Nice to note that an Indian club too participated in the St. Lucia Dictionary project.
What a great project in St. Lucia! I'm sure the dictionaries will be cherished by students for years to come.
Great information and interesting meeting content.
The words from Gandhe are not new - but good to review.
Love the humor about being late...so tru!!
Great Meeting!! It always is a wonderful surprise to read about all that Rotarians around the world are doing to make a difference.
I love your website! I even walked away with a couple of great looking receipes. Great job and great energy.
Christian J. Hack
Lake Brazos Rotary Club
Jose Joaquin Rosales
REAL DE MINAS DE TEGUCIGALPA.
First time doing an e compensation....nice arragnment of quotes, jokes, food (enjojed the pesto was delicious), knowing of the rock concert, plus reading about the activities the club performs.I hope to comeback soon even thought i try to go to sessions as much as I can this is a convenient way to attend and keep motivated on being a Rotarian.
Kelly Van Burn
Slo daybreak rotary
I loved the narrative of the dictionary project. Sounds like it was an awesome and rewarding project and trip.
I have met several of the students who benefited from our dictionary project and they are sincerely grateful for our assistance.
Reading about the St. Lucia Dictionary Project and the people involved in it makes me proud to be a Rotarian.
Eileen, what a great service project!
This is a great project for children throughout the world. The Mesa Rotary in AZ currently delivers 7000 copies annually to third graders in the area.
Mesa Rotary Club
I am very impressed by the St. Lucia Dictionary program. What a great way to connect clubs.
ANother inspiring story of Rotarians making the world a better place.
Again, I cried at the love these students shared with the Rotarians who brought to them, not only a project for literacy, but a project of love. Everytime a child has a positive interaction with adult, it is a another step forward to better tomorrow.
Interesting program as always. Projects like the dictionary project are what makes me proud of Rotary.
Good project. Kids look delighted and excited to receive their dictionarys.
Thanks very much - I enjoyed the whole meeting, but am printing and keeping the recipes.
Exellent program. I will be sure to try out the recipies
I went there on my honeymoon. The people are terrific in St. Lucia.
This eClub seems so well established and organized. Congratulations. We, as a provisional E-club in Canada can leanr a lot from it. I plan on doing regular make ups here, to continue my learning. I am hoping to meet one of your members in Bangkok. Tried locating Carol's e-mail address, but no success yet.
Great meeting this week!
How great is the need for the Dictionary Project! Great job done in St Lucia.
¡Felicitaciones a los rocanroleros de Monterrey! Ojalá que ganaron mucho para Heartbeat International.
Lemon Spaghetti. mmmmmmmmm
Rotary Club of Cortland, NY
Great project to promote not just literacy, but clear writing skills as well.
Thank you Bob for this good moment.
Carol your Pesto sauce is what I call "Just Right", thank you.
Thank you all for the great material presended once more this week...
Thursday I am flying to Bangkok where I will have the pleasure to see some of our members (hopefully)... and participate to this great yearly event... This will be 10+ for me, and I feel great going there and meeting other Rotarians.
A great week and we will keep you informed of all what is going on during the Convention.
Great program, and it gave information on a great opportunity for other clubs to get involved.
Fabulous & complete program by Eileen & Omar. It made me feel I was there with them. Thanks for showing us the covers of the English Caribean Island Edition. Your work is most appreciated by not only the children, but our whole membership.
Thanks for this great program! I enjoyed reading about the Dictionary Project and also seeing all of the wonderful photos!
Good meeting and a very interesting program.
I am looking forward to making and trying the Lemon Spaghetti and I agree, Gift of Life is a very worthy Rotary Project and a great place to donate too!
richmond, texas, usa
The quotes from Gandhe were very inspirational. I'm glad I was lucky to visit at the right time. Thank you
I think the Rotary dictionary projects are wonderful. My granddaughter received one last year when she was in third grade, and she was ecstatic. It opens a new world of words to these kids, who can then read more advanced books and have their dictionary close at hand should they need a definition. Good work, Rotary!
Rotary Club of Paso Robles Sunrise
This is the first time in my 31 years as a Rotarian that I have seen a dictionary program. Great program and a great service!
Thanks for a great meeting!
Education is one my passions!
Education is one my passions!
Noche de Rock - how fun! Always cool to hear from the Monterey Gang. Eileen and Omar, this was a great program - thank you! Omar, I never knew the personal connection you have to St. Lucia, and it now makes sense to me how we connected with the club there for this project. Great things come from people taking time to act on personal connections, clearly.
Abilene Southwest Rotary
Eileen and Omar,
When I joined our eClub, President Carol kept talking about the Dictionary Project. As an educator I appreciated the idea. However, your presentation really helped to make our club involvement even more valuable to me. Thanks again.
Loved the Pesto recipe, Carol. I am going to use it to stuff cherry tomatoes as an apetizer.
What a great program and sucessful too!
Great story! Thanks for sharing Eileen and Omar!
thank you again por this program......proud to belong Monterrey Gang
The gift of education-the best gift of all. This is a great program, bad hair, humidity, and all.
Anyone know how to get to Bangkok? For those interested, there will be a presentation, at IC12, on the history of Rotary. At the request of RI President, Impact Center, Sapphire room 108, Tuesday 8 May, from 2:30-4:00PM. RI Director Paul Knyff, Netherlands is one of those speaking.
Program would not open. Will try later
I also had great troubles opening the program and when I did it was too small in print to read.
I had trouble opening the .pdf program file.