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Word of the Day: Membership

Jul 15, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

mem-ber-ship / ˈmem-bər-ˌship
 
noun
 
1.      the state of being an individual who belongs to a group, club, etc.
Innovation grows out of membership and a sure sense of responsibility people feel for their work and the organizations that employ them.
Abraham Zaleznik, 1924-2011
 
2.      the total number of persons belonging to an organization, club, etc.
What started out as a trio has grown into a group whose membership fluctuates based on availability from show to show.
Trevor Fraser, ?-, orlandosentinel.com

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at DG.2019@5630mail.org.

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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