The Dictionary Project

Word of the Day: Morale

Aug 30, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

mo-rale / mə-ˈral
 
noun
 
1.      one’s mental and emotional state or condition as it relates to a task or job
Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done.
quote attributed to Benjamin Morrell, 1795-1839
 
2.      sense of common purpose within a group
The most important thing is team morale.
Dean Smith, 1931-2015
 
3.      a level of mental well-being related to confidence and positivity of purpose
A bright smile has the strongest electrifying power to lift up the sagging moraleand light up a depressed face effortlessly and immediately.
Anuj, 1984-

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

Related Articles

Support for a Polio-Free Pakistan

Support for a Polio-Free Pakistan

What is that Polio Picture?  Pakistan - Young cricket fans show their support for a polio-free Pakistan at a recent test match between Pakistan and Australia  Did You Know? that there are 15-20 million polio survivors in our world? And that 60-75%...

read more
Under the Moon

Under the Moon

What is that Polio Picture?  Under The Moon - Can you name the location of this picture and name all of the people in it?     Did You Know?  That over 350,000,000 doses of the new Novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 have been used in eighteen countries...

read more
Yemen – Reported 28 new cVDPV2 cases this week.

Yemen – Reported 28 new cVDPV2 cases this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  Yemen - Reported 28 new cVDPV2 cases this week.  Almost two-thirds of the areas reporting the bulk of cVDPV2 cases have not implemented any type 2-containing polio vaccination campaign, underscoring the risk both to...

read more