Capital Rotary member Jenks Mikell gives Arden Elementary School third-graders tips on how to use the new paperback dictionaries they received as part of the club’s participation in The Dictionary Project. The project – begun by a non-profit organization in Charleston in 1995 – aims to help students become good writers, active readers, creative thinkers and resourceful learner. Capital Rotary donated dictionaries to more than 840 students in 12 Richland County District One schools for 2016-17. Over the past 12 years, the club has distributed personal dictionaries to some 12,150 students in the Columbia area. A number of Rotary clubs in South Carolina and throughout the country are Dictionary Project sponsors. One of Rotary International’s major goals is improving basic education and literacy.