The “Dixionary” (Dictionary) Project

Rotary’s “Dixionary” Project helps to pass on love of literature to a new generation.

Southsider Rotarian Stan Dixon had a dream of introduce third grade Tulsa students The World of Words. The first year of the project, Stan purchased dictionaries for every third grader at Springdale Elementary. The children lit up with excitement when they received the dictionaries; for some it was the first book they had ever been given.

Stan was inspired and wanted to bring that joy other children. His passion for the project lives on to this day. Each year Tulsa Southside Rotarians deliver dictionaries to third graders in over thirty of the Tulsa Public Schools. Stan’s contagious passion has spread to all area Rotary clubs and most in the 6110 District over a four state area. Every Tulsa Public Schools in the third grade now receives a dictionary with their name inside. Rotarians delivering the dictionaries say that it is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding projects they have ever been involved with.