Rotary Club of Pearlridge Dictionary 5000 Project well underway in Pearl City & Aiea schools


The Rotary Club of Pearlridge recently began to distribute free dictionaries to third grade students, their teachers, and school aides in both the Pearl City and Aiea school districts as a part of the annual Rotary International Dictionary 5000 Project.

Rotary Club of Pearlridge community service volunteers have so far made presentations to four schools in the past two weeks beginning with Momilani Elementary School on Tuesday, September 23, Waiau Elementary School on Tuesday, September 30, and St. Elizabeth School and Pearl Ridge Elementary School on Thursday, October 2.

Pearlridge Rotarians will make free dictionary presentations to 12 elementary schools in the months of October and November. The dictionaries are generously being donated by the Rotary Club of Pearlridge membership.

The Rotary Club of Pearlridge will also award a $100 check to one boy and one girl who best exemplify Rotary International's "Service Above Self" and the Principles of the "Four Way Test". The students will be chosen by their teachers and presented their cash awards by the Pearlridge Rotarians at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Principles of the "Four Way Test:

1.  Is it the truth;
2.  Is it fair to all concerned,
3.  Will it bring good will and better friendships
4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned.

Each dictionary features the Four Way Test which is attached to the inside front cover for the students to use as reference tool.

Pearl City & Aiea Schools:

Alvah Scott (Aiea)

Gus Webling (Aiea)

Pearl Ridge Elementary (Aiea)

St. Elizabeth (Aiea)

Our Savior Lutheran (Aiea)

Lehua Elementary (Pearl City)

Manana Elementary (Pearl City)

Momilani Elementary (Pearl City)

Palisades Elementary (Pearl City)

Pearl City Elementary (Pearl City)

Pearl City Highlands Elementary (Pearl City)

Waiau Elementary (Pearl City)

Mahalo to Rotary Club of Pearlridge Community Service Co-Chairs, Linda Tsark and Lasar McCabe for their leadership and coordination in the distribution of hundreds of dictionaries to deserving Pearl City and Aiea third grade students.

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Pearlridge Rotarians Rick Lau (far left) Dick Mosko (third from left) and Theo Stiller (far right), join

Waiau Elementary School third grade students and their teachers while proudly holding their brand

new dictionaries donated by the Rotary Club of Pearlridge on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

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Waiau Elementary School students use their new dictionaries to spell their school name in sign language.

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Pearlridge Rotarian Rick Lau hands a dictionary to a happy Waiau Elementary School third grade student.

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Thank You!

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Pearlridge Rotarians, Cheryl Cudiamat (far right), Clifton Yasutomi (second from right), and Dick Mosko

(third from right), are pictured with a group of Pearl Ridge Elementary School third grade students and their

teachers after receiving their brand new dictionaries in the school cafeteria on Thursday, October 2, 2014.