Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach
Club 4360, District 6970

The Dictionary Project Continues in Nassau County


Once again, the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club undertook one of its favorite projects of the year – handing out dictionaries to every third grade class in Nassau County. The project was spearheaded by club member John Howard, who organized every aspect of the event. Teams of club members spoke with students across the county from Fernandina Beach to Yulee, Callahan to Bryceville and Hilliard as well as at local private schools, including Faith Christian Academy, Amelia Island Montessori and St. Michael’s Academy. The Rotarians engaged this year’s 906 students by having them look up words in their new dictionaries, including the longest word in the English language. The third graders learned a little about Rotary, but most importantly about how to use their dictionaries and the importance of education as a strong foundation for achieving their goals in life.


This is the eighth year the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club has given dictionaries to local third graders and the third year the club has partnered with the Amelia Island Book Festival on the project. To learn more about the Dictionary Project or the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club’s many other service projects, visit the club’s website at



Sean McGill speaks to the Third Graders at Yulee Elementary



Third Graders from Yulee Elementary