The Sayre Rotary club recently purchased and wrapped dictionaries as presents for the third grade students at H. Austin Snyder Elementary School and Epiphany School. This is one of many community service projects undertaken by the club annually, but due to COVID restrictions, the Rotarians were not able to present the dictionaries to the students in person as they have enjoyed doing in the past. Instead, the dictionaries were wrapped, placed in boxes, and given to the schoolteachers to hand out at a later date.
Basic education and literacy is one of six Areas of Focus of Rotary. These “Areas” are what Rotary emphasizes in their attempt to help those less fortunate and to provide better living environments in our world. The other Areas are Disease Prevention and Treatment, Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, and Economic and Community Development.
Rotary recognizes that basic literacy is a pre-condition to the development of peace.
Sayre Rotarians meet weekly on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. at the Grille at the Station, 718 North Lehigh Ave. in Sayre. To learn more about Rotary and the local Sayre Rotary, visit www.Rotary.org, attend one of the weekly meetings, or you can follow them on Facebook.