Rotary Minute: Rotarians Read in Hawaii

Published 7:38 pm Friday, April 13, 2018


Rotarians delighted school children with readings of “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Cat in the Hat” as they trekked to some 300 first-grade classrooms across Hawaii. They traveled with and were reading their Dr. Seuss books in a weeklong, “5 million-word challenge” that concluded this past March. In addition to donating books to public and charter schools, each of the volunteer Rotarians read aloud at least two stories a day, exceeding their goal by more than 84,000 words. Thirty-five of the state’s clubs sent volunteers to support this literacy endeavor which was given full backing by the state department of education. Children learn better when adults support them and make learning fun. One more way Rotarians are working to make our world a little better place.