Posted by Steve Jones-D'Agostino on Jan 03, 2023
Acton's third-grade students are learning the definitions of new words thanks to local Rotarians. The Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough has donated a total of more than 370 personalized dictionaries to the town's six elementary schools.
Shown above, left to right, are Nancy Auger and Gina Lemieux, third-grade teachers at Luther Conant School, posing with two of the donated dictionaries.

Shown on the right is Jenna Larrennaga, vice principal of Merriam Elementary School, posing with one of the donated dictionaries.

Under the service-above-self leadership of Past President Marvin Gould, the Acton-Boxborough Club has delivered a total of 16 boxes of dictionaries to the schools, part of the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District. Each dictionary is labeled with the student’s name.

Special thanks to these Acton-Boxborough Rotarians - alphabetically by last name - who made the dictionary deliveries:

  • Past President Marianne Fleckner: three classes at the McCarthy-Towne school. 
  • Past President Marvin Gould and his granddaughter, Kinsley Kline: three classes at the C.T. Douglas school.
  • President Steve Jones-D’Agostino: three classes at the Luther Conant school.
  • Sergeant at Arms Maureen Masciola and Member Carla Stover: three classes at the Merriam school.
  • President-Elect Dean Roberts: two classes at the Gates school.
  • Past President Ann Sorvari and Member Johann Sorvari: three classes at the Blanchard Memorial school.
For more information about the dictionary donations, contact Past President Marvin Gould at or 978-758-0362 mobile/text.

Our Club provides Service Above Self to make a positive difference in the lives of people - both locally and worldwide. We welcome you to attend our Club Meetings, which are held on the first and third Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center. We also invite you to join us for our monthly Social Gatherings, which are held on the fourth Wednesday from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boxboro Regency. For more information, contact Steve Jones-D'Agostino, our Club's 2022-2023 president, at either or 508-930-8675 mobile/text.

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