2nd Grade Book Program





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Caldwell

Total Budget: $3,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Provide 1,400 second graders in the Caldwell School District and the surrounding districts with their own chapter book.

Caldwell Rotary will distributed more than 1,400 age appropriate books to students. Each book has a Rotary decal with a place for the student to put their own name in the book. The project funds would be used to purchase the books and the labels for the books. The cost per child is roughly $2.85. Many of the children in our area are from underprivileged homes and this may be the very first book that they may have as their very own. Young children need to become excited about reading at an early age to motivate them to want to read more which improves their chances to succeed in learning and in school. We have teachers individually select a book for each student in their classes with their interests in mind so the book is meaningful and exciting to them. This project takes place during the school year.

Many fellow Rotarian club members sign up to help distribute the books and receive attendance "make-ups" for helping. This whole process strengthens our club's service commitment through purpose, gets Rotary's name out there, and promotes literacy through the joy of reading at an early age. It also highlight Rotary in our community.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Caldwell

Primary Contact: Patrick Baumgart

Email: pbaumgart@myactivemail.com

Project Status

This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Caldwell (5400)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Patrick Baumgart

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Marianne Barker

If you’re ready to turn in your application, send it for signatures NOW – on the administration side of the description tab. It must be signed by the primary contact person and the 2019-20 club president by midnight June 1. Before sending, be sure that you’ve addressed questions about your project if we asked any, making the necessary changes. Thank you!


by Patrick Baumgart

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Patrick Baumgart

System Entry: Project signed by Patrick Baumgart.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Aaron Buck.

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