Second graders at Newman Elementary School, a Title I school, holding up some of the books purchased by the Downtown Billings Rotary Club.  Teacher Mrs. Julie Schopp was sponsored by the club as a Rotary Exchange Student to Brazil in 1978.


During the month of August, the Downtown Billings Rotary Club asked its members to deposit a dollar or more in a designated basket during the regular club meetings.  The donations were to be used in conjunction with the District Governor's Literacy Project, which is an addition to the statewide Dictionary Project.  With contributions from 122 Rotarians, ranging from $1 to $50, 56 books were purchased for the Project Lead The Way program for students from kindergarten through sixth grade.