Each third grade student at Pine Island Elementary School was presented with a student dictionary Friday by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral.
"We have a very special treat for you today," Principal Rob Mazzoli told the students. "Every year our third-graders get a nice gift from the Rotary Club. And each year a representative from the Rotary Club comes here to Pine Island Elementary School to present to all of our third-graders a dictionary. I want to present to you Dylan Zsebe."
"Good morning everybody," Zsebe said. "I am happy to be here. I am with the Rotary and what we do is we're a volunteer organization and we help children all around the world. The biggest thing we do is working to eliminate polio. We help to raise money so kids around the world can get shots so they don't get polio. I'm really happy to be here today and now we will present each and every one of you with your very own dictionary."
From left, P.I.E. Principal Rob Mazzoli, Dylan Zsebe, Amber Kunkel and Jennifer Cann.
Mazzoli and Zsebe presented each student with a dictionary.
"I've only been with the Rotary a short time," Zsebe said. "I was with several other charitable organizations before I joined the Rotary. I went to a couple of meetings and I liked what they are about and simply joined. Now I go around making presentations about the Rotary and I'm really excited to be here at Pine Island Elementary. And to be able to give so much to the community is really fulfilling."
The Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional persons united to provide humanitarian services. Their call to action is "Service Above Self."
In a recent press release, the Rotary announced a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the campaign to eradicate polio named "End Polio Now Make History Today.