Morrison Elementary Thursday morning posed a number of very interesting questions to Braintree Rotary Club President Robert Marsh.As fifth graders are apt to do, the students at
Is Rotary in every country around the world? (Yes, it is a global organization, with clubs in nearly every city and town)
Why is it called Rotary? (The founders in Chicago would rotate their meeting locations to keep from growing bored)
Do you have a lot of money? (Rotary relies on a support system of volunteers and community members who raise money throughout the year for its charitable programs)
"Volunteerism is contagious," Marsh said.
Why is this thesaurus the third edition? (Sort of self-explanatory)
You look like a banker. (That one wasn't really a question)
In fact, Marsh, serving as the Rotary president for 2013-2014, is a chiropractor. He and several other Rotary members were at Morrison to drop-off dictionaries for each third grader, and thesauruses for each fifth grader.
The Braintree non-profit brings the books to students each year in every elementary school, to help them with their studies and also to spread the idea of volunteerism and inform students and their parents about Rotary (the books come with a letter for parents, and a name sticker for students).
"We do a lot of work around town but this is one of the more rewarding projects," Marsh said.