Our club invests in education through a variety of ways. 
Our club presented a donation of $2,000 to the Mesquite Association of Retired School Employees book project at their meeting on November 28th.  In accepting the check from Rotary president Jones Doughton, MARSE president Stephanie Wiley expressed her thanks for Rotary’s financial support and volunteer assistance. MARSE book project chair Susan Cumby added her thanks for the donation, and mentioned that the club’s assistance last year had helped provide funds that yielded a donation of just over 2,700 books.  She also noted that these funds would greatly support the project’s goal of again providing a book of their own to each Mesquite ISD first grader. 
The MARSE book project has been an ongoing commitment since 1999. Each year they have been able to provide an increasing number of MISD first grade students with their own "take home" book.  The books are new ones, and they are specially selected to coordinate with the children’s reading curriculum in their schools.  The project is designed to promote the love of reading, the development of students’ personal book collections, and to assist in the development of the students’ reading skills.