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Registration 11:45 AM
Lunch/program 12:00 PM
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3102 Oak Lawn (click for map)
Entrance on Cedar Springs
Free underground parking on Wellborn 
Free surface parking Oak Lawn United Methodist
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Gary Thomas
Apr 26, 2018
DART President and Executive Director
Sgt West
May 03, 2018
Dallas Police Department VISTA Program
Rebecca Cooke
May 10, 2018
Texas Bullet Train
Lucy Hale
May 24, 2018
Trinity River Audubon Center
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April 5, 2018
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Today’s presentation was made by Jamie Allen, Education Director for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  We are lucky to have the DSO in Dallas and today we are learning about some of the education activities that are taking place in DFW. Along with building community awareness, working in the area schools on initiatives, the DSO promotes music therapy. Did you know that music is the only non-pharmaceutical proven therapy for Alzheimer’s? There is a lot going on at the DSO! Check out to learn more.
Photo: Jamie Allen
March 29, 2018
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Today’s program featured the very enthusiastic and positive Maguritte Johnson, founder of Stand 4 Sisterhood. From the organization’s website: “Stand 4 Sisterhood is a community coalition committed to empower girls and women to collaborate vs compete. Our primary objective is to link sisters globally as a united front and defy the stigma that we cannot co-exist drama free.”  For more information about this forward thinking organization, click here.
March 10, 2018
This past weekend, members of Dallas-Uptown Rotary gathered together at Bonton Farms, Dallas' first urban farm. Uptowners planted 17 peach trees that could be ready to begin bearing fruit as early as this summer! 
From the Bonton Farms website: "What started as a small garden in a vacant lot in this little inner-city neighborhood, quickly turned into the City of Dallas’ first urban farm. The original farm is 1.25 acres boldly situated in the South Dallas community of Bonton, an area ravaged by generational poverty, crime, and classified by the USDA as a food desert." From this small beginning, the farms have expanded to a extension unit of 20 acres of food producing land. Bonton Farm employs members of the Bonton community and welcomes volunteers of all ages!  For more information about Bonton Farms, click here
March 8, 2018
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Today’s presentation was made by Brent Johnson representing the David Nicklas Foundation. Their focus is on providing temporary housting for patients awaiting a transplant of a major organ. In order to be listed on the transplant waiting list, a recipient must live within a certain proximity to a transplant hospital. The David Nicklas Organ Donation Awareness Foundation provides free, fully-furnished housing for people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, but are too far from a hospital. Housing is provided in a Foundation-owned apartment complex in the heart of DFW. The foundation's other important focus is to promote awareness of the need for organ donor registration for the purpose of organ donations. Some of their efforts to promote organ donation include achieving recognition of Organ Donor Awareness Day in Grand Prairie, Organ Donor Awareness Day with the Texas Rangers, and a scholarship program.
Photo: Brent Johnson and David Nicklas Foundation logo
March 1, 2018
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Breon Dennis, the Vice President of Community Development and Executive Director of the RoughRiders Foundation paid a visit to Dallas-Uptown today. Uptowners learned a great deal about baseball's farm team system and the Frisco RoughRiders' community outreach efforts. For more information about the RoughRiders Foundation, click here.
February 16. 2018
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Guest speaker Rev Rachel Griffin Baughman, Senior Pastor of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, one of our several community leaders and partners in serving the Oak Lawn / Uptown area.
Photo: Rev. Rachel Griffin Baughman and Rotarian Gary Kindley
February 1, 2018
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For anyone who has visited the Dallas Arboretum, Nancy Nance's visit to Dallas-Uptown Rotary only confirmed what we know. For those who have not visited, hopefully Nancy's visit confirmed that a visit is in order soon! Click here to get more information on this Dallas treasure
January 25, 2018
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Today, Club Secretary Suzie Collie received a double Paul Harris award. Congratulations, Suzie!! Also, Lori Crider brought a club banner from Birmingham, Alabama!
Top Photo: Grif Collie, Club Secretary Suzie Collie, President-Elect Durane Castleberry
Lower Photo: Past President Lori Crider and President-Elect Durane Castleberry
January 11, 2018
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Today, Dallas-Uptown welcomed District 5810 Governor Rick Amsberry and First Lady Lisa to our meeting. Thank you to DG Amsberry for your inspiring words about giving, sharing, and Rotary. 
During the meeting, Rick’s wife Lisa gave us an update on her special cause, Alzheimer’s research and treatment. 
The members of Dallas-Uptown Rotary presented a check for the benefit of Alzheimer’s research to Lisa Amsberry.
Pictured below:
President Teresa Kitchens, DG Rick Amsberry, Lisa Amsberry, President-Elect Durane Castleberry.
January 4, 2018
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Uptowners welcomed in the New Year with presentation of the District 5810 Membership Award to 2016-2017 Membership Chair, Judy Winkler. PDG Bill Dendy was here to present the award to Ms. Winkler. Congratulations, Judy!!
Also, we were treated to a presentation about historic Dallas theaters by Barak Epstein, director (through his company, Aviation Cinemas) of Oak Cliff's The Texas Theatre. This iconic movie house opened in 1931, and has a storied history, such as being the very location that Lee Harvey Oswald was arrest in 1963 after he allegely shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. For more information on The Texas Theatre, click here.
Top photo: President Teresa Kitchens, Judy Winkler, and PDG Bill Dendy
Bottom photo: Barak Epstein, Director of The Texas Theatre
December 19, 2017
Uptowners enjoyed a jolly time at our Holiday Party, hosted most graciously by Suzie and Griff Collie. There was fabulous food and even better fellowship. It was a wonderful way to end the year!  Happy Holidays to all. We will see you all back at our regular meeting on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
December 7, 2017
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History books recount the Battle of the Bulge in the following way: The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 26 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.
That seems rather dry. Today, Uptowners were treated to a more exciting retelling of the story by Robert Epstein. We heard a lot of the back stories that go into such an amazing and history changing event!! Thank you, Robert!
A big and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 4th Annual Men Who Cook a HUGE SUCCESS! All of the proceeds from this event go to fund Dallas-Uptown's projects for the upcoming year. Projects such as the Dictionary Project, RYLA, Trinity Hope Lunches, Promise House, Out of the Darkness Community Walk, and Hope Cottage. Just to name A FEW!!! We look forward to seeing you all at the 5th Annual Men Who Cook next year!
The Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown's 4th Annual Men Who Cook fundraiser is only a month away!
Be there on November 4, 2017 to be in on the fun!
Delicious and tempting food prepared by our "celebrity chefs," exciting silent auction featuring 6 Caribbean vacations, wine pull featuring excellent labels and varietals.
The event will be held at The Lawley Art Group art gallery in the Dallas Design District (1507 Dragon Street, Dallas, Texas 75207). 
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Tickets are $35 each.
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