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Registration 11:45 AM
Lunch/program 12:00 PM
Centrum Building
3102 Oak Lawn
Entrance on Cedar Springs
Free underground parking on Wellborn 
Free surface parking Oak Lawn United Methodist
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Darren Collins of the Desoto Club
Jun 29, 2017
Project Hand Up - Puppets/ AIDS in Africa
Irving Ching
Jul 06, 2017
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June 22, 2017
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Joseph Dougherty with Reading Partners, gave an excellent program on this outstanding volunteer group serving Dallas ISD. The group launched in 1999 when three Menlo Park, CA community leaders decided to begin a one-on-one reading tutoring service. Reading Partners expanded to include Dallas ISD in 2012. The program now serves over 15 major US school districts. For more information about Reading Partners, click here.
End of Rotary year Board meeting and fun with some terrific humanitarians! A big thank you to President Dan Helfer and all of the Dallas-Uptown Board Members for a tremendous year!
Top photo: Gary Kindley, Durane Castleberry, and Judy Winkler
Bottom photo: Dan Nye
June 15, 2017
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The Uptowners celebrate Unity and Kindness and a word from our own Rev. Gregg. We also heard about opportunities to serve as a Foreign Service Officer diplomat from our speaker, Wesley Matthews.  Mr. Matthews was a recipient of a scholarship in 1997 from the Rotary Club of Coppell. 
June 8, 2017
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We were busy today! Big, Fun Meeting! We have so much going on! New members, Men Who Cook, Fire Station 1, Hope Cottage, Dictionary Project, Interact, RYLA...JUST TO NAME A FEW PROJECTS! Plus, we welcomed a new member. HELLO, Laura Keller!
(Lto R) Past President Randy Watkins, Interact Advisor Dr. Keith Mankin, Laura Keller, Membership Director Judy Winkler, and Club President Dave Helfer
June 1, 2017
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Uptowners met Thatcher Frieund today. He gave a program on the importance of telling life's story. Plus, we welcomed a new member. Hello to Clayton Fisher!
Left-Right: Past President Randy Watkins, President David Helfer, Alicia Slayer, new member Clayton Fisher, and Ryan Holloway.
May 25, 2017 | Today's Agenda  |  For More Rotary Projects, Click Here.
Today's program was presented by the CEO of The Senior Source, Cortney Nicolato. The Senior Source has been providing services for older Dallasites since 1961. For more information, please go here
Cortney Nicolato and Dr. Gary Kindley
May 17, 2017
Members of the Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown recognized Interact sponsor Selena Szabo for her outstanding leadership for the Interact Club of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Ms. Szabo is a math teacher at Booker T. Washington, and will be leaving at the end of this school year. We wish her well and celebrate the amazing foundation she created for this club. Thank you, Selena!
L to R: President Dave Helfer, Interact Club Sponsor Selena Szabo, and Dallas-Uptown Interact Club Liaison Keith Mankin. 
May 11, 2017 | Today's Agenda | Find a Rotary Project Here.
Uptowners enjoyed an interesting program by Alzheimer's Association speaker Nia Simmons.  We had a great group of Rotarians today, and welcomed the visit of Past District Governor Nick Giannone (Houston/NASA) area.
May 8, 2017
This past weekend, members of Dallas-Uptown took lunch and a big check (!!!!) to the brave firefighters of Engine #1. They thought they were getting a treat, but the real treat was all ours! We all had so much fun touring the station and talking to the firefighters. We are truly blessed to have them looking over our safety in the Dallas, Texas.
May 4, 2017 | Find a Rotary project Here.
Today, new member Nick Lalonde was inducted in the Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown. Nick is a financial planner with Edward Jones. Welcome to Rotary, Nick! Also, we had a visit from WWII historian Robert Epstein. He gave a very interesting presentation on D-Day. Along with being a very knowlegeable WWII historian, Mr. Epstein is also a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. Thank you, Capt. Epstein!
Top photo, L-R: new member Nick Lalonde, PE Teresa Kitchen, PP Lori Crider, and PP Randy Watkins. Bottom photo, Captain Robert Epstein.
SAVE THE DATE! This year's Dallas-Uptown Men Who Cook is scheduled for November 4th! The event will be held at The Lawley Art Group art gallery in the Dallas Design District. For more information, click HERE for the event brochure!
April 27, 2017 | Click HERE for today's agenda | Find a Rotary Project HERE
David Munson, a volunteer with Educational First Steps, told Uptowners the amazing story of this very unique organization. Educational First Steps transforms daycare centers in low-income Dallas neighborhoods into nationally accredited early learning centers. By educating caregivers, who then become professional early learning teachers, Educational First Steps helps to create high-quality learning environments that can repair and prevent learning gaps. For more information, click HERE.
April 20, 2017 | Click HERE for today's agenda | Find a Rotary Project Here!
We had a productive work meeting today! Many guests and plenty of exciting reports from our membership.
DGNE Bill Slicker was on hand to award Randy Watkins and Owen Devlin the Rotary Foundation Major Donor Award.  Major Donor status signifies that both Randy and Owen has reached the $10,000. level of support for The Rotary Foundation.  They were awarded a pin for that level of giving and a crystal paperweight inscribed with their name. Congratulations and Thank You, Randy and Owen. Click HERE for more information on giving to the Rotary Foundation.
Among the other interesting portions of the meeting, Randy Watkins led the membership on a tour of My Rotary. One of the RI President's goals this year is at least 50% club My Rotary use. Learn more about My Rotary here.
Pictured below are (L-R) DGNE Bill Slicker, Owen Devlin, Past President Randy Watkins, and Club President Dave Helfer.
Second photo - Randy Watkins walks Uptowners through My Rotary.
April 13, 2017 | Click HERE for today's agenda.
Uptowners enjoyed a great program on the Future of Brain Health-Unlocking Brain Potential with Jane Case.
April 6, 2017 | Click HERE for today's agenda.
Doctoral candidate Sarah Moudy of the University of Roehampton, London, shared her research on amputees. Fascinating! Also, a big congratulations to Past President Randy Watkins for his 7th Paul Harris Fellow!! Pictured with Randy are (L-R) President Dave Helfer, Past President Lori Crider, and Program Co-Chair Dr. Gary Kindley. 
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