Every Thursday at Mattito's
Visitors always welcome!
Registration 11:45 AM
Lunch/program 12:00 PM
3102 Oak Lawn
Entrance on Cedar Springs
Free underground parking on Wellborn
Free surface parking Oak Lawn United Methodist
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Well, not really secrets, but a lot of neat stuff! George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Archivist Technician Allison Wheelock walked the Dallas-Uptown members through the many amazing facts about the library. Did you know that the library and museum holds 70 million pages of textual documents, 80 terabytes of electronic records (including over 200 million emails and 4 million photographs), and over 43,000 artifacts? This information and material was saved from the eight years of George W. Bush's presidency (2001-2009). All of it is kept in perfect good order for the future use of journalists, scholars, and citizens by the dedicated staff and volunteers of the library.
Pictured: Dallas-Uptown President David Helfer and George W. Bush Presidential Library Archivist Technician Allison Wheelock
After 4 years of planning and building, Hope Cottage officially opened its new headquarters on September 22nd. Hope Cottage is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian adoption agency in Dallas, Texas. Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown supports Hope Cottage through donations to its building fund. A conference room in the building has been named for our club.
Members of Dallas-Uptown served ice cream to the Dallas Fire Rescue teams located at Station #1 on Sept. 16 & 17. Station #1 serves the Trinity Industrial District and the residential/commercial Oak Lawn area. We’ll be serving the final crew at the station on Saturday, Sept 24 at 1:30pm. Join us and bring a friend!
Gay Donnell, President of the Lee Park and Arlington Hall Conservancy, takes the club through a detailed look at current and future projects to keep Lee Park the beautiful and quiet Dallas oasis it is today. The 15 acre park is over 75 years old and holds the impressive Arlington Hall venue. For more information about the Lee Park and Arlington Hall Conservancy, click here.
Leslie Clay, Dallas-Uptown member and Chief Development Officer for Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center gave us an update about Hope Cottage's new home. Also, Ms. Clay related Hope Cottage's very long and interesting history.
The Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown started September with a bang. We welcomed our newest member, Realtor Linda Robertson. Then, we congratulated member Alicia Slay for 4 years of 100% attendance (you're a Rock Star, Alicia!), and finished up with a program about "Take Back Oak Lawn." Burk Burnette of S.O.S. (Survivors Offering Support) told us about this important community improvement initiative to help keep our wonderful Oak Lawn neighborhood safe for everyone.
Top photo (L-R) PP Randy Watkins, President Dave Helfer, Linda Robertson, and Membership Chair Judy Winkler. Bottom Left: Alicia Slay and President Dave Hefler. Bottom Right: Burk Burnette of "Take Back Oak Lawn."
The date is set! November 5, 2016 will be our annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser. We are excited to be returning to The Space, the premier event venue & catering service located adjacent to historic Deep Ellum. For more information, please contact Co-Chairs Durane Castleberry or Rebecca Bailey.
Click Here to download a Men Who Cook brochure!
Dallas-Uptown member Will Carlton shows his moves during our August 18th meeting. We all knew Will is fun, smart, nice, and had an affinity for trash management, but most of us had no idea that he is a National West Coast Swing Dance Champion! His presentation was definitely a treat! (But, Will, we still want to hear about trash.)
Dallas - Uptown is so lucky to sponsor Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts' Interact Club. Today, BTWSPVA Principal Dr. Scott Rudes gave us a virtual look at this fine high school and its interesting history. Pictured with Dr. Rudes is Interact Adviser and Algebra/Calculus Teacher Selena Szabo.
Today, the Dallas-Uptown Club held an important Club Work Day. Members get to share ideas and needs concerning various projects for the entire meeting time. These Work Days are very important opportunities for members to see who is doing what, where we are, and how we can help each other. Even visitors get involved in the discussion!!!
Texas State Fair President Mitchell Glieber gives the low down on interesting Fair Facts to Dallas-Uptown
The 21st President of the State Fair of Texas visited Dallas-Uptown this week with a lot of exciting news about the 2016 State Fair. This year's fair starts on September 30th and runs through October 23rd. For more information, click HERE.
Rotarian John Johnston shares his internet security knowledge with members of his home club, Dallas-Uptown. It was interesting to hear how many ways our systems can be broken into. But, equally good to hear that there are preventatives and solutions.
On Thursday, July 7th, Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston visited our club. He gave the membership an excellent overall look at Dallas today and in the future. Mr. Kingston represents Dallas City District 14.
Thank you to Dallas County Clay Jenkins for visiting our club and sharing insights of issues facing Dallas County.
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