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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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Club Meeting
Dec 15, 2016
Dallas-Uptown Business Meeting
Dec 22, 2016
No Meeting
Dec 29, 2016
No Meeting
Alan Linderman
Feb 09, 2017
A Perspective on Trade Secrets, Trade Names, Copyrights and Patents
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Daren Babcock shares his story regarding the incredible Bonton Farms, an urban farm that is changing lives and the culture of South Dallas. For more information about this amazing place, click here.
We were treated to a wonderful bit of news from our member Dr. Keith Mankin, a Health Care Consultant, regarding the state of health care in the United States. Thank you, Keith, for stepping in to give us some great advice and information!
November 5, 2016 was the date of Dallas-Uptown's signature fundraising event, the 3rd Annual Men Who Cook! This year, the club was able to raise over 25% more funds for their important causes. Thank you to everyone to helped make this fun night a reality, and thank you to everyone who attended!
Steve Carter from Carter Group Tax Service talks to the Uptown members about how to avoid an audit. Good information for all our members!!!
It was a busy day at the Dallas-Uptown Club. As a scheduled work day, the club discussed the Dictionary Project, and tied up some Men Who Cook items in anticipation of the November 5th event. Also, we celebrated members PDG Sandra Forster and John McNair birthdays. DGE Rick Amsberry spoke about some district news, especially the upcoming District Conference in March 2017. We appreciated his visit!
Today, we welcomed new member, Dr. Keith Mankin, to Dallas-Uptown. Plus, Shawn Foster from the Bill Glass Prison Ministry visited Dallas-Uptown. Bill Glass Prison Ministry sends teams of volunteers into prisons to entertain and help minister to hearts in need. The group has had tremendous success helping lower recidivism rates in the prisons they visit. For more information, click here.  
A great group of Dallas-Uptown members, visiting Rotarians, and guests were in attendance for District 5810 Governor Bill Dendy's visit today.
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!
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."
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.) 
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