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Every Thursday at Mattito's
Visitors always welcome!

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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Mar 02, 2017
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Did you ever think about traveling to Cuba? Today, Dallas-Uptown was visited by John Kreiger of CTC Travel, who gave us the lowdown on travel to that amazing island. For more information, go online to
Shane Simpson
1971 - 2017
We lost a wonderful friend, brother, uncle, and Rotarian yesterday with the passing of Shane Simpson. He will be very missed by all of the many, many people who knew and loved him. 
A memorial service has been scheduled for 11:00am on Monday, February 20th at Interfaith Peace Chapel, Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ. 5910 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Shane Simpson Memorial Fund to the Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown c/o Dan Nye, (Treasurer, Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown), Green Bank, N.A., 5580 LBJ Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75240. Questions or concerns may be directed to Daniel Nye at (214) 784-2797 or A contribution form can be downloaded from here.
Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown welcomed a new member today! Say hello to Kenny Bennett! Helping to initiate Kenny are Alicia Slay, Lori Crider, Judy Winkler, and Vincent Lajoie.
The Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown begin to hold Club Work Day meetings every 4 weeks. These are a fun and efficient way to impart a lot of important information to the membership. This is so important to a group of busy professionals!!! Below, Past President Randy Watkins discusses the upcoming PETS training session.
Steve Stoler, former TV reporter for Channel 4 and Channel 8, shares tales from his new book, "Tonight at Ten: A TV News Reporter’s Stories Behind the Stories" with members and guests of Dallas-Uptown. Mr. Stoler is pictured here with Club President Dave Helfer and Club Program Co-Chair Vincent Lajoie.
Dallas-Uptown member, Dr. Gary Kindley, received a Paul Harris Society award for his generosity and committment to Rotary. Assistant District Governor Chuck Bealmar was with us to present the award. Congrats, Gary!! Also, the club was treated to an interesting presentation by June Deibel, Community Coalition Coordinator for the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. 
On December 15, Dallas-Uptown members helped induct 13 new and veteran Rotarians into a newly formed satellite Rotary Club. We wish them all the best!!! 
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!
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