Club Meetings
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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Sarah Moudy
Apr 06, 2017
Jase Case
Apr 13, 2017
Center for Brain Health
Club Meeting
Apr 20, 2017
Polly Weidenkopf
Apr 27, 2017
Reserve Aid: Helping America's Heros
Courtney Nicolato
May 04, 2017
Senior Source
Jim Frankiewotz
May 30, 2017
Ghana Project
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March 23, 2017
Today, Dallas-Uptown welcomed two new members to the world of Rotary. Please say HELLO! to husband and wife, Alberto Diaz-Miguel Saiz and Sandra Estevez Herrea! Sandra is a teacher (and is willing to take Spanish students!), and Alberto likes to cook (especially paella!) Alberto and Sandra, we are so happy you have joined our club! (Left to right: PP Randy Watkins, Dr. Gary Kindley, Club President Dave Helfer, new members Alberto Diaz-Miguel Saiz and Sandra Estevez Herrea, and Membership Chair Judy Winkler.)
March 16, 2017
Dallas-Uptown member, Owen Devlin, recently returned from a week in Nicaragua with the first shift of Rotarians participating in the Heart of Service mission trip. Owen showed pictures and recounted many of the team's adventures. During the mission, they installed two water towers, painted several schools, provided school supplies, and did a good amount of touring. It sounds like they had an excellent and very Rotarian time! Also, today we celebrated Dr. Gary Kindley's achievement of a 3rd Paul Harris Fellow award. Mazel Tov, Dr. Gary, and thank you for that big smile!
March 9, 2017
Dallas-Uptown Rotarians and guests learned some very important tips on how to plan for technology needs from expert John Tarkington. Really important stuff in this day and age of new and emerging technologies!!! Also, we welcomed guests from Italy, Venezuela, and Dallas. Plus, a visiting Rotarian from Taiwan!
Today was a busy club work day for Dallas-Uptown. We have a lot of members with irons in the fire for the upcoming months: Dictionary project, Heart of Service project in Nicaragua, membership drive, new officer training, and Men Who Cook, to name a few! We also welcomed three guests to our meeting. 
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!!!
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