Club Meetings
Every Thursday at Mattito's
Visitors always welcome!

Registration 11:45 AM
Lunch/program 12:00 PM
Centrum Building
3102 Oak Lawn (click for map)
Entrance on Cedar Springs
Free underground parking on Wellborn 
Free surface parking Oak Lawn United Methodist
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Karen Furlong
Sep 21, 2017
Star Reader - Book program for Colonias along the border
Club Meeting
Sep 28, 2017
Kim Campbell
Oct 05, 2017
Artistic Director, Dallas Winds Symphony
Club Meeting
Oct 24, 2017
Sarah Junkins Woodard
Nov 09, 2017
Jubilee House Community Center for Development for Central America
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 23, 2017
No Meeting
Dallas Dggrr
Dec 14, 2017
Dog Rescue Group
Holiday Party!!!
Dec 21, 2017
@RotaryUptownDal on Twitter
September 15, 2017
The Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown's Dictionary Project kicks off its 2017 season at Onesimo Hernandez Elementary. All of the third graders at this school received a copy of a dictionary and a pen. This is always an exciting event for the students, but we Rotarians generally leave each event feeling happy about our participation in this worthwhile program. This year, 20 DISD schools are scheduled to participate, with over 1800 dictionary distributed the third grader students attending each school. 
Photo: Onesimo Hernandez Elementary School 3rd grade class, PP Lori Crider, and Rotarian Vincent Lajoie. 
Club President Teresa Ktichens also participated. 
September 14, 2017
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Speaker Shen Yun introduced Uptowners to a history of traditional Chinese culture. It was very interesting and very informative!
August 31, 2017
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Yea! Time for the State Fair of Texas! Fried Chicken Soup on a Stick! Livestock judging! The petting zoo barn! Fletchers Corny Dogs! Big Tex! Butter Cows! How cool is all this stuff? Today, Uptowners visited with State Fair of Texas President and Richardson High School alum (and FOV) Mitchell Glieber as he made his annual trip to our club. After his visit, we are always READY FOR THE FAIR!!!!
Top: Mitchell Glieber, President of the State Fair of Texas, speaking to the club.
Bottom: Mitchell (FOV, Friend of Vince) and Vincent Lajoie
August 24, 2017
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U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (Texas 32nd congressional district) visited Dallas-Uptown today. He spoke about various subjects important to him and took questions from several Uptowners. He also stayed behind to talk to members and answer additional questions. 
August 10, 2017
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Dallas-Uptowners were excited to hear from Rachel Roberts, Director of Branding and Marketing for The Statler Hilton. She was here to tell us about the history and renovation of the Statler Hilton Hotel in Dallas. The Ethos of the Statler is: Be a Part of Something Greater. To read a Dallas Morning News article on The Statler, click here.
August 3, 2017
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Uptowners were treated to an action-packed meeting today! First, we went through a run-down of everything our club has been busy with. We just dropped off two RYLA campers for an amazing week, updates on Men Who Cook, our Firehouse adoption, the Dictionary Project, our upcoming hosting of a District Round Table, the District Awards dinner, and more. Then, we welcomed a new member and enjoyed an excellent speaker. Whew!
Today, we welcomed Christina Cone to the Dallas-Uptown family. We are so glad you are here, Christina!!!
Then, Judge Ken Tapscott, County Court at Law No. 4, spoke about that amazing document, the Constitution of the United States of America. He gave a very engaging talk from an interesting perspective: He is charged, as a judge, with executing the laws of our country. Thank you, Judge Tapscott, for your service!
Top Photo: Past President Dave Helfer, new member Christina Cone, Durane Castleberry, Ken Mankin, and Club Preident Teresa Kitchens
Bottom Photo: Judge Ken Tapscott
July 27, 2017
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Today's program was our regularly scheduled Club Meeting. Attending members get to hear and discuss detailed information about the exciting activities in our club. Dallas-Uptown is only 8 years old, yet last year we provided over $12,000 to our philanthropic efforts such as Hope Cottage, the Rotary Foundation, Promise House, RYLA, The Dictionary Project, lunches for school children in Haiti, and more! Also discussed was this year's Dictionary Project and Men Who Cook fundraiser. 
It's a great time to be a part of the Rotary Club Of Dallas-Uptown! Please visit us anytime! Thursday at Noon. Mattito's Restaurant at 3102 Oak Lawn. We would love to see you!!!
Photo: Club President Teresa Kitchens
July 20, 2017
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John W. Boyd, M.D., delivered an informative talk on the history of Parkland Hospital including Early Parkland History, the JFK Assassination, and the Rebirth of Parkland. Dr. Boyd, an anesthesiologist who trained at Parkland, has written a new history of the hospital. His book, "Parkland Hospital (Images of America)" is available here.
July 13, 2017
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If Norman Beck's job isn't the most interesting job in the world, then we're not sure what job that award would go to. Mr. Beck is the VP of Claims and Security for SCA Promotions, Inc., a company that provides promotional risk coverage for special events. He regaled Uptowners with fascinating stories about his job. (To read a fun New Yorker article about Norman Beck, click here).
But, for all his story telling about the promotional risk coverage business, Mr. Beck had an amazing life story to tell us. He is the survivor of a serious brain tumor called an Acoustic Nueroma. He shared his journey to secure a good surgical team and make sure his family knew how much he loved them. His efforts paid off, and we are all grateful for the message and humor that he shared with Dallas-Uptown today!
July 6, 2017
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Today, Cyclist Irving Chung spoke to Uptowners regarding the importance of exercise and the benefits of riding a bicycle to achieve your health goals. Mr. Chung is with CycleBar at Preston and Forest. For more information, click here.
 Photo: Irving Chung and Uptowner Vincent Lajoie
On Tuesday, June 27th, the 2017-2018 Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown were inducted at the elegant Lowest Greenville restraunt, Nora. The club said thank you to the out-going board and hello to the incoming board. Many thanks to everyone for giving of your time and expertise to help make a difference in our community and the world. Along with the induction, Uptowners welcomed a new member, Dr. Julia Fielding, wife of Rotarian Keith Mankin. A special thank you goes to now Past President David Helfer. Dave, you were an amazing president, and our club is a better club for your leadership!
Top: 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown President, Teresa Kitchens
Middle: Nick LaLonde opens the induction dinner with thoughts about "Making A Difference"
Bottom: Gary Kindley, Keith Mankin, new member Julia Fielding, Club President Teresa Kitchens
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
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