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

Time
Registration 11:45 AM
Lunch/program 12:00 PM
Address
Mattito's
Centrum Building
3102 Oak Lawn (click for map)
Entrance on Cedar Springs
Free underground parking on Wellborn 
Free surface parking Oak Lawn United Methodist
 
 
Membership inquiries
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Speakers
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 23, 2017
No Meeting
Dallas Dggrr
Dec 14, 2017
Dog Rescue Group
Holiday Party!!!
Dec 21, 2017
 
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A big and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 4th Annual Men Who Cook a HUGE SUCCESS! All of the proceeds from this event go to fund Dallas-Uptown's projects for the upcoming year. Projects such as the Dictionary Project, RYLA, Trinity Hope Lunches, Promise House, Out of the Darkness Community Walk, and Hope Cottage. Just to name A FEW!!! We look forward to seeing you all at the 5th Annual Men Who Cook next year!
 
The Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown's 4th Annual Men Who Cook fundraiser is only a month away!
 
Be there on November 4, 2017 to be in on the fun!
 
Delicious and tempting food prepared by our "celebrity chefs," exciting silent auction featuring 6 Caribbean vacations, wine pull featuring excellent labels and varietals.
Live music! AND LOTS OF YOUR ROTARY FRIENDS!
 
The event will be held at The Lawley Art Group art gallery in the Dallas Design District (1507 Dragon Street, Dallas, Texas 75207). 
For more information, click HERE for the event brochure!
Tickets are $35 each.
To purchase tickets or sponsor, click HERE.
 
 
October 19, 2017
 
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Finance guru, Brooks Hamilton, spoke to Uptowners and guests about saving for retirement. Mr. Hamilton recently wrote “Dirty Little Secrets of Your 401k,” and has appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” and PBS’ “Frontline.”
 
September 28, 2017
 
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Today was the club's monthy business meeting day, and as always, we had a blast! The day's bonus was our Rotarian visitors from from Trinadad, Honolulu and Charleston, SC! Another perk of being a Rotarian is being able to visit Rotary clubs around the world and be welcomed as part of the Rotary family.
 
September 23, 2017
 
A night of fun and celebration for the Rotary year 2016-2017 was enjoyed by several of our club members and other District 5810 Rotarians at the Eisemann Center. Our club received many awards and recognition! Individual award winners were Randy Watkins for Foundation Advocacy, Judy Winkler for Membership Recruitment, Vincent Lajoie for a Star Award and John Johnstone for a Governor's Award. District Membership Chair Randy Watkins accepted the Zone Award to District 5810 for Membership Development. Our club received the Web Presence Award, and was a finalist for Club of the Year, Communications, and The Rotary Foundation. Vincent Lajoie was a finalist for Rotarian of the Year and Dan Nye was a finalist for the Ethics Award. Viva Uptown!
 
Top Photo: PDG Bill Dendy, Debbie McCrary, IPP David Helfer
Second: PDG Bill Dendy, Debbie McCrary, PP Randy Watkins
Third: PP Lori Crider and Awards Chair Pete McLellan
Bottom: Awards Chair Pete McLellan, Debbie McCrary, Past Parliamentarian John Johstone, and Youth Services Chair, Glen McCrary
 

 

 

 
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!
 
 
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