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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November 29, 2018
Dallas Uptown Rotary-inducted a new member today. Welcome to Eric Haar! Our featured speaker- Richardson HS Alumni Hall of Fame Member and renowned Artist-Jon Flaming (RHS 81). Jon shared his art work, his work for John Wayne's family, and he shared some wonderful stories about Texas. His work can be found at many museums, such as the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. He also has pieces at 2 Richardson restaurants: 1050 BarBQ and Tricky Fish. For more information on Jon Flaming and his work, click here.
Top photo: PP Dave Helfer inducts new member Eric Haar
Middle photo: Program Chair Vincent Lajoie and guest speaker, artist Jon Fleming
Lower photo: Jon Flaming painting, Modern Cowboy Series
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Today's speaker at Dallas Uptown Rotary- Capt Marc Liebman, US Navy (Retired). Today's topic: "N.Korea-The Truth, The Threat, The Options." He has authored 6 novels and has #7 coming out soon!
Tickets are now available
for the 5th Annual
November 3, 2018
Delicious and tempting food prepared by our "celebrity chefs," exciting live and silent auctions, wine pull featuring excellent labels and varietals, live music and MORE!

The event will be held at
The Lawley Art Group
1507 Dragon St, Dallas, TX 75207

Multiple levels of sponsorship are available this year.
For more information, click HERE for the event brochure!
September 27, 2018
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Today, Dallas-Uptown member Owen Devlin lead a discussion with important information about the Rotary Foundation.  
During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

Rotary's 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes: Promoting peace, providing clean water, saving mothers & children, supporting education, growing local economies, and fighting disease.

Also, the support from you and your fellow Rotarians have helped wipe out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. For more information on the Rotary Foundation, go here.
Photo: PP Randy Wadkins, Club President Durane Castleberry, member Owen Devlin
September 20, 2018
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This week’s program was an inspirational story from Christina Rossini about being a living kidney donor and her work with the National Kidney Foundation. For more information about the National Kidney Foundation, go here.
August 30, 2018
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Today was Dallas-Uptown's annual visit from President of The State Fair of Texas Mitchell Glieber. He had information about new exhibits (air-conditioned petting zoo!) and new fair food (cotton candy tacos!), plus free tickets for 3 lucky Rotarians. This year's Texas State Fair is scheduled for September 28 - October 21. For more information about The State Fair of Texas, go here.
Top photo: Fair ticket winners Judy Winkler, Club President Durane Castleberry, and Jason Fletcher with State Fair of Texas President Mitchell Glieber
Middle photo: Program Director Vince Lajoie and Mitchell Glieber (and RHS fellow alums!)
Lower photo: State Fair of Texas Mitchell Glieber speaks to the Dallas-Uptown Rotary Club
August 16, 2018
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District 5810 Governor Bill Slicker visited Dallas-Uptown today. In honor of his visit, Uptowners donated $300 to the Rotary International Polio Plus fund. For more information on Rotary's Polio Plus fund, go here.
Photo: Past President Rand Watkins, Club President Durane Castleberry, DG Bill Slicker, and Uptowner Owen Devlin
August 9, 2018
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Today’s club luncheon was full of excitement, energy and wonderful presentations! We presented a Paul Harris Award, welcomed a visiting Rotarian from Japan and heard an interesting program from the Director of the Dallas Cup!
Top photo: Club President Durane Castleberry and Foundation Director Randy Watkins present PE Keith Mankin with his Paul Harris award.
Middle photo: Program Director Vince Lajoie, Director of Dallas Cup Gordon Jago, and President Durane Castleberry
Bottom photo: John Haley and Charles Mohrle greet a Rotarian visitor from Tokyo
August 2, 2018
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Today, Uptowners’ guest speaker was Nairobi author and musician Kululu Atsiaya. He is a motivational speaker whose message is how we can inspire humanity to reach their best selves. His autobiography, “Finding the Lotus Within: From The Slum To The World Stage,” chronicles his journey. For more information on his book, go here
Member Millicent Boykin brought Jazzie Bryant and Jorge Servin to our meeting today!
Top Photo: Kululu Atsiaya 
Middle Photo: “Finding the Lotus Within: From The Slum To The World Stage” book cover
Bottom Photo: (L to R) Jorge Servin, Jazzie Bryant, Millicent Boykin, Leslie Clay
July 19, 2018
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April Culver, Executive Director and CEO of Challenge Air visited Dallas-Uptown with information about this unique organization. Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift flight. Since 1993, the organization has been committed to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs through events called Fly Days. By eliminating the belief that they are limited, the children can grow to their full potential. They are given the opportunity to find courage within themselves and build in areas where they lack self-esteem. Challenge Air provides an unforgettable growing experience that opens the door to possibilities while allowing the children to see if they can fly a plane they can do anything. For more information, click here.
Also, we had two Rotarian guests hailing from international clubs. Cliff Ayozie from the Rotary Club of Wuse - Central Abuja, Nigeria, and Stacy Guillen from the Rotary Club of Jakarta Menteng.
Left photo: April Culver, Challenge Air
Top Right Photo: Club President Durane Castleberry and Cliff Ayozie
Bottom Right Photo: Club President Durance Castleberry and Stacey Guillen
July 14, 2018
Our club was well represented at this month’s Round Table! Thanks to Durane Castleberry, Randy Watkins, Dave Helfer, Owen Devlin, Jason Fletcher, and Lori Crider for attending. There is always wonderful information shared and it’s a great networking event. Join us in August! Click HERE for more information.
June 28, 2018
Today, Sarah Jackson joined the Dallas-Uptown Rotary Club. Welcome, Sarah! We are so happy that you have joined our Rotary Club!
Photo: President Teresa Kitchens, PP Dave Helfer, new member Sarah Jackson, members Carol Short and John Haley.
June 15, 2018
This evening, the Dallas-Uptown Rotary Club celebrated the our very successful 2017-2018 year under the leadership of President Teresa Kitchens, and the beginning of the 2018-2019 year under the leadership of President-Elect Durane Castleberry. A special thank you to Welltower, Inc. and Christina Cone for providing the venue for our induction party!
This past year, Dallas-Uptown participated in many interesting projects, including the Dictionary Project, RYLA, Interact at Booker T. Washington School, Nicaragua Heart of Service, Trinity of Hope Haitian Meal Project, Polio Plus Bonton Farms, and our adopted Dallas Fire Station #1. Plus, our successful 4th Annual Men Who Cook fundraiser. We look forward to an equally exciting and productive 2018-2019!!!
Also, this evening we awarded our "Rotarian of the Year" award, the RRIMC Pete Snider Membership Award to Vincent Lajoie. Vincent has served with distinction as Dallas-Uptown's Program Director for the past three years. Vincent is always available to help in so many situations, and usually has a resource or solution to assist in almost every project or event for our club. Congratulations, Vincent!!
Top photo: President Teresa Kitchens and President-Elect Durane Castleberry
Lower photo: 2016-2017 Pete Snider Award winner Rebecca Bailey, 2017-2018 Pete Snider Award winner Vincent Lajoie, and PE and 2015-2016 Pete Snider Award winner Durane Castleberry
June 7, 2018
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The Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown celebrated its 9th Birthday today!! The club, established on May 26, 2009, calls itself the Exclusively Inclusive Rotary Club. It is a concept that we take to heart! 
Dallas-Uptown's Past Presidents are Tony Gauthier, Leslie Clay, Alicia Slay, Sissy Littlefield, Lori Crider, PDG Sandy Forster, PDG ZZ Kamruddin, Randy Watkins, and David Helfer. Our current President is Teresa Kitchens, and Durane Castleberry will take up the reins for the 2018-2019 year.
As we travel into the end of our first decade, we look forward to more fellowship and more amazing moments as we work to provide positive, lasting change in our Dallas community. 
Also, today we welcomed a new member to Dallas-Uptown. HELLO Anna Urban!! Welcome to our club!!
Top photo: President Teresa Kitchens and President-Elect Durane Castleberry
Lower photo: Treasurer Will Carlton, President Teresa Kitchens, new member Anna Urban, member Judy Winkler, PE Durane Castleberry
May 24, 2018
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Our club supports the Red Nose Day Project to end child proverty! Go here for more information. Thank you Keith Mankin for bringing the red noses!
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