Men Who Cook Event Scheduled for Nov. 6, 2021

The food and fun is back this year with The Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown's annual Men Who Cook Event.
 
 
Date:  November 6, 2021
Time:  5:00 - 8:00 pm
Location:  Beehive Dallas - 1512 Edison St.
 

A casual event featuring master chefs, local celebrities, and regular guys preparing bite-sized samples of their famous recipes.

While you enjoy the abundant and delicious sweets and savories, your evening also includes:

  • Live music
  • Silent Auction
  • Wine Pull
  • A chance to help your community!
Get your tickets on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/168024380445
The event is an open house come-and-go format and the most current CDC Covid-19 safety protocols will be observed.
Men Who Cook Event Scheduled for Nov. 6, 2021 Ann Germann 2021-09-24 05:00:00Z 0 DallasTX,MenWhoCook,RotaryInternational,UptownDallas

WE'RE BACK!

IN-PERSON MEETINGS RESUMED AT MATTITOS ON SEPTEMBER 24
 
Dallas - Uptown Rotary meetings resumed at Mattitos Restaurant with both in-person and virtual attendees.  Nine members attended in person, and 12 attended virtually on ZOOM.  Our speaker presented on ZOOM.  It's good to be back, and, necessity being the mother of invention, our club will likely go forward with both in-person and virtual meetings which will almost certainly help improve weekly attendance and membership involvement.
 
BUT WE DIDN'T STOP THERE!  Our monthly FORNO resumed as well.  This month our host was John Johnstone with a great bar-b-cue dinner at his house.  
L to R:  Bobbie Quick, Durane Castleberry, John Haley, Dan Nye, John Johnstone, and Vince Lajoie.
Not shown:  President Rhonda, Michelle Goldstein, and Paul Gorman
WE'RE BACK! Paul Gorman 2020-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

Banana Bread for Stewpot,
or Yes, we have no more bananas today.

Rhonda said, "What are we going to do with all these bananas?"  Bobbie said, "Oh, let's make BBB - Bobbie's Banana Bread!"  
 
So Rhonda and Bobbie made a gazillion loaves of banana bread.
 
Bobbie said, "What are we going to do with all these loaves of Bobbie's Banana Bread, aka BBB?"  Rhonda said, "Let's deliver them to the folks in need at the Stewpot!"   
 
So, after a well-deserved glass of wine, they did.  But that's not THE END.  The world-famous BBB is only a small part of the NEW Beginnings for many.
 
At its main location on the corner of Park Avenue and Young Street in downtown Dallas, The Stewpot provides casework assistance and enrichment programs to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, as well as Children and Youth and Family Stabilization programs to at-risk children and their families.
 
Since May 2008, The Stewpot has been the sole meal provider at The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, serving 1,000 meals per day, 7 days per week.
 
Dallas-Uptown Rotary is a proud supporter of The Stewpot.
 
 
Bobbie (left) and Rhonda (right), in case you didn't know.
Banana Bread for Stewpot,or Yes, we have no more bananas today. Paul Gorman 2020-09-07 05:00:00Z 0

Dallas-Uptown Supports Dallas Schools

August 27 speakers Jane Didear and Gay Patrick of the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Volunteer and Services described how DISD is adjusting to COCID-19 in the opening of the 2020-21 school year.
 
Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown, with the help of District 5810 matching grant funds, purchases and distributes over 1700 dictionaries to Uptown Dallas area third grade classes.  In previous years, we delivered the dictionaries and presented them to each school and their students.  This year, suitable adjustments will be made, and the show will go on.  DISD Volunteer Services will help to facilitate the distribution of dictionaries.
 
The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn.
 
Dallas-Uptown Supports Dallas Schools Paul Gorman 2020-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Global Grant Participation Opportunity in Colombia 

From: Bill Davis <billyd2319@gmail.com>
Seeking funding for Global Grant in Cucuta, Colombia     
Dear friends in Dallas;
I am sure you are aware of the unbelievable conditions under which the citizens of Venezuela are “living”.
The Colombian City of Cucuta is on the border with VZ and is being overwhelmed by the influx of desperate Venezuelans crossing the border who are fleeing from hunger, lack of clean water, lack of electricity, lack of medicine, lack of jobs and lack of freedom and respect to human dignity.
Cucuta has a population of 830,000 and it estimated 80,000 Venezuelans are “living” in Cucuta.
Since Andy Smallwood introduced Gladys Maldonado from Cucuta, Colombia and myself at the Atlanta Convention three years ago we have implemented five Global Grants to help alleviate the increasing burden being placed on the city of Cucuta.
My wife and I visited Cucuta in September 2018 and I visited again in August 2019.
We are now undertaking a new Global Grant to help in a small way the crisis being inflicted on the facilities and teaching staff of these five schools in Cucuta.
The five schools have a student population of 4,351 which includes 530 students from VZ.
Global Grant Participation Opportunity in Colombia Paul Gorman 2020-08-21 05:00:00Z 0

July 23 Speakers: City Square

From humble beginnings in 1988 to present day, CitySquare has grown into a broad nonprofit organization offering a comprehensive array of social services that address four key areas related to the persistence of poverty: hunger, health, housing, and hope. Together, CitySquare's social service programs provide more than 50,000 human touches in Dallas and Paris, Texas.  Our Thursday speaker was Dr. John Siburt, President/COO and Meredith Parrott,Director of Nutritional Services.  They gave an overview of the services provided by CitySquare and their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
 
For more information on CitySquare please refer to their web site https://www.citysquare.org
 
 
July 23 Speakers: City Square Paul Gorman 2020-07-23 05:00:00Z 0

Project Hand Up

On July 9, 2020, Darren of Project HAND UP joined us from Kenya via Zoom.  
 
Project HAND UP takes a culturally relevant, non-threatening, and entertaining approach to educating large groups of people with information about HIV and AIDS, health, sanitation, and child safety.

For more information on Project HAND UP please see https://projecthandup.org/
Project Hand Up Paul Gorman 2020-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Equest Therapeutics Speaks Paul Gorman 2020-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Paul Gorman 2020-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
Dallas-Uptown Rotary Kicks Off a New Year Paul Gorman 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

West Coast Swing Champion Visits Dallas-Uptown 

Dallas-Uptown member Will Carlton shows his moves during our August 18th meeting. We all knew Will is fun, smart, nice, and had an affinity for trash management, but most of us had no idea that he is a National West Coast Swing Dance Champion! His presentation was definitely a treat! (But, Will, we still want to hear about trash.) 
 
West Coast Swing Champion Visits Dallas-Uptown  Rebecca Bailey 2016-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Save the date!Our 3rd Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser Rebecca Bailey 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston visits Uptown-Dallas club Rebecca Bailey 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Visits Dallas Uptown Rotary Rebecca Bailey 2016-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Our Interact Club at Booker T. Washington Receives Charter 2015-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to the newest members of Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown Jeff Strater 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Mother Nature Cancelled our March 5 Meeting KK Hartman 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown Kicks Off Dictionary Project Jeff Strater 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown Inducts Three New Members Jeff Strater 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Mauricio Aimo Presented with Rotary Foundation Benefactor Recognition Jeff Strater 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown's 1st Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser! November 1, 2014

Posted by Jeff Strater

 
Join the Uptowners for our first annual Men Who Cook! We will be kicking off this first annual event on November 1, 2014 from 4PM to 7PM at The Space Dallas, 2516 Florence Street, Dallas, TX 75204. A casual event featuring local men, our "celebrity chefs" preparing bite-sized samples of their famous recipes and our venue host, Chef Richard Pratt, our REAL Celebrity Chef preparing some of his famous recipes. 
 
Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown's 1st Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser! November 1, 2014 Jeff Strater 2014-09-13 00:00:00Z 0

Uptown Rotary Scholarship Recipients Attend Camp RYLA Leadership Camp

Posted by Jeff Strater
Recently two of our scholarship recipients completed their week at Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) leadership camp.  The Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown provides two scholarships each year, one inspired by and funded by club member, Alicia Slay, the A. Slay Annual RYLA Scholarship, and the other by the members of Uptown Rotary.  The clubs of Rotary International District 5810 provide scholarships for over 180 high school juniors to participate in the six-day leadership camp. At the end, the most common review by campers proclaimed it a “life changing“ experience. RYLA is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs across the globe.
Uptown Rotary Scholarship Recipients Attend Camp RYLA Leadership Camp Jeff Strater 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Check Out Our Newsletter for Great News! Jeff Strater 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Uptown Rotary Program Featured Heroes on the Water. Organization for our Wounded Warriors Jeff Strater 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0

Inspiring Program this Thursday. Heroes on the Water

Posted by Jeff Strater on Jul 28, 2014


We have a very special program Thursday. The organization Heroes on the Water provides therapeutic recreation to our Nation's wounded warriors. Join us Thursday, July 31; 11:45 AM registration beings and 12:00 PM meeting called to order.  Mattito's Oak Lawn
Centrum Building 3102 Oak Lawn (entrance on Cedar Springs).
Inspiring Program this Thursday. Heroes on the Water Jeff Strater 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
"Passport to Success" Created for New Members Jeff Strater 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown Holds 5th Anniversary Party

Posted by Jeff Strater on Jul 27, 2014
 
Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown members, visiting Rotarians and friends celebrated five years since the club was chartered. Thank you to our hosts Krista and Scott Hartman for opening up their home.  We celebrated with great food, drinks and fellowship.
Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown Holds 5th Anniversary Party Jeff Strater 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown 5th Anniversary Party

Posted by Jeff Strater on Jul 27, 2014
 
Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown members, visiting Rotarians and friends celebrated five years since the club was chartered. Thank you to our hosts Krista and Scott Hartman for opening up their home.  We celebrated with great food, drinks and fellowship.
Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown 5th Anniversary Party Jeff Strater 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members Rebecca Bailey and Vincent Lajoie

Posted by Jeff Strater on Jul 23, 2014

Kicked off our Rotary year with two new members. We are very excited to welcome our new member Rebecca Bailey an agent with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates InTown office.  To learn more about Rebecca visit her Dave Perry-Miller site here.  We also welcome Vincent Lajoie as a new member. Vincent is an agent with Farmer's Insurance and his site is located here.
Welcome New Members Rebecca Bailey and Vincent Lajoie Jeff Strater 2014-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Uptown-Dallas Receives Rotary International Presidential Citation 2014-07-22 00:00:00Z 0

Uptown's GATE-Way Team Schedules Strategy Session July 26

Posted by Krista Hartman on Jul 11, 2014

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G.A.T.E. Way (Goals, Action, Talent, Execution) serves as a resource for clubs in our district to guide them in visioning and strategic planning process. This session is a follow up meeting from our club's earlier workshop.  We will be discussing milestones, successes and next steps.  Check out pictures of G.A.T.E. Way sessions from around our district by clicking here.

Uptown's GATE-Way Team Schedules Strategy Session July 26 Krista Hartman 2014-07-12 00:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Five Years of Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown

Posted by Krista Hartman on Jul 09, 2014


Dipping and Sipping at the Villa Hartman. Celebrate Uptown's 5th Anniversary of it's Chartering. 
Bring your swimsuit, towel, lawn chair, favorite summertime beverages and snacks. There will be a special treat to celebrate Uptown's 5th Anniversary of it's chartering.

Saturday, July 26th 5PM
At the home Krista and Scott Hartman
10914 Carissa Drive
Dallas, TX 7521

Celebrate Five Years of Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown Krista Hartman 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
July FORNO (Friends of Rotary Night Out) Scheduled for July 24th at Truck Yard Krista Hartman 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Sissy Littlefield. Welcome Lori Crider!

Posted by Krista Hartman on Jul 01, 2014

ImageCongratulations Sissy Littlefield for a great year as our club president for the 2013-14 Rotary year.  Welcome Lori Crider our 2014-15 president.  Learn more about Lori on Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/loricrider

Congratulations Sissy Littlefield. Welcome Lori Crider! Krista Hartman 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Chris Feola's Induction! Congratulations and welcome Chris! Happy Franklin 2013-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
3rd Annual Holiday/New Year's Fireside Chat Krista Hartman 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z 0

Club Members Provided Great Thanksgiving Dishes for Montrel Living!

Posted by Krista Hartman on Nov 26, 2013
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Club members enjoyed a 3L bottle of Kay's chardonnay (plus other vino, etc.) as food was being cooked and collected for Montrel Living.

Thanks to everyone who was able to make the time to come by, sipping and fonduing with us and making it so fun to cook a turkey, etc. with a kitchen full of some of our favorite people.  The folks at Montrel Living really appreciate the generosity!

Club Members Provided Great Thanksgiving Dishes for Montrel Living! Krista Hartman 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary University: District Ops-Fall 2013

Posted by Happy Franklin on Nov 01, 2013
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Rotary University-Session 3: District Ops Fall 2013

Great class! Always fun to meet new people!

Way to go Uptown members attending: Bob Swartz, Kay Olds, PDG ZZ Kamruddin, Owen Devlin, and Robert Korngiebel!


Rotary University: District Ops-Fall 2013 Happy Franklin 2013-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Count Dan Nye made Halloween fun for the club! Happy Franklin 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
October 30th Club Social at Good Friends! Happy Franklin 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0

Promise House's Bowling Fundraiser Was a Hit

Posted by Happy Franklin on Oct 20, 2013
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Promise House's Rock & Bowl Event at Bowl and Barrel was a great success and lots of fun. 

Hosted by Promise House Professionals. They did an awesome job! Our club was thrilled to be a sponsor. 

Was a fun social event for our club.

Promise House's Bowling Fundraiser Was a Hit Happy Franklin 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Previous Speakers Happy Franklin 2013-10-17 00:00:00Z 0

Quarterly Networking Dinner Event

Posted by Happy Franklin on Oct 15, 2013
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Fun and productive Quarterly Networking Dinner Hosted by the Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown. 

We were thrilled to be joined by a number of visiting Rotarians and prospective members!

Great presentation by Chris Westfall the National Elevator Pitch Champion!

Looking forward to the next one on Wednesday, January 15, 2014!

"If you want to change your results, change your story." Chris Westfall

www.chriswestfallonline.com


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Rotary University: Club Ops-Fall 2013

Posted by Happy Franklin on Oct 11, 2013
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Great Rotary University: District Ops Class on Saturday! Club members attending: 

PDG ZZ Kamruddin, Bob Swartz, Robert Korngiebel, and Michael Grishman. 

Great presentations by Rotary University Dean and Founder PDG Kim Holland and District Governor Ean Sullivan.

Congratulations to Michael Grishman on becoming a Rotary University Graduate! 

Our club is thrilled to now have six Rotary University Graduates:

Krista Hartman, Lori Crider, Randy Watkins, Gary Kindley, Happy Franklin, and Michael Grishman.


Rotary University: Club Ops-Fall 2013 Happy Franklin 2013-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Hope in a Bottle Fundraiser Benefiting Hope Cottage was a Big Success! Krista Hartman 2013-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Great Rotary University: Basics Class at SMU on Saturday!!! Happy Franklin 2013-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Fundraising Committee Meeting at Union Bear Zee Zee Kamruddin 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Official District Governor's Visit with DG Ean Sullivan & His Wife Rev. Jan Happy Franklin 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations April Geron on Your Induction into the Club!!! Welcome!!! Happy Franklin 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Hour Social at Cremona's! Durane Castleberry 2013-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Dr. Drew Vanderbrook on Your Induction into the Club!!! Welcome!!! Happy Franklin 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Board Retreat Planning Session Sissy Littlefield 2013-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Jeanette Socket on Your Induction into the Club!!! Welcome!!! Happy Franklin 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Krista Hartman is Awarded the PDG Pete Snider Award for 2012-2013 Happy Franklin 2013-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Jeff Strater on Your Induction into the Club!!! Welcome!!! Happy Franklin 2013-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations and Best Wishes Rev. Steve Colladay! Happy Franklin 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Craig Bernstein on Your Induction Into the Club!!! Happy Franklin 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Is There An App for That: An Appetizer Party Happy Franklin 2013-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Suzanne Booth on Your Induction Into the Club!!! Happy Franklin 2013-07-11 00:00:00Z 0

Club End of Year Awards

Posted by Krista Hartman on Jun 26, 2013
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Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Officers, Directors, and Award Recipients! We appreciate everything that each of you do to make our club vibrant and fun!

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Club End of Year Awards Krista Hartman 2013-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Krista Hartman and Happy Franklin on Your PH + 3! Zee Zee Kamruddin 2013-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Robert Bennett for Transferring Your Membership from TN! Happy Franklin 2013-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Our club adds four Rotary University Grads in the 2012-2013 Rotary year! Krista Hartman 2013-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
New Club President, Officer and Director Installation at Geter Ranch Krista Hartman 2013-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
June 2013 Board Meeting at Union Bear Krista Hartman 2013-06-18 00:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to Owen Devlin!!!

Posted by Krista Hartman on Jun 12, 2013
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Owen Devlin was awarded the Outstanding New Rotarian Award by Rotary District 5810 for the 2012-2013 Rotary year! Congratulations Owen!!!

Congratulations to Owen Devlin!!! Krista Hartman 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810's DG Team and Leadership Team Installation Dinner Krista Hartman 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown receives our 100% Paul Harris Fellow Award banner from DG Sandra Forster! Zee Zee Kamruddin 2013-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Our club receives the Presidential Citation award at the June Rotary District 5810 Round Table Krista Hartman 2013-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
The Uptown Does Choctaw in a Day Fundraiser was a Success! Zee Zee Kamruddin 2013-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Gunnar Thelander's Induction-Our 28th Member! Happy Franklin 2013-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown's service project at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Happy Franklin 2013-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary University: Global Ops Happy Franklin 2013-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Lori Crider Becomes a Rotary Bequest Society Member!!! Zee Zee Kamruddin 2013-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Fundraising Committee Meeting at Union Bear Zee Zee Kamruddin 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 Celebration Happy Franklin 2013-05-04 00:00:00Z 0

Dallas-Uptown Receives Club and Individual Rotarian District Award Nominations!

Posted by Happy Franklin on May 03, 2013

The Awards will be Presented this Weekend at District Celebration!

Individual Nominations:

D5810 Outstanding New Rotarian - Owen Devlin

D5810 Leadership Award - Melissa Jordan

D5810 Membership Recruitment Award - Happy Franklin

D5810 Foundation Advocacy Award - PDG ZZ Kamruddin

D5810 Rotarian of the Year Award - Krista Hartman

D5810 Club President of the Year Award - Krista Hartman

Club Nominations:

D5810 Membership Award

-Highest Percentage of Net Membership Growth

-Highest Net Membership Growth - Clubs Under 75 Members
D5810 Communications Award

D5810 Bulletin Excellence Award

Dallas-Uptown Receives Club and Individual Rotarian District Award Nominations! Happy Franklin 2013-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Bob Swartz, our 27th member! Happy Franklin 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary University: District Ops

Posted by Happy Franklin on Apr 26, 2013
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Four Dallas Uptown members attended: Suzie Collie, Randy Watkins, Gary Kindley, Happy Franklin

Pictured with DG Sandra Forster

Special thanks to Dean and Founder PDG Kim Holland for taking the picture.

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Joint Rotary Club Party

Posted by Happy Franklin on Apr 04, 2013
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The Joint Rotary Club Party with the Rotary Club of Garland and Dallas-Uptown was a blast with great representation from both clubs. Pictured are some of the party's attendees. Thank you Rotary Club of Garland Club President John Johnston and Alice Oldenburg for hosting!

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Induction of New Member Robert Korngiebel-Our 26th Member! Happy Franklin 2013-04-04 00:00:00Z 0

Gillian Martin Sorenson, Senior Adviser at the United Nations Foundation Speaks to the Rotary Club of Dallas!

Posted by Happy Franklin on Mar 26, 2013
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Gillian Martin Sorenson was the featured speaker at the Rotary Club of Dallas on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She is a Senior Adviser at the United Nations Foundation. Gillian is a national advocate on matters related to the UN and the US -  the UN relationship. She addresses audiences as diverse as Rotary International and the Air Force Academy; University students; staff and members of Congress; newspaper editorial writers and television correspondents.


Rotary and the United Nations have a long history of working together and sharing similar visions for a more peaceful world.

In 1942, Rotary clubs from 21 nations organized a conference in London to develop a vision for advancing education, science, and culture after World War II. That event was a precursor to UNESCO. In 1945, 49 Rotarians went to San Francisco to help draft the UN Charter. Rotary and the UN have been close partners ever since, a relationship that’s apparent through PolioPlus and work with UN agencies. 

http://riunday.org/


Gillian Martin Sorenson, Senior Adviser at the United Nations Foundation Speaks to the Rotary Club of Dallas! Happy Franklin 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary University: Club Ops

Posted by Happy Franklin on Mar 22, 2013
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Great attendance at Rotary University: Club Ops by Dallas-Uptown!

Members attending: Randy Watkins, Gary Kindley, Owen Devlin, and Happy Franklin

Congratulations to Coppell Rotary Club President-Elect Rob Raroque on completing all four courses on Saturday! Courses do not have to be completed consecutively. The four courses are currently offered in the fall and spring and consist of: Rotary Basics, Club Ops, District Ops, and Global Ops.

http://www.rotaryuniversitysouthwest.org/

Current Rotary University Graduates from Dallas-Uptown: Krista Hartman and Lori Crider



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Rotary District 5810 Humanity in Motion Gala: 2012-2013 Happy Franklin 2013-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Venessa Morse on your induction into the club!!! Happy Franklin 2013-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow Presentations-2/28/13 Zee Zee Kamruddin 2013-02-28 00:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Presentation-2/21/13

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Kay Olds, Nathan White, and Dave Helfer receive their first Paul Harris Award! Congratulations Kay, Nathan, and Dave!!!

Durane Castleberry receives the Rotary International Bequest Society Award. Congratulations Durane!!!

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Paul Harris Fellow Presentation-2/21/13 Zee Zee Kamruddin 2013-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 Grant Certification Seminar Happy Franklin 2013-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Humanity in Motion Gala Committee Meetings Happy Franklin 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 Membership Seminar Happy Franklin 2013-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Hour Social at the Katy Trail Ice House Krista Hartman 2013-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 Peace Symposium Happy Franklin 2013-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect Sissy Littlefield Attends RILI 24 Sissy Littlefield 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of New Member Kay Olds-Our 24th Member! Happy Franklin 2013-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Bonnie Pautler & Dan Nye Receive Their PHF Award! Zee Zee Kamruddin 2013-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Chinese Lantern Festival and Dinner at Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar Happy Franklin 2013-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of Kim Roulias-Our 23rd Member! Welcome Kim! Happy Franklin 2012-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 Humanity in Motion Gala Committee Meeting Happy Franklin 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Fireside Chat & Holiday Party at the Hartmans' Krista Hartman 2012-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Melissa Jordan Receives Her 1st Paul Harris Award at the December District Round Table Melissa Jordan 2012-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary University Grads and Alumni Recognized at the December Round Table Lori Crider 2012-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Club Holiday Fireside Chat at the Hartmans' Krista Hartman 2012-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Fall Follies with The Collies-November Club Social Suzie Collie 2012-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 November Round Table Happy Franklin 2012-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of New Member Randy Watkins-Our 22nd Member! Welcome Randy! Happy Franklin 2012-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

Congratulations David Helfer on being featured in the Dallas Business Journal!!!!

Posted by Happy Franklin on Oct 31, 2012
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  • David Helfer
  • Date added:November 1, 2012
  • Submission Type:Professional Recognition
  • Current employer:Texas Institute for Surgery
  • Current title/position:President
  • Industry:Health Care
  • Position level:President
  • Position department:Medical and Science
  • Reason for being recognized:David Helfer, president of Texas Institute for Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, has been named to Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 35,000 health care executives.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/potmsearch/detail/submission/1209281/David_Helfer

 

 

Congratulations David Helfer on being featured in the Dallas Business Journal!!!! Happy Franklin 2012-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 2012-2013 Foundation Seminar Krista Hartman 2012-10-27 00:00:00Z 0

Check Presentation to Promise House

Posted by Happy Franklin on Oct 10, 2012
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PDG Richard Gilman presents a check to Promise House. Our club's contribution to Promise House through the Cirque du Soleil tickets and his contribution rounds out our total contribution to Promise House at $3188! Thank you PDG Richard Gilman!!!

l-r: PDG Richard Gilman, President Elect Sissy Littlefield, and Promise House Volunteer Coordinator Zach Bartush

http://www.promisehouse.org/

Check Presentation to Promise House Happy Franklin 2012-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Is there an App for That: An Appetizer Party! Happy Franklin 2012-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of New Member David Helfer-Our 21st Member! Welcome Dave! Happy Franklin 2012-10-04 00:00:00Z 0

DG Sandra Forster's 2012-2013 Official Club Visit

Posted by Krista Hartman on Oct 03, 2012
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  • Program picture of DG Sandra Forster
  • Bequest Society Presentation to Scott and Krista Hartman
  • Bequest Society Presentation to Lori Crider
  • Check Presentation to Hope Cottage with the Fundraising Committee
  • Check Presentation to The Achievement Center of Texas
  • Birthday Picture of DG Sandra Forster
DG Sandra Forster's 2012-2013 Official Club Visit Krista Hartman 2012-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
September Membership Committee Meeting Happy Franklin 2012-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Taste of NOLA: Cajun Surprise Feast at the Grishmans' Home Michael Grishman 2012-09-23 00:00:00Z 0

Cirque du Soleil and Dinner at Kathleen's Sky Diner

Posted by Happy Franklin on Sep 20, 2012
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Our club raised $3080 for Promise House through our Cirque du Soleil ticket sales. Special thanks to our club members, fellow Rotarians, and friends of Rotary who joined us for Cirque on Friday, September 21st! 
Cirque du Soleil and Dinner at Kathleen's Sky Diner Happy Franklin 2012-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
September Club Assembly and Board Meeting at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church in Their Newly Remodeled Fellowship Hall Krista Hartman 2012-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
September Round Table Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of East Dallas and Dallas-Uptown Krista Hartman 2012-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Striking Out Teen Homelessness: Benefit for Promise House Krista Hartman 2012-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 Membership Forum Happy Franklin 2012-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
August Board Meeting at Union Bear Krista Hartman 2012-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Suzie Collie's Induction-Our 20th Member! Welcome Suzie! Happy Franklin 2012-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Community Service and Fundraising Committee Meeting at Union Bear Owen Devlin 2012-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Alicia Slay receives her Paul Harris +3 and Sydney Slay receives her first Paul Harris Award! Zee Zee Kamruddin 2012-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Under the Texan Sun (not Tuscan) Krista Hartman 2012-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Membership Committee Meeting-July 2012 Happy Franklin 2012-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Fundraising and Community Service Committee Meeting at Meddlesome Moth Owen Devlin 2012-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Hope in a Bottle Fundraising Event at Two Corks and a Bottle on Friday, June 29th Krista Hartman 2012-07-09 00:00:00Z 0

It's a New Rotary Year!!!

Posted by Happy Franklin on Jun 30, 2012
Tanaka is choice for 2012-13 RI president


Sakuji Tanaka, a member of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2012-13. Rotary Images

Sakuji Tanaka, a member of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2012-13. Tanaka will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.

Tanaka said he would like to see Rotary "continue its vital work as the force to improve our communities."

To do this work, Rotary needs active, involved clubs, he added. "We are fortunate to have our revised RI Strategic Plan to help build strong clubs that are vibrant, action-oriented, and relevant in the changing world."

For 32 years, Tanaka was president of Tanaka Company Ltd., a wholesale firm that went public in 1995 and later merged with other leading wholesalers in Japan. Currently, he serves as vice president of the Yashio City Chamber of Commerce and adviser to Arata Co. Ltd., an animal feed and pet food wholesaler. He also chaired the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan for eight years. Tanaka studied business at Nihon Management Daigakuin and Tokyo Management Daigakuin.

A past trustee of The Rotary Foundation, Tanaka chaired the 2009 Birmingham Convention Committee. His other service to Rotary includes RI director, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, district governor, and member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force, the Permanent Fund Committee for Japan, and the Future Vision Committee.

Tanaka established an endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship, and he and his wife, Kyoko, are Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors of the Permanent Fund, and Major Donors.

He is a recipient of RI’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award.

Tanaka said that eradicating polio will "fulfill the promise we made to children in the world" and that "there is no doubt in my mind that the day of this success will be realized in the near future."

Tanaka and Kyoko have three children and five grandchildren.

The 2010 nominating committee members are John F. Germ, USA (chair); Monty J. Audenart, Canada; Keith Barnard-Jones, England; Peter Bundgaard, Denmark; Frank C. Collins Jr., USA; Rudolf Hörndler, Germany; Jackson San-Lien Hsieh, Taiwan; Umberto Laffi, Italy; Ashok M. Mahajan, India; Gerald A. Meigs, USA; Paul A. Netzel, USA; Samuel A. Okudzeto, Ghana; Kazuhiko Ozawa, Japan; Noraseth Pathmanand, Thailand; Themistocles A.C. Pinho, Brazil; Barry Rassin, Bahamas; and Barry E. Thompson, Australia.

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Induction of Dr. Gary Kindley Happy Franklin 2012-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

End of Year Awards

Posted by Happy Franklin on Jun 27, 2012
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Presentation of the RRIMC Pete Snider Membership Award to Sissy Littlefield by Outgoing President Alicia Slay and Incoming President Krista Hartman.
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End of Year Awards

Posted by Happy Franklin on Jun 27, 2012
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Incoming President Krista Hartman thanking Outgoing President Alicia Slay
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Celebration and Installation of Officers and Directors for the Rotary Club of East Dallas and Dallas-Uptown Krista Hartman 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
DGE Sandra Forster's Installation Happy Franklin 2012-06-22 00:00:00Z 0

Camp RYLA

Posted by Durane Castleberry on Jun 17, 2012
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Camp RYLA Durane Castleberry 2012-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Summer Homemade Ice Cream Social at Casa Clay Durane Castleberry 2012-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Community Service Committee Meeting Owen Devlin 2012-06-07 00:00:00Z 0

June is Rotary Fellowships Month

Posted by Happy Franklin on May 31, 2012
Monthly message from Bill Boyd, Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair June 2012

A year of achievements

As we come to the end of another Rotary year, we can reflect on what we have achieved together.

The recognition of India as having interrupted transmission of indigenous wild poliovirus was a momentous event. Our campaign against polio cannot stop, for we still have three remaining endemic countries, but it is a cause for rejoicing. And at the recent polio summit organized by Rotary and the government of India, we did just that.

This has been a significant year as we build our Foundation for the future. The first year of the Future Vision pilot was a challenge for both the pilot districts and staff, as they had to come to terms with something new. In year two, the positives have become obvious. Next year will be focused on training, and the rollout on 1 July 2013 will be a milestone for you and our Foundation.

From our General Secretary John Hewko have come new ideas about better integrating the skills of Rotarians and staff, which will progressively improve our performance.

The announcement in January of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a further US$50 million for polio eradication reminds us of Rotary’s standing in the world community. Bill Gates sees a continuing key role for Rotary and our advocacy efforts as we finish the task, and respects the millions of hours that Rotarians have spent in often difficult conditions to bring us so much closer to success.

Finally, we should all acknowledge the giving that demonstrates your belief in what we do. The truth is that you do not give to The Rotary Foundation but to the work of the Foundation, and you and I see this as our way of doing good in the world.

My regards to you all.

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Monthly Message

Posted by Happy Franklin on Apr 30, 2012

Monthly Message from the Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Bill Boyd

May 2012

With our new grant model, we can do more good in the world

I recently met with a number of Rotarians who will be responsible for communicating with you in the coming year about our new grant model under the Future Vision Plan. I recognize that we are asking the nonpilot districts to make a considerable leap of faith in the development of our Rotary Foundation for the future. It is difficult to understand and accept the changes when you do not know the details.

Why Future Vision? So that we can do more good in the world and use our resources in the best way possible. We needed to change our Foundation, as we were facing major challenges. We had to simplify. If this meant that we had to move away from some of our "feel good" activities, we were prepared to do so. Doing good was a greater priority, and when we do good, feeling good follows.

This is not somebody else's plan. The starting point was the responses of the thousands of Rotarians who presented their views. One of the direct results is the six areas of focus. These are where Rotarians want to serve.

Almost all of the pilot districts say their Rotary is stronger because of Future Vision. They like the greater opportunity to make their own decisions with district grants. Sometimes building sustainability into global grants has been a challenge, but the pilot districts understand the importance, and our helpful staff can and do assist.

What do I ask of you? To get your district structure in place so that you are ready for 1 July 2013, and to please be patient as we make our new Foundation as effective and productive as it can possibly be. If you can wait just a little longer, you will enjoy the new opportunities.

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Membership Committee Meeting at Meddlesome Moth Happy Franklin 2012-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 Spring Training Alicia Slay 2012-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5810 Spring Training Alicia Slay 2012-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
John Ley's Induction Happy Franklin 2012-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Lonestar President Elect Training Seminar 2012 Krista Hartman 2012-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Owen Devlin's Induction Happy Franklin 2012-03-08 00:00:00Z 0

March is Literacy Month

Posted by Happy Franklin on Feb 29, 2012

Literacy is the key to success

Knowing how to read and write can transform a person's life. These basic skills, which so many of us take for granted, can mean a job, an income, and hope for a better future for those who are struggling to break the cycle of poverty. That's why Rotary has focused on promoting literacy for more than two decades, and why The Rotary Foundation has provided millions of dollars to support literacy projects.

March is Literacy Month on the Rotary calendar, a time to consider what your club could be doing to boost literacy rates in your community and in communities around the globe. In parts of our world, less than 30 percent of the population can read and write. Many of those people are women and girls who have few opportunities for education and who then cannot teach their own children to read. Even in wealthy countries, you'll find substandard schools that are failing to adequately teach basic skills and far too many adults who cannot read or write well enough to function effectively in society.

Our Foundation's Humanitarian Grants Program is at work throughout the world helping many disparate groups gain life-changing literacy skills. Foundation grants are providing books, school supplies, computers, and other educational equipment. With Foundation support, clubs are adopting failing schools and helping them to thrive and developing programs using the concentrated language encounter method that has proven so effective in Thailand and many other countries.

Literacy opens doors to employment and economic security. Let's use our Foundation resources to provide that essential key.

Jonathan Majiyagbe
Foundation Trustee Chair

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Rotary District 5810 Humanity in Motion Gala-2012 Melissa Jordan 2012-02-18 00:00:00Z 0

February is World Understanding Month

Posted by Happy Franklin on Jan 31, 2012
February: World Understanding Month
  • Rotarians Carol Metzker of the United States, and Kathleen Boohene of Ghana, examine the vines growing on a tree at the Aburi Botanical Gardens during Metzker's Rotary Friendship Exchange to Ghana. Photo courtesy of Carol Metzker

Booking a trip to global peace and understanding

When Rotarians participate in a Rotary Friendship Exchange , they return with more than souvenirs and laundry. They bring back lasting friendships, a global perspective, and a newfound appreciation for Rotary's work.

In July, Carol Metzker of the Rotary Club of West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, traveled to Ghana on her first Friendship Exchange. Taking advantage of the exchange's visitor program, Metzker and her daughter spent a week touring the capital city of Accra with their hosts Kathleen Boohene, a member of the Rotary Club of Accra-South, and her husband.

Among the many sites they visited was a fishing village. "The poorest of the poor were there repairing wooden fishing boats and mending fishing nets," says Metzker. "There was a crude facility and an open sewer that served as toilets for the villagers. It was clear why Rotary's work is so vital."

A seasoned exchange participant and three-time District 7810 Rotary Friendship Exchange chair, Canadian Pam Harrison has traveled on three trips and helped organize three more. Last year, she accompanied Rotarians from her district on a two-week exchange with District 3030 in Maharashtra, India.

"I also work with clubs in our district to organize visits for incoming teams. It all takes time, but these exchanges build such goodwill and even better friendships," says Harrison, a member of the Rotary Club of Sackville, New Brunswick.

Participating in a Friendship Exchange also is an ideal way to celebrate World Understanding and Peace Day on 23 February, Rotary's anniversary. And Rotarians now have a new resource to help locate an exchange destination. The RFE Matching Board provides a forum for districts to publicize exchange opportunities in their regions. Launched in August, this Web-based publication is updated quarterly.

This article appeared in the January 2008 issue of Rotary World.


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Rotary University Inaugural Graduation Luncheon Krista Hartman 2012-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
PDG ZZ's Induction Happy Franklin 2012-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Fireside Cheer at the Hartmans' Krista Hartman 2011-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Tour of the New Hospitality Center at OLUMC Gregg Smith 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
East Meets Uptown Fashion Show Luncheon Alicia Slay 2011-11-15 00:00:00Z 0

DFW Interfaith Chaplaincy

Posted by Happy Franklin on Sep 22, 2011
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Every Friday afternoon Rev. Steve Colladay volunteers with the DFW Interfaith Chaplaincy at DFW Airport greeting the troops and providing support to travelers. I was blessed to be able to volunteer with him on 9/23.
DFW Interfaith Chaplaincy Happy Franklin 2011-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Pizza & Wine Club Social at Coal Vines Durane Castleberry 2011-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Pizza & Wine Club Social at Coal Vines Durane Castleberry 2011-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Pizza & Wine Club Social at Coal Vines Durane Castleberry 2011-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Check Presentation to Mrs. Peg McBrayer Benefitting the Boys and Girls Club Happy Franklin 2011-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
DG Bud McBrayer's Visit Happy Franklin 2011-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of New Member Dan Nye Happy Franklin 2011-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Sip & Dip Social at Casa Hartman Durane Castleberry 2011-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Taken at the Rotary Club of Dallas Uptown's Sip & Dip at Casa Hartman Krista Hartman 2011-07-08 00:00:00Z 0

RI President Banerjee Outlines His Emphasis for the His Rotary Year

Posted by Happy Franklin on Jun 29, 2011
Banerjee outlines emphases for the year


RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee greets the fourth plenary session before outlining his emphases for the year. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson

Banerjee, who will take office 1 July, said Rotarians should be guided by three emphases -- the family, continuity, and change -- as they work to support the 2011-12 RI theme, Reach Within to Embrace Humanity .

Family is the first emphasis, he said, because the family is the starting point for everything Rotary is trying to accomplish.

“The family is the building block of the community,” Banerjee said. “If we wish to see a world that is more joyous, we first have to make sure that the families of the world are more joyous, that they have the things they need to be happy, to thrive, and move forward. So we have to look at housing, at clean water and sanitation, at health care, at all the issues affecting mothers and children.”

Continuity involves continuing and strengthening those things Rotarians do well, said Banerjee.

“There are so many areas in which we have been successful -- working for clean, safe water; spreading literacy; working in so many ways with Generation Next, our youth. And of course, our greatest project, polio eradication,” he said. “If we want to really achieve the impossible, we have to have not only persistence, but vision -- we have to be looking past what we are doing now, at what we can and should be doing in the days and years to come.”

Also during the fourth plenary session, attendees were treated to a preview of the 2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand. The Host Organization Committee shared a taste of Thai culture, including a performance by dancers representing four regions of the country. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Past RI President Bhichai Rattakul, of Thailand, greeted attendees through a prerecorded video. A Bangkok-themed luncheon followed the plenary session.

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Rev. Steve Colladay's Induction Happy Franklin 2011-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Michael Grishman's Induction Happy Franklin 2011-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Lori Crider's Induction Happy Franklin 2010-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
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Krista Kramer Hartman's Induction Happy Franklin 2010-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
PE Alicia Slay at the Intl Conv. in Montreal Happy Franklin 2010-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
PE Alicia Slay at the International Convention Happy Franklin 2010-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Sissy Littlefield's Induction Happy Franklin 2010-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Melissa Huffman's Induction Happy Franklin 2010-03-04 00:00:00Z 0

Charter Member Jennine Lunceford Honored by DBJ

Posted by Happy Franklin
Jennine Lunceford was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in the D/FW area at the Dallas Business Journal's Women in Business Awards Luncheon. Congratulations Jennine!
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What is Interact?

Posted by Happy Franklin
Join our Interact Committee and help us start an Interact Club at an under-served high school in Dallas. See Millicent, Isabel, and Mark to get involved.
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Rotary E-Cards

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http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/Multimedia/Ecards/Pages/ridefault.aspx
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A Season of Seeds: The Greenhouse Project

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The Oak Lawn Community Outreach Center, a ministry of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, is proposing the creation of a new community outreach called “A Season of Seeds – The Greenhouse Project”.

This project would create a solar-powered, organic greenhouse which would include several components to address the needs of different segments of our community including the homeless, low-income families, and students. The greenhouse would provide fresh vegetables for the Gayle’s Kitchen Angels homeless feeding program, various low-income grocery-assistance ministries, as well as serving as a living laboratory for local students.

The project has the support of both Preservation Dallas as well as the Cedar Springs Merchants Association. Additionally, the Rotary Club of Uptown-Dallas has decided to fundraise for this effort.


“A Season of Seeds” promises to be a wonderful new addition to the Oak Lawn Community specifically and the city of Dallas as well.

http://www.greenhouseoutreachprogram.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=53#

Please click here for more information.



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Montrel Living

Posted by Happy Franklin
Montrel Living has partnered with Sunrise Village Apartments in Dallas, to provide housing for Veteran families. We will provide housing for single mothers and fathers with kids, as well as Vet families that are looking for affordable living. 

Montrel Living works closely with the Veterans Administration to find Vets affordable housing. This is a welcome addition to our group housing options for Vets.

 

We have the Cause, We need your Support

Serving Veterans, Mentally ill and Homeless

 

Marquette Stevenson

Founder l Ceo l of Montrel Living

www.montrelliving.org

1.888.610.2819

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AG Rick Amsberry Sporting his Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown golf shirt at Rotary District 5810 Round Table!!! Happy Franklin 0

Thanks for visiting the Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown online

Posted by Krista Hartman

Join Rotary and make a world of difference!Image

Rotary International is the world’s most philanthropic organization. 

Together we can make an impressive difference and have a lasting impact on our local, national, and international community through service projects and monetary contributions. 

Rotary International makes better leaders through leadership opportunities and training. 

Rotary also provides exceptional networking and fellowship opportunities.

“Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”

Have you checked out our club’s Facebook page? Please visit our page and click “Like.” Enter Uptown Rotary in the Search box. http://www.facebook.com/uptownrotary

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August Monthly Message from the RI Foundation Trustee Chair

Posted by Happy Franklin

August 2012

To achieve our goals, we need every Rotarian

At the RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand, in May, I spoke about The Rotary Foundation’s five important goals for this year. Goals that require great efforts, not only by the leadership of Rotary, such as club presidents, district governors, RI directors, and Foundation trustees, but by all 1.2 million Rotarians, everywhere in the world – including the ones who couldn’t attend the convention.

The Foundation will achieve our monetary goal only if every Rotarian, and every club, contributes something this Rotary year. And we will be successful in rolling out our Future Vision Plan worldwide only if every district, working with the regional Rotary Foundation coordinators and district officers, provides the recommended structure and training that will result in a stronger and more cost-effective way of Doing Good in the World.

With a more efficient Foundation, we will support the goal of RI President Sakuji Tanaka to build Peace Through Service . We will do this while we plan for the introduction of stewardship safeguards, particularly for District Designated Fund spending.

No goal is ever achieved without a plan. Your club and district should already have a plan in place for achieving your goals for 2012-13, and now is the time to put it into action. To reach our goals, every Rotarian, club, and district should participate in The Rotary Foundation, whether by carrying out a Foundation grant project, telling others about the good work that Rotary accomplishes every day, or raising funds to support our educational and humanitarian efforts. I urge every Rotarian to commit today to achieve Rotary’s 2012-13 goals. We can do it. We will do it, but only if every Rotarian in the world plays his or her part.

So, Rotarians, let’s get started.

Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
Foundation Trustee Chair

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The Last Percent Video

Posted by Happy Franklin

 

The "Last Percent" Video

Dear Rotarian,

Remember the amazing "Last Percent" video that was shown at the New Orleans convention during Bill Gates' speech? It was produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is now available online!

We have never stopped at 99% and we will not stop until polio is eradicated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug_O7QjyQlI

Enjoy and pass it on,

-Rotary's Challenge Staff

The Rotary Foundation Contact Center:
Available for all general Foundation-related inquiries
866-9ROTARY (866-976-8279) | contact.center@rotary.org

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Check Presentation

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Check presentation from the East Dallas Rotary Club for our portion of the proceeds from the Rotary Rodeo in June 2010. Our portion of the proceeds benefits the Oak Lawn United Methodist Church's Community Garden that will soon be built. 

l-r District Foundation Chair Bill Perryman with the East Dallas Rotary Club, Club President Leslie Clay, and Club Chaplain Rev. Gregg Smith

 

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Rev. Gregg Smith's Official Robing

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Rev. Gregg Smith was officially commissioned as a local United Methodist Church pastor at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church on 7/11/2010

L-r Gregg Larrick, Rev. Gregg Smith, Tony Gauthier, Sissy Littlefield, Happy Franklin

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Rotary CE led by PDG & Past RRIMC Pete Snider Happy Franklin 0
Alicia Slay Receives Paul Harris Fellow Award Happy Franklin 0
Council Approves Fifth Avenue of Service Happy Franklin 0
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District Assembly

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l-r President Tony Gauthier, Mark Koellner, Greta Calvery, Alicia Slay, & Rev. Gregg Smith
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Haiti Earthquake Relief

Posted by Happy Franklin

HAITI Earthquake Relief

1.     Donate directly to the local District to fund immediate needs. Find details at www.7020.org

 

2.     Donate to a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) of the Rotary Foundation. Find details at www.rotary.org

 

3.     Donate to Shelter Box to help replenish the 4000 boxes destined for Haiti. Find details at www.shelterbox.org

 

4.     Donate $5.00 by texting 90999.

 

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New Member Orientation & Rotary CE

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RRIMC Pete Snider of the Mesquite Sunrise Club conducts New Member and Continuing Education Seminar for Club Members. (l to r)Leslie White Clay, Nancy Perkins, Greta Calvery, Pete Snider, Jennine Lunceford, Bonnie Pautler, Shelly Jock and Happy Franklin
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District Adoption Awareness Carnival

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District 5810 and CPS planned a huge ADOPTION AWARENESS CARNIVAL held Sept 19, 2009. CPS (Child Protective Services) brought children and prequalified prospective parents. Rotary Clubs provided food, games, FUN and PRIZES for the children. Our club had a booth and prizes and games donated by Waste Management. Club PR Chair Greta Calvery, President-Elect Leslie Clay, and Membership Co-Chair Happy Franklin worked the booth.
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OLUMC Service Project-2nd Sundays

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This is another wonderful opportunity to contribute to our neighbor. The Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Community Outreach Center helps about 30-70 middle class homeless people by offering a good meal with tabletop ministry, providing clothes and more. We will be helping to serve the meal for Gayle's Kitchen and helping out in the Clothes Closet. The Outreach Center is located behind the church facing Cedar Springs. Time is from 3:45-6pm. Oak Lawn Community Outreach Center 3014 Oak Lawn Dallas, Texas 75219 For more information, please contact Martha Watson at 214-682-8529 or click on her name to send her an email.
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What is Rotary?

Posted by Happy Franklin

R otary is a volunteer organization with 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. It initiates humanitarian projects that address today's challenges affecting the world today, such as hunger, poverty, and illiteracy. Rotary club members represent a cross-section of business and professional leaders around the world. These 1.2 million men and women donate their expertise, time, and funds to support local and international projects that help people in need and promote understanding among cultures. Rotary International is the worldwide association of Rotary clubs united under a motto of Service Above Self.

Rotary's flagship program is its effort to protect children against polio. It aims to eradicate the disease from the world.

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Facts About Polio

Posted by Happy Franklin

Rotary has helped reduce the spread of polio throughout the world since 1985. Polio is:

  • A crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, polio (poliomyelitis) still strikes children mainly under the age of five in countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
  • Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death.  Because there is no cure for polio, the best protection is prevention. For as little as US$0.60 worth of vaccine, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life.   
  • It can cause paralysis within hours, and polio paralysis is almost always irreversible. 
  • In the most severe cases, polio attacks the motor neurons of the brain stem, causing breathing difficulty or even death.
  • Historically, polio has been the world's greatest cause of disability.

If polio isn't eradicated, the world will continue to live under the threat of the disease. More than 10 million children will be paralyzed in the next 40 years if the world fails to capitalize on its US$5 billion global investment in eradication.

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Why Rotary?

Posted by Happy Franklin
R otary International, the world's first service organization , is made up of over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Its members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world.

Rotary's motto, Service Above Self , exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organization's more than 1.2 million members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.

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Welcome!

Posted by Happy Franklin

Individual Rotary clubs belong to Rotary International. Individual members, or Rotarians, belong to a club. The club is where most of Rotarians' meaningful service work is carried out. Clubs can be engaged not only in their communities, but also internationally. What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it.

 

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