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
Entrance on Cedar Springs
Free underground parking on Wellborn 
Free surface parking Oak Lawn United Methodist
 
 
Membership inquiries
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Speakers
Mitchell Glieber
Aug 31, 2017
President, The State Fair of Texas
Rachel Griffen Baughman
Sep 07, 2017
Sr Pastor, Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
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
 
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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
 
 
 
 
June 15, 2017
 
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The Uptowners celebrate Unity and Kindness and a word from our own Rev. Gregg. We also heard about opportunities to serve as a Foreign Service Officer diplomat from our speaker, Wesley Matthews.  Mr. Matthews was a recipient of a scholarship in 1997 from the Rotary Club of Coppell. 
 
 
 
June 8, 2017
 
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We were busy today! Big, Fun Meeting! We have so much going on! New members, Men Who Cook, Fire Station 1, Hope Cottage, Dictionary Project, Interact, RYLA...JUST TO NAME A FEW PROJECTS! Plus, we welcomed a new member. HELLO, Laura Keller!
 
(Lto R) Past President Randy Watkins, Interact Advisor Dr. Keith Mankin, Laura Keller, Membership Director Judy Winkler, and Club President Dave Helfer
 
June 1, 2017
 
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Uptowners met Thatcher Frieund today. He gave a program on the importance of telling life's story. Plus, we welcomed a new member. Hello to Clayton Fisher!
 
Left-Right: Past President Randy Watkins, President David Helfer, Alicia Slayer, new member Clayton Fisher, and Ryan Holloway.
 
May 17, 2017
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown recognized Interact sponsor Selena Szabo for her outstanding leadership for the Interact Club of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Ms. Szabo is a math teacher at Booker T. Washington, and will be leaving at the end of this school year. We wish her well and celebrate the amazing foundation she created for this club. Thank you, Selena!
 
L to R: President Dave Helfer, Interact Club Sponsor Selena Szabo, and Dallas-Uptown Interact Club Liaison Keith Mankin. 
 
 
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