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
Lucy Hale
May 24, 2018
Trinity River Audubon Center
 
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May 17, 2018
 
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At today's meeting, we welcomed a new member and celebrated a Paul Harris Fellow. Clayton Johnson joined Dallas-Uptown Rotary today, and we gav him a hardy welcome! Also, member Owen Devlin received his 2nd Paul Harris pin. Along with those two important events, Uptowners welcomed 5 guests to our meeting. A very happy Rotary day!
 
Top photo: Club President Teresa Kitchens and new member Clay Johnson
Bottom photo: Vince Lajoie, PP Dave Helfer, new member Clay Johnson, Suzy Collie, PE Durane Castleberry, Club President Teresa Kitchens, and PP Randy Watkins
 
 
 
 
May 10, 2018
 
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Dallas-Uptown Past President Alicia Slay presents elephants to her fellow past presidents in a tradition adopted from her beloved Texas Aggies. Pictured here are: PE Durane Castleberry, PP Krista Hartman, PP Sissy Littlefield, PP Lori Crider, PP Alicia Slay, PP Randy Watkins, and PP David Helfer. (Not shown: Current Uptown President Teresa Kitchens) Club President is not an easy job. Thank you for all the time and energy you all have put into keeping our club one of the best!
 
The Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown Announces the 5th Annual Men Who Cook fundraiser!
 
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
Honor Courage Commitment
4801 Spring Valley Road, Suite 20,
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Multiple levels of sponsorship are available this year.
 
For more information, click HERE for the event brochure!
Individual tickets are $35 each.
 
 
 
May 3, 2018
 
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Sergeant Wanda West, 26 year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, spoke to the Dallas-Uptown Rotary Club today. Along with introducing Uptowners to the DPD VISTA volunteer programs, she also brought 3 of the VISTA program volunteers with her. 
 
 
April 26, 2018
 
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Today, Dallas Area Rapid Transit President and Executive Director Gary Thomas gave an excellent overview of our wonderful transit system. DART serves DFW area including Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant (TRE) counties, in a 700 square mile area. Over 65 million systemwide passenger trips were taken in 2017.  For more information on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system, go here.
 
Photo: Gary Thomas, DART President and Executive Director
April 5, 2018
 
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Today’s presentation was made by Jamie Allen, Education Director for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  We are lucky to have the DSO in Dallas and today we are learning about some of the education activities that are taking place in DFW. Along with building community awareness, working in the area schools on initiatives, the DSO promotes music therapy. Did you know that music is the only non-pharmaceutical proven therapy for Alzheimer’s? There is a lot going on at the DSO! Check out dsokids.com to learn more.
 
Photo: Jamie Allen
 
 
March 29, 2018
 
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Today’s program featured the very enthusiastic and positive Maguritte Johnson, founder of Stand 4 Sisterhood. From the organization’s website: “Stand 4 Sisterhood is a community coalition committed to empower girls and women to collaborate vs compete. Our primary objective is to link sisters globally as a united front and defy the stigma that we cannot co-exist drama free.”  For more information about this forward thinking organization, click here.
 
 
March 10, 2018
 
This past weekend, members of Dallas-Uptown Rotary gathered together at Bonton Farms, Dallas' first urban farm. Uptowners planted 17 peach trees that could be ready to begin bearing fruit as early as this summer! 
From the Bonton Farms website: "What started as a small garden in a vacant lot in this little inner-city neighborhood, quickly turned into the City of Dallas’ first urban farm. The original farm is 1.25 acres boldly situated in the South Dallas community of Bonton, an area ravaged by generational poverty, crime, and classified by the USDA as a food desert." From this small beginning, the farms have expanded to a extension unit of 20 acres of food producing land. Bonton Farm employs members of the Bonton community and welcomes volunteers of all ages!  For more information about Bonton Farms, click here
 
March 8, 2018
 
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Today’s presentation was made by Brent Johnson representing the David Nicklas Foundation. Their focus is on providing temporary housting for patients awaiting a transplant of a major organ. In order to be listed on the transplant waiting list, a recipient must live within a certain proximity to a transplant hospital. The David Nicklas Organ Donation Awareness Foundation provides free, fully-furnished housing for people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, but are too far from a hospital. Housing is provided in a Foundation-owned apartment complex in the heart of DFW. The foundation's other important focus is to promote awareness of the need for organ donor registration for the purpose of organ donations. Some of their efforts to promote organ donation include achieving recognition of Organ Donor Awareness Day in Grand Prairie, Organ Donor Awareness Day with the Texas Rangers, and a scholarship program.
 
Photo: Brent Johnson and David Nicklas Foundation logo
 
 
 
 
March 1, 2018
 
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Breon Dennis, the Vice President of Community Development and Executive Director of the RoughRiders Foundation paid a visit to Dallas-Uptown today. Uptowners learned a great deal about baseball's farm team system and the Frisco RoughRiders' community outreach efforts. For more information about the RoughRiders Foundation, click here.
 
 
February 16. 2018
 
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Guest speaker Rev Rachel Griffin Baughman, Senior Pastor of Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, one of our several community leaders and partners in serving the Oak Lawn / Uptown area.
 
Photo: Rev. Rachel Griffin Baughman and Rotarian Gary Kindley
 
February 1, 2018
 
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For anyone who has visited the Dallas Arboretum, Nancy Nance's visit to Dallas-Uptown Rotary only confirmed what we know. For those who have not visited, hopefully Nancy's visit confirmed that a visit is in order soon! Click here to get more information on this Dallas treasure
 
 
 
January 25, 2018
 
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Today, Club Secretary Suzie Collie received a double Paul Harris award. Congratulations, Suzie!! Also, Lori Crider brought a club banner from Birmingham, Alabama!
 
Top Photo: Grif Collie, Club Secretary Suzie Collie, President-Elect Durane Castleberry
Lower Photo: Past President Lori Crider and President-Elect Durane Castleberry
 
 
January 11, 2018
 
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Today, Dallas-Uptown welcomed District 5810 Governor Rick Amsberry and First Lady Lisa to our meeting. Thank you to DG Amsberry for your inspiring words about giving, sharing, and Rotary. 
 
During the meeting, Rick’s wife Lisa gave us an update on her special cause, Alzheimer’s research and treatment. 
 
The members of Dallas-Uptown Rotary presented a check for the benefit of Alzheimer’s research to Lisa Amsberry.
 
Pictured below:
President Teresa Kitchens, DG Rick Amsberry, Lisa Amsberry, President-Elect Durane Castleberry.
 
January 4, 2018
 
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Uptowners welcomed in the New Year with presentation of the District 5810 Membership Award to 2016-2017 Membership Chair, Judy Winkler. PDG Bill Dendy was here to present the award to Ms. Winkler. Congratulations, Judy!!
 
Also, we were treated to a presentation about historic Dallas theaters by Barak Epstein, director (through his company, Aviation Cinemas) of Oak Cliff's The Texas Theatre. This iconic movie house opened in 1931, and has a storied history, such as being the very location that Lee Harvey Oswald was arrest in 1963 after he allegely shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. For more information on The Texas Theatre, click here.
 
Top photo: President Teresa Kitchens, Judy Winkler, and PDG Bill Dendy
Bottom photo: Barak Epstein, Director of The Texas Theatre
 
 
 
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