Welcome to Rotary Club of Park Cities

Rotary Connects People!  We take action locally and globally to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in our selves.  Rotary International has 1.2 million members and 35,000+ clubs worldwide.  For more than 110 years, we’ve bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease.
We are the Rotary Club of Park Cities, YOUR LOCAL ROTARY CLUB.  Together, we have been serving to make a difference in our community since 1948.  We share a passion for community service and friendship.  Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in our community and the world?  We meet every Friday at 11:50AM at Maggiano's - North Park Center 8687 N. Central Expressway, NorthPark Center Dallas, TX 75225.  Come Join Us!
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      Carlos Velazquez is a Parks Maintenance Worker III for the Town of Highland Park. He has been with the Town for six years now, assisting with maintaining all the beautiful green spaces and parks, coordinating Town special events, assisting with landscape design for the season flower beds, and helps to coordinate contractors. During the summer, Carlos took on the responsibility of getting the pool repaired after the Winter Storm; and maintained the pool operation for the summer. Previously, he was a logistics Driver for Pepsi Company, and also worked for the City of Dallas Water Distribution department for 8 years.
      Carlos was selected as a 2019 Employee of the Year because he is always dependable, first to volunteer, and is always willing to teach and assist fellow employees. There is never a time that he cannot be counted on. Carlos brings a cheerful attitude to his work and has an amazing artistic talent. His creative mind brings new ideas and solutions to any discussion and is evident in the color beds at the parks and around Town Hall.
      Carlos is married to Heather Velazquez for thirteen years, and have three children: Alianna, Noah, and Leo. In his free time, he coaches is son’s baseball team, and even enjoys playing baseball and softball when given the chance. His favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys.
      Sergeant Edwards has worked full-time for the City of University Park since 2007 and served in Law Enforcement for over 30 years.  He also worked previously as a police officer for the Veterans Association, Bureau of Engraving and Printing and as a Federal Air Marshal with the Department of Homeland Security.  In 1989 Sergeant Edwards graduated from Grambling State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
      Sergeant Edwards has served as a Patrol Officer and D.A.R.E. Officer while working at University Park. 
      He holds a Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, is certified as a law enforcement instructor, is certified as a D.A.R.E. officer, is certified as a mental health peace officer, and is a certified SRO Officer.
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