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Rotary Club of Park Cities
Awarded by District 5810  Club of the Year  2020-2021
Awarded by District 5810 Club Service and Most Fun Club Awards 2021-22
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Next Meeting
May 6
11:50 am
Bonton Farms
6907 Bexar Street.
Dallas 75215
A map is here
Rain or Shine!
Reservations should have been made by May 3
(No YouTube broadcast this week!)

Just come on and join us!

Please note that RCPC meetings and other events are public events where photos and video are customarily taken. By attending you are consenting to free use of your liken ess on RCPC and related websites, social media, streaming video, emails, newsletters and similar methods.

This Week's Speaker
Daron Babcock, 
Founder and CEO
will speak on 
Bonton Farms and 
Plans for the Bonton Clinic
See The Hub for more on our Program and our speakers' professional biographies and accomplishments.
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You can access all of our recent meetings on this link to RCPC's YouTube channel:
Important Club Announcements  
 NEW RCPC Office Phone Number:  469-242-9448
Pay Your Dues!  RCPC Dues are due by May 31!
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from Greg Pape:
Rotary Contributions to The Ukraine
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund [] as the main avenue for contributions.
To this end, The Rotary Foundation has approved:
Now through 30 June 2022, designated Rotary districts that border Ukraine and the Rotary district in Ukraine may apply for grants of up to $50,000 each from the Disaster Response Fund. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to provide relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine and clothing.

During this same period, other impacted Rotary districts that wish to offer support to refugees or other victims of the crisis in their district can apply for $25,000 grants from the Disaster Response Fund.  To read the entire notice, click here.

Additional ways to contribute:
IF you wish to donate to help the Ukrainian people, these are three organizations you could contribute to,
Direct Relief, 
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NEW club merchandise!
• Buy our new RCPC club cap with club logo for wearing to the RCPC parade, club events/service projects/socials, and around town. This cap will replace the club straw hat. The cap is made with moisture wicking material, so it is a higher end baseball cap.  Click here to purchase. ($20/cap) 
• Buy a blue and white Santa hat to wear at any November/December RCPC service project, social, and RCPC Snider Plaza Tree Lighting event.  
Click here to purchase. ($7/cap).  The Santa hats is available! 
•  Buy a RCPC Tumbler to enjoy your favorite beverage.
 Click here to purchase.  ($20/tumbler)
•  Click here to buy all three for $47. The club has very limited storage, so items will be ready to be distributed as soon as they arrive to those who have prepaid for them.
Prepaying for your items helps ensure you receive the items at the first club meeting upon delivery of the items.
People of Action!
The RCPC Project to help
our Collaborative Partner, the Salvation Army,
renovate their Leisure Activities Area
is finished!
Our April 29th Meeting included
the Ribbon Cutting!

Congratulations, Orville Salmon!!
Our own Orville Salmon was honored by The Salvation Army
by having the Leisure Activities Area
dedicated as 
The Lt. Col. Orville C. Salmon Leisure Activites Area
for his sixty years of service, his dedication and his lifetime of benevolence and mentorship.
So well-deserved!
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Congratulations, RCPC!!
Winner of
District 5810 for 2021-2022
 Club Service Award 
Most Fun Award (new!)
(Isn't that a Great Combo?!)


 Happy Franklin
Outstanding Club President!
(in a tie with the President of the Dallas RC)
 Fred Brown 
Ethics Award!
 Bulletin Excellence Award 
 Eric Heitkamp 
The Star Award!
 Mark Neace
winner of a special award this year!
Bowling Excellence Award!
RCPC IS the Best Club in the Universe!
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Sign up, Take Action!
 Friday, May 6, Regular RCPC Meeting - Picnic at Bonton Farms (rain or shine)
Hear updates on Bonton Farms & the Bonton Clinic, 6907 Bexar St. Dallas, TX 75215
12:00pm, $21.00/person Box Lunch Prepared by Bonton Cafe
Reply by May 2 on the Club website.
Come Tour Bonton Farms, the Cafe, Coffee shop and Farm Stand and see the site where the Wellness clinic will be built.
Register here.  Lunch is $21 and must be prepaid.
 May 11 and 18 Rotary Institute Leadership (RLI) Virtual Training Spring & Summer​​​​​​, Part I​  Take your leadership skills to the next level!
Registration Fee:  $50.  For more details and links to register, please go to the LSRLI website page:  Lonestar RLI Division | Find an Event
Date:  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 6:30 – 9:30 pm and Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
 Clothing Drive: May 13, May 20, May 27 for Attitudes & Attire®
The Wish List:
 • Contemporary, interview-appropriate skirt and pant suits
 • Attractive, crisp blouses'
 • Beautiful, business-casual separates
 • Trousers/dress pants and skirts
 • Blazers/jackets
 • Sharp, stylish jewelry, handbags and scarves
 • Pantyhose ny size or skin tone (NEW only)
 • Cosmetics and toiletries (NEW only, please)
Clothing Guidelines:
 • New or nearly new
 • Any size clothing is welcome
 • Appropriate for the workplace
 • On hangers (rather than in bags or boxes)
 • Cleaned and pressed
 • Free of strong odors (moth balls, smoke, body odor) 
Sunday, May 15. Horse Yoga with Veterans & Carry the Load Walk to Honor the Flag!
at Equest, 811 Pemberton Hill Road, Dallas, TX 75217, Al Hil Jr. Arena
10:30am - 2:30pm
RSVP: Click here to register.
Monday, May 16, RCPC Blood Drive at the Moody Family YMCA in the Park Cities
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Schedule your appointment here
Moody Family YMCA in the Park Cities, Group Excercise Room, 6000 Preston Road, Dallas 75205
Walk-ins are welcome but, appointments are preferred to help alleviate possible wait times.
On the day of drive, Carter asks you to use the QuickScreen tool here
Share the QR Code and blood drive info with your family and friends! Give blood and save lives!
 Saturday, May 21, May District Roundtable at MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church, 8001 Mustang Drive, Irving, TX 75063
This will be a hybrid meeting both in-person and on Zoom. Open to all Rotarians! Networking begins at 9:30AM & meeting at 10AM.
 Tuesday, May 24th​​​​​​, RCPC Joint Dinner with the Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown!
Join us for a fun joint club dinner at Celebration Restaurant!
6:30pm - 8:30pm at Celebration Restaurant, 4503 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas TX 75209
RSVP: Click here to register!
 May 25 and June 1, Rotary Institute Leadership (RLI) Virtual Training Spring & Summer​​​​​​, Part I​I  Take your leadership skills to the next level!
Registration Fee:  $50.  For more details and links to register, please go to the LSRLI website page:  Lonestar RLI Division | Find an Event
Date:  Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:30 – 9:30 pm and Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
• May The Million Meal Challenge!
in May to benefit the North Texas Food Bank.  More details coming soon!
 May thru July!
It is time to sign up to help out with the RCPC Fourth of July Parade. There are numerous opportunities before, during and after the Parade.  There is something for everyone!
Volunteer or find out more by contacting Sarah Oliai here.  It is NOT too early to sign up!  This is an ALL club activity!
  Save the Date! June 4-8, 2022
RI Convention in Houston
 June 15 and 29, Rotary Institute Leadership (RLI) Virtual Training Spring & Summer​​​​​​, Part I​II  Take your leadership skills to the next level!
Registration Fee:  $50.  For more details and links to register, please go to the LSRLI website page:  Lonestar RLI Division | Find an Event
Date:  Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 6:30 – 9:30 pm and Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
   June 23 You are invited to join District 5810 as they launch into the Rotary Year with a festive celebration at the Hall of State at Fair Park on Thursday, June 23 at 5:30PM. Tickets are $70 each - includes a meal with a cash bar. RegisterThey will install the incoming 2022-2023 DG Howard Templin, District Leadership, and all Rotary Club Presidents of District 5810. We invite you to join all Rotarians as we celebrate the annual changeover of Rotary leaders and our collective power in service to the community. 
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Our program on April 29
Capt. Christopher Gibson
spoke on 
The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center 
and the Leisure Activities Center
(Details above!)
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Saturday, April 2, food packing at the North Texas Food Bank
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The Hub for this week


   CLICK HERE to read this week's Hub.   


 You can read all archived editions of The HUB at the Park Cities Newsletter-"The Hub".

Happy Birthday!
Marketplace Advertiser of the Week
To advertise your business as an RCPC Marketplace Advertiser,
Contact Mark Kashar at or
call him on his cell 214-766-1792. 
The cost is $350 a year but the benefits are priceless.   
Our Marketplace Advertiser of the Week
Cleve Clinton
Gray Reed
Attorneys & Counselors
68 Members contributing $100 or more for fiscal year 2021-22 $29,766
Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. 
EREY: Every Rotarian Every Year contribute $100 or more to THE Rotary Foundation
Checks payable to the Rotary Foundation
The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Over 46,000+ clubs that work together to provide 7 areas of focus:
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease (including but not limited to the Global Eradication of Polio Initiative)
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
  • Protecting the Environment
POLIO: Rotary has reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988. ONLY(2) countries remain endemic, Afghanistan and Pakistan
Service Above Self is the principal motto of Rotary because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service
To donate contact Greg Pape (
or donate online at and email Greg Pape so he can give you club credit.
RuthAlhilali EREY DRF
ElaineAllen EREY 
CubAmos EREY
RickAmsberry PDG PHS
PhillipBankhead PHF
DonnieBerg PHF
CharlieBond PHS
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CindyCummings EREY
RosemaryDomecki PHS
DanielDrabinski EREY
NolanDuck PHS
KarenFarris PHS
HappyFranklin EREY/Polio
RogerFreidline EREY
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JohnGlancy PHS
DougGill PHS
TracyGomes PHS
PaulGorman EREY
CynthiaGraser EREY
BobGrossman EREY
MaryllynHargrave EREY
EricHarrison EREY
MarilynHilberth EREY
TylerHolcom EREY/Polio
HollyHollenbock EREY
FredHunter EREY
BarbJeffries EREY
JillJordan EREY
RichardJodry EREY
MarkKashar EREY
CharlotteKroeker EREY
LizLandon EREY
BarbaraMarcum EREY
PatMartin EREY
ScottMcLaughlin EREY
JeffMcNaughton EREY
SamMiller EREY
SarahOliai  PHF
VanOliver PHF
GregPape PHS/Polio
HowardParker EREY
Bob Patton EREY/Polio
ValeriePelan EREY
Paul Pirok EREY
RodPirtle PHS
BobbieQuick EREY
JodieRay EREY
TomRhodes EREY
TiffanyRichmond EREY
JeffSheehan PHF
RichardStanford PHS
LynnSurls PHS
TomSwift PHF
WilliamTaylor EREY/Polio
LindaTunnel EREY
KarlVonBieberstein EREY
LeyWaggoner EREY
PatsyWatson EREY
JamesWeichel EREY
JohnWhaley EREY
AlanWinn EREY
StanWright EREY
EREY Every Rotarian Every Year $100
PHF Paul Harris Fellow
PHS Paul Harris Society
DRF Disaster Relief Fund
The RCPC Foundation
From Jeff McNaughton, President-Elect of RCPC and President of the RCPC Foundation - 2021-22
The Rotary Club of Park Cities' Communities Fund was originally sponsored in the 1960’s by the Rotary Club of Park Cities (“RCPC”) for the purpose of providing an enduring legal entity through which members and friends of the Rotary Club of Park Cities might make donations for the good of mankind and the Dallas community. The fund continues to this day to consider internal and external grant requests submitted on the RCPC Foundation online grant portal found on the club website.
The grant request approved at our May 2021 meeting includes:
$4000 grant for scholarships for Hillcrest High School graduating seniors
The Executive Team denied the following two grant requests:
  1. Children First
  2. Family Compass
The Executive Team voted to roll over the remaining $7,152.81 available grant monies until the 2021-22 fiscal year, which starts on July 1, 2021. 
According to the Fund’s Policies and Procedures dated November 8, 2011, Section 11. Tenure; Removal   Non-Ex Officio members of the Executive Committee serve four year terms. The Executive Team recommended to the RCPC Board that Daniel Drabinski replace Cleve Clinton as a Non-Ex Officio member of the Executive Committee. The RCPC Board unanimously approved his nomination. His term will be held from 2021-2025.
The fund balance as of May 11, 2021 was $1,847,218.00 (almost $400K higher than this time last year).  The Communities Foundation of Texas has done an incredible job managing the fund.  The amount available each year for grants is derived from an average over 16 quarters (4 years), then, 4.5% of that amount is the amount available for distribution the following year.  
Our Sgt. at Arms Kyle Marmillion, reported that the RCPC Foundation fund donations thru 4-30-21 totals $62,822.10 from 89 donors!
                To the Foundation Fund:                   $6,422.10 from 37 donors
                To the Bonton Clinic:                        $56,400.00 from 52 donors
Your contributions make an incredible difference in the amount we are able to distribute to worthy local organizations. Please consider making a contribution today.
From Our Sergeant-at-Arms
From Scott McLaughlin, our Sergeant-at-Arms
Please make your annual donation
of at least $100 to our RCPC Foundation
Current contributors Rotary Calendar year 2020-21 are:
RCPC Foundation:
Bankhead, Phillip
Carvey, Pam
Clinton, Cleveland (Cleve) G.
Cowser, Tammy
Farrell, Mark
Farris, Karen
Gomes, Tracy
Harper, Anne H.
Hobbs, Kita 
Jeffries, Barb
Johnson, H. Scurry
Marmillion, Kyle
Means, Douglas A.
Miller, Samuel 
Pape, Gregory 
Pirok, Paul
Carl & Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation
Surls, Lynn
Von Bieberstein, Karl
Weichel, James (Jim) D.
Zidle, Marsha
Bonton Medical Clinic:
Allen, Elaine K
Atmos Energy Corporation 
Bohan, Stephanie
Donnenfield, Susan
Drabinski, Daniel
Farrell, Mark
Foster, Shawn
Freidline, Roger
Freidline, Alice
Glancy, W. John J.
Hargrave, Maryllyn P
Heitkamp, Eric
Hilberth, Marilyn L.
Hollenbeck, Helarie (Holly)
Johnson, H. Scurry
Jordan, Jill
Kashar, Mark
Levy, Robert
Marmillion, Kyle
McDaniel, Jina
McNaughton, Jeff
Means, Douglas (Doug)
Patton, Robert S
Pelan, Valerie
Carl & Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation
Ray, Jodie
Sleeper, William
Solemene, William A Charitable Foundation
Stanford Richard
Taylor, William
Tunnell, Linda
Von Bieberstein, Karl
Wilson,  Addison G.
Waggoner, Easley B. "Ley"
Watson, Patsy
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The Four-Way Test
of the things we think, say or do
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
scripted by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932
Rotary Club of Park Cities
Upcoming Events
April Theme: Maternal & Child Health Month
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 30, 2022
Dance Lesson at Cowboys Red River
Cowboys Red River
Apr 28, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RCPC Club Meeting at the Salvation Army
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
Apr 29, 2022
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
May Theme: Youth Services
May 01, 2022 – May 31, 2022
RCPC May 6th Club Meeting at Bonton Farms
Bonton Farms
May 06, 2022
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
Horse Yoga with Veterans
May 15, 2022
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Carter Blood Drive
Moody Family YMCA
May 16, 2022
Board Meeting
May 18, 2022 8:00 AM
RCPC Dines Out w RCDU at Celebration
Celebration Restaurant
May 24, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
June Theme: Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2022 – Jun 30, 2022
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