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Rotary Club of Park Cities
Awarded by District 5810  Club of the Year  2020-2021
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Next Meeting
January 21
11:45 am
at Maggianos at NorthPark
NO prior registration is needed for regular meetings at Maggianos.
Details below or in The Hub.
(or watch on our YouTube channel here)
 Keep your eyes open!  
A few meetings this Spring will be at the Park City Club, NOT at Maggiano's

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 likeness on RCPC and related websites, social media, streaming video, emails, newsletters and similar methods.

This Week's Speaker
Samantha Elandary, MA, CCC-SLP
will speak on 
"The Parkinson Voice Project"
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  
Vote on the Theme for the RCPC Fourth of July Parade!
Sarah Oliai has asked that members email her their votes for their TWO favorite themes.  
The list of possible themes has been sent to your emails and is in The Hub.
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 will be available this Friday.
•  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.
January UP Honoree - Gilbert Chavez
Gilbert Chavez is the Human Resources Assistant with the City of University Park.   
Gilbert has worked in various positions within the City since 2015. He first served at the City of University Park Holmes Aquatics Center and has also worked in the Police Department and Finance.  In 2018, Gilbert graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  
Gilbert accepted the full time Human Resources Assistant position in October, 2021.  Gilbert is the first point of contact for the Human Resources Department and his responsibilities include coordinating the hiring process, FMLA/Leave Administration, developing statistical data and assisting employees.  
Gilbert has a passion for providing employees with the resources they need in order to effectively serve City of University Park residents.  He is willing to do whatever is necessary to create an outstanding work environment and does so in a kind and professional manner.  Gilbert’s positive perspective and unique skill set makes him an outstanding professional who will most certainly have a long and successful career in Human Resources. Gilbert is a true asset to the City and has played a tremendous role in advancing the Human Resources Department to the next level.  
December HP Honoree - Holly Russell
Holly Russell is the Management Assistant for the Town of Highland Park.
She assumed this role a year ago after having served as the Adult Services Librarian in the HP Library. She was recognized as a 2019 Employee of the Year for her work in developing adult programming and outreach for the Library. Today, her duties include community engagement through communications and marketing, developing recreational events, employee engagement and internal communications, and administrative support to Town Administration. 
Before coming to Highland Park four and half years ago, Holly was the Children’s Librarian and Community Liaison for the Nicholas P. Sims Library in Waxahachie, where she earned a 40-Under-40 award, and her department was designated as a Family Place Library. She was also a member of the Waxahachie Rotary Club at that time. Other previous employment includes working in art and history museums as a Curator, Collections Manager, Historic Preservationist, Archivist, and nonprofit grant writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Museum Studies and Biblical Archaeology, and a Masters of Library Science.
Holly lives in Midlothian with her husband Tom, and their three kids and two cats. In her spare time, she is often baking something in the kitchen, reading a book, or losing at video games against her youngest son and husband.
People of Action!
During each Friday meeting in January
RCPC will be collecting the below items from anyone
willing to donate to the Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas.
They specifically mentioned these items being most in need: liquid body wash, shampoo, stick deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, large gallon size zip lock bags, sweatshirts, socks, coats, boots, and any other warm clothing.
Travel sizes of bathroom products are preferred.
We were able to volunteer for their Thanksgiving meal, and the staff / veterans were very appreciative. (See immediately below.)
Doug Means will collect the supplies after each Friday meeting in January and deliver them to the shelter.
Sign up, Take Action!
 Time to select our July 4th Parade theme
Sarah Oliai has sent emails to members with the suggested themes.
Please email your vote for TWO of your favorites to Sarah.
The possible themes are also in The Hub here
Each Friday meeting in January
RCPC will be collecting these items from anyone
willing to donate to the Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas.
These items are most in need: liquid body wash, shampoo, stick deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, large gallon size zip lock bags, sweatshirts, socks, coats, boots, and any other warm clothing.
Travel sizes of bathroom products are preferred.
Doug Means will collect the supplies after each Friday meeting in January and deliver them
  Friday Afternoons, 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Bonton Farms
   Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack Meal Bags. If you can help any Friday, please text or email our fellow PCR member Stephanie Bohan: or 214-989-3513. Bonton Farms, 6915 Bexar Street.
•  Have You Paid Your Dues??  Don't forget!
   (Only if you chose to pay RCPC Dues in two parts)
 January 20th from 5 to 7 pmPCR Connect at The Cheescake Factory, 7700 W Northwest Hwy on the south side opposite NorthPark. Please join us for the first PCR Connect Happy Hour of 2022! GREAT Happy Hour specials until 6 PM. No need to RSVP - just show up, network and socialize with all the cool Rotarians :). Questions, please reach out to Holly Hollenbeck 402-681-0601. See you there! - Holly Hollenbeck and Joi Gold
 January 23rd at 6:30 pm, Join us for our January club social:
Dallas Mavs vs. Memphis Grizzlies at American Airlines Center
Tickets: $24/person. Click here to purchase a ticket!
Click here for parking options
Invite your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family!Click here for parking options.
  January, 2022  Join Readers 2 Leaders for Second Semester
   Flexible hours, various locations.  You will need a Dallas ISD background check, available on the DISD website.
  Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    Rotary International's 115th Birthday!
  Save the Date! June 4-8, 2022
   RI Convention in Houston
Our program on January 14
Mark A. Wynne
Assoc. Director of Research, and
Director of the Globalization Institute
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
spoke on 
"Update on the 2022 Economy"
See it on YouTube here
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January Legacy of Leadership Class
In January the Legacy of Leadership class heard Kathleen Gibson, President and CEO of UTSW Medical Foundation.
YOU can be a member of the next class and learn from leaders of the community.
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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!
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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
Richard Stanford
Highland Park United Methodist Church
57 Members contributing $100 or more for fiscal year 2021-22 $23600
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. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:
  • 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
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.
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PatsyWatson EREY
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StanWright EREY
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
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
January Theme: Vocational Service Month
Jan 01, 2022 – Jan 31, 2022
Dallas Mavs vs. Memphis Grizzlies
American Airlines Center
Jan 23, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb. Theme: Peace Building & Conflict Prevention
Feb 01, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022
Board Meeting
Feb 16, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary's 117th Birthday
Feb 23, 2022
March Theme: Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene Month
Mar 01, 2022 – Mar 31, 2022
Board Meeting
Mar 16, 2022 8:00 AM
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