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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 & Most Fun Club Awards 2021-22
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Next Meeting
May 05, 2023
11:45 am
the North Texas Food Bank
You MUST have Registered and Paid for lunch.
You MUST wear closed toed shoes to go on the Tour.
3677 Mapleshade Lane, Plano, TX  75075
A Map is here
(You can watch most meetings later on our YouTube channel here)

Join us! We'd like to meet you!

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This Week's Program
Trisha Cunningham, CEO
North Texas Food Bank
will speak on
"Community Food Needs Higher Than Ever"
See The Hub for more on our Program.
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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
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Volunteers Needed for the Transportation Committee!
Provide a ride to and from meetings for members unable to drive.
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The May 5 RCPC meeting will be at the North Texas Food Bank, 3677 Mapleshade Lane, Plano, Texas 75075 
Deadline to register was May 3
Enjoy a box lunch from Jason's Deli and a tour of the facility! 
You MUST wear closed toed shoes to go on the tour.
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2022-2023 RCPC Awards. It is time for Nominations!  We recognize members of our club with these special awards named after some of our club legends.
We do not have to declare a winner of each award should we determine that no one is deserving for this year.  It is nice to present eight awards but it is not mandatory.  Typically the award is not given to the same individual twice and these awards are for club members other than current officers and members of the selection committee.  The selection committee is made up of the executive committee, Fred Brown and Karen Farris.  Please email your nominations to Fred ( or Karen ( at the email address shown below - no later than May 11.
The club awards descriptions and history are here.
The club nominations form is here.
Dues for 2023-24 are due!  Please pay promptly! Dues are due May 31!  Dues are the same as last year!
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).  
•  Buy a RCPC Tumbler to enjoy your favorite beverage.
 Click here to purchase.  ($20/tumbler)
•  Click here to buy all three for $47.
People of Action!
RCPC at the North Texas Food Bank
Rotarians from the RCPC came together on Saturday morning, April 22nd, with Interact Members and Students from Hillcrest High School for RCPC / NTFB Volunteer Day!
      We packed the equivalent of 14,500 meals on Saturday morning for their “School Pantry” program, bringing nutritious food to children impacted by food insecurity!
Total for the morning for the School Pantry: 
13 Pallets, 624 boxes, 17,472 pounds, 14,560 meals!
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Sign up, Take Action!
`• Volunteers Needed for the Transportation Committee! Give a ride to and from the meeting to members who are unable to drive.
Volunteers Needed!  Interact is back at Hillcrest H.S.!!  If you like to work with highschoolers, this is for you! Contact Tracy Gomes here for details. It's not too late to sign up!
 The RCPC Fourth of July Parade is coming!
Sign up to volunteer before, during or after the Parade.  Something for Everyone.  Contact Jill Jordan.
 May 5, 2023. The regular RCPC meeting will be at the North Texas Food Bank, 3677 Mapleshade Lane, Plano, Texas 75075
Deadline to register wass May 3
Enjoy a box lunch from Jason's Deli and a tour of the facility!
You must wear closed-toed shoes to go on the Tour!
 Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 5:00-7:30pm. District 5810's Rotary Means Business Social
at 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse, 18010 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75287
Dress: Business Casual
This event is not sponsored. A Cash Bar will be available to take orders
This is a great opportunity to network your business / services! Bring a guest!

 Saturday May 13, 12:15-2:15 pm. Swiss Avenue Home Tour & Tour of the Aldredge House.  
Aldredge House, 5500 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, 75214
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 if purchased that weekend.

Click here to go to the tour home page and purchase your tickets!
Arrive early to secure parking! Bring Friends and Family!
Note: Laurie Aldredge's husband, Mark, is the grandson of George and Rena (Munger) Aldredge who donated the House to the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation to be used as its headquarters in 1974. It is Dallas' first designated historic house!
 May 15, 2023 From District 5810: 
Rotary Peace Fellowships equip peace and development leaders from communities around the world to become effective catalysts for peace. Applications for the 2024 fellowships are being accepted until 15 May. Please contact PDG Linda Elliott for more details, or 214-952-7337.
 Thursday, May 186:00 - 8:00 pm, Bourbon Tasting at Total Wine and More, Best Buy Plaza. 9350 N. Central Expwy, Dallas 75231
Cost: $20/person; Pay today! Limited class size!
 Wednesday, May 31, Dues are Due!  They will be LATE on June 1 and will be assessed a Late Fee!
District 5810 Rotary Leadership Institute,  Graduate Course: Motivating Volunteers. Saturday, June 17, beginning at 9:00am. This online graduate course consists of one 3-hour session.
Course requirements: RLI Part I, II and III  must be completed before enrolling in Graduate Courses. Attendance for entire session; a computer (desktop or laptop), audio, video (camera) and internet access are required. Class is limited to 24 participants. 
Registration confirmation and link will be emailed to registered participants. This course is $50. Registration is not yet open. 
June 23, 2023, RCPC Installation and Awards Luncheon at Ozona Grill. 4615 Greenville Ave, Dallas, 75206
More details to come!
June 30, 2023.  NO meeting.  Prepare for the Parade!
June 29, 2023 From District 5810: 
DG John Curtis, District Leadership, and Club President Installation, Thursday, June 29, 2023, Cocktail Reception 5:00 to 6:00 pm, Dinner and Installation 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700, Dallas 75225. Tickets: $70 per person. Sponsorship opportunities available.
From District 5810:
Take Me Out To The Ballgame…..
Yes, come join with your Rotarian friends and families on July 22 at the ballpark (Globe Life Field) and cheer the home team on as they play those dastardly Dodgers from Los Angeles.
We want to begin the new Rotary year with some fun and fellowship. We are inviting our Rotarian friends in our neighboring District 5790 (Fort Worth and beyond) to join us , too.
This is an opportunity for clubs to come to the game together and, course, for individual Rotarians to bring their families to the ballpark for a fun afternoon.
Tickets are $52 each (include a $20 contribution to Polio+), our way of supporting Rotary’s effort to end this terrible disease while being able to enjoy the fun of being together. Tickets will go fast, buy now!
There is also an opportunity for clubs to share a tailgate party before the game with all Rotarians and friends attending the game. See attached flyer here.
[Starting this Rotary year, our District Roundtables will be returning to the 2nd Saturday of the month – please mark your calendars.  You can also find them on the District Event Calendar.]
Our program on April 21
Mike Piellucci,
Sports Editor at D Magazine
spoke on
'Sports in Dallas"
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RCPC Toured the Bush Library
 On Friday, April 21, a group of RCPC members met at the Bush Library for a tour 
and to see the Freedom Matters exhibit.  
      RCPC members Karen Farris, Herb Hammond and Tom Swift are all docents 
at the Bush Library.
Looking Presidential!
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The Hub for this week

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 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 Michelle Brown at
The cost is $425 a year but the benefits are priceless.   
Our Marketplace Advertisers of the Week
Karen Farris,
Chairman, RHSB Foundation
An Assurex Global Partner
66 Members contributing $100 or more for 2022-23 $26,973
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
Contribution levels include EREY, Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society, Major Donor
Contributions may be earmarked to SHARE Annual Fund, Polio, Disaster Relief Fund
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.
ElaineAllen EREY
RuthAlhilali DRF
KathyAllred EREY
CubAmos EREY
PhillipBankhead EREY
LynBerman EREY
CharlieBond PHS
FredBrown EREY
PamCarvey EREY
DeanChance EREY
CleveClinton EREY
C.C. Collie PDG PHS
CindyCummings EREY
TrishaCunningham EREY
DanielDrabinski EREY
NolanDuck  PHS
KarenFarris PHS
HappyFranklin EREY
AlliceFreidline EREY
RogerFreidline EREY
HankGaines EREY
RichardGilman PDG PHS POLIO
RozelleGilman PHS POLIO
JohnGlancy PHS
TracyGomes PHS
BobGrossman EREY
CynthiaGraser EREY
HerbHammond EREY
HollyHollenbeck EREY
FredHunter EREY
BarbJeffries  PHS
RichardJodry EREY
MarkKashar EREY
PatMartin  EREY
Mary AnnMacLeod EREY
ScottMcLaughlin EREY
JeffMcNaughton Pres RCPC EREY
ChrisMcNeill EREY
SamMiller EREY
BudNaifeh EREY
Sarah Oliai PHS CED
VanOliver PHF
BobPatton EREY
ValeriePelan EREY
PaulPirok EREY
RodPirtle EREY
JodieRay EREY
TiffanyRichmond EREY
TomRhodes EREY
OrvilleSalmon EREY
PattiSchaub EREY
JeffSheehan EREY
RichardStanford PHS
LynnSurls PHS
TomSwift PHS
WilliamTaylor EREY
LindaTunnell EREY
KarlVonBieberstein EREY
LeyWaggoner EREY
KathyWall EREY
PatsyWatson EREY
AlanWinn PHS
HerbZiev EREY
*Total Contributions include Annual Fund, PolioPlus, approved Foundation Grants,
Other Giving, and Endowment contributions for the reporting period.
EREY Every Rotarian Every Year $100
PHF Paul Harris Fellow
PHS Paul Harris Society
DRF Disaster Relief Fund
CED Community Economic Development
PDG: Past District Governor
The RCPC Foundation
From Jeff Sheehan, President-Elect of RCPC and President of the RCPC Foundation - 2022-23
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 following grant requests were approved at our November 2022 meeting: 
      • $1,000 grant for scholarships for Hillcrest High School for scholarship to honor RCPC long term member C.C. Collie
      • $5,413.44 grant for Equest
      • $6,000 grant for the Agape Clinic
The Executive Team denied the following grant request:
      • Addison Midday grant request for Genesis Women's Shelter  
The fund balance as of November 30, 2022, was $1,710.729.17.  The Communities Foundation of Texas manages the RCPC Foundation 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 Kathy Wall for 2022-2023, reported that the RCPC Foundation Fund donations thru 11-30-2022 totals $9,116.00 from 37 donors!
                To the Foundation Fund:                   $9,116.00 from 37 donors
                To the Bonton Clinic:                        $200.00 from 1 donor
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 Kathy Wall, our Sergeant-at-Arms
Please make your annual donation
of at least $100 to our RCPC Foundation
Current contributors Rotary Calendar year 2022-23 are:
RCPC Foundation:
Brown, Fred
Carvey, Pam
Clinton, Cleveland (Cleve) G.
Dallas Jewish Communities Foundation
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Foster, Shawn
Freidline, Roger
Gomes, Tracy
Hargrave, Marilyn P.
Johnson, H. Scurry
Levy, Robert H.
Martin, Patricia
McLaughlin, Scott
Means, Douglas A.
Oliai Law Firm
Oliver, Van
Pape, Gregory 
Patten, Robert S.
Pelan, Valerie
Pershing Investment Manager
Pirok, Paul
Ray, Jodie
Rotary Club of the Park Cities
Rhodes, Tom
Schaub, Patricia
Tesmer, Kristin
Von Bieberstein, Karl
Waggoner, Easley B.
Wright, Stan
Bonton Medical Clinic:
RCPC Market Place Advertisers

To place an ad, contact Michelle Brown at

To upgrade your add, please send a digital color or black and white version of your business card to,
such as an email or web version, a printer's proof or a high resolution scan.
Click here for the requirements for the ad on the website.
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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
May Theme: Youth Services
May 01, 2023 – May 31, 2023
RCPC Goes to the Swiss Avenue Home Tour!
Aldredge House
May 13, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ronald McDonald House May 2023
May 15, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:45 PM
RCPC Goes to a Bourbon Tasting at Total Wine!
Total Wine and More
May 18, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
June Theme: Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023
July Theme: New Club Leadership
Jul 01, 2023 – Jul 31, 2023
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