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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
Maggiano's on October 8
11:50 am

(or watch on our YouTube channel here)

NO prior registration is needed.

Just come on and join us!


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This Week's Speaker
Oliver Chandhok
President and Publisher
Dallas Business Journal
will speak on 
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:
People of Action!
The North Texas Food Bank's Peanut Butter Drive
has been EXTENDED to October 22!
See below.
Join us for our October Service Project Opportunity
at the North Texas Food Bank!
 Saturday, October 16, 2021, 8:30-11:30 am
   at the Food Banks main warehouse in Plano
about 2 miles west of 75, off of the George Bush Toll Road
Click here to register for the NTFB Rotary Packing Day
You will see the address and map when you sign up. 
We only have a limited amount of slots.
Come have some fun with us. 
If you have any questions please call Stan at 214-923-4748 
PCR  Happy Hour
October 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hillstone, 8300 Preston Rd.
Network Join Friends  Relax


Sign up, Take Action!
 Friday Afternoons, 3:00 to 5:00 pm - 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.
 Extended to October 22 - NTFB Peanut Butter Drive!
    Donate directly to the Virtual Peanut Butter Drive; every dollar is equal to one pound of peanut butter (16oz jar). 
    Click here to donate!  It's fun and easy from your phone, tablet, computer, etc.
     Bring any 16 ounce plastic jar (NO glass jars) of any brand peanut butter to a Friday meeting thru Friday, October 22.
   (Nut butters are also accepted.)
 Saturday, October 9, 2021. Noon POSTPONED
   to November 13!
   Rotaract Cookbook Tasting
   More information to come
 Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9:00-11:30 am
   RCPC NTFB Packing Day
   at the North Texas Food Bank
   Click here to register for the NTFB Rotary Packing Day
   The event will be at the Food Banks main warehouse in Plano about 2 miles west of 75 off of the George Bush Toll Road.
   You will see address and map when you sign up so you can put the address into your GPS. 
   We only have a limited amount of slots.
   If you have any questions please call Stan Wright at 214-923-4748.
  Thursday, October 21, 2021, 5:00-7:00 pm
    PCR Connect at Hillstone, 8300 Preston Rd.
    Join Holly Hollenbeck and Joi Gold to network and make friends!
 Saturday, October 23, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm
   Truffle Bonbon Cooking Lesson at the Dallas Arboretum!
   A Tasteful Place Restaurant at the Dallas Arboretum
   More information is here.
Monday, October 25, 6:00-7:30 pm via Zoom
  RCPC Program Team Meeting
  Every club member is a member of the Programs Team!
  Join Program Chairs Richard Stanford, Donette Kean, and Roger Freidline to suggest program ideas for March 2022 and forward. 
 Friday, October 29, 2021, 7:30 pm at American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave, Dallas)
   Join us for the Dallas Stars vs. Ottawa Senators
   Ticket Price: $34/ticket (Our seats will be near the Dallas Stars Offensive Goal Area)
    (The club had to provide a count to the Stars on Oct. 1st!)
 Saturday, October 30, 2021, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
   Dentistry with a Heart
   Agape Clinic
 Friday, November 12, 2021, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at NorthPark
   Blood Drive
   The Carter BloodCare Bus will be in the North Parking Lot
   (Valet area between Nordstrom's and Macy's)
here to Register to Donate
 Friday, November 12, 2021, 4:00 pm
   Van Gogh and the Olive Groves
   Dallas Museum of Art
•  Saturday, November 13
   Rotaract Cookbook Tasting
   More information to come
•  Saturday, November 18
   Canvas and Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid's Museo del Traje
   Meadows Museum at SMU
   Complimentary Tour Given By Curator Amanda Dotseth
   Parking: Meadows Museum Parking Garage (no charge)
   Click here to register. The Museum needs an accurate count.
   Complimentary tour. Please consider joining the museum.
   Click here to become a Meadows Museum Member.
 Sunday, November 21, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm
   Snider Plaza Tree Lighting
 Sunday, December 5, 2021, 2:00 pm at Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre: Potter Rose Performance Hall
   RCPC Goes to see A Christmas Carol.  Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits and holiday cheer, Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens’ classic tale of joy,redemption and the spirit of Christmas.
   • Call the Box Office to Receive the Discount and Purchase Your Tickets: 214-522-8499  Tickets are selling quickly! Buy your tickets soon to secure your seats!
   • Discount Code: ACCRCPC (20% off adult single tickets in any section) (Youth tickets are 50% off adult single tickets)
   • Click Here to Register So We Know Who Is Attending!
 Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    Rotary International's 115th Birthday!
  Save the Date! June 4-8, 2022
   RI Convention in Houston
Our program on October 1
Brad Albert
President and CEO
Marty Turco,
VP and Foundation President
The Dallas Stars
who spoke on
"The Dallas Stars"
See it on YouTube here
Class IV of Legacy of Leadership has Begun!
Top Guides and Registrants! Great group!
Member Spotlight
Name:  Valerie Pelan
Classification:  Executive Coach
Birthday (mo/day):   July 5
Favorite Restaurant:   Lavendou
Favorite Hobby:   Golf
Favorite Travel Spot:  Italy: Venice and Florence. The food, the scenery, clothes, and art.
Favorite Rotary Moment:  Organizing the meeting for Rob Kaplan to speak, the President of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank
Why did you join Rotary: To give back and volunteer.
Interesting personal fact:  Doing a 8.4 mile round trip hike up a Wyoming mountain to get to "surprise lake".
#ParkCitiesRotary   #RotarianToKNow
     + • + • + • + • +
Name:  JR Priestman
Classification:   Funeral Industry
Birthday (mo/day):   August 4
Favorite Restaurant:   Nick and Sam's
Favorite Hobby:   A What Now?
Favorite Travel Spot:  Charleston, South Carolina
Favorite Rotary Moment:  Cynt Marshall's presentation
Why did you join Rotary?  It was recommended to me by someone I admire.
Interesting personal fact:  I have perfect dental health. Never had braces, a retainer, or any cavities.
#ParkCitiesRotary   #RotarianToKNow
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
There is still one spot available
to advertise your business.
Contact Mark Kashar at or
call him on his cel 214-766-1792. 
The cost is $350 a year but the benefits are priceless.   
Our Marketplace Advertiser of the Week
Shawn Foster
Foster Financial Group
30 Members contributing $100 or more for fiscal year 2021-22 $8900
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
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
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 EREY
RickAmsberry PDG PHS
CubAmos EREY
CharlieBond PHS
FredBrown EREY
PamCarvey EREY
DeanChance EREY
C.C.Collie PDG PHS
KarenFarris PHS
DougGill PHS
PaulGorman EREY
BobbieGrossman EREY
MarilynHilberth EREY
FredHunter EREY
BarbJeffries EREY
JillJordan EREY
CharlotteKroeker EREY
PatMartin EREY
ScottMcLaughlin EREY
BobbieQuick EREY
JodieRay EREY
ValeriePelan EREY
TomRhodes EREY
RichardStanford PHS
LindaTunnel EREY
LeyWaggoner EREY
JamesWeichel EREY
JohnWhaley EREY
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
October Theme: Economic and Community Development
Oct 01, 2021 – Oct 31, 2021
NTFB Packing Day
Oct 16, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Oct 21, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Chocolate Bonbon & Truffles Experience
Dallas Arboretum
Oct 23, 2021
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
RCPC Programs Team Meeting
Oct 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
RCPC Goes to the Stars!
Dallas Stars
Oct 29, 2021
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Dentistry with a Heart Agape Clinic
Oct 30, 2021
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Dentistry with a Heart
Agape Clinic
Oct 30, 2021
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
November Theme: Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 01, 2021 – Nov 30, 2021
RCPC Blood Drive
North Park Mall
Nov 12, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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