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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, Community Service, Spirit of Cooperation AND
Most Fun Club Awards 2022-23
 
Want to know more about the Rotary Club of Park Cities?
Watch This!
 
Next Meeting
February 2, 2024
11:50 am
at
Maggiano's
at NorthPark
 
No reservation needed at Maggiano's.
Just come on and join us!
 
 
 
 
(You can watch most meetings later on our YouTube channel here)

Join us! We'd like to meet you!

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 Program
 
Chris Cassidy,
President and CEO
will speak on
The National Medal of Honor Museum
 
See The Hub for more on our Speaker.
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You can access all of our recent meetings on this link to RCPC's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Park+cities+rotary
 
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Important Club Announcements  
 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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It is time to start planning the Fourth of July Parade! Contact Jill Jordan here or Alan Winn here if you have a favorite job you want to sign up for.
Jill has a list of jobs to choose from before, during and after the Parade.  
Send ideas about the 2024 Parade Theme to Jill here or by text by February 2.
Send nominations for the 2024 Grand Marshal to Cleve Clinton here prior to the end of January. See The Hub for nomination guidelines.\
 
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Club merchandise!

This is only for second shirts and hats! The first shirt and hat new members receive for free as part of their blue badge requisites (during their visit to the Club office).

Buy a second RCPC club cap with club logo. Click here to purchase. ($20/cap) 
Buy a second RCPC blue shirt with club logo. Click here to purchase ($40/shirt - no price difference between men’s or women's)
Contact Laurie to pick up the shirt and/or hat once you pay for it. 
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People of Action!
Time For Fun and Relaxation
at PCR Connect
 
Join them in February!
Usually on the third Thursday of the month-
Watch for details of time and location!
 
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It was a GREAT afternoon at the Snider Plaza tree Lighting!
The BIGGEST crowd ever attended!
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Jeff Brady and the UP Mayor count down to the Tree Lighting and 
President Jeff Sheehan gives Jerry Washam an award for his support
for the Tree Lighting for 18 years!
 
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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 high schoolers, consider signing up for the Second Semester of the 2023-24 school year.   Questions? Ask Tracy Gomes or Ley Waggoner.
 
Volunteers Needed! It is time to start planning the Fourth of July Parade! Contact Jill Jordan here or Alan Winn here if you have a favorite job you want to sign up for.
Jill has a list of jobs to choose from before, during and after the Parade.  
 Send ideas for the 2024 Parade Theme to Jill here or by text by February 2.
 Send nominations for the 2024 Grand Marshal to Cleve Clinton here prior to the end of January. See The Hub for nomination guidelines.
 
 Saturday, February 10 February District Roundtable, Socializing and Refreshments at 9:30. Meeting - 10 am to 12:00 Noon.
This will be a hybrid event. We are meeting at the Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco, 5700 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034.
There will be a short meeting after Roundtable for all facilitators, presenters, and helper bees for Lonestar PETS.  
 
 Sunday, February 11, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Join us for dinner at Joey's Restaurant at NorthPark (next to PF Chang).
RSVP on the RCPC website: Click here to RSVP, so we'll have the right number of seats!
Bring your friends and family. Each person will have his own bill.
 
 Monday, February 19 - 4:30 to 6:45pm. Your help is needed, we have a few more spots for next Monday, January 15th
Ronald McDonald House, 4707 Bengal St., Dallas. 75235
NEW at Ronald McDonald House this year:
  • You don't have to bring anything.  Their new Chef program will provide the menu/food from our RCPC Grant!
  • We still will prepare, serve and clean-up
  • Do need your license to enter with hair pulled back, long pants and closed-toe shoes.
 Sign Up Questions?  Ask Kathleen Klaviter.
 
Tuesday, February 13, 5:00 - 7:30 pm. District 5810's Rotary Means Business Social Networking Event at 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse, 18010 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas
All Rotary Members (any level of Rotary) are encouraged to attend and share your business services or expertise.
Bring a GUEST. Show them how well Rotarians are connected
 
• Friday, March 9, 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Join us at the 2024 Crawfish Festival
in Ferris Plaza, 400 S. Houston St., Dallas 75202
Great bands and DJs; plenty of food vendors serving a variety of food in a beautiful outside park venue.
 
Friday, March 29. NO RCPC meeting. Easter Holiday! 🐰
 
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ICYMI
Mark Brezinski,
spoke on his book,
"Fork Fight:
Behind the Restaurant Curtain" 
 
 
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The Hub for this week

   CLICK HERE to read this week's Hub.   

The link to the Rotary International Foundation 2022-23 Annual Report: A Year of Impact and Inspiration. read the annual report

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

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Happy Birthday!
 
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Marketplace Advertiser of the Week
To advertise your business as an RCPC Marketplace Advertiser,
contact Mark Neace at mark@synclabmedia.com
The cost is $425 a year but will be prorated.  
Purchase your ad on the RCPC website! 
Our Marketplace Advertiser of the Week
Could Be YOU!
 
Our Marketplace Advertiser of the Week
 
 
Scott McLaughlin
and
Vista Bank
 
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EREY Rotarians contributing $100 or more to Rotary International Foundation $26,415
 
 
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 (gregpape@att.net
or donate online at https://www.rotary.org/en/donate and email Greg Pape so he can give you club credit.
FIRSTLAST
RuthAlhilali DRF
ElaineAllen EREY
RichardAmsberry PDG EREY
CubAmos EREY
CharlieBond PHS
FredBrown EREY
PamCarvey EREY
DeanChance EREY
CleveClinton EREY
C.C. Collie PDG PHS
CindyCummings PHF
TrishCunningham EREY
BettyDawson EREY
RosemaryDomecki PHF POLIO
NolanDuck PHS
KarenFarris PHS
ShawnFoster EREY
HappyFranklin PHS
AliceFreidline EREY
RogerFreidline EREY
RichardGilman PDG PHS
RozelleGilman PHS
JohnGlancy PHS
BobGrossman EREY
EricHeitkamp EREY
EricHarrison PHS
BarbJeffries PHS
RichardJodry EREY
ScurryJohnson EREY
JillJordan EREY
MarkKashar EREY
ScottLaughlin EREY
PatMartin EREY
Jeff McNaughton EREY
DougMeans EREY PHS POLIO
BobPatton EREY
GregPape  PHS POLIO
PaulPirok EREY
JodieRay EREY
TomRhodes EREY
Jeff Sheehan EREY Pres. RCPC 
RichardStanford PHS
LynnSurls PHS
TomSwift PHS
KarlVon Bieberstein EREY
WilliamTaylor EREY
LeyWaggoner EREY
AlanWinn  PHS POLIO
 
*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
MD: Major Donor
 
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The RCPC Foundation
 
From Nolan Duck, President-Elect of RCPC and President of the RCPC Foundation - 2023-24
 
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. https://portal.cftexas.org/donate-park-cities-rotary
From Our Sergeant-at-Arms
From Van Oliver, 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:
Anonymous
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:
Anonymous
 
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RCPC Market Place Advertisers

To place an ad, contact Michelle Brown at mbrown@advanceer.com

To upgrade your add, please send a digital color or black and white version of your business card to bedawson@swbell.net,
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.
 
 
Click here for a more legible or printable copy
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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
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Rotary Club of Park Cities
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Upcoming Events
Feb. Theme: Peace Building & Conflict Prevention
Feb. 01, 2024 – Feb. 29, 2024
 
RCPC Night Out at Joey's Restaurant at North Park!
Joey Restaurant
Feb. 18, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
 
RCPC: February PCR Connect at Saint Ann's!
Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar
Feb. 29, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
March Theme: Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene Month
Mar. 01, 2024 – Mar. 31, 2024
 
RCPC Goes to the 2024 Dallas Crawfish Festival!
Ferris Plaza
Mar. 09, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 
March Madness Fun at Over Under Sports Bar!
Over Under Sports Bar
Mar. 30, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
April Theme: Environmental Month
Apr. 01, 2024 – Apr. 30, 2024
 
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