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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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NO Meeting on Friday, Sept. 2
Labor Day Holiday!
Next Meeting
August 26, 2022
11:50 am
at NorthPark
No Registration needed
(You can watch most meetings later on our YouTube channel here)

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 Program
DG Howard Templin
will speak on 
District 5810
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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NO Meeting on Friday, September 2!  Happy Long Labor Day Weekend!
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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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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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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.
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Legacy of Leadership
Applications for the 2022-23 Cohort Are Open!
When:  The group will meet eight Tuesday mornings at 7:30-9:00.  The meeting dates are 9/20, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 1/31, and 2/21.  Additionally, the cohort will complete a capstone service project that will benefit the Club and perhaps one of its collaborative partners.
Where:  Office building conference center near Medical City Hospital
Cost:  $100 includes course materials and a light breakfast and coffee at each meeting.
Commitment We ask that members of the Cohort miss no more than one meeting and participate in the capstone service project.
Vision: To prepare servant leaders, to build a team-based culture, and to effect progress in our Rotary Club of Park Cities, our community and our world.
Goal: With the graduation of each legacy class, for RCPC to evolve into a Club community with committed team players sharing common values and goals.
Expectations: Selected candidates will focus on team development discussions and team project. Meetings on Tuesday mornings (7:30 to 9:00 am) of 8 subjects (cannot miss more than one) plus likely two voluntary sessions over 22 weeks.
  • Meeting 1: Guiding Principals, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 am
  • Meeting 2: Self-Assessment, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7:30 am
  • Meeting 3: Team Building A, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 am
  • Meeting 4: Team Building B, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 am
  • Meeting 5: Communication Skills: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 am
  • Meeting 6: Communication Skills: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, 7:30 am
  • Meeting 7: Goal Setting, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, 7:30 am
  • Optional Meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, 7:30 am
  • Meeting 8: Key Learnings -Cohort Teams, Tue, Feb.21, 2023, 7:30 am
  • Cohorts Project – Parameters, Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2023
Questions? Ask Paul Pirok. Register online!
People of Action!
RCPC Goes Back to Ronald McDonald House -- At Last!
RCPC members were happy to be able to volunteer inside Ronald McDonald House for one of the few times since the COVID Shutdown in March, 2020. RCPC has volunteered on the third Monday of every month to prepare and serve meals to the families for over thirty years -- until COVID!. The entrees are donated but the RCPC volunteers supplement the meals with salads, desserts, etc., and they prepare the food so that it is ready to serve. Ronald McDonald House continued to house and feed the families of seriously ill children throughout the pandemic, but has been slow to reopen to volunteers because so many of the children have compromised immune systems.Volunteers must have been vaccinated and must wear masks, but nevertheless it is great to be back and to serve these families in such a personal way!
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.
Friday, August 26, 2022, 1:15pm, after the Noon Meeting. New Member Orientation (if you missed the first one on Zoom)
Friday, August 26, 2022, 7:05pm. Texas Rangers Game! Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Lions!
Globe Life Stadium, 734 Stadium Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011
Friday, September 2, 2022.  NO regular meeting.  Have a happy long Labor Day weekend!
  Saturday, Sept. 17, Travis Manion 9/11 Memorial Heroes Run
The Military Appreciation Team is volunteering to help the Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run.
  - Travis Manion 9/11 Memorial Heroes Run
  - Saturday September 17th from 9am - 11am
  - River Legacy Park Arlington
  - Honors those who lost their life on 9/11
  - Volunteering to help with race activities
A Rotary sign-up link will be sent out next week for people to sign up on the Park Cities website.
Questions?  Ask Evan Altemus
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Cowboys Stadium, including VIP Guided 90-Minute Tour, professional 5x7 photo, very nice 3 course meal – served suite style in the Stadium Club, 1 drink ticket (per person), free parking - Lot 1 or 2, Entry A, AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX
The VIP Guided Tour of the stadium is a 90-minute private tour, more exclusive than for the public. Tour includes: Cowboys Locker Room, Cheerleaders Locker Room, Postgame Interview Room, Miller Lite Fan Club, Media Press Box, Field, Luxury Suite, Cotton Bowl Offices, Club Areas and Dr. Pepper Star Area
All for $80 (+$4 online processing fee) per person. PLEASE INVITE FAMILY AND FRIENDS! WE NEED early sign-up because we had to put down a large deposit!
Please BOTH sign up and pay today to save your spot:
Here is a sneak peak: behind the scenes private tour.
Soooo glad you and your family will be there! We will have pics to remember!
Questions, please call or text Holly Hollenbeck at 402-681-0601
December 5-20, 2022 District Trip to India! 
Rotarians & friends are invited to a TOUR OF INDIA on Dec. 5, 2022 through Dec. 20th, 2022.  See presentation for trip details.  Click here to see pricing & trip information. For booking information on this adventure, contact C. C. Theophine Chamakala (PP of McKinney RC) at 972-877-7279. Minimum is 25 people, maximum is 45. The trip has met the Minimum, but there are more spots available! Sign up by August 31! This is a great opportunity to visit India and see some Rotary projects.  See the details on the District website at the links above.
April 23-30, 2023 District Conference and Service Cruise!
[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 August 19
Deborah Rose
spoke on
"Change Your Handwriting, Change Your Life!"
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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 Michelle Brown at
The cost is $425 a year but the benefits are priceless.   
Our Marketplace Advertisers of the Week
Pat Martin
People Newspapers
Members contributing $100 or more for 2022-23
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
CubAmos EREY
PamCarvey EREY
DeanChance EREY
CleveClinton EREY
C.C. Collie PHS
NolanDuck  PHS
KarenFarris PHS
FredHunter EREY
BarbJeffries  PHF
ScottMcLaughlin EREY
BudNaifeh EREY
JodieRay EREY
RichardStanford PHS
LeyWaggoner EREY
PatsyWatson 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
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 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 Kathy Wall, 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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such as an email or web version, a printer's proof or a high resolution scan.
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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
August Theme: Membership & New Club Development
Aug 01, 2022 – Aug 31, 2022
RCPC Goes to the Texas Rangers in August!
Globe Life Field
Aug 26, 2022
7:05 PM – 10:05 PM
September Theme: Basic Education & Literacy Month
Sep 01, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
Travis Manion 9/11 Memorial Heroes Run
River Legacy Park Arlington
Sep 17, 2022
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dallas Cowboys VIP Dinner and Tour
1 AT&T Way
Sep 25, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
October Theme: Economic and Community Development
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 31, 2022
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2022
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