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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 September 10
11:50 am

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This Week's Speaker
Steve Klein
will speak on
"Becoming Relentless:
Profiting from Adversity!"
See The Hub for more on our Program and our speaker's professional biography 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!
This Week!!
Come early and sign the 30 get well cards at the club meeting this Friday (Sept. 10th) for our Marines injured in the Afghanistan IED attack on Thursday, August 26th or stay late and sign cards!
Bring all kinds of candy to the club meeting. We will mail the cards and candy via FedEx to the Marines recuperating at Walter Reed National Military Hospital immediately after the meeting.
This is our first military project of several we will have this Rotary year. 
Below please find information from Diana Kao and Trisha Cunningham about NTFB's upcoming announcement!
First, I wanted to express our genuine thanks for the attached impact that the Rotary Club of Park Cities has had in our community. Thank you for your continued partnership!
  • I’d also like to invite all Rotary Club members to join us virtually on 11:00 AM on Monday, September 13 to hear about a historic new initiative that we are launching called, Nourish North Texas. During the event, members will hear from our CEO, Trisha Cunningham, members of our Board of Directors, and other key leaders about our exciting plans to significantly step up our battle on food insecurity and create lasting change in the community. Register here to attend.
VP Jeff Sheehan reports, "here is a picture of the second $5,000 donation the Texas Irish Cycling Team, through our team’s foundation, has presented to Bonton Farms.  Scott Carson, our cycling team’s leader, and I met with Stephanie last week.  We are hoping to contribute further to Bonton Farms through the Texas Irish Foundation and our team’s partners as this fits right into our team’s wheelhouse of community support…….Collaborative Partnerships!"
Join us for our September Service Project Opportunity
Benefiting the North Texas Food Bank!
RCPC NTFB Peanut Butter Drive!
Every September during Hunger Action Month, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) creates awareness about food insecurity, and hosts the Peanut Butter Drive which collects a shelf-stable, kid-friendly protein for our hungry neighbors. The goal for the 2021 drive is 300,000 pounds of peanut butter physically and virtually.
1. Donate directly to the Virtual Peanut Butter Drive where 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.
2. Bring any 16 ounce plastic jar (no glass jars) of any brand peanut butter to a Friday meeting starting Friday, August 27 through Friday, September 24th)
(Nut butters are also accepted.)
3. Take a picture in front of our club's red carpet banner with your peanut butter donation and encourage others to donate.
Post the picture on your social media using the following hashtags.
Tag NTFB in your posts:
Twitter: @ntfb
Facebook: @North Texas Food Bank
Instagram: @northtexasfoodbank
LinkedIn: @North Texas Food Bank


Sign up, Take Action!
 RCPC Members: We want to congratulate and support those who are college bound.  
Send name of student, school/city, major, class and relation to RCPC member to Elaine Allen at to be published in The Hub.
 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.
  THIS Friday!  September 10, 11:30 to 1:30 - at Maggiano's
   1.  Come early or stay late to sign 30 get well cards for the service persons injured in Afghanistan.
   2.  Bring candy to be sent with the cards to Walter Reid Hospital
 Fridays, August 27 thru September 24
   RCPC NTFB Peanut Butter Drive!
   Donate online here or
   Bring 16-oz. plastic jars of peanut butter to a Friday meeting
 Monday, September 13, 11:00 am
   Join the NTFB virtually to hear about a historic new initiative that we are launching called, Nourish North Texas.  Register here to attend.
 Wednesday, September 15, 5:00-7:00 pm
    PCR Connect
    Mesero’s, 7775 Firefall Way at Preston Hollow Village (just north of the Trader’s Joes)
 Saturday, September 18, 7:30-11:00pm
   Enjoy great food, beverages, desserts, great fellowship with club members and guests, and fabulous entertainment!
   Chocolate Secrets
   3926, Oak Lawn Avenue, 75219
   Click here to register!
 Saturday, October 9, 2021. Noon
   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 
 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.
 Saturday, October 23, 2021, 5:30-6:30 pm
   Meadows Museum - Canvas and Silk
   Private Group Tour with Curator Amanda Dotseth
 Saturday, October 30, 2021, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
   Dentistry with a Heart
   Agape Clinic
 Friday, November 12, 2021, 4:00 pm
   Van Gogh and the Olive Groves
   Dallas Museum of Art
 Sunday, November 21, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm
   Snider Plaza Tree Lighting
 Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    Rotary International's 115th Birthday!
  Save the Date! June 4-8, 2022
   RI Convention in Houston
Our program on September 3 featured 
Laura Collins, Director
SMU Economic Growth Initiative,
George W. Bush Institute
who spoke on
"Out of Many – One:
Portraits of America's Immigrants
by President George W. Bush
See it on YouTube here
Member Spotlight
Name:   William Taylor
Classification:   Newspapers
Birthday (mo/day):   July 6 - the same as my dad's
Favorite Restaurant:   Fuentes Cafe Downtown in San Angelo
Favorite Hobby:   Dungeons and Dragons
Favorite Travel Spot:  When can we safely afford to take Caribbean cruises again?
Favorite Rotary Moment: I've got two: Attending an area Rotary Mardi Gras party with my wife and members of our club; also, filling popcorn cans at Shriners Hospital.
Why did you join Rotary: I wanted to become a better newspaper editor by building stronger connections to the community.
Interesting personal fact:  I've met George W. Bush and Rudy (the guy the movie was based on, not the actor) and sung the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
#ParkCitiesRotary   #RotarianToKNow
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Name:  Holly Hollenbeck
Classification:   Legal/Risk Management
Birthday (mo/day):   April 29
Favorite Restaurant:   Gabriela's and Sofia's Tex Mex
Favorite Hobby:   Traveling, Painting, Dining out​​​​​​​
Favorite Travel Spot:  Italy: Cinque Terre, Tuscany region & Venice; any Caribbean Island - love Anguilla. In USA: Key West and NYC!
Favorite Rotary Moment:  When I was presented with Rotarian of the Year 2018-19 and won Best Project Award, District 5650.
Why did you join Rotary?  To help those most in need and be a person of action.
Interesting personal fact:  Published author. Traveled to 29 countries to date. Finish a painting about every week. Foodie - love to try new restaurants and work
#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".

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Marketplace Advertiser of the Week
There are still a few spots 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
Pat Martin,
People Newspapers
26 Members contributing $100 or more for fiscal year 2021-22 $7750
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
MarilynHilberth EREY
FredHunter EREY
BarbJeffries EREY
CharlotteKroeker EREY
PatMartin EREY
ScottMcLaughlin EREY
BobbieQuick EREY
JodieRay EREY
ValeriePelan EREY
RichardStanford PHS
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
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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Rotary Club of Park Cities
Upcoming Events
NTFB Peanut Butter Drive
Virtual and at club meetings
Aug 27, 2021 – Sep 24, 2021
September Theme: Basic Education & Literacy Month
Sep 01, 2021 – Sep 30, 2021
PCR Connect Happy Hour
Sep 15, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
RCPC Night Out at Chocolate Secrets!
Chocolate Secrets
Sep 18, 2021 7:30 PM
October Theme: Economic and Community Development
Oct 01, 2021 – Oct 31, 2021
North Texas Food Packing Day
Oct 16, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Chocolate Bonbon & Truffles Experience
Dallas Arboretum
Oct 23, 2021
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Meadows Museum - Canvas & Silk
Meadows Museum
Oct 23, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Dentistry with a Heart Agape Clinic
Oct 30, 2021
7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
November Theme: Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 01, 2021 – Nov 30, 2021
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