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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 17
11:50 am

(or watch on our YouTube channel here)

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This Week's Speaker
Simon Mak, 
Executive Director,
SMU Cox Caruth Institute For Entrepreneurship
will speak on
"Dallas Entrepreneurship, e-Sports and 
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:
Our Public Service Honoree - MIS

Savannah Vardell is the Teacher of the Year at McCulloch Intermediate School            

This is the tribute videos shown at their Convocation program in August

Public Service Honoree - HPMS

James Jenkins is the Teacher of the Year at  Highland Park Middle School

This is the tribute videos shown at their Convocation program in August


People of Action!
September 16, 2021
Fun RCPC Board Meeting! Great people focused on Making a Difference!
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
RCPC's collaborative partner, Agape Clinic, was featured in an article on the front page of the Dallas Morning News.
The article is here.
Below please find information from Diana Kao and Trisha Cunningham about NTFB's 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!
On Monday, September 13 we announced a historic new initiative that we are launching called, Nourish North Texas. Our CEO, Trisha Cunningham, members of our Board of Directors, and other key leaders have exciting plans to significantly step up our battle on food insecurity and create lasting change in the community. 


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.
 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
  Saturday,  September 18, 9:30 to 11:30at MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church, 8001 Mustang Dr, Irving TX 75063
District 5810 Roundtable
In person and on Zoom.  Open to all Rotarians! Dallas Uptown Rotary is our host.
 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
 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)
Please click here to register. (Pay & Register now! IThe club has 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, 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
 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
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!
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:   Jodie Ray
Classification:   Restaurants
Birthday (mo/day):   June 22
Favorite Restaurant:   Bugatti's
Favorite Hobby:   Reading fiction and nonfiction
Favorite Travel Spot:  New Zealand
Favorite Rotary Moment: I've got two: Dentistry with a Heart during rain or snow
Why did you join Rotary: To give back to others during retirement
Interesting personal fact: The opportunity to serve as CIO at Texas Instruments and Brinker International
#ParkCitiesRotary   #RotarianToKNow
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Name:  Karl von Bieberstein
Classification:   Landscape Architecture
Birthday (mo/day):   October 29
Favorite Restaurant:   Mia's
Favorite Hobby:   Travel
Favorite Travel Spot:  The Grand Canyon. . .or any of our National Parks
Favorite Rotary Moment:  Seeing ChildsPlay at Bachman Lake, our Club's RI Centennial Project, become reality
Why did you join Rotary?  To give back to the Dallas Community
Interesting personal fact:  Opportunity to meet and talk with President Lyndon Johnson in 1970 at the LBJ Ranch.
#ParkCitiesRotary   #RotarianToKNow
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!
                                Click here 
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
Scott McLaughlin
Vista Bank
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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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
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
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
Canvas & Silk RCPC Private Group Tour
Meadow Museum
Oct 21, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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
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
View entire list