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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
December 1, 2023
11:50 am
at
The Salvation Army
Adult Rehabilitation Center
Donate the cost of your Lunch – or more
to the Salvation Army
 
No reservation needed.
Just come on and join us!
 
The December meetings will NOT be at Maggiano's!
December 1 - at the Salvation Army
December 8 - at the Austin Street Center
Check the eBulletins for details!
 
(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
 
It's Chili Day at the Salvation Army!
 
Mark Schortman,
will speak on
"Update on the Salvation Army"
 
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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The December meetings will NOT be at Maggiano's!
December 1 - at the Salvation Army
December 8 - at the Austin Street Center
Check the website and the eBulletins for details!
 
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RCPC Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Board Members will be Friday, December 1, 2023 at the regular meeting.
The Proposed Slate of Officers and Board Members for the 2024-25 Rotary Year:
President (2024-25): PE Nolan Duck shall succeed to the Presidency without further balloting after serving one year as President Elect.
President Elect (2024-25): Sarah Oliai
Vice President (2024-25): Mark Kashar
Director (2024-26): Siobhan Abraham
Director (2024-26): Susan Harris 
Director (2024-26): Van Oliver
PI Director (2024-26): Mark Neace
Director (2nd year of term): Holly Hollenbeck  
Director  (2nd  yearyear  of term): Tammy Cowser
Director (2nd year of term): Kristin Tesmer 
Dir. at Large (2024-25): Barb Jeffries
Treasurer (2024-26): Leo Avila
Secretary (2024-25): Pat Martin
Sgt-at-Arms (2024-25): Herb Hammond
Parliamentarian (2024-25): Richard Gilman
Immediate Past President: Jeff Sheehan
 
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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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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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District 5810

    

We are seeking donations of 10,000 books in English for kindergarten through 5th grade for the Books Brigade to Mexico this fall.
In addition, we are seeking school supplies or donations to buy school supplies and Days for Girls Hygiene Kits ($11 each).
Books, school supplies and check donations can be brought to the September Roundtable (Sept. 9th) and the October Roundtable (Oct. 14th) at the Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco. School Supplies Needed: Pencils, Pens, Crayons, Scissors, Geometry Sets, and Glue Sticks. Remember our goal is 10 pallets that will be sailing on Carnival Valor in November. Note we would appreciate your donations by Oct. 15.
DG John Curtis and DGE Regina Edwards will be bringing these supplies to the Yucatan on a Carnival Cruise in November 2023.
Thank you for your Support!
 
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People of Action!
Great fun at the Legacy of Leadership Alumni gathering. Hats off to Cleve and George
for making this program a reality all those years ago. 
And to Pam and Richard for organizing tonight's event. Everyone enjoyed
the room with a private bar and the delicious appetizers..
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Pres. Jeff Sheehan gave an awesome power point presentation about PCRC
to the District Round Table meeting of 60 District leaders on November 11.
 
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ADL Walk Against Hate
Sunday, October 29
 
Our Rotary Team raised a total of $1,221 for the Anti-Defamation League.  
PDG Richard Gilman and his wife walked as well. 
 
 
Over 1500 people participated in the Walk Against Hate
in Clyde Warren Park on October 29, 2023.
The Walk raise a total of $275,707 for the Anti-Defamation League.
 
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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 highschoolers, consider signing up for the 2023-24 school year.
Questions? Ask Tracy Gomes or Ley Waggoner.
 
 Friday, December 1, RCPC Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Board Members for 2024-25.
This meeting will be at the Salvation Army
 
 Sunday, December 3, 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Tree Lighting in Snider Plaza!
Volunteers Needed! City of UP's Tree Lighting at Snider Plaza
benefitting the North Texas Food Bank and the Salvation Army.
Presented by RCPC and the City of UP.
Free parking in Hilltop parking garage at the south end of the plaza
 
 Friday, December 8, Regular RCPC Lunch Meeting at Austin Street Center
 
 Friday, December 15, NO Meeting!  Go to the Holiday Party!
6:00 – 8:00 pm at the home of Tom and Suzy Rhodes
Festive holiday attire
Tickets: $60/person includes complimentary valet, a fabulous dinner, dessert, and beer and wine
  Click for tickets!
 
 Friday, December 16, 11:00am to1:30pm. Join Us for Our Annual Volunteer Event
at the Salvation Army Christmas Distribution Center! Come See Where the Angel Tree Magic Happens!
Place: Salvation Army Christmas Distribution Warehouse, 9216 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas 75235
Register: Register through the Salvation Army link here
1. Click the event that is shown.
2. Click on the Register Button
3. Enter Email and First name.
4. Create Volunteer Profile
If any of your group members have already created a volunteer profile through our database, Cervis, it will recognize them and only have them enter their password. (If they forgot their password or never set one up, there will be a link for "Don't Know Password/Reset Password" 
1. If it is their first time registering, it will have them fill out more information to complete their profile. 
2. Check the box to register for the time slot shown and Click on Register
Please also register by clicking HERE, so that we will also have a good count and will know you are joining us! Thank you!
 
Monday, December 18, 4:30 to 6:45pm. Volunteers Needed! 
Ronald McDonald House, 4707 Bengal St., Dallas. 75235. A few more Volunteers are needed! Join the team as we prepare and serve dinner to the families. Various jobs available. Bring your driver's license for entry. Wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, with long hair pulled back while we have lots of fun
Sign Up Questions?  Ask Kathleen Klaviter.
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ICYMI
Simon Mak,
SMU Cox School of Business
will speak on
Space Entrepreneurship: The Final Frontier
 
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Volunteer Day at the North Texas Food Bank
Saturday, October 14
 
Volunteers
 
   
 
 
 
 
13,343 pounds of food were sorted. That will provide 11,119 meals.
 
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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".

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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
Mark Neace
and 
SyncLab Media
Video Marketing and Consulting
 
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EREY Rotarians contributing $100 or more to Rotary International Foundation $17,975
 
 
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.
RuthAlhilali DRF
ElaineAllen EREY
RichardAmsberry PDG EREY
CubAmos EREY
FredBrown EREY
PamCarvey EREY
DeanChance EREY
C.C. Collie PDG PHS
KarenFarris PHS
ShawnFoster EREY
HappyFranklin PHS
AliceFreidline EREY
RogerFreidline EREY
RichardGilman PDG PHS
RozelleGilman PHS
BobGrossman EREY
EricHarrison PHS
BarbJeffries PHS
ScurryJohnson EREY
JillJordan EREY
ScottLaughlin EREY
PatMartin EREY
DougMeans EREY POLIO
BobPatton EREY
GregPape  PHS POLIO
JodieRay EREY
TomRhodes EREY
Jeff Sheehan EREY Pres. RCPC 
RichardStanford PHS
TomSwift PHS
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
December theme - Disease Prevention & Treatment Mo
Dec 01, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023
 
RCPC December 8th Meeting at Austin Street Center
Austin Street Shelter
Dec 08, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
RCPC Holiday Party on December 15th from 6pm-8pm!
Home of Tom and Suzy Rhodes
Dec 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Volunteer-Salvation Army Christmas Dist. Center!
Salvation Army Christmas Distribution Center
Dec 16, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
 
January Theme: Vocational Service Month
Jan 01, 2024 – Jan 31, 2024
 
Feb. Theme: Peace Building & Conflict Prevention
Feb 01, 2024 – Feb 29, 2024
 
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