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The mission of the Rotary Club of Dallas is to provide service to others, to identify and support humanitarian projects, to promote high ethical standards.
As an organization of successful professionals, Rotary
members work together building and enhancing their skills and developing and learning new ones. Each weekly meeting is an opportunity to network and share knowledge. Beyond our weekly meetings, we host a range of social
activities such as monthly hosted happy hours at new and local venues, concerts, parties, international trips, just to
mention a few-offering diversions from today’s demanding professional and personal schedules.
From its inception, Rotary and its members have been
committed to serving others. Formed in 1905 as a way for professionals to meet and share fellowship, the Rotary ideals of service and friendship touched a chord. Today 1.2 million Rotarians belonging to more than 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries worldwide work to promote international understanding, peace and the belief that by serving our
communities we can make the world a better place.
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Honor our Heroes! Light up Downtown! In honor of Veterans. Tomorrow night, November 11th.
Honor our Heroes! Light up Downtown! In honor of Veterans. Tomorrow night, November 11th.
Great evening with Dallas Rotary and... Elvis! All the way from Japan. Special thanks Adam and Elvis Toki for great event.
Join us! Monday, October 24th from 5:30pm-8pm at Manhattan Project Beer Company for our Pints for Polio event for World Polio Day! Rotary's continued dedication to eradicate polio.
Visit our website at dallasrotary.org to register!
Just three more weeks until our 18th annual Salute to America's Veterans event on Wednesday, November 9th. Sponsorships and individual tickets are still available!
Here are the details:
Location: Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX 75209
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m
Keynote Speaker: Colonel Chad Foster, Garrison Commander at Fort Hood Army Base
Individual tickets are $75. All funds raised for this event will continue to support the USO DFW and the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative.
Learn more and buy a ticket at https://bit.ly/3s2eAuu.
Rest In Peace Officer Jacob Arellano.
Dallas lights up red tonight to Honor our Heroes National Fallen Firefighters!
SAVE THE DATE: Pints for Polio
When: Monday, October 24 from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: Manhattan Project Beer Company
2215 Sulphur Street
Dallas, TX 75208
Cost: $30 entry fee gets you a glass and 2 beers, plus... you helped fight Polio!
Sponsorships are available from $100-$500!
Contact Charles Dowden at [email protected] for more information.
Come join us this Thursday evening for a fun evening of fellowship! Cigar Caucus! It is fun for all even if you don't smoke ci**rs. Derby Restaurant Dallas, 9100 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Tx 75247. Register below:
Cookies for Cops! July Service Project!
It was exciting to have Rotarians from Poona, India join us in packing cookies for our 4th Cookies for Cops delivery. It was a great day to be a Rotarian!
Meet Ed Bardwell.
Ed is a returning board member of the Rotary Club of Dallas. Motivated by the belief that service is everyone's responsibility, Ed wants to see RCD reaching more people in 2023.
Ed is passionate about problem solving whether that is helping Scouts figure out how to start a fire, navigate without a shoreline or creating technology so clients can tell their story. One day, he'd love to meet Leonardo da
Vinci, who was the ultimate creative problem solver.
Because this date is so personal to our city, and especially to Downtown, we Light Up Downtown BLUE on Thursday, July 7th, in honor and memory of the five Dallas officers slain downtown in 2016.
Meet Chris Colgin.
Chris is an Eagle Scout and service to others is a core value. Rotary allows him to continue this commitment of service, support the Dallas Police and recognition of our Veterans. As a board member, Chris is focused on creating an inclusive club culture and holding all our members accountable to the Rotary Club’s 4 Way Test.
Chris enjoys time with his wife of two years, Susan. They enjoy traveling, especially along I-30 to visit their mothers, each of whom is over 90! Most of my siblings live in Dallas. Together, they have five grown children and five grandchildren who they enjoy visiting.
Returning to his Scouting roots, Chris will be camping, fishing, and horseback riding for 10 days in the back county of Philmont Scout Ranch.
Meet Anthony Campagna
Anthony embraced the value of community service as a student at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas where the motto was "Men for Others". He's continued his commitment to service as a member of the East Dallas Rotary, the Rotary Club of Dallas and now a member of the Board of Directors. More than an obligation, he sees the Rotary Club of Dallas members like family and it is always good to get together with family.
A deer breeder in Texas since 2005 at the ranch, the 3 Amigos Ranch, Anthony has been a lifelong a hunter having traveled to hunt the world in places like Alaska, Canada, Africa and South America.
One day, Anthony would like meet his favorite actor, John Wayne, who wasn't only a great actor but had the personality, morals and political beliefs that he identify with.
Light Up Downtown tonight to Honor Our Heroes! Happy Independence Day! Thank you to our Police, Fire & Rescue and Military!
Meet Brent Holtz!
A big part of his belief in life is giving back. He believes the Directors he serves with are examples of some of the most selfless people around.
His Goals for 2022-2023 include continuing the mission and successes the Club has be doing for many previous prior years.
Right now he said he is investing in Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Having 3 kids under 3, most of his day is sipping on coffee to stay awake. He stays in shape chasing his 3 year old up and down the stairs, the 21 month old to and from the food pantry, and the week old baby wanting more food and feedings.
Current goals include teaching their son to “aim” and not dribble on his “big boy underwear.”
When he is not with his kids, he loves to hit the golf course with buddies and kick back and relax.
Meet Her Honor Audrey Moorehead.
New to the RCD Board of Directors for 2022 - 2023, Audrey is committed to the goals and missions of Rotary. RCD represents a great opportunity to perform community service with fun, community-minded people.
This year, Audrey is focusing on self care and is striving to take a fearless moral, professional and spiritual inventory on a quarterly basis.
An accomplished public speaker, she travels and serves on several boards, such as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Texas Center for Legal Ethics, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Educational Institute and Lions Club International.
The great, great granddaughter of a half Native American born into slavery, Audrey would love to meet her ancestor and hear what she would think about our country today.
https://dallasrotary.org/sitepage/our-events/teachers-awards. Deadline is tomorrow!
Meet Suzy Randall.
Suzy is a member of the 2022 - 2023 RCD Board of Directors. Always striving to be an example of living the 4 Way test, Suzy brings a commitment to community service and fellowship while seeking to promote inclusion.
A daily exercise fanatic to keep Father Time at bay, you often find her at her our ranch in Nocona. She will tell you she's more like 'Lisa Douglas" on the Green Acres TV show than a cowgirl on Yellowstone.
Suzy would love to invite Queen Elizabeth to dinner. She admires the queen for her many accomplishments including serving as the oldest and longest-serving head of state. Just imagine the stories she could share.
Meet David R. Dunnigan.
David Dunnigan has been a member of Rotary since 1980 when a neighbor encouraged him to attend the Oak Cliff Rotary. He served as president of the club after a couple years, then developed a conflict on meeting day. So he joined the Dallas Club (about 1986) and his enthusiasm for the Club AND International Service has grown steadily. He loves it when the mailman delivers the Rotarian magazine.
David's been active in the community as well as Rotary where he served as president 2003-4. He's currently on five community boards and has a history of board service with the Dallas Zoo, CitySquare, Preservation Dallas, Greater Dallas Planning Council (where he was executive director for 25 years), Library, and others. He's an active member of Kessler United Methodist where he sings in the choir and CREDO, a community choir that regularly gives concerts across the globe.
He is a Dallas native, is widowed and has two sons and four grandchildren.
Meet Shirley Heitzman.
Shirley is a member of the 2022 - 2023 RCD Board of Directors. A great leader who believes that Rotary brings fun, friends and fellowship together through great projects that help the community - both locally and internationally. She's looking to share the fun, support Interact programs within RCD and across District 5810.
Proud momma of 2 year old Trinity, the Corgi, Shirley enjoys visiting friends and family in the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota.
Meet Francisco Arias.
He is excited to serve on the RCD board because he would love to be part of the solution that helps Rotary evolve and continue in future generations
His goals for 2022-2023 is to continue his education in all things Rotary and contribute in every task that he participates in.
He likes to spend his time lighting up a good cigar and listening to a good audiobook.
If he could meet anyone he would like to visit his mother in the early eighties when he was 7 or 8 years old and explain to her that he needs to get involved with Rotary immediately, instead of waiting until my mid forties.
Meet Dana DeVance.
Dana joined Rotary in 2008 to reconnect with community service projects and rapidly soared through RCD to now be serving as the “five year past president” (though technically it should be Howard Templin’s year, but since he's District Governor, Dana has stepped in.) In addition to all of her other Rotary hats, Dana is the Cigar Caucus Chair this year, and she's looking to get more board members to come out and socialize. It's time for some fun.
Aside from being a very busy business owner, Dana love playing in the dirt and is 100% a DOG MOM!! Mama to four Great Pyrenees - she calls "the bears", Dana's dogs are her kids. In fact, Bunny (one of the dogs) eats upright in a doggy high chair due to a chronic condition. When not playing with the pooches, Dana can be found in her gardens growing passion flower vines, and much more.
Inspired by Helen Keller who she'd love to meet, Dana has an undefeatable determination to carry on when she feels life has dealt her a bad card.
Meet Cyndi Janssen.
Cyndi is immediate past president of RCD. She guided the club to deliver many wonderful things to help people in so many different ways.
You need to keep an eye on Cyndi. As she says, her "mind never stops!" People are her passion, whether it is time with family (especially kids & grandkids), time with friends or people watching at a public place.
A big believer in simple acts of kindness, Cyndi would love to have dinner with Betty White because of her sense of humor, wisdom and how she appeared to enjoy life.
Meet Rachael Jones!
Rachel Jones, the 2022 -2023 President, joined Rotary because she wanted to give back. Her goal is that with each passing year we make the club better than the year before, that we build on the successes and are not afraid to adapt and change when things are not working.
Rachel enjoys travelling with her husband, cooking and entertaining. Her day job is as an Assistant United States Attorney. A lover of justice, she embraces the honor and privilege to stand in court and say “Rachael Jones for the United States.”
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Camp RYLA is under way! RCD took 7 students from Faith Family Academy to spend a week of youth leadership training. So exciting!
Volunteers Needed! Sign up to help at the Book Fair! (8:15-11:15AM or 12:30-3:00PM) NEW Volunteers must complete DISD orientation in the link —> https://dallasrotary.org/event/book-fair-1/
Experience Dallas - May 18 - Rotary at the Park! RSVP NOW. Limited Seats available. —> https://dallasrotary.org/event/experience-dallas-4/
H O N O R. O U R. H E R O E S.
Sunday, May 15th- Peace Officers Memorial Day! In honor of our Dallas Police Department we light up Downtown BLUE!
Help us wrap books! Sign up —> https://dallasrotary.org/event/book-fair/
Rotary Untied- success ✅ BONUS flag exchange with Julio Calegar, president of the Rotary E-club de Esperanto Brasil !!
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Happy Read Across America Day with Charles Hanley and Mike Pugh talking @tackletomorrow and @rotaryyouthexchange
Club Assembly! Remember for The Rotary Club of Dallas has a 5-way test.. #5 IS IT FUN?!
Yesterday was a great day to be a Rotarian! Over 30 of our members & Safer Dallas Better Dallas volunteers baked, donated. packaged and delivered cookies to DPD police officers! Our first, Cookies for Cops service project was a great success! #saferdallas #CookiesforCops
Last week we celebrated our amazing and talented DREAM Team Students with 4 year Scholarships! Congrats to the graduating Mentees! BIG Thanks to our Mentors!
The Rotary Club of Dallas' Wednesday lunch program featured Kit Sawers of Kyle Warren Park. She shared the exciting plans for Phase II of the park.
Gables Republic Tower - DallasN Ervay Street
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Official DART pagePacific Avenue
Community Arts Pop-Up Cultural CenterElm Street
City of Dallas Office of Emergency ManagementMarilla Street