The Cliburn

Posted on Dec 15, 2021
The Rotary Club of Dallas is honored to have Jacques Marquis, President & CEO of The Cliburn, speak on December 15, 2021 at the Park City Club.  We are thrilled that a piano presentation will also be enjoyed by all members and guests.

For the 2022, 16th Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, applications increased 34% with 51 Countries represented.
The Cliburn Suzy Randall 2021-12-15 06:00:00Z 0

Share the Warmth

The Rotary Club of Dallas recently collected donated new and gently used blankets for The Bridge Homeless Recovery Shelter located in downtown Dallas.
Share the Warmth 2021-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

Community BBQ

Posted by Jim Frankiewicz on Nov 13, 2021
On Saturday November 13, 2021, The Rotary Club of Dallas joined forces with the Dallas Police Department and the Joppee Community to host a BBQ for the neighborhood.
Community BBQ Jim Frankiewicz 2021-11-13 06:00:00Z 0

17th Annual Salute to America's Veterans 

The Rotary Club of Dallas held its 17th Annual Salute to America’s Veterans on November 10th at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.  It was in celebration of Veterans Day, originally as Armistice Day, November 11, 1919 - 102 years on November 11, 2021.   It was the 246 anniversary of the Marine Corp which was created in 1775 by a resolution of the Continental Congress.  Since that date many thousand men have borne the name “Marine”.    
17th Annual Salute to America's Veterans Charles Ashcraft 2021-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

Cookies for Cops - Take 2

Beginning with packaging 70 dozen cookies during our lunch meeting on November 3rd, Rotary Club of Dallas members delivered to North Central and Northwest substations of the Dallas Police Department. 
Cookies for Cops - Take 2 Cyndi Janssen 2021-11-03 05:00:00Z 0

The Future of Restaurants

On October 27th we welcomed to the podium Ray Washburne. He is a Dallas product having graduated from Highland Park High (Go Scots!) and SMU. He is a co-founder and co-owner of the M Crowd Restaurant Group which owns and operates restaurants around the US including the MiCocina chain. Interestingly he observed that there is not a worker shortage in America but that wage offerings are not high enough.
The Future of Restaurants Bill Sanderson 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

3rd Annual Pints for Polio

This year's event was held at PT Neighborhood Pizzeria on Lemmon Avenue.  We had a very special guest attend our event – Michelle Provan.  Her father was a polio survivor and she saw what polio could do personally.   That was why she was so excited to attend and support the cause.  I encourage you to clink on the video link here and watch.
3rd Annual Pints for Polio Charles Dowden 2021-10-23 05:00:00Z 0

Branching Out

The Rotary Club of Dallas participated with The Ferguson Road Initiative to help in planting trees at White Rock Hills Park. The Ferguson Road Initiative is focused on the beautification of East Dallas through the collaborative support of the Texas Trees Foundation, Dallas Parks and Recreation, Atmos Energy, and the City of Dallas the effort focused on planting 50 new trees at the park.
Branching Out Heather Stevens 2021-10-23 05:00:00Z 0

Not in My City

According to a 2016 report from the Statewide Human Trafficking Mapping Project of Texas, there are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, including 79,000 minors and youth victims of sex trafficking and nearly 234,000 adult victims of labor trafficking.
Not in My City Shelby Abeyta 2021-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

Victorian Fencing Demo

Our program on September 22nd was presented by members of the Victorian Fencing Society. While the art of fencing remains a popular sport and a competition in the Olympic Games it was pretty serious business in and 17 and 18 hundreds. Duels were fought with swords to avenge attacks on gentlemen's honors or the honors of their ladies. Fortunately more often than not the results were not fatal. 
Victorian Fencing Demo Bill Sanderson 2021-09-22 05:00:00Z 0

Serve to Change Lives

On September 15th we welcomed the annual visit from the District Governor of District 5810 Max Duplant. She is a most enthusiastic person who reminded us that she has been in training for her position for two and one half years. For those of you who know her she has been a very active Rotarian for several years including serving as president of two clubs in our district.
Serve to Change Lives Bill Sanderson 2021-09-15 05:00:00Z 0

Health Wildcatters accelerator unveils its newest cohort
of 10 startups


The number of companies in Health Wildcatters’ portfolio is up to nearly 90, with the newest batch of startups joining

its health tech-focused accelerator program.

The Dallas-based seed accelerator has unveiled its newest batch of 10 startups ranging from telehealth to medical

devices, making up its ninth cohort.

“The ten startups are led by a diverse group of entrepreneurs,” said Hubert Zajicek, Health Wildcatters CEO, in a

statement. “I couldn’t be more excited to introduce such a diverse and capable set of entrepreneurs to DFW.”

Health Wildcatters accelerator unveils its newest cohortof 10 startups Hubert Zajicek 2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

RCD Service In The News

The Rotary Club of Dallas joined Carry The Load on Friday, September 10 for a National Day of Service and Remembrance volunteering to beautify sacred grounds at the DFW National Cemetery. 
RCD Service In The News 2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

TV Reporter Robert Riggs Relates Horrific Crime Story

Well-known television reporter Robert Riggs presented a jaw-dropping review of past crimes which he captures on his podcast True Crime, including one by Texas serial killer Kenneth Allen McDuff. McDuff was convicted in 1966 of torturing and murdering three teens -- two boys and a girl -- in Fort Worth. McDuff broke the girl's neck with a broomstick and he became known as the Broomstick Murderer. 
TV Reporter Robert Riggs Relates Horrific Crime Story Dave Dunnigan 2021-09-08 05:00:00Z 0

Back the Blue Breakfast

On Friday, September 3rd, our Rotarians drove to Dallas’ North Central Police Station to surprise their Crime Response Team with a huge and healthy breakfast, as well as snacks for the day. Event planning began when the CRT lieutenant called Kimberly Bowen, a local resident who helps the station’s officers in a variety of ways. For this request, she accidentally met one of our Rotarians who helped move this request forward to make it happen. Accidents do happen, and ready Rotarians make the best of them!
Back the Blue Breakfast Ted Fields 2021-09-03 05:00:00Z 0

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Our meeting on August 18th was a little different. We gathered at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for lunch followed by a presentation by Mary Pat Higgins, its president and CEO. She not only gave a brief history of the museum's life in Dallas but also described the various exhibits which includes interactive holograms of Holocaust survivors and concentration camp photos.
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Bill Sanderson 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
Service Above Self Teacher Awards Hubert Zajicek 2021-08-11 05:00:00Z 0

Teaching America Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge

At our meeting on July 14th Steve Cotton presented a program on the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Through the technological wonder of Zoom we were able to hear from David Harmer,an executive with the foundation,Trasa Cobern, a retired, award winning high school history teacher and Luke Blasek, a student at Norte Dame and founder of "Speak for America."
Teaching America Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Bill Sanderson 2021-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Shattering the Stigma- Empower Survivors

On June 23rd Wendy Hanna, Executive Director of The Turning Point, spoke to the Club on the topic "Shattering the Stigma-Empowering Survivors." She received her BA degree from Oklahoma State University and came to her present leadership position from Children's Medical Center.
Shattering the Stigma- Empower Survivors Bill Sanderson 2021-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

DREAM Team Awards

Our meeting on May 16th was a special annual event at which we recognize our DREAM  Team scholars for the 2020-2021 school year. First to speak was the Assistant Principal of Woodrow Wilson High School, Stephen Wood, who reported that despite the problems created by the Covid virus that 93% of Woodrow's seniors graduated. The good news continued from there.
DREAM Team Awards 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Heritage Auctions

To those of you who are fans of "Antiques Roadshow" our meeting on June 9th was a special treat. Meredith Meuwly with Heritage Auctions gave us an overview of the world of auctioning and of appraising art, furniture and documents among numerous items of value. 
Heritage Auctions Bill Sanderson 2021-06-09 05:00:00Z 0

Cryptocurrency 101

At our meeting on June 2nd your reporter felt transported back to the beginning of my sophomore algebra class which boggled my mind for several weeks. Arnold Spenser gave us a peek into the world of cryptocurrency which dispenses with any country's legal tender and any exterior regulation. At present there are upwards of 5000 such media with the most well known being Bitcoin.
Cryptocurrency 101 Bill Sanderson 2021-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

British Invasion Circa 1941

The Club was introduced to a little known feature of North Texas at our meeting on May 26th. Bill Hutmacher, a member of of the No.1 British Flying Training School Museum's board described how a flying school was opened in Terrell from 1941 to 1945 to train pilots for the RAF. Because of our neutrality in 1941 the trainees had to resign from the RAF and be trained by civilians. 
British Invasion Circa 1941 Bill Sanderson 2021-05-26 05:00:00Z 0

Klyde Warren Park

Kit Sawers is a woman on the go with a formidable academic background followed by heading up a number of not for profits charities. She earned a BA degree from UVA and then received her JD from SMU. She oversaw the Bickel & Brewer Foundation and was an organizer of the Super Bowl which was held at the AT&T Stadium. After serving as the chief development officer for the United Way  of Metropolitan Dallas she became the executive director of the Klyde Warren Park in 2018.
Klyde Warren Park Bill Sanderson 2021-05-19 05:00:00Z 0

Admiral Patrick Walsh

The speaker at our April 28th meeting was Dallas's own Patrick Walsh. After graduating from Jesuit High School, Admiral Walsh commenced his distinguished career in the United States Navy, culminating in command of the Pacific Fleet of the US Navy prior to his retirement. He has a particularly salient insight into his topic "The Pacific Landscape is Changing: Challenges and Realities."
Admiral Patrick Walsh Bill Sanderson 2021-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

Musicals and Marketing in the Age of Covid

Michael Richman, vice-president for marketing at The Dallas Summer Musicals was our speaker on April 21st on the topic " Musicals and Marketing in the Age of Covid." The DSM has a long history as one of the stellar entertainment venues in Big D. From 1941 to 1950 musicals and operettas were performed at the open air State Fair Bandshell. In 1951 productions were moved to the State Fair Music Hall. In 2016 the DSM and the Winspear Hall partnered in the national group "Broadway Across America."
Musicals and Marketing in the Age of Covid Bill Sanderson 2021-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Fair Park First 

Brian Luallen presented plans for Fair Park's development for up to 20 years in the future. The project named Fair Park First contemplates major changes in the acreage which the City owns. Several aspects have specific goals in mind. There will be a real effort to make the premises more inviting to the residents in close proximity. Another object will be to provide attractions to draw Dallasites to the park year round. Much of the park currently devoted to vehicle parking will be converted to green spaces for recreation and picnic areas.
Fair Park First Bill Sanderson 2021-04-07 05:00:00Z 0

A Year in the Life of a Covid Scout

On March 24th Sam Thompson spoke on the topic "A Year in the Life of a Covid Scout." Although the Boy Scouts of America predates the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1919-1920 this year's pandemic presented new challenges to Scouting which have not been confronted before. Sam has served as the director of the Cub Scout program at BSA 's national headquarters in Irving and has served as the CEO of the Circle Ten Council since 2017.
A Year in the Life of a Covid Scout Bill Sanderson 2021-03-24 05:00:00Z 0 boy scouts of america,circle 10 council,scouting

Dallas Rotary Club Foundation

At our meeting on March 17th Dennis Connally, chair of The Dallas Rotary Club Foundation, gave a report on the current state of our charitable arm of the Club's finances. 
Dallas Rotary Club Foundation Bill Sanderson 2021-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

State Fair of Texas 

On March 10th the daughter of an Illinois dairy farmer enlightened us with 10 items which we may not have known about the State Fair of Texas. It's not as far-fetched as it might sound because Gina Norris has served as chair of the State Fair Board of Directors since 2019. She has been involved over the years in many organizations in Dallas which promote learning opportunities.
State Fair of Texas Bill Sanderson 2021-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

White Rock Center of Hope

On March 3rd Ms.Tracee Bond , the interim director of the White Rock Center of Hope, was our speaker. The Center is supported among others by the Boy Scouts of America and John Gilbert, the District Executive for BSA was a club visitor. Charlie Moerle has been involved with Scouts in helping supply food to the Center.
White Rock Center of Hope Bill Sanderson 2021-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

DPD Challenges and How the community can help 

Thanks to John Forest and Gary Griffith we had Dallas's new Chief of Police Eddie Garcia as our speaker on February 24th. Chief Garcia comes from San Jose, California where he served in the police department for 29 years, rising to its chief for the past 5 years.
DPD Challenges and How the community can help Bill Sanderson 2021-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

David Johnson

David  Johnson, our favorite DFW market analyst and prognosticator, spoke to the club on February 10th with his insights on the affect of Covid 19 on the business economy. Succinctly stated he observed that strong companies prospered  while small concerns are going under leaving workers unemployed for jobs that won't ever return.
David Johnson Bill Sanderson 2021-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

We Need a New Marshall Plan

On February 3rd the club welcomed Larry James, a former member and the director of City Square. The focus of City Square is helping marginalized people . To address poverty he suggested that the country needs a new Marshall Plan, a large scale infusion into a devastated  Europe at the end of World War II. He also emphasized that in most cases those who live in poverty are just like the more prosperous strata of society but lacking in privilege and opportunity.
We Need a New Marshall Plan Bill Sanderson 2021-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

IN THE NEWS: Spreading Smiles_A Garland dentist expands her practice - to her native Ghana 


PHOTO Elizabeth Acquaye-Kwarteng, 40, and her husband, Isaac Kwarteng, 41, are co-directors of the nonprofit Healing Hearts & Hands.(Ben Torres / Special Contributor)

Elizabeth Acquaye-Kwarteng remembers standing in line as a small child with her great-grandmother in Ghana, awaiting her turn to receive a cluster of inoculations from a visiting medical group.

“This is somebody who didn’t know me who took time out of their schedule to come and bless my life,” recalls the Garland dentist, who immigrated to the United States in 1989. “That motivated me to say, ‘Why can’t I do that for somebody else?’”

She has. Inspired by charitable work she did in Mexico while studying at Baylor College of Dentistry, Acquaye-Kwarteng conducted her first health clinic in her native land in 2009.

Her great-aunt, who has since relocated to Atlanta, recruited a couple of nurses, and they all visited an orphanage where Acquaye-Kwarteng did cleanings, removed rotted baby teeth and handed out toothbrushes and toothpaste.

That first trip was fortuitous — she met her future husband, Isaac Kwarteng, who instantly offered not only to help with her efforts but also to expand them. The couple began collecting and distributing clothing, shoes and toys as well as dental care products to the needy in Ghana. They registered a nonprofit, Healing Hearts & Hands, in the United States and Ghana.

IN THE NEWS: Spreading Smiles_A Garland dentist expands her practice - to her native Ghana Liz Acquaye-Kwarteng 2021-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

IN THE NEWS: Geocachers Explore the City's History Through a High-Tech Treasure Hunt

Geocachers Explore the City's History Through a High-Tech Treasure Hunt 

You may have heard of geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunt; geocachers, often just called “cachers,” like to say they “use multi-million-dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods.” And actually, that’s pretty accurate.

Geocaches are all around you. You've probably parked your car next to one more than once and never known it. They exist in the woods, in urban settings, even at the bottom of the ocean and the top of Mount Everest. In fact, there is a geocache circling the Earth right now aboard the International Space Station. 

A geocache is usually a container, often hidden in plain sight, that at a minimum must contain a log that the geocacher can sign to prove he or she found the cache. Geocaches are searched by geographical coordinates — latitude and longitude — and are cataloged on websites dedicated to the game. The most common one is, but there are others. Once you find and sign a geocache, you can log the find on the website using a free or premium account.

IN THE NEWS: Geocachers Explore the City's History Through a High-Tech Treasure Hunt Ted Fields 2021-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

How Healthcare Providers Respond to a Pandemic 

On January 27th we heard from Steve Love who chairs the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council which consists of 90 member hospital units in the Metroplex area, His topic was " How Has North Texas Fared With Covid-19." Although hospitals are in competition with one another they have come together in the fight to defeat the Covid pandemic, the first which the world has confronted in over 100 years. As a part of this effort the hospital CEO's meet on line to exchange information on protocols, tracking ways to insure adequate staffing, beds and PPE.
How Healthcare Providers Respond to a Pandemic Bill Sanderson 2021-01-27 06:00:00Z 0

DFW Roundtable 

On January 20th, Roger Kaplan , Sean McCarthy and Kelly Ann Sutton looked at "Covid and the DFW Economy." Roger reported that the pandemic has devastated the restaurant business throughout the US as well as in Texas which has lost 10,000 establishments and 250,000 employees. He predicted that a recovery will not come sooner than late 2021 when vaccination rates become much higher.
DFW Roundtable Bill Sanderson 2021-01-20 06:00:00Z 0

Does Dallas Have What It Takes To Be a Global City? 

On January 13th Jim Falk, president of The Dallas-Fort Worth World Affairs Council, spoke to the club on the topic of making Dallas a more international city. Although he will soon retire he is in a unique position to address this concern having served in this position for nearly 20 years. This is not a new issue as there have been a number of studies and papers generated over the years.
Does Dallas Have What It Takes To Be a Global City? Bill Sanderson 2021-01-13 06:00:00Z 0

The Voice of The Dallas Mavs on 103.3

We started the New Year on January 6th with a presentation from Chuck Cooperstein the voice of the Dallas Mavericks on 103.3 FM for the past sixteen years. Everyone has been affected in multiple ways since the advent of COVID 19 but as a sportscaster he has faced some problems unique to his profession such as having his view of the action at a game limited to what can be seen on television. Until March 16th he was imbedded with the team in their away games. Also since NBA teams have limited access to players there are no longer locker room interviews and Chuck has not been able to meet  newly acquired Mavericks.
The Voice of The Dallas Mavs on 103.3 Bill Sanderson 2021-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
This Used To Be Dallas Bill Sanderson 2020-12-16 06:00:00Z 0

Making Music in a Masked World 

For the second time Kim Noltemy, President and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, graced our podium on December 9th to bring us a status report on the symphony's activities. Like all enterprises,public and private, COVID 19 has brought about dramatic changes.
Making Music in a Masked World Bill Sanderson 2020-12-09 06:00:00Z 0

Crow Museum of Asian Art

Dallas has been very fortunate to have had many generous philanthropists over the years, among them Trammell and Margaret Crow who created the Crow Museum of Asian Art from their extensive collection of Chinese and Eastern art in 1998.
Crow Museum of Asian Art Bill Sanderson 2020-12-02 06:00:00Z 0
Sports 2020 & Beyond Bill Sanderson 2020-11-18 06:00:00Z 0 AUSTIN STREET SHELTER,NORM HITZGES,SPORTS

16th Annual Salute to Americas Veterans

The 16th Annual Salute to America's Veterans program honors the contributions of veterans across the generations for maintaining our freedom and liberty and raises much needed financial assistance for two organizations that transform the lives of our active military, our veterans and their families. The George W. Bush Institute – Military Service Initiative and USO DFW. Watch the FULL PROGRAM HERE - 
16th Annual Salute to Americas Veterans Hillary Pennartz 2020-11-11 06:00:00Z 0

The American Flag: Facts You Never Knew

On November 4th Byron Cain told us about "The American Flag: Facts You Never Knew." True to his word we learned that we were among the first countries to adopt a national flag which the Continental Congress did on June 14, 1777. Over the years 4 Congressional acts and 2 presidential orders affected the "Stars and Stripes." Thirteen stripes became permanent in 1799, but configuration of the stars on the blue field was not established until President William Taft entered an executive order.
The American Flag: Facts You Never Knew Bill Sanderson 2020-11-04 06:00:00Z 0
IN THE NEWS: Hubert Zajicek named Bio NorthTexas 2020 Dennis K. Stone Award Recipient Ed Bardwell 2020-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
IN THE NEWS: The Crowther Group on Top 100 Fastest Growing Ed Bardwell 2020-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
IN THE NEWS: My Roots_D Mag Hillary Pennartz 2020-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Polio- Then and Now

A trip down memory lane usually recalls happy events from the past but for those of us who were born before 1950 Keith Mankin's  presentation "Polio- Then and Now" reminded us of the scourge of polio which kept us away from summer activities before the development of vaccines.
Polio- Then and Now Bill Sanderson 2020-10-21 05:00:00Z 0 keith mankin,polio

32nd Congressional Forum

Whenever we have candidates for elected positions at a club meeting there is sure to be enough action to keep everyone awake. Hearing from the candidates for the 32nd Congressional District was no exception but with some additional wrinkles.
32nd Congressional Forum Bill Sanderson 2020-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Texas Central Train

On October 7th Dr. Carlos Aguilar, Director of the Texas Central High Speed Rail System told the club about the future of high speed rail service in the state in the near future. Texas Central will provide service from Dallas to Houston with a stop in Bryan/College Station. On 236 miles of track trains will  complete one way travel in 90 minutes at speeds of between 186 and 200 miles an hour on its own trackage with no vehicular crossings. The engineering design is well tested on the Japanese light rail system which has operated for 40 years without any fatal accidents.
Texas Central Train Bill Sanderson 2020-10-07 05:00:00Z 0
RI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bill Sanderson 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Club Assembly 

President Jim Frankiewicz invited multiple club members to speak on hot club topics for the club assembly held on September 23rd.
Club Assembly Jim Frankiewicz 2020-09-23 05:00:00Z 0

Servant Leadership Dr. Kent Keith


Dr. Kent Keith he has served as an attorney, Hawaii state government official, high tech park developer, YMCA executive, full-time author, president of two private universities, and CEO of two non-profit organizations—the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in the US, and the Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership (Asia) in Singapore.

Servant Leadership Dr. Kent Keith Hillary Pennartz 2020-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

Dallas Water Brings Hope

Sufficient potable water and adequate sanitation are issues which confront the Third World and Rotarians have answered the call for assistance. On August 26th Walter Hughes, Jr., a member of the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount,Virginia and a recipient of Rotary's Vocational Service Leadership Award, spoke to the club about ongoing work in Ghana and Uganda. Our grant projects and dental care are well known to him as well as our members who participate.
Dallas Water Brings Hope Bill Sanderson 2020-08-26 05:00:00Z 0 clean water,ghana,global,grants,international projects,ri

Creativity, It's What Brings About Change

On August 19th Dr. Jeanne Tunks, associate professor emerita at the University of North Texas, brought our program "Creativity, It's What Brings About Change." The creative process addresses a multiplicity of topics relating to our lives -both tangible and intangible. The hallmark of creativity as described by Dr. Tunks is the product of inspiration that brings about something new and valuable. For example novelty in art and architecture arise out of the creative mind.
Creativity, It's What Brings About Change Bill Sanderson 2020-08-19 05:00:00Z 0 Change,Creativity,Dr. Jeanna Tunks,University of north texas

Service Above Self Teacher Awards 

On August 12th we celebrated our 28th Anniversary for recognizing outstanding teachers in the 
Dallas ISD. Of course COVID 19 caused the program to be quite different since it had to be on line . Nonetheless we heard moving tributes about this year's winners as well as testimonials from each one about their calling to public education.
Service Above Self Teacher Awards Bill Sanderson 2020-08-12 05:00:00Z 0 awards,disd,service above self,teachers

IN THE NEWS: Circle 10 Council Boy Scouts Recognize Rotarians

On Saturday August 8th Circle Ten Council recognized all the Scouts who attained the rank of Eagle Scout during Calendar year 2019, as well as adult volunteers involved in Scouting.  The 2019 Eagle Scout Class, totaling almost 1,000 young men, was named in honor of Past Rotary Club of Dallas President and Past District 5810 Governor, Linus D Wright.  In receiving this recognition Linus joins civic leaders such as Ross Perot Sr., Ray Hunt, Bobby Lyle, and Rex Tillerson.
IN THE NEWS: Circle 10 Council Boy Scouts Recognize Rotarians Ed Bardwell 2020-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

IN THE NEWS: Changing Course to Promote Health Care: ‘Heath Hacker’ Confronts COVID19 

Posted on Aug 05, 2020

Changing course to promote health care: ‘health hacker’ confronts COVID-19
Hubert Zajicek, MD, MBA, is one of those leading the charge for better health care in Texas. The spring of 2020 and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have put unanticipated strains on people throughout the nation. Government has provided multiple forms of badly needed assistance, as have numerous grassroots organizations. In North Texas, one of the most important of those organizations is the Health Hacking Crisis Network

IN THE NEWS: Changing Course to Promote Health Care: ‘Heath Hacker’ Confronts COVID19 Hubert Zajicek 2020-08-05 05:00:00Z 0 health hacking crisis network,health wildcatters

IN THE NEWS: The Health Hacking Crisis Network’s COVID Book Contest

Posted on Jul 29, 2020

The Health Hacking Crisis Network’s COVID-19 Book Contest
Young authors can submit their ideas for children's and teen books centered on the pandemic.

Aspiring authors now have a chance to write a book to help children and teenagers develop a better understanding of the Coronavirus pandemic through a contest hosted by the Health Hacking Crisis Network.

IN THE NEWS: The Health Hacking Crisis Network’s COVID Book Contest Hubert Zajicek 2020-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

Mayor Eric Johnson

Mayor Eric Johnson will be joining us to discuss some of the big issues he sees as Dallas prepares to enter the new budget year, of particular interest is where the city council is headed with Police Department budget and its support and police reform measures. 
Mayor Eric Johnson Hillary Pennartz 2020-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

Do We Now Have a Republican/Trump US Supreme Court?

On July 22nd Dr. Joe Kobylka, incoming chair of the Political Science Department at SMU, spoke on the intriguing topic "Do We Now Have a Republican/Trump US Supreme Court?" His focus was on the current Court consisting of six men and three women of whom six are Roman Catholic and three are Jewish, and five of whom lean toward conservatism while the remaining four tend toward liberalism.
Do We Now Have a Republican/Trump US Supreme Court? Bill Sanderson 2020-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Governor Special Merit Award jim frankiewicz 2020-07-17 05:00:00Z 0 SAV,award

Does The News Still Exist?

Posted on Jul 15, 2020
On July 15th we got a "blast from the past" from retired journalist, Byron Harris. Many of us remember his 42 years as a reporter on Channel 8,WFAA-TV. His investigative business and economic reporting  landed him four Edward R. Murrow Awards, two Peabody Awards and six DuPont Columbia batons. Not too surprisingly he lamented the fact that so many people get their news from "news feeds" which often lack the professionalism of journalists and the gatekeeping which fact checking used to require.
Does The News Still Exist? Bill Sanderson 2020-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Bill Sanderson 2020-07-08 05:00:00Z 0

Coronavirus Was NO Fun!

The news media are constantly filled with stories about the coronavirus, COVID 19, but fortunately many of us weren't personally aware of anyone that was a victim- that is until our June 17th meeting.
Coronavirus Was NO Fun! Bill Sanderson 2020-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

Strategy Outlook and Update

Scott Wren. Senior Global Market Strategist for Wells Fargo brought our program on June 3rd. He shared his views on market strategy and his outlook for the US and world economies. One has to admire his courage given that after the Dow Jones reached an all time high on February 19th it has suffered the worst quarterly contraction since World War II. And who could have predicted last week's gain of over 1700 points.
Strategy Outlook and Update Bill Sanderson 2020-06-03 05:00:00Z 0 scott wren,stocks,wells fargo

Maintaining Civil Society in an Age of Social Distancing

On May 27th we welcomed back Dr. Robert Hunt as our speaker. His remarks were titled "Maintaining Civil Society in an Age of Social Distancing."As we are keeping physical distancing from others except for family we are no less socially connected by the internet.Too often we are not empathetic  toward those we do not know as well as those with whom we interact.
Maintaining Civil Society in an Age of Social Distancing Bill Sanderson 2020-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

Court Appointed Special Advocates

On May 20th Kathleen LaValle brought a message about Dallas CASA of which she is the president. CASA is the acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates, an organization of volunteers who support children in custody issues in the court system. Many of these children live in foster homes. As Ms. LaValle reported each assigned volunteer serves as the "eyes and ears" for the judges who must determine which living environment is in "the best interest of the child."
Court Appointed Special Advocates  Bill Sanderson 2020-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

Texas 2036

On May 13th Margaret Spellings brought a message to our club about the "Texas 2036" project named after the bicentennial of Texas independence. The initiative brings together well-known Texas leaders in politics and business to examine the status of various critical matrixes of life in Texas  and where appropriate to suggest means for improvement over the next 16 years in anticipation of celebrating the first 200 years.
Texas 2036 Bill Sanderson 2020-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

Staying Mentally Well During Times of Crisis

On May 6th Vanita Halliburton presented "Staying Mentally Well During Times of Crisis" which seems fitting as we all endure confinement in our homes and separation from friends and family in person. Ms. Halliburton is a co-founder and executive chairman of the Grant Halliburton Foundation which was established in 2006 following the death of her son by suicide.
Staying Mentally Well During Times of Crisis Bill Sanderson 2020-05-06 05:00:00Z 0
The Witch of Wall Street Bill Sanderson 2020-04-15 05:00:00Z 0 hettie green,michael brundy,witch of wall street
COVID19: Separating Facts From Myths Bill Sanderson 2020-04-08 05:00:00Z 0 COVID19,Jaime Davidson,UT Southwestern Medical Center
Matt's Rotary Journey 2020-04-01 05:00:00Z 0 RYLA,matt gerber,rotaract club,shelter box

Global Impact through Healthcare innovation in North a Texas

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Mar 04, 2020
Our own Hubert Zajicek chaired our March 4th meeting which dealt with innovations in healthcare. Hubert heads up Health Wildcatters that provides start up capital to nascent businesses, primarily in the health field,in researching and developing viable products and services. His company has provided support to 68 companies. Representatives of three of them described their enterprises.
Global Impact through Healthcare innovation in North a Texas Bill Sanderson 2020-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
Safer Dallas Public Recognition Awards Bill Sanderson 2020-02-26 06:00:00Z 0 chief hall,dpd,motorola,safer dallas

Fair Park Reshaping a Dallas Crown Jewel

Fair Park has begun it's exciting new and expanded activities under the direction of Fair Park First, the outside agency selected by the city to bring new life to the state jewel.
Brian Luallen, it's executive director, explained the non-profit organization  oversees the management and stewardship of Fair Park, a 277-acre Dallas City Park, and National Historic Landmark. 
Fair Park Reshaping a Dallas Crown Jewel Dave Dunnigan 2020-02-19 06:00:00Z 0 brian luallen,fair park,fair park first

Human Trafficking: The Solution in the Dark 

On February 12th Jeremy Mahugh, vice president of Deliver Fund, spoke to the club about a scourge that frequently operates in public but is still too often not recognized. Human trafficking is a world-wide problem but is especially prevalent in Texas with 300,000 victims according to research conducted by The University of Texas.
Human Trafficking: The Solution in the Dark   Bill Sanderson 2020-02-12 06:00:00Z 0
A Pencil and a Pocketknife: Confessions of a War Correspondent Dave Dunnigan 2020-01-30 06:00:00Z 0 mike tharp,war
Chasing Down Bonnie and Clyde Bill Sanderson 2020-01-22 06:00:00Z 0 bonnie and clyde,karen blumenthal

What is Our Biggest Threat in The DFW?

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Jan 08, 2020
At our last meeting of the first decade of the 21st century our speaker was Thomas Petrowski. His has been a multifaceted career in service to our country beginning as a Green Beret, followed by a law degree and JAG service, then Special Ops action and investigating crimes committed during the Saddam Husain regime in Iraq. He joined the FBI as a Special Agent and taught at its training facility at Quantico. 
What is Our Biggest Threat in The DFW? Bill Sanderson 2020-01-08 06:00:00Z 0 fbi,special ops,thomas petrowski

Teenage Ninja to Mutant Turtle: Becoming the Real Raphael

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Dec 11, 2019
On December 11th Kenn Scott gave us an entertaining autobiographical sketch beginning as a 12 year old being slammed to the floor by a seventh grade bully named Chase. Then and there he resolved to make sure that such would never happen again. For those of you old enough to remember Charles Atlas it was reminiscent of the 97 pound weakling that got sand kicked in his face. 
Teenage Ninja to Mutant Turtle: Becoming the Real Raphael Bill Sanderson 2019-12-11 06:00:00Z 0 Kenn scott,Raphael,ninja turtles
New Era: Cultivation, Construction, and Conductors Bill Sanderson 2019-12-04 06:00:00Z 0 DSO,Dallas Symphony Orchestra,Kim Noltemy

Present and Future Economic Trends

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Nov 20, 2019
Marc Giannoni, Senior Vice President and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank Of Dallas discussed the present and future economic trends at our meeting on November 20th. He observed that current indicators show a stable but slowing economy in the US and worldwide.
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Salute to America's Veterans

Posted by David Cross on Nov 06, 2019

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Dallas, the DFW USO, the George W. Bush Institute and our 175 veteran guests in attendance, we wanted to express our sincerest appreciation for your support. We hope that you share in our pride because without the support of you, our efforts would be fruitless.

Salute to America's Veterans David Cross 2019-11-06 06:00:00Z 0 George W Bush Institute,SAV,USO,Veterans

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Oct 23, 2019
On October 23rd Mary Pat Higgins, president of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, spoke to the club about the museum's new home. As she described the Holocaust Wing it brought to mind the words of George Santayana that "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Bill Sanderson 2019-10-23 05:00:00Z 0 holocaust and human rights museum

Trends in Digital Technology

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Oct 16, 2019
Our meeting on October 16th was brought to us by "home grown talent" consisting of our own members Ed Bardwell, Robert Cerga and Jim Frankiewicz on the topic of trends in digital technology. Your reporter must confess that I thought Ed was talking about me when he told the story about  the grandfather and his 5 year old grandson with an I-pad.
Trends in Digital Technology Bill Sanderson 2019-10-16 05:00:00Z 0 technology

FC Dallas

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Oct 02, 2019
On October 2nd the club got a large dose of entrepreneurial vision, a deep commitment to to universal game of soccer and a heaping amount of enthusiasm from our speakers Dan Hunt, the owner of FC Dallas, and well-known sports reporter and now the vice-president for communications and media for the franchise Gina Miller.
FC Dallas Bill Sanderson 2019-10-02 05:00:00Z 0 Dan hunt,FC DALLAS,gina miller

Loving Hard To Love Parents

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Sep 25, 2019
On September 25th Dr. Paul Chafetz spoke about the tensions and pitfalls which can exist between adult children and their aging parents. He has over 30 years of counseling experience with the transitions that take place as children are required to take over functions previously performed by a parent including management of finances and taking care of medical and housing needs.
Loving Hard To Love Parents Bill Sanderson 2019-09-25 05:00:00Z 0 Paul Chafetz,parenting

DG Beverly Grogan Visit 

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Sep 18, 2019
On September 18th we were visited by District Governor Beverly Grogan. She reported on the "New Rotary" which includes some major changes such as a deletion of the attendance requirements while also liberalizing"make ups" for those who seek to have perfect attendance by allowing credit for any meeting attended within the Rotary Year. Promoting e-clubs and meeting time flexibility are also new.
DG Beverly Grogan Visit Bill Sanderson 2019-09-18 05:00:00Z 0 Beverly Grogan,District Governor
Dr. Benson UT Dallas Dave Dunnigan 2019-08-28 05:00:00Z 0 Dr. Benson,UT Dallas

The Cost of Living High: America’s Opioid Epidemic 

Posted by Bill Sanderson
All of us are familiar with the scourge that our country is currently suffering from painkilling opiates. On July 10th Jeff Simon provided greater insight into the way such drugs operate on the body, the false and deceptive claims made by drug manufacturers and wholesale distributors, and the monetary costs incurred from lost production, medical and rehabilitation treatment, and law enforcement in addition to the astounding loss of life attributed to opiate drug overdoses.
The Cost of Living High: America’s Opioid Epidemic Bill Sanderson 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

Kids Prosper Kids

Posted by Bill Sanderson on Jun 19, 2019
The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek language meaning God-filled and indeed both its original meaning and its current meaning of excitement describe our speaker on June 19th, Kimberli Brackett. She related how she inspired elementary age students in Prosper ISD to form "Kids Prosper Kids" to connect with children in Ghana by raising money to provide school supplies and clothing.
Kids Prosper Kids Bill Sanderson 2019-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Next Dallas Mayor

Posted by Bill Sanderson
As you read this the identity of the next mayor of Dallas, the highest elected official in city government is no longer in doubt. But such was not the case at our meeting on June 5th. The run-off candidates Eric Johnson and Scott Griggs were on the dais to answer questions about their visions for the future of Dallas ably presided over  by moderator Teresa Woodard- all three native born Dallasites.
Next Dallas Mayor Bill Sanderson 2019-06-05 05:00:00Z 0

The Ten Commandments of Crisis Communication

What we say to others is not always what they hear. Preparation and sensitivity were two key points in Merrie Spaeth's presentation at our meeting on May 8th. It is inevitable that crises will occur in both the private and public sectors.
The Ten Commandments of Crisis Communication Bill Sanderson 2019-05-08 05:00:00Z 0

Miles for Freedom 

It is always tragic when an innocent person goes to prison as our speaker on February 27th, Richard Miles, did for 15 years before being released. Frequently it is a DNA test which conclusively shows that a convicted person was the victim of an erroneous identification by an eye witness.
Miles for Freedom Bill Sanderson 2019-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

10th Annual Safer Dallas Awards

"Be the Inspiration" is RI's motto for the year and our meeting on February 13th was truly inspirational as we joined Safer Dallas in our 10th annual Dallas Police Dept. Distinguished Service Award to Officer Mark Lutz and our Public Safety Leader Award to Mitchell Glieber, president of the State Fair of Texas.
10th Annual Safer Dallas Awards Bill Sanderson 2019-02-13 06:00:00Z 0

The Great Western Trail 

Posted by Bill Sanderson
As a Rotarian in Vernon, Texas Sylvia Mahoney first heard of The Great Western Trail. At our meeting on January 23rd she related her journey in learning about and helping to preserve this part of Western history. You may recall that her experiences appeared in The Rotarian magazine last year.
The Great Western Trail Bill Sanderson 2019-01-23 06:00:00Z 0 Sylvia Mahoney,Western Trail
Dr. Joe May Chancellor Bill Sanderson 2019-01-16 06:00:00Z 0 DCCCD,Dallas County Community College District,Dallas County Promise

North Korea Human Rights

The remarks of our speaker at the August 22nd meeting, Lindsay Lloyd of the George Bush Institute, suggest that any accolades for North Korea's current leader, Kim Jong Un, may be premature. As part of this dynastic regime- the most repressive in the world as reported by the UN Commission of Inquiry which Lloyd characterized as an indictment- each citizen is given a loyalty rating.
North Korea Human Rights Bill Sanderson 2018-08-22 05:00:00Z 0 dallas,human rights,north korea,rotary
Experiencing an International Rotary Outreach Project Ted Fields, MD 2018-01-30 06:00:00Z 0