Hubert Zajicek named Bio North
Texas 2020 Dennis K. Stone Award Recipient


Investment and Innovation Catalyst Hubert Zajicek named Bio North
Texas 2020 Dennis K. Stone Award Recipient

Award to be presented at the Sixth Annual iC3® Life Science Summit on November 5th,6th 2020

DALLAS, TEXAS, Oct 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio North Texas Foundation, the trade association representing the life sciences industry in North Texas, announced that Dr. Hubert Zajicek, investment and innovation catalyst, is the recipient of the 2020 Dennis K. Stone Award which recognizes an individual for his/her contributions to improving quality of life.

Hubert Zajicek named Bio NorthTexas 2020 Dennis K. Stone Award Recipient Ed Bardwell 2020-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

My Roots_D Mag


My Roots

The Vienna-born Health Wildcatters CEO met his wife in Texas as a Rotary exchange student. The rest is history. 

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
RI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bill Sanderson 2020-10-12 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

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

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

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.
Dr. Dana Sisk of the Bonham Rotary Club was recognized with the Silver Beaver Award, a Council-level distinguished service award recognizing adult leaders who have through many years of service have made an impact on the Scouting Program, and to their community. 

An Eagle Scout since the age of fourteen. Charlie Mohrle, Past President of the Rotary Club of Dallas was recognized with the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, or NOESA, which is a recognition of an Eagle Scout who has demonstrated outstanding achievement professionally, in community service, and to the scouting program, at the local, state, and regional level.  
Circle 10 Council Boy Scouts Recognize Rotarians Ed Bardwell 2020-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
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

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

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.

The Health Hacking Crisis Network’s COVID Book Contest Hubert Zajicek 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.
Present and Future Economic Trends Bill Sanderson 2019-11-20 06:00:00Z 0 federal reserve bank

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