Event Types

Shirley Hu is the Director of Business

Development for Ticketingbox, a company that

provides ticketing system for Performing Arts,

while it is similar to Ticketmaster, it offers

superior service and much reasonable prices .

Shirley earned her bachelor’s degree in

Economics from National Taiwan University, a

master’s degree in Guidance & Counseling

from Tulsa University, and another master’s degree in Computer Science from

New Jersey Institute of Technology.

In her Information Technology career, Shirley has worked for Dow Jones, Bell

Labs, Johnson & Johnson, and Alcatel-Lucent as an applications development

manager and project manager.

Recently, Shirley has been devoting her time to various volunteering activities. She

provides community services for Rotary clubs, Dallas Arts District, Project

Management Institute and Global Federation of Chinese Business Women. She is

also the founder of her high school alumni association in Dallas. And when she’s

not doing all that, she volunteers as an events coordinator for the Shen Yun

Performing Arts to promote moral values.

Shirley Hsia
Sep 27, 2017

Commissioner Maurine Dickey served two four-year terms as a Dallas County Commissioner from 2005 to 2013. Prior to her election to the Dallas County Commissioners Court, Maurine served as the former Chairman of the Parkland Hospital Board of Managers, and was the only County Commissioner to have ever served on the Parkland Board.

While a Commissioner, Maurine was very involved in regional issues such as transportation and high speed rail. She represented Dallas County on the North Central Texas’ Council of Governments’ Regional Transportation Commission, as well as serving on the COG’s Board of Directors. She chaired the County’s Clean Air Task Force and served as the Vice President of the Texas High Speed Rail Corporation. While at the County she also helped start and was chair of the non-profit Prostitute Diversion Initiative that partnered with the Dallas Police Department in changing the paradigm for many of the women caught in prostitution and provided a way to offer them an escape through treatment rather than jail.

For six and a half years she served on and was Chairman of the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, an agency that is devoted to the protection of children. She also served as chair of the Dallas County Child Welfare Board, served on the County Juvenile Board. She was a founding member of CPS Community Partners and The Rainbow Room in 1990.

Maurine and Roland Dickey have two grown sons. All are graduates of Southern Methodist University.

Since 1941, the Dickey family has taken pride in serving slow-smoked barbecue in their local communities. Today, the Dickey family and its family of restaurants takes pride in serving those who serve our communities, local police and firefighters.  This evolution in community involvement and civic stewardship is Barbecue, Boots & Badges. The foundation, enthusiastically led by Maurine Dickey, supports local law enforcement, firefighters and their families. The foundation is national, yet the support is intensely local — benefiting law enforcement and firefighters who put their lives on the line every day, serving the public. This is a way for Dickey’s Barbecue to serve in return.

Barbecue, Boots & Badges also creates partnerships between law enforcement and communities that are crucial in orchestrating crime reduction programs and initiatives.

Maurine Dickey
Oct 04, 2017


Join Us!

Be Part of the Grassroots Effort to "Make It Happen"




Tues., Oct. 10




Wildflower Patio & Grill (formerly Marcus Cafe)




5:30-9 pm

Special 3-course Dinner • Live Music

Happy Hour Drink Pricing Until 7 pm Raffle Prizes*

Come for drinks • Come for dinner

Come for the entire evening

Social/Fundraiser ------Note this is a Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017

About Us: Our Mission

Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift flight. Since 1993, we have been committed to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs. With a network of 3,500 volunteers nationwide, we continue to grow through events called Fly Days.

By eliminating the belief that they are limited, the children can grow to their full potential. They are given the opportunity to find courage within themselves and build in areas where they lack self-esteem. Challenge Air provides an unforgettable growing experience that opens the door to possibilities while allowing the children to see if they can fly a plane they can do anything.

Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, Inc., exists to build confidence and self-esteem in children and youth with special needs through the gift of flight.


Program Goals:

1) To improve the quality of life for children/youth and families with special needs

2) Arouse children/youth with special needs to be excited about learning and inspired about their future

3) Educate children/youth about the aviation industry and encourage them to consider occupational roles other than the customary ones to which they are generally directed

4) Involve and promote civic and community engagement

5) Create an environment for peer interaction for children/youth with special needs.

6) Promote local organizational resources to families with special needs.


Avery Culver
Oct 18, 2017

Various Chairs to speak regarding sponsors, silent auction, tickets, volunteers and media.

Miki Mankin
Oct 25, 2017
Jeff King with Harmony Funds
Nov 01, 2017

Our evening social for November will be on the covered Patio at Casa Cha Cha on Nov 8th. We will start at 5:30 pm to take advantage of their 5:30-6:30 happy hour. I hope all of you can join us. Please remember we will be on the patio and dress accordingly.

Social 5:30pm-7:00pm
Nov 08, 2017
Edge Awards
Nov 15, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Everyone enjoy your Thanksgiving

No meeting
Nov 22, 2017

Eli Davidsohn, one of three children, was born in 1943 in La Paz, Bolivia, and was raised in Lima, Peru, where he lived until the age of eighteen. His parents ended up in Bolivia after having escaped Nazi Germany; his father became a mining engineer. Eli has played the accordion from the time he was a little boy, and has always loved leading services with his musical talents. Eli attended a Jewish day school in Bolivia, but shares that he experienced much anti-semitism in the country. He decided to move to America and ended up in Houston. Eli served in the U.S. Army, worked for General Dynamics in Fort Worth, and then married two months after the completion of his service. He is a proud father of four and grandfather of many, and continues to share his contagious energy and passion through his teaching and song-leading.

Eli Davidson
Nov 29, 2017
Dec 02, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Dec 02, 2017 6:00 PM –
Dec 14, 2017 9:00 PM
FRE Choir
Dec 06, 2017
NOTE This is Thursday -Dec 14, 2017
Dec 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Dec 14, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM


To improve the health, safety, and well-being of our North Texas community by reducing the impact of alcohol and drugs.



Founded in 1946 as the Dallas Committee on Alcoholism by 30 prominent city leaders and nearly 200 committed citizens, our earliest mission was education of the public. By 1950, the Committee was accepted as an agency of the Community Chest of Greater Dallas (now the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas).

Often a pioneer and forerunner in the field for the state and country, The Council recognized alcoholism as a disease eight years before the American Medical Association. As early as 1952, several of the Committee’s founding members were instrumental in establishing the Texas Commission on Alcoholism (now the Texas Health and Human Services, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services).

In 1959 the Committee obtained a state charter, becoming the Dallas Council on Alcoholism. In the 1960s, The Council recognized a disturbing societal trend and expanded its mission to include other drug misuse as well.

Over the years, The Council has responded to increasing community needs, focusing on larger target populations and widening our scope of collaborative, evidence-based initiatives. Recognizing a strong cause-and-effect linkage between substance misuse and HIV, The Council added HIV street outreach and HIV case management services in the 1990’s.

For 71 years, The Council has served as the foremost community-based organization in North Texas offering substance misuse prevention and intervention services. Our work has received accolades and awards, coverage by national publications, and inclusion in the Congressional Record.

But most importantly, since opening its doors in 1946, millions of North Texans have been reached, changed and/or saved from the #1 preventable health problem in the United States – substance misuse.

June Deibel
Dec 27, 2017

Dear Members of Richardson East Rotary,


On January 3, 2018 we will be holding a Club Assembly to strategize about our upcoming Games and Gala Event in February.  As you all know this is our ONLY fundraiser and it has to be a success in order for us to fund the many projects we support and especially this year for the Inclusive Playground.


We have lost several members in the past few months and our existing membership will need to step up and do all we can to sell tickets, obtain silent auction items and get sponsorships.


I am asking that every member be at this Club Assembly and be involved in making our fundraiser a success.  We are small but mighty and I know we can do this!  Please show your support by attending.


Thanks so much and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you and your families.


Miki Mankin

Fundraising Chair

Miki Mankin
Jan 03, 2018

Come join us for our monthly social on January 10, at Cafe Gecko. This is located at t 1381 W. Campbell Rd  (South East corner of Campbell and Coit). We will run from 5:30 to 7:00 pm to take advantage of happy hour prices.

Social- Cafe Gecko
Jan 10, 2018
Bob has been a frequent visitor to our club and is a proposed new member.  He is a Senior VP and Wealth Management Advisor at The WEST Group/Merrill Lynch.  Bob has been a member of the Plano Club for the past ten years and is transferring his membership to our club. Welcome Bob!  Bob has been involved in fundraising with The Airforce Association, the Association of the US Army, The Military Order of World Wars and Temple Emanuel Brotherhood.
Robert Epstein
Jan 17, 2018

Having recently relocated from San Diego, Rebecca is happy to be back in Texas and brings with her years of nonprofit fundraising experience. With a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rebecca began her career as a grant writer and has since held fundraising positions for a variety of needs based organizations. Recently, Rebecca served as the Annual Fund Manager at Serving Seniors, a needs based organization in San Diego where she managed the Annual Giving Program, Grant Program, as well as headed the Monthly and Heroes Circle Giving Program. She joins Network as a contract employee from Paladin. In her new role as Network’s Fundraising Director Rebecca will lead revenue generation, enhance donor relations, and increase awareness of Network’s programs and services to the community at large. Rebecca holds an M.S. in Urban Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. Rebecca resides in Plano with her husband, two children, and Welshie named Rico.

Rebecca Trejo
Jan 24, 2018

We will meet at Network Ministries for a service project. There will be a chance to tour the facility and plenty of work to do.

Service Project
Jan 31, 2018
Club Assembly
Feb 07, 2018
Feb 14, 2018
Richardson Police Chief Jimmy Spivey
Feb 21, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM