Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.

Next Meeting:

Monday, December 10th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program

It’s holiday time – and that means family, friends, festivity, and of course FOOD!

At our December meeting, we are fortunate to have award-winning journalist Dotty Griffith as our speaker. Dotty has had a distinguished career as a journalist and author, including as Food Editor and Restaurant Critic for the Dallas Morning News. She will talk with us about Texas cuisine – how we got it, what it is, and why it’s special and delectable – and about making your next vacation trip a culinary adventure. She’ll also have copies of her most recent book available for purchase.

In honor of the season, we’ll have some extra special hors d’oeuvres at our meeting, and we’ll be collecting toys for donation to charity, so please bring an unwrapped toy with you!

And last but not least, membership renewal time is right around the corner! Membership runs January 1st thru December 31st of each calendar year. If you haven’t yet joined for 2018 and were going to pay a guest fee to attend our December meeting, join now – you’ll get 13 months for the price of 12 (December will be included)!

Our Speaker

Dotty Griffith

Dotty Griffith teaches culinary journalism at The University of North Texas. She is an award-winning journalist, best-selling cookbook author, and television-radio personality. The former Food Editor and Restaurant Critic of The Dallas Morning News, Dotty has written 12 cookbooks including the recently released The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook.

Other recent titles include: The Enchilada Queen Cookbook by Sylvia Casares with Dotty Griffith and The Texas Holiday Cookbook, Second Edition. Her first cookbook was Wild About Chili.

Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $15. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $15 fee is credited against the dues fee. For 2018, membership is $100 per person. Please RSVP Here
Embassy Suites


Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220

Appetizers and Cash Bar