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Susan Burkholder worked for 30 years in the health care industry in sales, marketing, consulting, coaching, and executive management roles.  In 2013, Susan felt called to get involved in the issue of human trafficking.  She served as an Ambassador for Shared Hope International, and became an active member of the Alamo Area Coalition Against Trafficking. Since 2015, she has served as a volunteer with Ransomed Life, a San Antonio based 501c3 organization providing mentoring, counseling, education, community awareness and restoration to San Antonio area 12-17 year old female survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.   Susan is currently serving Ransomed Life, in a volunteer role, as their Director of Community Engagement.

Susan Burkholder
Mar 19, 2018

Chrystal Smith is a foster and adoptive parent residing in Dripping Springs with her husband, Nick Smith, and their 4 children. Chrystal is the founder and Executive Director of Foster Village, a non-profit organization that provides critical support to foster, kinship, and reunifying families in central Texas. Using her experience as a foster parent, a degree in Child Development, and professional experience as a Parent Educator, Chrystal has rallied the community to bridge some of the troubling gaps that plague our current foster system. Foster Village recently launched an innovative multi-use resource center on Fitzhugh Rd. after meeting the needs of over 700 children in crisis.

Chrystal Smith, Founder/Executive Director
Mar 26, 2018
Dr. Gearing
Apr 02, 2018
Apr 07, 2018
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

President-Elect Tullis will present her 'agenda' and plans for 2018-19 Rotary year.

Ashley Tullis, President-Elect
Apr 09, 2018

Dripping Springs High School being named a Fab Lab by MIT was a big accomplishment. Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms and became into a collaborative and global network.

Now they “engage in design, manufacture, redesign and refinement as a regular practice. Our current course offerings are U Teach Engineering Technology 1 & 2 from UT Austin, Applied Physics, Robotics Engineering, CAD, Computer Programming I, Programming II and AP Computer Science,” according to their website.

Teacher Jad Jadeja, CTE - Programming & Robotics Teacher is the one that is in charge of the FAB LAB. Although every one his classes listed on the website is a class with one period each, but it is not. He has students from different classes arriving at different periods and working on different projects at anytime during the school day.

One might think that it would be total mayhem in his classes, but it is just the opposite. The calm students are focused and working on their assigned projects. No matter whether freshman or senior, they are in the class to be creative, design and produce for example, mini-F1 cars, robots or solar cars for state competitive racing.

Jad Jadeja
May 07, 2018
Sheriff Gary Cutler and Lt. Burns
May 14, 2018
Dave Edwards and Taline Manassian
May 21, 2018
May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018