Posted by Pamela Bratton on Dec 12, 2017
Club  News!

* Welcome guests:

Wendy Eichorn - wife of member Frank Eichorn

Wyatt Tullis - son of Ashley Tullis


New Member Introduction Story by Aamir Abdullah

Amir relocated here from Houston.  Upon graduation from the University of Houston School of Law, he traveled around the world, where he met Jeff Lambert (his current employer).  After traveling, he was still interested in the law, so he joined Jeff's firm and relocated to our area.  Aamir focuses on collection centered cases and often refers cases to other local firm that specialize in other areas of law.  Amir has now convinced his girlfriend that is an awesome area and she has joined him here.  Welcome Aamir.


* The DSHS Robotics team came in 12th in the World!  Congratulations team Drippin'

* Burke Center party is December 19th at 5 pm - bring the family and enjoy time with these special young men.

* The Foundation Board met and is creating a capital plan to allow the corpus to grow and only pay out a percentage each year for club projects.

* The club agreed to meet January 15th - even though it is a bank holiday.

Our newest member, Walt Smith of the Mallard Group will be introduced at the meeting on December 18th.

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Posted by Charlie Campise on Dec 12, 2017

Meet Rotarian Charlie Campise

Charlie was born in Houston, Texas on September 26, 1941. He attended parochial schools in Bryan, Texas and Houston, Texas. His Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy is from St. Thomas, Houston. His Double Master's Degree in Educational Psychology and Social Work is from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio. Charlie co-founded The Burke Foundation on March 1, 1973. He began as Administrator/CEO and retired as Grant Writer for the Agency. Charlie is am Vice-President of The Scheib Center in San Marcos and a member of San Marcos Noon Lions and Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. Charlie was the co-founder of The Hays County Crisis Hotline in 1970 which is still in operation to assist people who are contemplating suicide.

Why are you a Rotarian?

I am a Rotarian because I think that the members are extremely caring and approach all matters in a very professional manner in efforts to raise money and to give when a need is present in the community and in the world.

What is your favorite service project?

My favorite service project is the effort to raise money while driving people to Founder's Day. I always make it a point to ask if anyone is having a birthday on this day. Five times in the past two years I have sung the 'happy birthday' song and once I have sung 'Las Mananitas'.  One happy recipient of my singing donated twenty dollars to Rotary.

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Posted by Pamela Bratton on Nov 17, 2017
Rachel Koske and Cole Rickman gave a presentation about the growing theatre arts program at Dripping Springs.  Here's some tidbits:
* The department now has 3 staff members
* Theatre involves a lot of engineering feats to put on a production
* The goal is to do great theatre - they just closed Shakespeare's "Much ado about nothing", which put the audience on stage and enjoyed sold out performances.
* The goal is to always try to re-invent and expose students to new ways and things.  The students are instrumental in problem solving.
* 8 students made a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland for the largest arts festival in the world.
* Currently working on the Adams Family Musical - which will open January 18-22, they are now in rehearsals.
* 400 students in theatre related classes
* The department is switching to LED instruments
* Rachel and Cole work individually with students to figure out what they want to do and help them with career path development.
* The production budget is $24K per year and the booster organization helps with funding.  Also students do individual fundraising
* The department does 4 large scale productions plus a number of small productions each year.  They do a Shakespeare production every other year
* The most recognized graduate of this program is Wallie Currie-Wood who portrays Stevie on Madam Secretary
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