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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs!
Mondays at 11:45 AM
Flores Mexican Restaurant
2440 Hwy 290 E
Phone 512-858-2221
Dripping Springs, TX  78620
United States
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Founders Day Parking Success

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!See the source image

It takes a lot of people working shifts for 2 days to make the magic happen and Debra Maddox and her team made it happen.  Debra has spent more than a month signing up volunteers and working on schedules to get all of the shifts for all the parking entrances covered.  A special thank you to our van drivers and donors.  Our club had huge participation numbers and we are grateful for each of you. 
 
A special shout out to Broadway Bank to makes donations to employees who volunteer. Glenn Wash chose to have Broadway's donation designated to our club foundation.  Thank you Glenn and Broadway Bank!
 
Finances for the event:
Founder's Day P&L 2018
     
Total Cash Receipts  $ 3,228.00
     
Expenses:   
DSISD School Parking Lot$ 1,105.00 
Debra Maddox:   
    Parking Flags $    209.92 
    Fuel (Debra Maddox)$      54.17 
    Nail Aprons $        9.55 
    Ice  $     16.02  
    Total reimbursement Debra$   289.66 
    Fuel ( Hill Country Care)$      50.00  
Total Costs  $ 1,444.66
     
Net Income before split $ 1,783.34
    Less:  Due to City of Dripping Springs     445.84
Net Income for Foundation $ 1,337.50
 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VAN SPONSORS:

 
Hill Country Care Health & Rehab:
 
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2018 Program Line Up

FUTURE PROGRAMS

JUNE 23 - CHANGING OF THE GUARD PARTY AT LEDGE STONE

JUNE 25 - NO MEETING

JULY 2 - NO MEETING
July 9 - Speaker/program to be announced
 

 

 
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News
Club Business & Board News 4-30-18

Club and Foundation Audits Completed

Brian Thibadeaux and Wendy Eichorn audited the club books and found no discrepancies.  They did have several important recommendations which included:
1.  The club should conduct annual audits
2. The club needs procedures for approval of expenses by at least 2 board members (can be done by email)
3. Receipts should be kept for all reimbursements or payments
4. Transactions should be for club use only and never for personal use
5. The safety deposit box is empty and board should determine whether to keep or let go.  Formerly CD's of minutes, records, documents were kept in it.
6.  Insurance should be shopped around
A written result of the audit will be uploaded into club runner documents for historical record keeping.
 
Dan O'Brien and Pam Bratton conducted the audit of the Club Foundation. 
Since the foundation only had 1 full year of historical data, only 2017 was audited.  After the audit, several recommendations were made:
1. Officers should never be writing checks or reimbursements to themselves.
2. Expenses should be revealed monthly in club and board meetings.
3. Transfers from/to club/foundation should not be made and received by the same officer
4. Need record keeping system implemented
5. Only make transfers one time per year of accumulated funds.
A written report of the audit will be uploaded into Club Runner for historical record keeping.
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DS Club Foundation by Karlon Cox

Dripping Springs Rotary Club Foundation

Karlon Cox is not only the club president, but current chair of the Dripping Springs Rotary Club Foundation.  He discussed the reason we formed the foundation was to separate club operations from donations to club projects.  The first fundraiser was the Home And Garden Show in 2017, which made about $8K and was the seed money for the foundation.  The foundation raised $19K this year.
 
The Foundation Board consists of:  Karlon Cox, Sharon Collier, Howard Lott, and Robert Avera.  The board should be elected annually and include rotating terms so there is always consistency and historical knowledge.  The board set the policy this year that no more than 25% of funds raised in any one year can be spent on club projects until the corpus funds are increased enough to be sustainable.
 
The IRS rulings regarding non-profit boards are one of the reasons the club board and the foundation board should not be identical.  If we wanted to engage in Rotary International matching grants, we would use foundation money, not club money.  There was a very healthy discussion of the foundation purpose, and some good suggestions were made to move forward in growing a health foundation and foundation board.
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DS ISD Bond 2018

DS ISD's $132M Bond 2018 - Without raising the tax rate!

Election Day May 5

Dr. Bruce Gearing showed a great video on the details of the bond and you can get all the facts at:
Early voting started April 23rd and will run through May 1.  The actual election day is May 5th. 
 
Some information from the presentation:
* The District includes:
     7 schools
     6,471 students
     $76,500,000 budget
     198 square miles of coverage
     Has added over 1,300 students in 3 years and expects to add another 2,500 in 5 years
 
The bond proposal was made after including over 100 stakeholders in 10 group meetings and compiling 1 recommendation to the school board.   Due to the economic growth in the form of new construction and increased property values, DS ISD plans to finance this bond using the current tax rate of $1.52 per $100 value.
Here's the proposed spending:
$72 M for new construction ($33M of that is renovation of existing facilities)
$9 M for land acquisition
$7.2 M for maintenance and update of support facilities (including relocation)
$7.6 M for technology updates and new technology
 
Other items on the ballot include:
North Hays County ESD Sales Tax Election is proposing a .5% sales tax increase to maintain the current level of services.
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Join Date
Jim Wallgren
October 7, 2019
1 year
 
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