Club Information
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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Immediate Past President
Foundation President
Russell Hampton
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2018 Program Line Up


March 12 - Colonel (USA Retired) Jeanne Arnold is a Principal and one of the founding members of Arnold & Schroeder, LLC., a strategic planning consulting and Red Team Training company. She is also a senior consultant with Red Team Thinking, LLC. She holds a Master of Education from Texas State University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business (EMBA ’14).
Jeanne brings a variety of tools and techniques to help key executives unlock their innovative genius and help their organizations create and develop innovative solutions. She is a recognized trailblazer in senior level strategic and operational decision support techniques and critical thinking. She excels in the ability to think strategically and translate that strategy into results. Jeanne is known for her out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving abilities. She is able to effectively challenge assumptions and view problems from multiple perspectives resulting in solutions that are profound, enduring, and game changing. Jeanne is a highly effective leader with the passion and ability to coach and build highly functioning teams capable of understanding their complex environments and its associated problems within businesses and organizations.
Jeanne is a retired military veteran with over 30 years experience flying helicopters, and leading people, teams, and organizations to achieve mission success, including numerous deployments worldwide during both peacetime and in combat. While in the Army, Jeanne deployed to Afghanistan five times, three of which were in operational and strategic level Red Team leader capacities. Her assignments also included Instructor for both the Command and General Staff College and Senior Seminar Instructor and Facilitator for the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies. She has taught Red Teaming to several organizations worldwide including US military, Joint Commands in the US and abroad, Canadian military, Australian Defense Intelligence, US AID, and US Customs and Border Protection, to name a few. Her military awards and recognitions include Senior Aviator Badge, Legion of Merit, and two Bronze Star medals. She has also been recognized by the Army Aviation community for her contributions and was inducted into the Order of Saint Michael. She also holds the honorary rank of Admiral of the Texas Navy. She was named National Association of Professional Women VIP Woman of the year for 2015-2016.
Jeanne serves on the Board of Directors for The Burke Center for Youth, The National Guard Association of Texas and is an active Rotarian in the Downtown Corpus Christi Club.
She currently lives in Corpus Christi, Texas near her grandchildren, children, and extended family.
March 17 - 18 - Home and Garden Show
March 19 - Susan Burkholder - Ransomed Life
March 26 -  Chrystal Smith - Foster Village
April 2 - DISD Bond Election - Dr. Gearing
April 9 - CLUB ASSEMBLY with President Elect Ashley Tullis
April 16 - TBA
April 23 - TBA
April 30 - TBA
May 7 - Jad Jadeja - DSISD Fab Lab
May 14 - Sheriff Cutler and Lt. Burns - Active Shooter
May 21 - Dave Edwards and Taline Manassian - Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones - Town Center Project

Speaker Coordinators

April - Everyone
May -  Howard Lott
June - Debra Maddox



Club business news 1-25-18
 The only business conducted was as follows.
Home and Garden Show:
First paid vendor is Camp Bow Wow
The committee met immediately following our club meeting next Monday, January 22.  We need title sponsors at $1,500 each.
Will check on cost and restrictions of banner at the triangle for event
The Club Foundation can now take credit cards.  Visit our foundation web page at:
Member Dues

Individual statements were emailed to all members in December.  If you did not receive your quarterly statement, please see Glenn Wash ASAP.  Remember to get those statements paid as soon as possible.

Steve Sowery - Fourth Wall Productions

Steve Sowrey is founder of Fourth Wall Productions, a full service video production company that specializes in videos for small businesses. With over 20 years experience creating videos, he’s continuously looking for new and creative ways to tell his clients story. Always at the forefront of technology, he is a licensed drone pilot and was nominated for an award for virtual reality video creation. Steve lives in Dripping Springs, Texas.


"On a traditional stage, the invisible barrier between the actor and the audience is known as the fourth wall. The audience IS the fourth wall. At Fourth Wall Productions, we believe that the audience is the most important part of any story. That's why everything we do starts with them in mind. Fourth Wall Productions is a full service video production studio that specializes in high quality commercial content for any size company from small start ups to international corporations. Our services include, promotional commercials, motion graphics, aerial drone videography, event highlight recaps and 360 virtual reality content. We pride ourselves on helping you tell your story to your audience, whether that audience is your client, an investor, an employee, or even yourself. Everyone has a story to tell."


Texas Public Policy Foundation - Robert Henneke

Robert Henneke, General Counsel & Director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Before joining the Foundation, Robert served as the twice-elected Kerr County Attorney where he brought conservative values to county government.  Robert began his legal career serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Litigation division under the leadership of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.  His commentaries have appeared on Fox News, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, The Hill and other national publications.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas ands is admitted to practice before the Supreme court of the United States, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Federal District Courts in the Eastern Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.  Robert received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law where he founded the Texas Law Republicans.  He earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Georgetown University.  Robert graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas and he lives in Austin with his wife, Lesley and their two sons.  Robert is an Eagle Scout.  Robert was previously a Rotarian in Kerrville.
Veterans Hall

Dripping Springs to have a Veterans Hall

Kathryn Chandler and Mary Jane Hetrick have a passion for helping our Veterans.  The American Legion and VFW in Dripping Springs was founded in 1994 by Shorty Barnett and Gary Hale and have been looking for a permanent meeting home since that time.  Local philanthropists Kathryn Chandler and Mary Jane Hetrick have organized the creation of just such a home for our veterans.  The 2 acre property in Westwood subdivision off of Highway 290 was donated.  People like PGA Architects, Polkinghorn, John Burns and Doucet came together to create plans, site development and building plans to make it happen. 
The 5-6K square foot hall will cost about $1.5M and will be available to all Veterans for a place to gather.  The hall will be built to host events and there is hope that it will be used as a wedding venue to raise funds for upkeep and operations.  The volunteers making this happen are looking for community connections to complete the building and interior to make it friendly for family and veterans.  One of the items is a commercial grade pool table, just in case you know someone who would like to donate.
Starting in April there will be 3 fundraising events scheduled, including a motorcycle ride from the Austin Veterans.  Wish for our Heroes is active in the development.  The website is under development, and soon there will be bricks for sale.
There are about 200 dues paying members of the two organizations (VFW and American Legion) in Dripping Springs who will be anxiously awaiting a permanent home. 
The plans were revealed just today for the new building.  Watch for news of community events and opportunities to support this home for our Veterans.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
Robert Avera
March 18
Join Date
Robert Avera
March 11, 2008
10 years
Debra Maddox
March 23, 2015
3 years
Pamela Bratton
April 8, 2004
14 years
Don McGraw
April 24, 2017
1 year
Philip Hoggatt
April 25, 2011
7 years