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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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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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Changing of the Guard Party

Changing of the Guard (handing over the gavel) Party

RSVP to Karlon Cox:
karlon.cox@prosperitybankusa.com
Cell: 940-366-2747
 
News
Club Business 6-18-18
Club Business discussed on 6-18-18
* End of year party on Saturday, June 23 at 6 pm at Ledge Stone - confirm attendance with Karlon.  The club is treating you and your spouse to dinner, so sign up.
* There will be no meeting on June 25 (the Saturday party replaces a regular meeting and attendance will be counted at the June 23 party)
* There will be no meeting on July 2 as there are 5 Mondays in July and we will only meet 4 times a month when there are 5 Mondays.
* Joe Peterson mentioned that the Kyle Family is performing at Camp Ben on Thursday evening and you are in for a musical treat
 
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District News
Assistant District Governor Sharon Collier on district good news!
* Rotary International Foundation is doing well this year.
* Polio is down to 3 countries, Pakistan, Nigeria and Uganda.  A new mobile phone program through RI has issued 5,000 mobile phones to track polio, recording who is vaccinated, who is not vaccinated, who refused vaccination.  The phone have other applications that will make a big difference when applied.
* The district is doing well - membership has grown, we have a new club in Blanco, a new mobile club in San Antonio and is financially fit, employing a treasurer.  The district is expected to meet membership growth goals.
* The Dripping Springs club accomplished much this year by getting our club foundation in order and well funded; a signature fundraiser that was the main contributor to the club foundation and she is excited about the new club officers. 
Sharon voice appreciate for representing our club to the district and has enjoyed serving as assistant district governor.
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Hospice Austin
Michelle Bailey and Shirley Price of Hospice Austin share some excellent information on how hospice care works and how you can do advance care planning.  Advance Care Planning is your plan for what happens when you can't be your own advocate.
Here's some great take-aways from the program:
* Hospice provides comfort care, support for family members and peace of mind
* Hospice manages symptoms - there is no curative treatment or treatment drugs, only doing pain management on patients who are disease eligible, meaning there is no cure.
* Hospice can be utilized at home, in the hospital or assisted care facilities.
* Hospice can provide equipment, medication, nurses, assistants and provides 24-hour access to a hospice nurse while in hospice care
* Hospice Austin has the Christopher House, which is an end of life facility for patients with an acute level of symptom management issues.
* In evaluation of who should enter care, a 6-month prognosis is the basis (is it reasonable to expect them to pass in 6 months), some patients last longer
* Hospice Austin supports a bereavement camp for minor children to equip then with the tools they need to cope.
* Medicare regulates hospice care and 100% of hospice care is covered under Medicare part A as well as most insurance plans have good coverage for hospice care.
* You need a physicians order, medical records and it is always best if the patient is able to arrange for their care before becoming unresponsive.
 
Hospice Austin has over 400 volunteer in their huge service area of Travis, Caldwell, Bastrop and Hays counties.  However, they are short of volunteers in the Dripping Springs area. Volunteers are needed in many functions:
* Stuff envelopes
* Cut patient hair
* Licensed message therapy
* Acupuncture
* Read to patients
*Shop for families
* 11th hour volunteers - those willing to sit with patients while actively passing.

To volunteer for hospice in Dripping Springs, reach out to:

Michelle Bailey, Hospice Representative mbailey@hospiceaustin.org or 737-346-9940

Shirley Price, Advance Care Planning Director sprice@hospiceaustin.org or 512-348-4789

 
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Join Date
Jim Wallgren
October 7, 2019
1 year
 
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