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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Executives & Directors
Vice President
Membership Chair
Public Relations
Club Administration
Sargent of Arms
Sargent of Arms
Immediate Past President
Foundation President
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner, Ray Whisenant

Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant

Commissioner Whisenant will end his term on December 31, 2018.  He was born and raised here and blessed to live in a good community.  The commissioner urged residents to go to the Hays County Website to see how money from the bonds are being spent.  There are multiple parts to the bond passage and each one has unique language to insure that the money goes where the voters intended.
Some highlights of his talk:
*  The public safety part received guaranteed pricing
*  Hays county has a good bond rating because we have fiscally responsible county government (leaders)
*  The roadway improvement part has almost completed the studying/planning portion
*  Watch for changes soon at Trautwein Road (signal at Hwy 290); Holder Lane (at Hwy 290); Roger Hanks Parkway at Hwy 290 will have signal by September 1.
*  4 low water crossings will have new warning signals that will update with real time data
*  Hays County has video magistration for JP's so that work can be completed from anywhere.
Club business news 2-5-18
 The only business conducted was as follows.
Home and Garden Show:
Title Sponsor is Keith Zar Pools
Vendors coming in steadily.
Founders Day chair is Debra Maddox and will be seeking volunteers!
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.

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



Foundations of Investing - Don McGraw
Don McGraw is a financial advisor with Edward Jones and moved his practice to Dripping Springs 3 years ago and is a member of the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs.  Don shared some thoughts on building a solid foundation for investing.
Conduct a review of your financial needs:
1. Determine where you are today
2. Determine where you want to be
3. Determine if you can get there
4. Determine how to get there
5. Determine how to stay on track
Rules of Investing:
1.  Develop a strategy by considering age and risk tolerance
2. Stick with quality investments by avoiding fads; okay to consider investment grade bonds
3. Diversify by investing in a variety of sectors and stocks such as international and domestic, income funds, bonds.  With Bonds, you're the bank funding the bond and always take them to maturity to get 100% of your investment and interest.  Consider dividend paying stocks and mutual funds.  Remember that we invest to stay ahead of inflation.
4. Invest for the long term
5.  Focus on what you can control:  Plan, budget, review.  You can control your savings and spending habits, have an emergency fund and level debt.  You cannot control the stock market.
2018 HGS Vendor Packet

Dear Business Owner:

The Rotary Club of Dripping Springs is excited to invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual Home

and Garden Show to be held on March 17th-18th, 2018, at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park. We are

thrilled to showcase our area talent to our current and future residents.

We are currently seeking vendors and three headline sponsors. There are limited vendor spaces

available, and they will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. You will find additional information

about booth prices and other show specifics on the vendor interest sheet. If you are interested in

sponsorship or vendor space, please complete the attached form and return it via email to

Also, please find the vendor map attached. If you have a preferred vendor space, please circle and

return it as well. Preference will be given to vendors who respond and submit payment first.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 512.716.9193.

Yours Truly,

Ashley Tullis

This application for exhibit space at the Dripping Spring Home and Garden Show to be held at the Dripping Springs Ranch

Park on March 17-18, 2018, will become a contract between the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs (“Rotary Club”) and

the undersigned representative below (the “Exhibitor”) upon acceptance by the Rotary Club and is based upon the terms set

forth below. Exhibitor agrees that the rules and regulations set forth herein will be strictly adhered to by the Exhibitor, its

employees, and its representatives.

By signing this agreement, you agree to set up on March 15th 5-7pm or March 16 from 5-7pm and staff your booth during

all shows times. Show times are: March 17 from 10:00 am 5:00 pm and March 18 from 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Company Name _______________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________

Address ___________________________________________ City _____________________ State ________ Zip ______

Contact _____________________________________ Email ________________________________________________

Web address ________________________________________ Signage Name ___________________________________

Products to be shown exhibited: ________________________________________________________________________

Cost and Additional Needs:

Pipe, drape, tables, and chairs

NOT included in the rental price.

Exhibitor: _______ (booths) x $250 = ________ Total

Price will be $300 per booth after Jan. 31st

8’ Tables: _______ (number) x $10 = _________ Total

Chairs: ________ (number) x $2 = __________ Total

1 hr Demo: ______ (number) x $100 = ________ Total

Additional Electrical ____ (number ) x $50 = ____ Total

Will you donate raffle prizes of $25 or greater? Y__ or N


Total: _______________________**

Check No: ___________________

If you wish to make a payment by

Credit Card, please contact us at

Signature of Authorized Representative: _________________________________ Title:_____________________________

Printed name: _____________________________________________________ Date:


Please return form and payment to Ashley Tullis.

Please email all questions to

**Vendor Preference will be given based on date of payment. All Vendor Payments are due by January 31, 2018

Hosted by Rotary Club of Dripping Springs


Exhibitor agrees to comply with the policies (both stated and

implied) of the Event Promoter, Rotary Club, and of the


This contract is non-assignable, non-cancellable, and nonrefundable.

To stay within assigned space

All applications, accepted or denied, are done so at the full

discretion of Rotary Club.

All displays over 4 feet in high and placed within 10 linear feet

of an adjoining space must be confined to an area of the

Exhibitor’s space that is within 5 feet of the back line.

Exhibitors are responsible for abiding by all Health, Fire, andSafety rules and regulations.


Exhibitor is responsible for any damage to exhibit hall or

decorator property and shall indemnify and protect Rotary

Club, its agents, and volunteers from all claims and liabilities

relating to Exhibitor’s use or occupation of the premises.

Venue of any action relating to this contract shall lie

exclusively in Hays County, Texas.



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