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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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Stories
RR 12 Clean Up Day May 9th

Thank you Rotarians for keeping Ranch Road 12 clean. 

A special shout out to Joe Peterson and his crew of Karlon Cox, Ashley Tullis, and Glenn Wash for "Keeping Drippin' Clean".

DSISD Fab Lab - Jad Jadeja

DSISD Fab Lab

Jad Jadeja leads the DSISD Fab Lab.  He has 25 years in technology, including 2 start up companies and research.  He joined the staff at DSISD in 2007 operating the computer lab, then come on full time in 2011. 
 
Schools are very competitive today.  Students need to learn that failure offers a very valuable lesson and that failures generate creativity.  He wants his students to think creatively as there is no recipe for innovation.  He has had students from DSISD Fab Lab go on to some great opportunities, such as the student who is now interning at Google; a student went to UTSA and was immediately transferred because her first year classes at UTSA had already been learned at Dripping Springs - she is now an intern at NASA.  He has a group of young ladies who include 4 engineering students and 2 programming students who have created a prosthetic hand on a 3-D printer.  His class is currently working on a printed circuit board and has almost mastered it.
 
His objectives are to continue to expand the engineering program from current of:
* Programming
* Robotics I & II
CAD
Engineering I & II
Computer Science
 
Current Projects:
F1 in school - Team competing at a national level at COTA on June 14-16.  Come on out and observe.
4X4 in school - Team also competing at national level, came in 12th in international last year;  also will be at COTA June 14-16
Best Robotics
FRC Robotics
Lend a Hand
 
Club Business 5-7-18
Club Business:
Ashley:  Big thank you to Debra for organizing and executing the parking project for Founders day.  Also update that Hill Country Power made great profits from the home and garden show - expect to see them be a great sponsor next year.
 
Joe:  Trash pick up day will be Wednesday, May 9th at 6 PM.  Meet a few minutes before at the Home Depot parking lot and bring gloves if you have them.  He has the trash bags.
 
Karlon:  Cindy needs help with Interact officer interviews.  Sam volunteered to help.  If you are interested, contact Karlon.
 
Sharon:  Needs to schedule delivery of diapers. Karlon volunteered to go with her - if you're interested, reach out to Sharon.
 
Howard:  Next week's speaker is Sheriff Cutler
 
Changing of the Guard will be June 23 at Ledge Stone. A meal will be catered, liquor provided by Walt.
 
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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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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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Join Date
Jim Wallgren
October 7, 2019
1 year
 
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