Rotary Club of Dripping Springs

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Dripping Springs

Service Above Self

Mondays at 11:45 AM
Flores Mexican Restaurant
2440 Hwy 290 E
Phone 512-858-2221
Dripping Springs, TX  78620
United States
District Site
Venue Map
September 2017
Website Sponsors
Club Officers
Vice President
Membership Chair
Public Relations
Club Administration
Sargent of Arms
Sargent of Arms
Immediate Past President
Foundation Chair
Interact Officers
Dripping Springs High School Rotary Interact Club
Josh King, President
Qasim Aziz, Vice President
Varun Verma, Treasurer
Sam White, Secretary
Catherine Manning, Historian
Nikhil Clayton, Community Outreach

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Dripping Springs web site.  We invite you to take a look around our site and to find out more about our club and about Rotary International.  If, after considering what we offer you and the community, you would like to look into membership, suggest a project or are interested in speaking for the club, please contact us here.

The Rotary Club is a service organization focusing on local and international needs.  Locally, we have sponsored projects such as:

 * Hosted the first Dripping Springs Home and Garden Show

 * Supports DS High School Interact Club

 * Awards scholarships to DS High School students

 * Supporting the local food bank

 * Helping a local center for disadvantaged youths with repairs and improvements

 * Annual tribute to veterans on Veteran's Day. 

 * Support Polio Plus

To pay for all of this we raise funds through dues, and various fund raisers. All of our activities are open; we have no secrets and we are proud of who we are.  We enjoy our Rotary membership and seek to support our community and the greater good through service.  After all, the motto of Rotary is "service above self," and we seek to embody that.

We meet Monday at noon at Flores Mexican Restaurant, two miles or so east of Dripping Springs on Highway 290.  We conduct club business, have social time for the members and have a wide variety of speakers discussing issues that impact our community, our country, or internationally.

Stop by, you don't need a reservation, or drop us a note and we will answer any questions about our club.

Home Page Stories
Dr Ryan Shepherd, who is a Doctor of Neuropathic Medicine working along-side the Family First Chiropractor Group. He is originally from Toronto Canada, has trained in the UK, China, and Canada. He has two children, ages 3 & 7 and fur babies (cat & dog). Dr. Shepherd is a trained herbalist, acupuncturist, and focuses on functional medicine (nutritional). He has pain management training too. He invented the FSN therapy (fast needle therapy) that helps to alleviate pain.
Dr. Shepherd explained that traditional medicine focuses on drugs that target alleviating the symptoms of the diseased state, not on the disease. His practice focuses on looking at the body as a web. One system affects the other. They focus on preventive care. Diet is the base of all treatments. Food has biochemical components, and believe that food can heal. Blood work reveals what is nutritionally deficient in the body as well as hormone components. They deal in real time evaluations, not generalities. Dr. Shepherd mostly treats thyroid disease, digestive disorders, acid reflux. They can even lower blood pressure by the use of pharmacy grade herbs i.e.. snakeroot.
To have a healthy body he suggested that the average person should drink lots of water daily (reverse osmosis water the best), eat meals in a calm/relaxing environment, eat the colors of the rainbow, cook from scratch, avoid excess sugars and refined carbohydrates, and avoid vegetable oils & margarine. Eat  more vegetables than fruit.
At this time, medical insurance does not cover these service. It is cash only.

Meet Rotarian Robert Avera


Robert Avera has been a Rotarian in the Dripping Springs Club since 2007.  He practices primarily Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Probate Law from his Dripping Springs office at 310 US 290 West, Suite C, Dripping Springs TX 78620.  For more info visit his web site


Why are you a Rotarian?

I am a Rotarian because I enjoy giving back to the community and being associated with others that share the same values.


What is your favorite service project?

My favorite service project is a tie between the Burke Center Christmas Party and the Veterans Tribute.

A little more about Robert from the roving reporter:

Robert has announced candidacy as a Republican for the Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 (Dripping Springs).   For more on Robert the candidate, visit:



September 25 - Dr. Wilmayra Ramirez representing Waves Chiropractic of Austin, TX. Wilmayra Ramirez is a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in Network Spinal Analysis. She is originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico but came to the U.S. in 2007 to study Chiropractic. She will be promoting Waves Chiropractic and speaking about Shifting the health paradigm.



October 2 Patrick Reznik is an experienced Eminent Domain lawyer who only represents landowners all over Texas.  He offices in Dripping Springs, but his F250 Diesel Truck with 400,000 serves more as his office!.  He will explain the condemnation experience landowners endure.”


October 16 - Etta Moore currently serves as the Executive Director for The 100 Club of Central Texas.  She began working for The Club in August 2013 after a nearly 30 year career with Girl Scouts that began in Oklahoma and then brought her to Texas where she retired from Girl Scouts of Central Texas as CEO in 2012.
The 100 Club of Central Texas provides support to the families of first responders particularly during line of duty tragedy.  Ms. Moore utilizes her knowledge and skills of the nonprofit community to further the mission of the organization.  She is inspired by the memory of her brother and other family members who proudly served and continue to serve as first responders.

October 23  - Charlotte Biggs is Board President for PAWS Shelter of Central Texas, Chief Operating Officer for the International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA; and Co-founder of the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC, as well as an advisory Board Member for

Before entering the pet care service industry, Charlotte enjoyed a successful 20-year history in sales and marketing management in the pharmaceutical industry.

Charlotte brings real-world expertise to PAWS Shelter and IBPSA, as the original Owner and Operator of Stay N Play Pet Ranch in Dripping Springs, TX, which she and her partner founded in 1998 and grew to one of the most successful, full service, all natural and holistic pet care facilities in the country before successfully selling it in 2013.

Her real-world experience in owning and operating a small business led Charlotte to become a Merchant Marketer for Lyoness America, Inc. Lyoness provides a Customer Loyalty Program specific to the needs of Small to Medium sized businesses.

October 30 - Barry Crutchfield with Pixmarx will discuss "How to get more brand impressions for your business:.

"On October 27, 2013 I posted the world's first photo with a geo-sticker using my app Pixmarx the Spot to Facebook. Since then my company has been issued 16 allowances for a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Geofilters let you share your geographical location on social media without explicitly saying where you are by placing a location's logo, brand or insignia right on the photo! Pixmarx the Spot for iOS and Android is our app that allows users to access 100's of geofilters in the Austin, Texas area. "



Date:  October 27, 2017  6 - 8 PM

Location:  Treat Oak Distillery - 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Details:  Buy 1 glass, get 1 beer; you can buy the glass even if you can't attend the event.  "Glasses" available at the door.

Turn in the money for sold raffle tickets at the meeting and pick up more if you've sold out!  Also, posters promoting raffle can be picked up at Security State Bank, Prosperity Bank and Broadway Bank.  Help us distribute them all over town!

1st Prize - Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 20 Gauge Shotgun and Trap Shoot for Four


2nd Prize - $500 Gold Family Membership at The Range at Austin





  In Kind Sponsor
Gold Sponsors - $500 gets 10 tickets into drawing, logo on website for 3 months, and top mention in all marketing material.



Blue Sponsor - $250 gets 5 tickets into drawing and is mentioned in all marketing material


In-Kind Sponsors:




Storied Firearms


Dr. Pete Edquist


Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25 or 10 for $100
Our goal is to sell 500 tickets.  Tickets are available now - see Karlon.

The drawing to be held at the October 27th Pints for Polio event at Treat Oak Ranch from 6-8 pm in conjunction with our Pints for Polio event.

 Shotgun will be transferred to winner by Storied Firearms

 Winner will also be hosted for an afternoon of Trap shooting at the home of Dr. Pete Edquist.  The winner can invite up to 3 other people to join in this event.  The date of the trap shoot will be worked out between Pete and the winner after the drawing determines the winner.

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