Rotary Club of Dripping Springs

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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
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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
Rachel Koske and Cole Rickman gave a presentation about the growing theatre arts program at Dripping Springs.  Here's some tidbits:
* The department now has 3 staff members
* Theatre involves a lot of engineering feats to put on a production
* The goal is to do great theatre - they just closed Shakespeare's "Much ado about nothing", which put the audience on stage and enjoyed sold out performances.
* The goal is to always try to re-invent and expose students to new ways and things.  The students are instrumental in problem solving.
* 8 students made a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland for the largest arts festival in the world.
* Currently working on the Adams Family Musical - which will open January 18-22, they are now in rehearsals.
* 400 students in theatre related classes
* The department is switching to LED instruments
* Rachel and Cole work individually with students to figure out what they want to do and help them with career path development.
* The production budget is $24K per year and the booster organization helps with funding.  Also students do individual fundraising
* The department does 4 large scale productions plus a number of small productions each year.  They do a Shakespeare production every other year
* The most recognized graduate of this program is Wallie Currie-Wood who portrays Stevie on Madam Secretary

NOVEMBER SPEAKERS

 
NOVEMBER 20 - NO MEETING
 
November 27 - Judge David Glickler - Hays County Veterans Court
December 2 - Club Christmas Party at the home of Joe & Karen peterson
 
December 4 - For the Love of Go 

Jennifer Crosby is the founder and president of For the Love of Go, a local non-profit dedicated to the organization and production of family-friendly, (and individual-friendly), safe races in Hays County and beyond. Jennifer is also the Operations Manager for Hays Hills Baptist Church.

 

Jennifer and the For the Love of Go board of directors direct over 20 races a year for schools, churches, and small organizations from as far north as Taylor to as far south as Lockhart.  She looks for ways to partner with organizations to bring positive and lasting experiences to racing events and enjoys working with teams from all over central Texas.  She will be speaking about her Non Profit For the love of Go which organizes 5k races all over the area.

 

December  11 - TBA

December 18- Gift wrapping for the Burke Center

December 19 - Christmas with the Burke Center Youth

December 25 - NO MEETING

January 1 - NO MEETING

 
 
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