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Rotary Club of Dripping Springs Gives Back

Service Above Self

The Rotary Club of Dripping Springs is a local institution working to help the community. Founded in 2002, the club is a service organization focusing on local and international needs. Local activities include providing annual scholarships for DSHS students, supporting local food banks and other charitable organizations, organizing litter road clean-ups, and more.

DSCL spoke with chapter President Greg Hier about Rotary’s mission and outreach.

Why did you join? 

I was doing some family genealogy research and was overwhelmed with the amount of coverage my grandmother received. She was actively involved with her church and several non-profits to the point where she was recognized in the local paper almost weekly. I felt like I needed to do more to live up to her standards and honor her memory.

What are the goals for the organization on a local and international level?  

At the local level, while we try to address needs in many areas, our longest-lasting efforts center around supporting our local veterans. Our biggest annual event is the Veterans Day Dinner and Dance in November. At the international level, Rotary’s primary mission is to eradicate Polio. Locally, we hold Pints for Polio fundraisers at local bars to help with this mission.

How does the DS chapter stand out?  

What I like most about our club is that we’re small but mighty. You can’t hide in the background. Everyone who chooses to join is passionate about helping. Our motto is “Service above self.”

 Tell me about your outreach to local veterans.

We’re proud to be a founding sponsor of Patriots’ Hall, which directly supports the VFW and American Legion. Patriots’ Hall is building facilities to provide additional support and services to local vets. The Rotary Club of Dripping Springs will provide an outdoor fire pit area for the new building.

What's next? 

We’re always trying to grow our membership. The more hands we have, the more we can accomplish. There is no attendance requirement for members, and we always have fun.