explanation of the retirement center.  Cora gave her personal history and some of the activities that are happening at the center.

February 14, 2018 Meeting

January Auction and Dinner Wrap Up

Lauren McAndrews (Left) and Cora Pimpleton spoke to us about the Highview Retirement Center. Lauren is in Resource Development and gave us an overall

The members of the Auction and Chuck Wagon committee presented Carolyn with a mock check for $14,320.67 raised for the Scholarship and Grant programs by the January event.


Darlene Hargett and Wanda Kaufmann Co-Chairs of the Live & Silent Auction and Chuck Wagon dinner, thanked all their generous donors and asked the the members to patronize their establishments.

Volunteers Needed

Meals on Wheels is in dire need of volunteers to deliver meals.  Part time help of one or two days a month, would be greatly appreciated.  Please call Nancy Conely at (512) 639- 1279 or (512) 715-9717



One or two Greeters needed to help at check-in each month.
Directories are available
HLSL Reported Volunteer Hours for January – 574 hours
When two menu choices available, please have Choice #2 card visible.
Reminder: Please have your luncheon check for $16 made out in advance.
Don’t forget to take photos of our activities for the Scrapbook, Facebook, and our website (hlsl.org) 


New Business:
“FLO” Boots ‘N Birdies Golf Tournament- Pam Parsons & Judy Salvaggio are co-chairs. The theme is western and teams can dress up if they choose. The tournament will be held on Saturday, April 28th. Mark your calendar and be available to play golf or participate in the planning. This is one of our two major fundraisers for the scholarships and grants we give out. Judy is the key for sponsorships.  Feel free to talk to her about possible sponsorships or businesses to approach. Sign sponsorships are $125 for a quarter of a sign, $250 for ½ of a sign or $500 for a full sign. The signs are placed on the course during play and recognized in the newspaper.  100% of the sign sponsorship goes to our scholarship and grants. We have already receive $6000 in sponsorships and looking for volunteers to help us get new sponsors or to contact old sponsors. There are also volunteer opportunities.  They put lists on the table showing where they need help examples are: decorating, helping with the putting contest, hole sitters that will keep an eye out for longest putt and closest to the hole. You can volunteer to help and still play.  They are hoping to increase the number of teams we have playing this year. It will be a fun four person par 3 scramble. No handicap is needed and the maximum handicap is 40.  The entry fee is $75 or $85 with two mulligans. Betty Hatch announced that the assistant pro at Hidden Falls Golf Course would be giving group instructions on Thursday March 1st from 11-1. He will teach new golfers how to play for just $10 including the cart.  If interested let Pat Hatch know and she will put you on the list.


March 3rd Community Service Day.

If you have signed up to work, you should have heard from your team leader, as to where, when and what to wear. If you have not signed up she can assign you to a team.

Teams are:

• Blessings in a Backpack, led by Linda Baker, team of 6-8 will pack meals for eligible school children in Burnet and Llano County Elementary  Schools.  Contact - Greg Murrell 830.613.5247, greg.murrell@verizon.net
• Marble Falls Library Thrift Store, project TBD, team of 3-4 led by Cyrilla Ivey.
• Phoenix Center, Blakeley Wilbanks, 979.777.0755, blakeley@phoenixtx.org.  Making aromatherapy play dough for use in counseling sessions with children.
• Boys and Girls Club, Victoria Rucker, 830.798.2582,They need assistance in organizing an upcoming garage sale that will benefit the club.
• Hill Country Community Theatre, Lorraine Robertson team leader.
• SPCA Dog Walk-a-thon, 830.693.0569, highlandlakesspca@gmail.com
• Library may need more help on Market day


Amazon Smiles – Merill Laurentz explained an easy fundraiser which includes no committee work but just do some shopping on Amazon.com.  She showed how to get onto the Amazon Smile website and then they will automatically donate a portion of their proceeds to HLSL. 

Their donation does not count on taxes or gift wrapping or recurring subscriptions

Use your same Amazon ID and password
If you already log onto Amazon Smile you can change the beneficiary to be HLSL or if you choose you can split the months.

Invite family members and friends to use Amazon Smile or include your business.
Merrill handed out an instruction sheet that shows how to sign in to Amazon Smile.  She said you didn’t have to delete your account but delete the bookmark if you were previously giving to another organization.
The handout shows how the screen should look.
They will deliver donations quarterly if over $5.  Every little bit helps.  She included a sticky note that gave the URL.