Dates of Note

Mayfest, Marble Falls 5/9-5/12

Volunteer Meet-up highlighting HLSL-

May 26, Numinous 9:00

The Nominating Committee, led by Mary Ann Raesener presented the slate of officers for the coming year. The motion was approved and the following officers will be sworn in at the June Meeting.

They are: (from left to right) President-Carolyn Richmond, Secretary- Pat Bentley, Vice President-Kathy Kasperek-Nicholl, and Treasurer- Kay Dee Hughes

The program was presented by Donna Klaeger and Bessie Jackson.

may 2018 meeting

Von Brookshire gave the Inspirational Message reminding us how we can be inspired.

It is time to pay your annual dues. 

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

Mission Marble Falls Soup Kitchen needs volunteers: 
Fridays -- serving/cleanup :11:15am – 1:15pm, dishwasher 12:30pm-1:30pm
Mondays—sack lunch prep: 9:30am
Contact: Courtney Crews or visit website:

Hill Country Science Mill – Johnson City needs volunteers :
4 helpers on Monday, May 14 or May 21 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm to assemble kits for their Summer Camp programs.
Approximately 12 volunteers, 2 per car, to drop between 25-50 rack cards at the designated establishments to prepare for summer. The week of May 14 is ideal for the blitz.  The following markets need coverage: Marble Falls, Llano, Kingsland, Burnet, Johnson City/Blanco, Fredericksburg, and/or Dripping Springs/Spicewood. See Linda Baker 214-762- 8321

Committee Reports:

​​Correspondence – Jo Manno reported that she sent a get well card to Priscilla Muse and a condolence card to Betty Cruikshank.

Membership – Josette Newberry was not present so no report was given.

Directory- Mary Kay Otto has an additional page with names of new members to add to the back of your directory.  She will be taking pictures at the June meeting for the directory for next year.

Golf Tournament- Pam Parsons and Judy Salvaggio - Pam thanked all the committee chairs and volunteers that helped make the Golf Tournament a great success. She also commended Larry from the pro shop and Debbie from the restaurant for all they did to make the golf tournament flow and enjoyed by all. The final numbers aren’t in yet but she knows we exceeded last year’s amount for sign sponsorship.

Grants – Merrill Laurentz - Merrill committee – Merrill announced that the application for grants is now online on our website at click on “What We Do”, and click on “Grants”. There is a Grant pdf file can be printed and filled out.  You can let nonprofits know about it since the deadline for applications is August 1st  In the bylaws there is a 2 year limit for the Grant Committee chairperson so one of the new committee members will take over her leadership. She asked and received five people to be on the new grant committee. They have built a matrix to help score the grant applicants.

Scholarships - Pam Rodgers reported that she has received 16 applications for the scholarships.  They have chosen 8 to interview on May 19th.  She stressed how important these scholarships are for these women. She let us know about a previous scholarship student who will graduate on May 11th and will receive her RN degree and will be working at Baylor Scott and White.  One of the things they look for when giving the scholarship is that they stay in the community. Pam then made a motion that $12,000 go to scholarships, Mary Ann Raesener seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Donna Klaeger gave us the concept of the Community Resource Centers in Marble Falls, Llano and one opening in Johnson City. They hope to create a space where state and nonprofit support agencies will have a free location to provide services to communities. She also explained OARS (Older Adult Rural Services) that act as an advocate for local seniors by providing necessities and services to assist in maintaining their independence and quality of life such as utility and rent assistance, medications, fuel, grip bars, shower chairs, food, and transportation. Their goal is $20,000 a year. She is also working on reinstating the Elder Care Fair with a steering committee made up of Pat Hatch, Barbara Bluhm and Kathy Nicholl. She hopes that HLSL will take over putting together welcome bags and taking care of check in at the fair. Volunteers can call Pat Hatch if interested. They hope to have the fair on March 9, 2019 if all goes well.