Rollingwood Women’s Club Meeting
April 25, 2017
At the home of Ellen Smitheal at 4823 Timberline Drive
President Marissa Mireur called the meeting to order. Twenty-five members were present. Audrey Raucher from Loyal Closet spoke about her styling business. More about her business at http://theloyalcloset.com.
Roseann Ferraro updated us about the state of the Rollingwood “Life is Good in the Wood” 5k which will take place on Friday, April 28. We are still looking for volunteers.
Mayor Roxanne McKee Texas told members about a free program presented by the Texas Department of Transportation about children’s bicycle safety that will take place at City Hall on Saturday, May 13th. There will be two time slots available, the first at 9am and the second at 9:30. There will be room for 15 kids at each time. There will be an obstacle course set up in the lower city hall lower parking lot. Bring a bike.
Historian Shanthi Jayakumar announced that on April 18 Rollingwood was named the best suburb in Texas by a national magazine, and was ranked in the top 20 suburbs in the country. She reminded members of what has made Rollingwood so great in the past was our volunteerism. She noted that all positions in city government, planning, parks commission and the Neighborhood Association are volunteer spots, and encouraged members present to remind their neighbors of this.
Jamie Medina, President of the Rollingwood Neighbors Association (RNA) announced that the RNA plans to close down. The same four people have been on the board for several years. She noted that RNA has been responsible for the Egg Roll, bounce house sponsorship for National Night Out and a $100 donation to the Police Appreciation Dinner. She then proposed that the RNA duties be absorbed by the RWC.
There was some discussion about how to increase membership to new residents. Hospitality Chair, Leslie Gandy proposed a social mixer, perhaps in affiliation with the Rollingwood Gentlemen’s Club (RWGC), to increase community involvement. A member suggested using the Zilker Club House. Roseann Ferraro floated coordinating events between different neighborhood groups like Rollingwood Community Development Committee (RCDC) RGC and Parks Commission.
Marissa then announced that after three years, she is stepping down as president at the end of her term. A request went out for a new president. Other spots will be vacated as well. Heidi Smith volunteered to do programs. RWC will be looking for a new Treasurer, Events Chair and President. Parliamentarian Melissa Morrow and Shanthi will stay on as Historian, but wants to find someone to shadow her over the next year. Lawton Cummings volunteered to take over Membership Chair. Leslie Gandy will stay on as Hospitality Chair.
Judy Marks asked for a new directory. Members showed their support, but it was noted that getting a directory published will require getting permission from each resident to publish their info.
Flo Macklin reminded members that there used to be a New Resident Welcome Committee that would welcome new residents when people had their water connected. The welcome packet would contain a neighborhood directory as well as lists of grocery stores and places of worship. This recommendation was received well.
There was discussion about the 4th of July Parade and Party, and some members recommended having the a raffle on line. Currently, there is a chair for the parade, Cody Washburn but RWC is still looking for a raffle chair. Shanthi noted that the raffle used to be RWC’s primary means of raising money before the 5k.
Next meeting will be pool party at May 15th, Monday.
Minutes submitted by Kelly Dixon
Approved by Marissa Miraur