Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rollingwood Women's Club Meeting from May 15, 2017

Rollingwood Women’s Club Meeting 
May 15, 2017 
At Rollingwood Pool

President Marissa Mireur called the meeting to order. There were 50 members present.  First, she thanked the outgoing board members then new board members were elected. Bunny Michel made a motion to nominate Kelly Dixon president, Omira Brightman seconded. 

Marissa makes a motion to make Lawton Cummings Membership Chair and Becky Kittleman 
seconds it. 

Marissa makes a motion to nominate Debbie Dillion treasurer and Bunny Michel seconds it.

Marissa makes a motion to nominate Heidi Smith Programs Chair and Bunny Michel seconds it. 

Marissa makes a motion to nominate Tami Esson as Secretary and Bunny Michel seconds it. 

Marissa reiterates that Historian Shanthi Jayakumar is looking for a replacement and asked members to think of the right member.  This includes club photographer. Marnie Fitzgerald volunteers to be Club Photographer.

The temporary board position of Special Events Chair is still outstanding and is up to new board members to form in the next year.

Leslie Gandy will stay on as Hospitality Chair. 

The next meeting is the Wine and Cheese in September. Meeting is dismissed. 

Minutes Submitted by Kelly Dixon

Approved by Marissa Mireur  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rollingwood Women’s Club Meeting April 25, 2017

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 

Rollingwood Women’s Club Meeting March 28, 2017

Rollingwood Women’s Club Meeting
March 28, 2017 
At the home of Wendi Hundley at 2502 Bettis Drive

President Marissa Mireur called the meeting to order. The Treasurer’s report says we have $22,000 in the bank. The speaker was Marlene Merrick from Brookdale Senior Living. She spoke about the importance of avoiding inflammation in all ages. Inflammation has been proven to lead to insulin resistance, which can lead to Alzheimer’s.  

Flo Macklin makes a motion to to paint the interior of City Hall for $3,300. Lawton Cummings seconds it. The motion passes. 

Lawton Cummings, who is chairing the Spring Egg Hunt on behalf of the Rollingwood Neighborhood Association, asked for donations for the hunt to be dropped off at her place. 

Wendi Huntley updated members about the Parks Commission projects. Priorities are erosion control, irrigation and installing new working water fountain. The water fountain is estimated to cost $4,500. 

Plans for the lower playground include updating the playground equipment to be ADA compliant, updating the ground cover, new swings and exercise equipment. The Commission is also looking into improving trees and other plant life and perhaps adding sculpture to the park. 

The next meeting will be April 25th at the home of Ellen Smitheal at 2823 Timberline Drive. 

Minutes submitted by Kelly Dixon

Approved by Marissa Mireur 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Life is Good in the Wood 5k 2017 Wrap Up

The 2017 Life is Good in the Wood 5K took place this past Friday in the heart of Rollingwood and was a huge success in both celebrating our community and raising money for our parks and public spaces. 
Thank you to everyone who ran, walked, sponsored, donated prizes or volunteered. This was our thirteenth annual Life is Good in the Wood 5K and the entire event is, and has always been, 100% volunteer run and we could not pull it off without the dedicated support and participation of our community. 
Kandid.ly event photographers were on-site again this year and captured all of the action from the race start to the post-event festivities. We hope you enjoy all of these images.  They truly capture the spirit of our event and neighborhood!

Here is a link to the album:

Friday, March 24, 2017

RWC Minutes Feb 28, 2017

Rollingwood Women’s Club Meeting
Feb 28, 2017
At the home of Emily Seiders at 2700 Pickwick Lane

Marissa Mireur called the meeting to order and introduced Jeffery Casey owner of Handycheck Home Maintenance, which he comes by a clients home regularly and checks lights, filters, plumbing and appliances. He encouraged members to think about fire safety and have a plan in place. He also recommended having a home’s a/c checked seasonally.

Marissa then welcomed new members Allegra Fritos and Kate Ford.

She then introduced Omiara Brightman and Tomoko Hall for 5k on April 28th. The 5k is looking for two people to co-chair July Fourth with Krista Dillard under Roseann Ferraro. The said there were decisions for members to make, such as if we wanted a live band at the finish line or a playlist. They’re also looking for fun children’s activities. P Terry’s is coming back as well as Amy’s in addition to Pinkberry. There will be a VolunteerSpot coming out soon for race volunteers, and those interested can email Kelly Dixon kdixon314@mac.com. They also asked if we wanted to repeat family sponsorship of the race like we did last year. Previously, RWC used croudrise.com and raised $1000 with family sponsorships. 

Toni Hudson spoke about Its My Park Day, which will be March 4th, at 10am where residents will be planting bluebonnets in playscape area and mulching trees in lower park. There will be refreshments.

Marissa reminded members that we hadn't spent the $16,000 on the wall thanks to the RCDC (Rollingwood Community Development Committee). It is now 145 feet long. Currently, there is around $27,000 in the bank. Excluding the $5,000 we leave in bank for emergencies, we now have $22,000 to spend. Roseann Ferraro added that we already have $7,000 in sponsorships from the from 5k already committed. Robyn from City Hall has already requested $3,300 to paint City Hall. She’s asked members to have proposals organized and ready for the next meeting. Preferably, submitted to the board ahead of time so we can give members some time to look  over them. 

Mayor McKee updated members on the chairs we ordered for City Hall last year and said they look great and thanked RWC again. Catherine Scott asked Toni about master plan for the park, who reminded members that the Parks Commission has been working on it for over a year. She directed members to do the survey on survey monkey. The next community meeting is in March 23rd. She noted that lower play scapes are not ADA accessible and that is something that the Parks Commission would like to address.  

Next meeting is March 28th at Wendi Hundley’s house at 2502 Bettis Blvd.  

Minutes Submitted by Secretary Kelly Dixon

Approved by Marissa Mireur

Thursday, March 9, 2017