Rotary Club of Kerrville, Texas                  Chartered February 26, 1926                               District 5840

Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kerrville!
Kerrville

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Kerrville Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
201 Holdsworth Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028
United States of America
Join us on Zoom!
Satellite Club Meeting
Satellite Club Meeting--SECOND THURSDAY of every month
5:15 p. m. Meet and Greet, 5:30 p. m. Meeting
Security State Bank & Trust Community Room
1130 Junction Highway, Kerrville
Stories
Clint Morse introduced two dedicated ladies who told us about two local programs that help our youth.
 
Elaina Beard is the director of the local Boys and Girls Club, which operates out of the Salvation Army's Croc Center. Their mission is to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible adults.
 
Currently they are offering a Summer Day Camp, with about 175 youth capacity. Their daily activities include swimming, reading, bible studies, studying other countries and occasional special guests. It operates 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.   During the school year, an after school program is offered with homework assistance, life skills, youth programs and leadership development. About 40 percent of the youth served are on scholarships.
 
 
Rianna Sykes Wenske is the director of the local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, which pairs adult mentors with youth in need. The "Bigs" usually meet one on one once or twice a month with their kid, and provide a positive role model and individual attention.
 
The club currently has about fifteen adults and youth matched, which is down significantly due to Covid, but is trying to expand its numbers. Their last fund raiser netted about $14,000, and there are many success stories of lives that were changed from this club. Anyone interested in becoming a mentor or serving on their board is encouraged to contact the local Big Brothers Big Sisters office.
 
George Eychner led us in singing "Grand Old Flag"
 
 
Mike Allen was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was called so he won the wine.
 
David Jones, who served in the Coast Guard, reflected on the upcoming 231st birthday of this military branch. "Always Ready", the Coast Guard patrols 95,000 miles of US coastline, has 35,000 members on active duty, and is involved in an average of forty two search and rescues in a typical day.
Congrats to Diane and Bob Green, who celebrated their fifty second wedding anniversary.
 
Bill Tucker's mother passed away, so please keep the Tucker family in your prayers.
 
Condolences to Bill Blackburn, who lost his beloved pet Zoey.
Click the link below for a replay of the Zoom Meeting on 7/28/2021.  Representatives from the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, as well as Big Brothers, Big Sisters were present to speak about their programs in Kerrville and the surrounding area. Both organizations are looking for volunteers/mentors!
 
Our guest was introduced by Kellie Early District Director at Representative Andrew Murr.  Kellie then presented a
Resolution from the House of Representatives for appreciation of work done by past Kerrville Convention & Visitor's Bureau President, Charlie McIlvain.
 
 
 
 
 
Andrew Murr – an eighth-generation Texan and the descendant of a pioneering family of one of our brave defenders of the Alamo – Representative Murr comes from a long line of Texans committed to making our state a better place to live for future generations.
 
He is extremely busy, this is some of the items he is working on:
 
   
   
  
  
  
                                                             
 
for more info Representative Andrew Murr.  He said the Texas Governor will keep on calling special sessions until they get a quorum. 
 
Mike Allen gets his Paul Harris plus one. Mike won this when he had the best Bur Oak tree planted from seed. Ed Hamilton was providing seeds to all that wanted some.
Click on the link below to watch a replay of the 7/14/2021 meeting where Jeremiah Gunderson and others from the University of Texas Veterans and Military Assistance program offered valuable information about the challenges faced by those returning from active duty who decide to pursue a college degree.
Bryant Truitt introduced Jeremiah Gunderson, who is the Director of Veteran and Affiliated Services for the University of Texas.
Bryant Truitt
 
Jeremiah Gunderson
 
Jeremiah is a veteran who served two tours in Iraq, and went to college after his military service. As the director of Veteran Services, his office helps student veterans at the University of Texas by providing resources for financial and academic support, health services and career counseling. Veterans are obviously older than traditional students, and have life experiences that are significantly different as well.
 
There are about four hundred veterans on campus at UT. That number is fairly small because the University of Texas has stringent entrance requirements for traditional students (top six percent of their high school graduating class), and there are many more applicants than space available. There is a small percentage of slots available for others that aren't in that 6% category, including transfer students, veterans and international students. The Veterans Office helps evaluate all incoming applications from veterans, and provides recommendations to the Admissions office. Those that are accepted come in as transfer students.
 
If you are interested in supporting our student veterans at UT, you can contact the Vice President for Student Affairs Development at 512-475-6134.
 
Carol Holmes led us in the prayer and pledge.
 
 
George Eychner led us in singing America the Beautiful.
The next trash pickup is scheduled for this Saturday July 24th at 7:30 at. Meet at Talley Elementary.
 
We will do another Rise Against Hunger event on September 18th.
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 Mike Huff was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was called, so he won a bottle of wine.
 
 
 
 
Click on the link below for the Zoom Replay of the Club Meeting 7/7/2021 the first meeting of the New Year!  Jeff Harris and officers and chairs were installed and Jeff provided his goals and action plans for the upcoming year!  It will be a great year as we come together in person for our meetings at the KROC Center, Wednesdays at 11:45am. 
     
Jeff talks about what his goals are for the coming year.  Kristy Harris name was mentioned, he said without her he would not be where he was.
 
1   Membership club need to increase members
2   Walk of Fun
3   Blood drive to continue 
4  Trash pickup
5   Guadalupe River clean up
6   Chalk Fest
7   Rise Against Hunger
8   Super Ball
9   First Responder Week with meeting and golf Tournament 
10 Josh the Otter 
11 Youth Citizenship Awards
12 Rotary Scholarship 
13 Polio
14 Veterans Pantry
15 Bell Ringing
16 Blue Santa
17 Kiwanis Rotary Holiday Meal
18 Christmas Party
19 Hill Country Youth Orchestra
20 Woman's Shelter
21 Rotary Growth Program
 
 
Click on the link below for the Zoom Replay of the Club Meeting 6/30/2021 by Rotary Club of Kerrville President Tammy Prout providing her year end review of the club's accomplishments during the past year.  In spite of the challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic, our club was very active and able to respond to this community's needs!  Great job, Tammy! 
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Mailing Address:

Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029
kerrvillerotary@gmail.com

 

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Speakers
Dr. Mark Mosier, Presiden of the Kerrville Airport
Aug 04, 2021
The Kerrville Airport at a Cross Roads
Guy Overby
Aug 11, 2021
2021Tivy Hall of Fame Announcements
Allen Fore, VP Kinder Morgan
Aug 18, 2021
Pipeline Update
Coach David Jones
Aug 25, 2021
Tivy Football Season Preview
Brad Barnett, CEO Chamber of Commerce
Sep 01, 2021
The Kerrville Chamber of Commerce Future Plans
William Groneman
Sep 08, 2021
Commemorating 9/11
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Sep 15, 2021
Texas Ranger Chad A. Matock, Company F, Kerrville
Sep 22, 2021
The Texas Rangers Past, Present and Future
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Sep 29, 2021
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Oct 06, 2021
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Oct 13, 2021
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Oct 20, 2021
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Oct 27, 2021
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Nov 03, 2021
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Nov 17, 2021
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Nov 24, 2021
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Dec 01, 2021
Salvation Army
Dec 08, 2021
Salvation Army Band from Ft. Worth
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Dec 15, 2021