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
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Kerrville Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
201 Holdsworth Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028
United States of America
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
Sign up to ring the bell and raise some money for the programs to help the needy again this year. This was Nov 26th
Kaitlyn Vecchio
Eva Vecchio
Emily Forsythe
And the guy in the back, PDG Doug Whinnery.
 
 
 
Just 3 more weeks to volunteer. Lets Get Er Done!!!
 
 
  
Gregg Appel
Greg Faldyn
 
Both exchanged their red badge for new one.
 
Congrats  
 
Jennifer Borecky, Kerrville Robotics Alliance. Karolyn Andrews, holding the check, Schreiner University This check was given to Robotics Alliance by the Kerrville Rotary Club
 
There are Robotics in Elementary, Junior High and High School in Kerrville.
 
 
Tivy Robotics                                            These are the High School Teams
 
The robotics teacher Luke Stricker.
  
Students moving the platform to center of the room for better viewing
 
Competitions                                           The Gilded Gears Team
 
 
Students at work                                       Parts bin after getting it organized
 
 
Demonstrating movement
  
                                                                They used the 3D printer to make items needed
 
The whole class 
Last Wednesday was our annual pre-Thanksgiving joint meeting with the Kiwanas Club.
 
 
Jeff talks about both clubs commitment to community service.
 
Kristy got everyone to move around and visit with members of the other club, and we found commonality in our goals and ideas for service.
 
 
 
 
 
Kristy reported that the District conference was a big success, and thanked all who volunteered their time for this event in Kerrville.
 
Tammy Prout was honored at our meeting for her contributions.
 
 
The District Conference Service Project for Endangered Children sponsored by the D5840 Combat Human Trafficking Rotary Club was led by Amy Barag and JoAnn Browne. Rotarians who attended the 2022 District Conference filled150 backpacks filled with various hygiene products, combs, brushes, quilts, dental products, journals, Walmart gift cards and snacks.
The backpacks will be shares with 3 different 501c3 non-profits: Caring Hope, Ransomed Life Texas and Mercy Gate Ministries Kerrville. Thanks to all for their monetary and product donations and loads of thanks to PDG Kristy Vandenberg for supporting their efforts. (photo and summary courtesy of the district website)
 
 
Our Club is Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army again this year at Gibson's. Sign up to help via our website: kerrvillerotary.org  - we are ringing on Saturdays up until Christmas.
 
Dave Samuel is heading this up, so if you have any questions or need help signing up, contact Dave:  davesamuel.tx@outlook.com
 
 
Charlie McIlvain led us in signing a song that George prepared, getting us ready for the holidays.
 
 
Families in Rotary
 
Please keep President Marta in your prayers as she recovers from COVID.
 
The Rotary Christmas party is Wednesday December 7th, and takes the place of the regular lunch meeting. It will be at the Buckhorn RV Resort, which has a great meeting room for fellowship and dinner. It is at 2885 Goat Creek Rd., just north of I-10. Fellowship from 5:30 to 6:30 with a cash bar (wine and beer), Dinner at 6:30 and music until 8:30. Bring can goods where we can donate to area charities.
 
Saturday December 10th is the annual Blue Santa distribution. We will need volunteers for this event.  It is at Ronnie Bock's RV starting at 8 am until noon. Please contact Stephanie Skrumeda to sign up. 830-370-5789
 
The morning shift at Bock's will be assembling the bags that will be distributed at both Ronnie Bock's & the Doyle Center. We will also load the food bags into the recipients car. 
 
 
 
 
Why do you support The Rotary Foundation?

  I support the Rotary Foundation because of the "End Polio Now" initiative. One of my childhood friends and his father both had polio so I know firsthand the impact of this dreaded disease. Incidentally they both recovered but my friend is experiencing health problems today as a result of the virus remnants.  With that background I find it to be absolutely amazing that a volunteer service organization could take on the task of eliminating polio and succeed in doing so in the United States and almost in the entire world. To me that's an organization and a cause I want to be a part of!
 
            George Eychner
Major Adam Steinmetz provided the program on the Sixteenth Air Force, in honor of Veterans Day.
 
 
The Sixteenth Air Force is headquartered at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, and gathers and integrates intelligence in cyber and electronic warfare. The Sixteenth has a global presence in 128 locations worldwide, with 48,000 personnel.  
 
Adam went to Brigham Young University and took classes in the Russian language. He later took a mission trip to Russia, and learned to speak the language better. Adam's wife is originally from the Ukraine, so the recent war brought home the reality of the conflict. 
Long time Rotarian Tom Terrell was able to join us for the meeting. Tom was instrumental in organizing the Veterans Day programs for many years, and it was great to see him and his wife again. 
 
George Eychner led us in singing the Air Force song in honor of Veterans Day and the program.
 
 
This year our club is again Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army at Gibson's. Please go to the Kerrville Noon Rotary website to sign up and volunteer to ring for an hour on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 
Dave Samuel is heading this up again so help him out!
 
Saturday December 10th is the annual Blue Santa distribution. We will need volunteers for this event.  It is at Ronnie Bock's RV starting at 8 am until noon. Please contact me to sign up. 830-370-5789
 
The morning shift at Bock's will be assembling the bags that will be distributed at both Ronnie Bock's & the Doyle Center. We will also load the food bags into the recipients car. 
 
Stephanie Skrumeda
The annual Veterans Breakfast was held on November 11. It was a good turnout with plenty of heart warming food and fellowship.
 
 
 
 
 
Why do you give to The Rotary Foundation?
 
My dad was a Rotarian which, I admit, as a child meant little to me – other than he’d regularly go to meetings, even when we were on vacation.  What did make an impression on me however were his stories about diseases of his childhood.  My dad was born in 1915.  Even out in the “boonies” of the South Texas farm where he lived, it seemed no one was immune from the influenza epidemic, scarlet fever, or polio.  He lost friends, acquaintances and community members to these diseases.
 
Fast-forward many years later, when a friend invites me to a Rotary meeting.  At the first mention of polio, I recall my dad’s stories and suddenly I understand his commitment to Rotary.  While Dad has since passed on, I know he would be tickled pink to know that his daughter is one of over a million Rotarians who saw polio eradicated in our lifetime.
 
Gena Daniels
 
 
 
 
Charlie McIlvain provided a big thank you to all the Rotarians who helped out on the District Conference, which wrapped up last week in Kerrville.
 
 
 
 
Marta picked today the whole club because all contribute to the Club. We are powerful in the way we weld the Club to the outside.
Past District Governor and club president Doug Whinnery provided the program on the Rotary Foundation. Doug joined Rotary in 1992, and has served on numerous Rotary District leadership committees.
 
 
Charity Navigator has consistently given a four star rating to R.I., citing its transparency and accountability as top notch. The Rotary Foundation is unique because it is managed by member leadership volunteers, who decide what projects receive funding.
 
There are two types of grants available- District and Global grants, which help either the local projects in the district, or benefit people in need around the globe.
 
Your gifts can go to a number of categories including the Annual Fund, Polio Plus, the Endowment Fund, Disaster Relief or a particular Area of Focus. The areas of focus include Peace and Conflict Resolution/Prevention, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development and Environmental.
 
The Paul Harris Fellowship is awarded to donors who have achieved either $1000.00 in donations over time to the Foundation, or have earned or been gifted Paul Harris points, which count towards the fellowship. There are higher levels of recognition as well, and gifts pledged from your estate or will can help future Rotarian projects and global needs.
 
 
Contact Us 

 

Mailing Address:

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

 

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Speakers
Jeremiah Romack and Salvation Army Band
Dec 14, 2022
Christmas Program
Christmas break
Dec 21, 2022
No meeting
Christmas break
Dec 28, 2022
No meeting
Open
Jan 04, 2023
Rebekah Hyatt
Jan 11, 2023
Systems Go
Bill Raleigh, Schreiner AD
Jan 18, 2023
Are You Ready for Some Football
Open
Jan 25, 2023
Tom Moser
Feb 01, 2023
Is Global Warming Man Made
Jeff Stone
Feb 08, 2023
Building a telescope for the 2024 eclipse in Kerrville
Open
Feb 15, 2023
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Feb 22, 2023
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Mar 01, 2023
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Mar 08, 2023
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Mar 15, 2023
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Mar 22, 2023
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Mar 29, 2023
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Apr 05, 2023
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Apr 12, 2023
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Apr 19, 2023
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Apr 26, 2023