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
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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
 
 
Kerrville City Manager EA Hoppe introduced our Guest speaker Zach Stein.
 
Zach is from Texas and attended Texas A & M.  He is a water engineer working for HDC Engineering working out of Dripping Springs. 
 
He explained how the system was developed buy first figuring out Kerrville's current demand and also future demands.
 
Objectives
 
Plan
 
Demand
 
Sources
 
The firm then together with several entities developed a plan.
Follow the link to find out more details. Every answer was then given a cost to insure we get most bang for the buck.
 
 
More about the ellenburger-san saba aquifer see link CHAPTER 7 draft_81406.indd (texas.gov)
 
 
Currently there is a Water Master working in the TEFC Homepage - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - www.tceq.texas.gov
This man can control the water in the Guadalupe in a drought such that we cannot touch the water that passes thru Kerrville.
Both men answered questions after the presentation.
 
The data was in acre foot of water. One acre foot contains 325,851 gallons of water.
Jeff Wendling introduced Frank Sorianello, who is the chief of the San Antonio office of the Drug Enforcement Agency.
 
 
Frank explained that the DEA is a single mission agency, and that mission is to enforce the drug laws of the United States. Worldwide, the DEA has 91 offices in 70 countries, and the staff varies from 2 to 40 persons in the various offices. They partner with local county sheriff offices and city police departments to enforce the laws.  Because 65-70% of violent crimes have drugs involved in some way, there is obviously cause for concern.
 
The priorities for the San Antonio DEA office are the trans-national criminal organizations (cartels) and gang related activity. However, a growing crisis is the counterfeit pills that are on the market that mimic Oxycontin and Hydrocodone. When people are dependent on the prescription drug versions, and are unable to continue getting them, they often turn to the black market for these drugs. Unfortunately, some of the counterfeit versions of these drugs can be toxic, and thousands of people a year die in the US from overdose.
 
Methamphetamine abuse is perhaps the #1 drug issue, and 90% of it comes from Mexico. It often is smuggled in liquid form and then is converted to solid form by local meth labs in the US. There is also a lot of marijuana smuggling into Texas that comes from Colorado and other states where it is legal. Marijuana is significantly stronger than it was a number of years ago, with the THC content approaching 30%, compared to 3% in the past.
 
For those interested in the DEA for employment, agents coming into the field are usually at least in their late twenties. The agency likes applicants to have a college degree, and prefer military or police department experience. Since following the money is a big part of the DEA's investigations, a background in finance or cyber security is also advantageous.
 
 
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George leads us in a song
Thanks George!
 
Blood Drive
 
Our final event for this Rotary year will be our South Texas Blood & Tissue Center blood drive. It is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crenwelge Motors.
 
We need 30 donors and I hope you will be one of them.
 
Here is a link to register to participate in this blood drive.

Already short on the needed blood supply, the STB&TC is reporting an anticipated increase in need due to summer months and COVID restrictions being lifted. Your donation can save a life.

Governor Installation

If you haven't already RSVP'ed to attend the installation of our own Kristy Vandenberg as the District 5840 Governor, it closed yesterday. It is a rare event for our club to witness.

It will be held at Rails - A Cafe at the Depot event center on Tuesday, June 22, from 6-8 p.m.

Everyone is invited. There will be food and refreshments and time for fellowship as we honor Kristy and celebrate this great achievement. There is no cost to attend.

 

 

Click on the link below for the Zoom Replay of the 2021 Youth Citizenship Awards.  Sixteen 5th graders from 8 local elementary schools were recognized for following the 4 Way Test and exemplary citizenship by their teachers and principals.  Schreiner University provided a 20K scholarship to any of these students that will attend this university in the future.
Jeff Anderson introduced our yearly program that provides Citizenship Awards to area fifth grade students. 
 
 
Jeff and the committee have worked with local schools to select students who exemplify Service above Self in their daily lives. The student's motto is "We above Me". 
 
A number of local organizations and businesses helped with the program this year.
 
 
Neil Griffin was a big supporter of this program since its inception, and he was honored for his contributions.
 
 
Crystal Dockery came from Austin again this year to recognize the students and tell a little about each of them.
 
 
Here are the award winners:
 
 
Toby Appleton with Schreiner University announced that each of the students would receive a $5,000.00 per year college scholarship for four years if they choose to go to Schreiner.
 
 
Kathleen Maxwell Rambie provided the closing prayer for the students, parents and all who work in the schools.
 
Two new members were welcomed into our Rotary club.
 
E.A Hoppe is the new City Manager for the City of Kerrville.
 
 
 
Kristi Shepherd works for Fannie Mae.
 
 
 
Carol Holmes was awarded her Paul Harris +2 award at the meeting last week.
 
 
Blood Drive
 
Our final event for this Rotary year will be our South Texas Blood & Tissue Center blood drive. It is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crenwelge Motors.
 
We need 30 donors and I hope you will be one of them.
 
Here is a link to register to participate in this blood drive.

Already short on the needed blood supply, the STB&TC is reporting an anticipated increase in need due to summer months and COVID restrictions being lifted. Your donation can save a life.

Governor Installation

If you haven't already RSVP'ed to attend the installation of our own Kristy Vandenberg as the District 5840 Governor, please do so. It is going to be a rare event for our club to witness.

It will be held at Rails - A Cafe at the Depot event center on Tuesday, June 22, from 6-8 p.m.

Everyone is invited. There will be food and refreshments and time for fellowship as we honor Kristy and celebrate this great achievement. There is no cost to attend.

Here is the link to RSVP:

https://www.crsadmin.com/eventportal/registrations/publicfill/eventpublicfill.aspx?evtid=3d1e325e-a47c-4df2-8f8f-3f62bed4ad41

First responder training

Our First Responder Committee hosted a training session recently for area law enforcement. The training was on civil document, case procedure and included 15-16 law enforcement officers.

This is one of the many training sessions our club sponsors through this committee.

 
Dave Samuel was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was called, so he won the bottle of wine for the week. Dave donated it to Crystal Dockery, who was one of the speakers for the Citizenship awards program.
 
 
  
Clint Morse introduces guest Hunter & Rebecca Schmidt
 
 
Hunter says he meet his wife Rebecca while both were in US Marines.
 
This house was the third historic house they tried to purchase. When they first looked at it the price was too high for their budget. When the price was lowered they did purchase. Schreiner Mansion built in the 1920's - Very private & flat usable 10 acres. 
 
Built by Adams & Adams. Other buildings this firm built around the state.
 
 
Other homes built by Adams & Adams
 
 
 
 
The sellers of the property had all the documents that pertained to building the house
 
  
Envelops from 20's                                   This is a letter written in 1927 saying the walls leak.
We were informed they still leak.
  
Blue prints and and Elevation view of the front of the house.
 
All Lights, fixtures, floors, walls, tiles, windows, fireplace and faucets are original. It was noted the faucets all leaked. Windows are single pane.
 
 
They know they will have to replace items as needed. 
 
 
Of the 10 acres two along Harper rode are spoken for, They will keep 4 acres for house and out buildings, with another 4 acres for 11 or so houses to be built. The first house should be completed in 4 months
Click the link below to watch the Zoom Replay of our meeting 5-19-2021 which featured Mike McBride who spoke about Hill Country Archeology.
Mike McBride of the Hill Country Archeology Association gave a presentation to our club last Wednesday.
 
 
The HCAA is an organization of volunteers (avocational archeologists) whose goal is to preserve the local archeology and educate landowners and the public about the rich history of our area. They work with private land owners, by their invitation, to help them understand archeological sites on their property. Any artifacts found remain the property of the land owner.
 
Through a series of slides, Mike educated us about the migration of the earliest humans to the Americas. During the last ice age, when the ocean was 300-400 feet shallower than today, a land bridge formed between current day Siberia and Alaska, allowing land travel down the Pacific coast through Canada and eventually to our area. They believe the period of migration down the Pacific coast took place over several thousand years, from roughly 25,000 years ago to 18,000 years ago. Recent DNA research indicates that Native Americans can be traced to perhaps three distinctive populations of these early inhabitants.
 
Artifacts point to Native Americans reaching Texas as early as 15,000 years ago. The flint in the hill country area is some of the best in the United States, and so it is not surprising that they found Texas appealing with the flint for arrowheads and tools, plentiful game, varied plants for food, and permanent and reliable water sources.
 
The HCAA will host the Texas Archeology Field School June 12-19 of this year, with a week of excavation and research, and they are expecting about 400 people. The public is invited to the event one evening, June 17th at 7:00 pm, for archeological demonstrations and informal Q&A with members. Bring your artifacts for help with identification.  
 
George Eychner led us in a song about Hagi's Palms, in reference to the Mamacita's restaurant palm trees that took a hit in the Big Freeze in February. A few of you might remember George did a similar song when the restaurant first opened over fifteen years ago.
 
 
 
A number of Paul Harris fellowships were awarded:
 
 
David Martin, PH +3
David Jones, PH +5
Leslie Rambin, PH and PH +1
Charlie Mclivain PH +4
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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
Tom Martin and Cory Edmondson
Jun 23, 2021
The Future of Peterson Health
Tammy Prout
Jun 30, 2021
Year End Review
President Jeff Harris
Jul 07, 2021
The Coming Year for Kerrville Rotary
Jeremiah Gunderson
Jul 14, 2021
The University of Texas Veterans' Assistance Program
Rianne Sykes-Wenske and Elaine Beard
Jul 21, 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club
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Brad Barnett
Aug 11, 2021
The Kerrville Chamber of Commerce Future Plans
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William Groneman
Sep 08, 2021
Commemorating 9/11
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