Rotary Club of Kerrville

Club 1909    District 5840   Chartered February 26, 1926

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Caroline Wilson 
Club Administrator

(512) 787-7964

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Rotary Club of Kerrville
218 Quinlan St. PMB #561
Kerrville, TX 78028


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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Inn of the Hills
1001 Junction Hwy
Kerrville, TX  78028-4913
United States
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Pam Umstead provided the program on Freedom Loans, which is a financial literacy program to help people escape the trap of the payday loan cycle. Low interest loans are available to motivated borrowers, working through local banks, and financial counseling is also provided to help educate recipients.
People who use the payday lenders often have poor credit scores, so traditional loans from reputable sources are difficult to come by. They often have several loans at once, and the rates are so high they cannot make any progress paying off the principal. Freedom Loans offers advice and tips on simple but important skills, such as family budgeting, shopping, tracking spending, the cost of credit and additional local resources for help. 
David Reast led us in the prayer and pledge last Wednesday.
George led us in song celebrating the joy of the upcoming tax due day.
John Forister was all smiles as he won a nice bottle of wine for wearing his Rotary pin to the Wednesday meeting. Wear your pin next week, and have a chance to win a nice prize for promoting Rotary.
Our Rotary club is planning to host another exchange student next year, so three host families are needed for a period of about three months each. The host family is often a Rotary member, but is not a requirement. So, if you or someone you know are interested in finding out more about hosting a student , please let Chris Chedzoy know.
Also, Chris is retiring from his position as exchange student coordinator at the end of this year, so if you are interested in taking this position on, please contact him for more details.
Lois Schlieter is recovering from a fall, so we wish her a speedy recovery.
Former member Ed Mulvey passed away recently. Please keep his family in your prayers.
The Rotary Spring Picnic is going to be May 3 from 5:00 to 7:30 at the Schreiner University Robbins-Lewis Pavilion, same as last year. Fajitas and margaritas will be make the evening festive, and the weather will be perfect. There will be no noon Rotary meeting that day, so come enjoy the evening and bring your spouse/significant other.
The Rotary District Conference is May 4-7th in Fredericksburg. It's a great way to learn more about Rotary and provides a great framework for programs and leadership opportunities in our club. See the flyer in the Spoke for more information.
Tickets for the Cruise raffle are still available. See Robin Miears for details.
The Rotary District Conference is coming to Fredericksburg May 4-7. Our club will cover half the cost of the first ten folks who sign up for the conference, so contact Kristy if you are interested.
Schreiner University students entertained us with both familiar and original songs at last Wednesday's meeting. Pictured are Reagan, Vivy, Lily, Michael Kahl (professor and music director) and Jacob. The students are part of Schreiner's Performing Arts Living Learning Community, which consists of students interested in music, dance and theater. They participate in a variety of performances in the area, and also get to see professional productions in music and theater throughout the year.
President Jeff led us in the prayer and pledge to start the meeting..
George led us in wishing happy birthday to all the April birthdays in the club.
Rotarians joined together to pick up trash on Goat Creek Road last Saturday. Thank you to Carson Conklin for continuing to organize this quarterly event and thank you to all the participants for cleaning up our Texas highways.
The hygiene kits for needy families across the border in Mexico are still being collected. If you haven't already done so, please bring the items to the regular or satellite club meeting and Kristy will provide the zip loc bags and get them to their destination. Here are the items needed:
1 Bottle Shampoo
1 Bottle Lotion
1 Toothpaste
4 Toothbrushes
1 Bottle Rubbing Alcohol
1 Bar of Soap
2 Chapstick Tubes
Incoming president Kristy Vandenberg will be calling the members of the club for input for the upcoming year. Please take the call and give her some feedback!
Congratulations go to Alain Peralt, son of member Janelle and Patrick Peralt, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer for St. Mary's University in San Antonio next fall. Alain was a standout defender on the OLH high school team in Kerrville. Alain plans to major in Forensic Science/Criminology.
Kudos go to the Tivy soccer team, which made it three deep in the playoffs before Alamo Heights defeated them to end their season. Albert Skogar, our exchange student from Sweden, was a member of the team. Tivy rallied to win four out of their last five district games to make the playoffs.  Congratulations to the team!

March 2017

Water and Sanitation Month

1 March — nominations (from district governors only) are due

13-19 March — World Rotaract Week

15 March — nominations (from district governors only) are due

31 March — Preregistration discount ends for

Mike Allen, a Noon Rotary Club Member,  started things off by introducing two folks.
David Jackson a Noon Rotary Club Member, explained several ways different clients look at these easements.
Todd Votteler, spoke about both pros and cons of easements and answered a lot of questions

Todd Votteler, Ph.D.
Executive Manager of Science, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy

The Executive Manager of Science, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy monitors and advocates issues related to GBRA water policy with local, state and federal legislatures, agencies, and executive bodies. He participates in regional water planning efforts and represents the general manager in various workgroups for developing or suggesting changes to state surface or groundwater policies. He also provides oversight for two non-profit GBRA affiliate entities. Votteler earned his bachelor’s degree in natural resources from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, his master’s degree in natural resources from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources at Ann Arbor, MI, and his doctorate in geography from Texas State University. Votteler served as Special Master for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, and was Assistant to the Court Monitor for U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, for endangered species litigation related to the Edwards Aquifer.

Phone: 830-379-5822 Ext. 269
Fax: 830-379-7478

Jeff open the meeting
Rice University Head Football Coach David Bailiff spoke to the group regarding the state of the University's football program and shared stories about his coaching background and about his tenure on the Rice sidelines. Coach Bailiff cited former Southwest Texas State Head Football Coach Jim Whacker as his inspiration on and off the football field.  He noted the genuine love and respect Coach Whacker showed his staff and players and mentioned that he was a man who "never had a bad day."  Coach Bailiff said he does his best to show that same love and respect to his current players and to display the positive attitude Coach Whacker exuded day in and day out (no matter the circumstances).
The Rice University Football program is looking for young men who truly want to make a difference in the world.  According to Coach Bailiff, "life is too short to coach turds!"  Football players at Rice are true student athletes.  It isn't unusual to field players that are interning at NASA and other prestigious institutions while balancing rigorous academics and football.  The minimum SAT score for Rice Football is 1100 (with certain exceptions as the University touts a holistic approach to recruiting), and the minimum score needed to walk-on is 1300!!  Rice Football graduates a whopping 96-100% of its players, close to first among all NCAA Division I programs.  Rice recruits predominantly in Texas, but it's academic reputation attracts students to the football program nationwide. 
Rice University is a member of Conference USA and is a past conference champion.  Rice struggled to 3-9 this past season, but Coach Bailiff reminded the group that teams win with juniors and seniors, and that last year's team was a very young one. The team opens the upcoming season against Stanford in Australia (wow)!  Lets wish the Owls the best of luck in their 2017-2018 campaign!
Rob Poindexter gave the prayer and pledge last Wednesday.
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