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

Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kerrville!


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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The program for the meeting last Wednesday was on the Dynamic Leaning Institute. Jeff Anderson introduced us to the Institute, which is a series of 1 ½ hour classes on a variety of topics, presented by instructors with expertise in the given field. The classes have no tests, grades or homework, and are a one time presentation to expand our knowledge on a subject. This is modeled after other successful programs in Texas, including one in nearby Fredericksburg.
There are several community partnerships involved, including Dietert Club Ed, Schreiner University, and Serv Kerrville. A number of Rotarian are involved in this creation, including founding members Art Bell, Neice Bell, Walt Koenig, Kathleen Maxwell Rambie, Charlie McIlvain and Jeff Anderson.
Classes will be offered at three locations: The Dietert Center, Schriener University and Das Peach Haus in Fredericksburg. Sneak previews of upcoming classes were presented by Kathleen Maxwell Rambie- “Leaning to Thrive during Seasons of Grief”; Tom Moser- “Human Spaceflight”; and Walt Koenig- A Diplomats insight into War in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Other upcoming classes include “Texas Tales, Tall and True”, “Germans come to Texas” and “The Art and Sciences of Beer”.
There are classes scheduled every week in the coming months, so check out all the topics at to see what interests you.
Kathleen Maxwell Rambie
Walt Koenig
Tom Moser
Cecil Atkission led us in the prayer and pledge last Wednesday.
Our exchange student Javi will be giving a talk at the next Satellite club meeting.
This weekend is  Rotary Habitat for Humanity Build on Saturday, January 20th.  Volunteers should report at 8am to the office located at 129 Rankin Nix.  Work will continue until about noon.  If you can help for a couple hours, please let Rob Poindexter know!!!  Hoping to get at least 10 folks out and building!
AND ... have you purchased your Rotary Raffle Ticket for the SuperBall?  This raffle will fund our service projects and scholarships for the upcoming year!  Tickets are $100 and give the winner a chance to win amazing prizes!  Bring your check book or cash to our meeting this Wed.  We are asking all members to either buy or sell 1-2 tickets to help us reach our goal.  We have a total of 600 to sell - so please help!
Tables for the 2018 SuperBall Tailgating Event are starting to fill up!  This is a fun event with a great outcome of raising funds for our club.  Contact Kim Clarkson if you are interested in purchasing a table!  If you want to purchase individual tickets, those are available as well.   
John Forister was wearing his Rotary pin, and that netted him a nice bottle of wine. Don't forget to wear yours!
Jacques DeBose's son is in the hospital with complications from juvenile diabetes. Please keep their family in your prayers.
George Eychner recognized all of our members who celebrated January birthdays. 
Carol Holmes - District Governor 2017-2018
Carol Holmes retired as Vice president of Texas National Bank, Tomball, Texas. She joined Tomball Rotary Club in 1992 and served as president from 2003-2004. Carol and her husband, Doug, moved to Mason, Texas in 2007. She joined Brady Rotary Club and served as president from 2011-2012.  In 2012, she was awarded “Club President of the Year” by District 5840.
Carol is a Paul Harris Society member, Bequest Society member, and multiple Paul Harris Fellows. She served as Assistant Governor for Brady and the three Fredericksburg clubs in 2014-2015 and served as a PETS Ranger in 2015. She has completed all three parts of Rotary Leadership Institute. She attended RYLA’s four-day conference in San Marcos as a chaperone in 2015. She and her husband served as Aides to the RI President’s Representative and her husband for the District Conference in 2015.
Carol is actively involved with a Rotary Foundation/World Vision global grant for 23 water wells to be drilled in Southeast Honduras. In addition, she is working with District 5840 and Texas Water Mission to produce a children’s manual to supplement the classes taught by the Honduran Health and Hygiene team at all the well site villages. Carol’s husband has been involved with the water well program in Honduras for several years and currently serves on the board of Texas Water Mission.
See a picture of Carol's children manual below:
Buckhorn Resort hosted our annual Christmas party. The dinner was great, and a good time was had by all.
Thank you to all the Rotarians who singed up to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at Gibsons over the past several weeks.
Jimmy and Bekki Hutto
The Smithson family
Members of the Schreiner University Choir provided the entertainment with Christmas songs at last Wednesday's meeting. Led by director Michael Kahl, the students sang a number of favorites, including We Three Kings, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, Feliz Navidad, Rudolf and Jingle Bells.
Several new Paul Harris fellows were honored at the meeting.
Lois Schlieiter, Jimmy Hutto (+2), Rosa Lavender (+2), Robin Miears (+3), Delmar Hiller (+1), John Forister (+2), Dave Rittenhouse (+3).
Two new Members joined our club last Wednesday. Cecil Atkission proposed Jeff Harris as a new member, and Jill Sadberry proposed Sherri Jones as a new member. Jeff is with Community First National Bank, and Sherri is with Republic Services.
Jeff Harris
Sherri Jones
Prayers go out to our President Kristy, who had a hip replaced last week. We hope for a speedy rehab and recovery.
Past Kerrville Rotary Club president Kenneth Early presided over the annual meeting last Wednesday where the upcoming year slate of officers was presented and approved by the membership.
The officers and directors are:
Robin Miears            President
Charlie Mcllvain      Vice President
Crystal Dockery        Secretary
Gena Carter                Treasurer
Tammy Prout            Director
Jeff Wendling            Director
Janelle Peralt         Director
Chris Chedzoy           Director
Tim Crenwelge          Director
Ingrid Painter            Director
Tivy High School's volleyball team joined us for the Wednesday meeting. They had a very successful year, winning several matches in the post season, and excelling in the classroom as well.
Our main fund raiser for the year, SuperBall, is scheduled for the day before the Superbowl, February 3, 2018. Mark your calendar and plan to purchase tickets and act as a sponsor for this exciting event!
Please see a list of our generous sponsors, updated as of 1/8/2018, below:
NFL Commissioner Level
  • James Avery
Owners Suite Level
  • Kerr County Abstract & Title Co.
Most Valuable Player Level
  • Massey Itschner & Company, P.C.
  • KPUB
  • Nationwide/Hill Country Community Journal
  • Garrett Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Friendship Table
  • Guadalupe National Bank
  • Braun & Carter LLC
  • Ashley Furniture
  • Collum, Wofford & Associates - Ameriprise Financial
  • Community First National Bank
Season Ticket Holder Reserved Tables for 10 
  • Texas Hill Country Bank
  • Crenwelge Motors
  • Security State Bank & Trust
  • Wells Fargo
  • Centennial Bank
  • Caillioux Foundation
  • Additional Reserved Rotarian Tables x 2
Cheering Section
  • Rob and Rebecca Poindexter
  • Marta Diffen
  • Bill Tucker
  • Gerald Irion
See the flyer and sponsorship form below:
PDG Doug Whinnery has been awarded The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service to The Rotary Foundation. Whinnery has been a member of the Rotary Club of Kerrville since 1992 and served as 2005-2006 District Governor for Rotary District 5840, which includes 58 clubs throughout central and south-central Texas.
The award was presented by District 5840 Governor Carol Holmes of Brady and Past District Governor Jerry Hardy of San Antonio, who will serve as District chair for The Rotary Foundation in 2018-19. In 2012, Whinnery received The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, a prerequisite to the Distinguished Service Award.
The Distinguished Service Award, the Foundation’s highest service recognition for Rotarians, is given annually to only 50 Rotarians worldwide for work in support of The Rotary Foundation. Whinnery served twice as chair of the District 5840 Rotary Foundation Committee and in 2011 chaired a successful “Million Dollar Dinner” that raised $1.07 million to further the work of the Rotary Foundation. For the past 15 years, he has presented numerous training seminars on Rotary Foundation programs and fund-raising efforts for Rotary clubs and volunteer leaders throughout the district and state.
He served four years as coordinator for fund-raising efforts and educational outreach for The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus campaign with responsibility for 10 Rotary districts in Texas and Oklahoma. During his tenure in this position, he presented numerous seminars on Rotary’s polio eradication efforts to individual Rotary clubs and at state-wide training events including President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS), Zone Institutes and Multi-District Training.
Since Rotary launched Polio Plus in 1985, Rotarians around the world have contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. When this effort began, more than 1000 children were paralyzed by polio every day; in 2017, there were only 20 cases of polio reported in the three countries where the virus is still present in the environment (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria).
Satellite Rotary Minutes          
December 19, 2017
On December 9th, Stephanie Skrumeda and all the Satellite Members helped work and coordinate a successful Blue Santa event.  In total, our club contributed $1,500 to this effort with a District matching grant of $1,500 for a total of $3K to purchase food for 49 families with 106 children! To many families, the gifts, food and clothing received through the Blue Santa program will relieve the stress of trying to provide gifts and “holiday magic” to their children. There were 15 Rotarians who helped with this effort and several family members who together volunteered over 27 hours. The event was again held at Ronnie Bock’s Kerrville RV and was coordinated by the Citizens Police Academy, Satellite Rotary Group and Kerrville Elks lodge. Kudos to Stephanie and all the Rotarians who came out to help.
The Satellite Club held their Dec. 19th meeting at the Kerrville State Hospital by sponsoring a Christmas party for patients of the hospital. They had special guests who attended including Santa Claus, our very own Jeff Talarico, and Chris Huber & Greg Bitkower who played and lead the group in Christmas carols.  Jacques Duhr once again showcased his culinary skills for the dinner and it must have been great because there were very few leftovers. Austin Clarkson came up with a Jingle Bell toss and the patients were all eager to participate. A prize was given to the winner of each of the three rounds. There were plenty of desserts and fun during the night. One patient gave us some one liner jokes and made everyone laugh, Santa even said he gets some of his best work from this patient! Gifts were distributed, and all the patients left with full tummy’s and a present in hand. Another example of “Service above Self”!
Satellite Rotary’s next meeting will be Jan. 16th at the Wells Fargo Bank Community Room
George Eychner leads the group in "Auld Lang Syne," to kick off 2018 in style!
Contact Us 

Caroline Wilson 
Club Administrator

(512) 787-7964

Mailing Address:

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


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