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
Click on the link below for the slide show created for Jeff Harris' Year in Review for 2021-2022.  Thanks to all the presenters and others who made this happen!
 
  • Marta spoke about the Main Event
  • Jeff W talked about the 1st Responders Golf, Awards Luncheon, and Grants given on behalf of the 1st Responders Committee
  • Robin The Rise Against Hunger
  • Janelle The on going project the Rotary Tree Grove
  • Roy Scholarships and that the public needs to be made more aware of what Rotary does.
  • Todd Service Projects, highway clean up, UGRA clean up.
  • Kristy Our DG and founder of the Labor Day Walk and spoke on behalf of both
  • Jeff spoke about the Veterans Breakfast since Donna was out of town
  • Amber Pints for Polio & How much we brought in this year. $16,800
  • with a goal of $10,000 and 1st in district
  • Dave Josh the Otter presented the program to over 1,300 kids
  • Mike Wilson Youth Citizenship Awards started by Jeff Anderson
  • George Playing your horn and Hill Country Youth Orchestra
  • Jimmy Picnics and Parties
  • Dave Ringing the Bell for Salvation Army
     
 
The program last Wednesday was provided by Gabriel Alonzo, a member of our Rotary Club. Gabriel has been a portrait artist for over thirty years, and he and his wife recently moved to Kerrville.
 
Gabriel had a colorful history before becoming a photographer. He was raised in Mexico City, and became a professional musician in a rock and roll band, backing up the Doors and other big bands. He later moved to Houston and was in retail sales at Sakowitz and Nieman Marcus, before becoming a clothing buyer.
 
He decided to pursue portrait photography, and was told he needed a photography degree to get in the business. So, he got his degree and worked at Gittings in Houston, a well known portrait studio. He finally decided to venture out on his own in 1990, and has had a successful business as a portrait artist. Gabriel has recently added automobiles and landscape work to his photography artistry.
 
Mike Burkett and Georgieanna Itz told our club about KerrKonnect, which is a local  program that provides low cost rides to those in need. The service is used mainly by seniors that don't have transportation, but all ages are served.  
 
Rides are available monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and are only $2.00 for a one way trip and $4.00 round trip. Most rides are for doctors appointments, Shopping and restaurants, or trips to social, family and religious activities.
 
Rides can be provided within a 10 mile radius of the Kerr County Courthouse, reaching Ingram, Centerpoint, Tierra Linda and Quiet Valley Ranch. The demand currently outpaces the available drivers, so more volunteer drivers are needed to help reduce the waiting list of folks needing rides.
 
For More information, contact them at kerrkonnect.org or 803-315-5377.
The Rotary new member welcome party is June 30th at Jimmy and Bekki Hutto's house. Look for the email to RSVP, and help us welcome the new members to the club.
 
The Guadalupe River Clean up is July 23rd, so please sign up to help our club and the morning club clean up one of the greatest resources we have.
Please Keep Robin Miears and her family in your prayers, as her sister in law passed away.
 
 
 
 
 
Clint introduces Erin Davis. Last time she was a speaker she talked about Oak Wilt.
 
                                                                                       
 
Erin Davis, Staff Forester III at Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas A&M University who spoke to us about Hill Country Texas Trees.
 
Erin told us which trees she recommended for the Hill Country.
and about the trees in the Edwards Plateau.
 
    
  
   
         
    
texastreeplanting.tamu.edu                     This website will help you get the correct tree
Texas Arbor Day is Nov 4th or
First Friday November
 
 
when watering trees use a tuna can and when you get to the top of can you have watered enough.
 
Rachael Lindsey, Director of Science and Stewardship for the Hill Country Conservancy, provided the program at the meeting last Wednesday.
 
 
Rachel gave an overview of what defines the Hill Country, including geography, climate, vegetation, geology and soils.
 
 
One of the biggest challenges is the present and future availability of water for our needs. The aquifers are a complex system that provides much of the Hill County's drinking water, and the goal is to allow as much rainwater as possible to make its way into the aquifers to replenish what we remove.
 
 
An interesting part of the program included information on the Biotic Pump Theory, detailing how removing forests leads to reduced rainfall. The forests pull the moist air from the coastal areas to the continental interiors.
 
Contrary to popular wisdom, even the often maligned cedar trees of the Hill Country have numerous benefits. While removing large forests of cedar often bring long dormant springs back to life, it is temporary, and the ability of soils to retain nutrients and provide vegetative growth diminishes over time.
 
For additional information and opportunities to consider conservation easements, you can contact Rachael@hillcountryconservancy.org
 
 
 
George Eychner led us in singing "This Land is Your Land", in honor of our speaker and program for the day.
 
 
 
E A Hoppy was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was drawn, so he won a bottle of wine.
Pray for those traveling to and from the Rotary International Convention in Houston.
 
Doug and Sue Whinnery were honored at the convention for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Please keep those affected by the tragedy in Uvalde in your prayers.
 
 
Awards Emcee Crystal Dockery who serves as Deputy Executive Director of The association of Community Schools in Austin
 
Winners are selected by their teachers as outstanding models of Service Above Self.
 
Schreiner University awarded ea child $20,000 to attend Schreiner.
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
  
 
 
The awards were handed out by Mayor Judy Eychner and County Judge Rob Kelly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Col. Jack Robert Lousma
 
USMC, Ret. (born February 29, 1936) is an American astronautaeronautical engineer, retired United States Marine Corps officer, former naval aviatorNASA astronaut, and politician. He was a member of the second crew, Skylab-3, on the Skylab space station in 1973. In 1982, he commanded STS-3, the third Space Shuttle mission. Lousma was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1997. He is the last living crew member of both of his spaceflights.
He was the tech on ground when Apollo 13 called and said Houston we have a problem.
 
Jack talked about the kids and their journey in life.
 
 
Marta introduces our guest Ted Davis. 
 
From an early age he knew he wanted to be in broadcasting. He did not have a plan B. He started when he was 17. He was a disc jockey from seven to midnight. Got a gig doing playoff games for the Dallas Mavericks for 4 years. Dallas Mavericks for nine years then on to Milwaukee Bucks for 24 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ted is from Lubbock. He has been in broadcasting for 50 years. He spent last 25 years with the Milwaukee Bucks in Wisconsin. Since the Bucks won the championship last year he was presented a ring
 
 
He was thinking about continuing he career but if he left now the wife and he could move back to Texas. So Texas they came. Since they were attending the Folk Festival a long while back they decided to move to Kerrville. They enjoyed the hills & river. Lubbock has neither.
 
As a broadcaster he had to loose his Texas accent. Now that he is back in Texas he can slip in a few words we all know. y'all, fixin and howdy.
 
At  Schreiner University he the voice of the university. He is teaching kids about broadcasting. There are 15 kids signed up so far. This will teach the kids how speak clearly and with the right words. This will help the kids for the rest of life.
 
Several folks noted that this was a great speaker and kept every ones attention.
Our club welcomed local 4H youth, who got a chance to tell us what they were involved with in the 4H Program.
 
 
The 4H Program has a wide variety of activities these youth can participate in, including wool and mohair judging, food and nutrition, fashion and interior design, shooting sports, veterinary science, leadership, robotics and photography. In addition to learning valuable skills, they can earn scholarships for their hard work.
 
Emma Thompson, below, and in the middle of the photo above, won a $10,000 scholarship this year in the wool judging event at the San Antonio Livestock Show. 
 
Lizzy Scales is a junior this year, and is involved in several activities including wool and mohair judging.
 
Peter Lockwood is an officer in Tivy FFA.
 
Ben Watkins is involved in shooting sports and natural resources.
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029
kerrvillerotary@gmail.com

 

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Speakers
Marta Diffen
Jul 06, 2022
Plan for the Year
Leigh Ann Fitzpatrick Kerrville State Hospital
Jul 13, 2022
The Mission and Future of the Hospital
Dr. Mark Mosier
Jul 20, 2022
The Congressional Gold Medal
Recent Rotary Scholarship Students
Jul 27, 2022
Our Recepients and Plans for College
President Charles McCormick
Aug 03, 2022
New Developments at Schreiner University
Guy Overby
Aug 10, 2022
Tivy Hall of Fame Presentation
Open
Aug 17, 2022
Coach David Jones
Aug 24, 2022
Tivy Football Preview
Noah Platt and Jack McGuire
Aug 31, 2022
Rotary Peace Conference in Ireland
Open
Sep 07, 2022
Open
Sep 14, 2022
Open
Sep 28, 2022
Open
Oct 05, 2022
Open
Oct 12, 2022
Open
Oct 19, 2022
Open
Oct 26, 2022
Open
Nov 02, 2022
Kelly Atkinson
Nov 09, 2022
Why Rotary
Open
Nov 16, 2022
Joint meeting with Kiwanis
Nov 23, 2022
Thanksgiving meeting