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
The Kerrville Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
201 Holdsworth Drive
Kerrville, TX  78028
United States of America
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Venue Map
Satellite Club Meeting
Satellite Club Meeting--THIRD TUESDAY of every month
5:15 p. m. Meet and Greet, 5:30 p. m. Meeting
Red Cross Building, 333 Earl Garrett St., Kerrville
Rotary District Governor John Hutcherson provided the program last week. John was introduced by Carol Holmes, former district governor and new member of our club.
John emphasized the importance of the continued goal of polio eradication,  and the support the Rotary Foundation does in this fight. He and his wife Judy have been to India to help in the national immunization day, where scores of volunteers from across the globe provide the polio vaccine drops to locals in need.
The Rotary Foundation continues to provide support worldwide, and has given millions of dollars for polio and these six areas of focus: Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing clean water, Sanitation and hygiene, Saving mothers and children, Supporting education and Helping grow local economies.
Mark Dizdar provided the prayer and pledge at the meeting last Wednesday.
Save the date- October 25th is our Pints for Polio event, raising money for the fight against polio.  This year it will be at the Dietert Center. 
November 8th is the Veterans Breakfast, so put that on your calendar.
The Labor Day Walk A Fun was a success.  There were 8-10 booths, bicycle safety checkups, massage therapy and lots of walkers.
George led us in song in honor of our District Governor, John Hutcherson.
David Syers exchanged his red badge for a new one. Congrats David!
Continued prayers are welcome for Leslie Williams, Stockton's wife.  Good news is they recently took a family cruise with kids and grand kids, and enjoyed their time together.
Sue Whinnery's name was called and she was wearing her Rotary pin, so she won a bottle of wine.
 Robin introduced our guest speaker David Jones.
 Its always a pleasure to hear Coach Jones speak. He grabs your attention and you hang on every word. He brought to our
 attention that Tivy school was ranked 7th in the overall UIL ranking in 5A schools in Texas. This speaks well of both        Teachers and students of Tivy. As for as football team goes, Coach feels he has the 2 best wide receivers in the state,
 and 2 best quarterbacks in the state. He also noted the of the 5 captains on the football team not one has less than 3.8 GPA.
 Coach was ask since his wife was in the school system for over 30 years, Did this make him focus more on the academics?
 His answer was a great answer. He said he owes all of his success to his wife Holly. Looking forward to another great season for Tivy.
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Celebrate Membership Month


August is Membership Month, which means it’s time to celebrate your Rotary club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world.

There are many ways to join in the celebration, but here are a few activities to get you started:

  • Say it loud, say it proud! Let everyone in your social network know that you are a proud member by changing your Twitter and Facebook profile to the , , or graphic. Copy and save the graphic as your profile picture for August.
  • Watch and share. Download RI President Gary C.K. Huang’s video on membership from . Watch it at your next meeting or club event to highlight the vital role membership plays in maintaining a strong and active club.
  • Exchange ideas. Do you have successful membership strategies that have worked well in your community? Share them on the .
  • We Are Rotary. Using the hashtag #WeAreRotary, to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine of your club members at work in your community or abroad to show how Rotary makes a positive impact in the world.
  • It’s Now or Never. Join us on August 13 at 10:00 Chicago time (UTC-5) for our webinar. It will feature international membership expert Nikki Walker discussing innovative ways of thinking about membership.
  • Making a difference. Rotary clubs are known for the high-impact service projects they undertake locally and globally. Share stories about your service projects and how they improve lives on . Be sure to follow us on , , and to see what Rotary members around the world are doing to celebrate Membership Month.
  • What does Rotary mean to you? Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers, and continued to do good in the world.
Our very own U.S. Representative Chip Roy (21st District of Texas) took time out of his busy schedule to speak to the club last Wednesday.  He tackled tough topics including border security, health care, job creation, gun control and other highlights of certain legislation currently up for consideration on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Chip emphasized that American's are great, and are still capable of achieving great things - as long as Washington keeps out of the way!  He also shared his opinion that a lack of communication and neighborly respect for one another is a major reason why we have the divisiveness we have today, and that its time to slow down, say hello and break bready with our neighbors. 
Chip also spoke about his recent bi-partisan trip to Israel, and about the privilege of walking where Jesus once walked and standing in the exact spot Jesus once stood to help the blind see.  He also spoke of the dangers facing the country (and region) today, and that Israel depends on the United States, now as much as ever, to tackle these substantial challenges.
Chip is a former federal prosecutor and the former chief of staff to Senator Ted Cruz.  He also spent time outside of the political arena as an investment banking analyst, a technology consultant, and as a counsel in the Oil & Gas industry, as well as the Vice President of Strategy for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.  Chip currently serves on the Budget, Oversight, and Veterans Affairs committees and is the Ranking Member of the Oversight Committee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.  See more about Chip at
President Charlie presents a certificate as a thank you to Congressman Roy.
Richard Johnson pinch hits for George Eychner with "Chip's Song" to welcomed Congressman Chip Roy to the tune of the "The Marines' Hymn!"
Our Labor Day Walk-a Fun was a big success - stay tuned next week for pictures from the event!
Pints for Polio will be October 26, 2019 at the Dietert Center - Let Amanda and Kristy know if you can help!
Our next Veterans' Breakfast will be November 7th - make plans to attend now! 
Military Veterans Rotary pins are available to members who are veterans. Ask Tammy if you are interested.
 A Wine and Cheese get together was held at the home of Bekki & Jimmy Hutto. Shelley Hill spoke about Your Rotary Legacy.
 Jerry Hardy also came to the event from San Antonio.
     Guy Overby            Presented the 2019 Tivy Hall of Fame Inductees

The Tivy Athletic Booster Club has announced the Tivy Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inductees slated to be honored at a formal ceremony on Sept. 20 at Antler Stadium prior to the the Antlers vs. Boerne Champion Friday night football game.

This year’s inductees include Layton Goleman, Tivy Class of 1951 and Thirman Dimery, Tivy Class of 1988. As the “Tivy Moment,” Jon Chambers, Class of 1979, will be honored. And, the “Avid Supporters” this year are Leonard “Lightning” Hard

The process

Inductees into the Hall of fame will be individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the Kerrville I.S.D. in the field of athletics either as an athlete, a coach, or an avid supporter.

An athlete must have earned two letters or their equivalents in one sport or one letter or its equivalent in two or more sports. The athletic record of the individual must be so outstanding that there is no question of his/her qualifications for the Hall of Fame. An athlete will not be considered until at least 10 years after his/her class has graduated.

The committee

The selection committee shall consist of seven members and have graduated from Kerrville Tivy High School. All members must be a member of the Kerrville Tivy Athletic Booster Club. Selections shall be made in early August each year so that recipients have adequate time to plan for attending inductee ceremony.

The induction ceremony will be held at the second home football game of the season or a date selected by athletic department officials.

  Guy did a fine job explaining how the process work and the history of each inductee.
 Jimmy & Bekki Hutto purchased the food from HEB's using the curb side service, then delivered to Veterans Center.
We ask and the next time we will get food will be somewhere around Thanksgiving. 
Trey Atkission leads the group in the prayer and pledge.

Congrats to Cody Miller son of Stephanie Miller. He made chief(#220) at Camp Stewart this summer and was awarded LT of the term.


Congrats to Gina Carter on her marriage she is now Gina Daniels, husband Jim Daniels


Prayers for our school athletes as they have started practices and games. Football, Volleyball, and Cross Country.

George Eychner led us in singing "The More We Get Together" to subtly remind the group that changing up our Rotary routine - and our tables - helps us to get better acquainted with other members and programs in the club!  See George's creativity at work below:
 John Gambini owner and operator of the Olive Grove was our guest.
He started the company in 2008 and got plants planted in 2009. They have won many gold metal awards with their olive oil.
 Historians have discovered containers with oil that were 10,000 years old. Also 8,000 years ago, people had trees and harvesting olives.
 Olive oil is good for heart disease and diabetes.
 Spain has the most trees somewhere close to 350 million as compared to the 1.5 million trees in Texas. John said that California has been growing olive trees for 300 years where as Texas only stated the industry in 1986. 60% of the world production of olive oil comes from Spain & Italy. It was noted that olive trees will not grow in just any soil. Also the tree will die if exposed to 15 degree temperature for two nights in a row. John said he gives tours of there olive business and plans on having customers pick olives in the future. They also have  a Bistro there is you need a bit to eat. Its just north of Dripping Springs
Link to John's place
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Mailing Address:

Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029


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