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

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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
District Site
Venue Map
Pints for Polio 2018
Thank You to our Sponsors--
Pint & Plow, Rails, Grape Juice, Kerrville Hills Winery
Tivy Athletic Director and Head Football Coach David Jones provided the program last Wednesday. There was a lot of buzz surrounding Tivy’s field goal kicker Jared Zirkel, who kicked a 59 yard field goal as time expired in the first half against Fredericksburg. He has certainly received a lot of media attention and interest from college coaches, and he is only a junior. His cousin, Jason Zirkel, a senior, is also a place kicker for Tivy and kicks the PATs and field goals as well.
Tivy has few returning defensive starters, but Coach Jones told us he is proud of the way his football players support each other and are ready to play no matter who their opponent is or how big they are. That was certainly true in the latest game against Del Rio, which Tivy won on a rainy night in Kerrville.
Jones’ philosophy is that if you get knocked down, you just keep getting up time after time, and that drive will serve anyone well later in life as other challenges arise.
Bill Crumrine provided the prayer and pledge.
George led us in the Tivy fight song.
And numerous Tivy graduates joined in.....
Sue Tiemann introduced  Tivy alum Tom Carpenter, who joined our club. Tom is in the LED lighting business.
Mike Cave was introduced by Judy Eychner as our newest member. Mike is a retired Methodist minister in the Hunt area.
This week we have another great speaker.  Bryan McAuley from the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and New Museum will be addressing the club.  
Here are some other important dates:  
September 29th Trash Pickup on Goat Creek Rd.
October 1, First Responder's Golf Tournament at Riverhills
October 20, Pints for Polio at Tucker Hall
November 7, Veteran's Breakfast
November 21, Thanksgiving Joint Meeting with Kiwanis
December 19, Christmas Party
February 9, Rise Against Hunger & Community Food Drive
Also mixed in late November  and December will be Bell Ringing at Gibson's and Blue Santa.  
I will be sending out RSVP (as soon as I figure out how) for next week's meeting at Schreiner University on September 26th.  Please RSVP by Thursday at 10 a.m. so I can get RSVP to Marta & her crew at Schreiner.  
John Lang and Jeff Talarico were awarded Paul Harris Fellows last Wednesday.
Delayne Sigerman was wearing her Rotary pin and so she won a bottle of wine when her name was called.
Bill Muldoon is competing in the World Senior Games in racquetball.
Robin Miears' son Cole did a fine job at quarterback in Tivy's win over Del Rio last Friday. Cole threw for three touchdown passes to help Tivy cruise to a 41-14 win.
Pictured is new member Tim Campbell! Tim is the Chief Development Officer at the Hill Country Youth Ranch and is responsible for the organization's fundraising and marketing activities.  Previous to his time in the nonprofit sector, Tim owned and operated an outdoor sporting goods store in Denver Colorado.  A jack of all trades!
Pictured is new member Eli Garcia.  Eli is the Public Information Officer/Training Sgt. for the Kerr County Sheriff's office (18 years of service!).  He is also a Tivy graduate and a father of FIVE Tivy grads!
Please welcome Tim and Eli to the club!
  Kathy told about her career after the US Coast Guard. upon completion of the Police Academy. She looked towards Kerrville.
They ask her if she would take over the investigating sex offenders and she has been there 4 years. She is the first female detective in the Kerrville Police force. She made us aware of the fact that 55 sex offenders live in Kerrville. We also found out that another near 60 lived in Kerr county.
then click services in the top bar
then Highlight Crime Records
then Highlight Sex Offenders Search.
the you can type city and see where they live.
I went through this process and it was fairly easy

Satellite meeting August 21st

Guests: Jeff Wendling (noon), Jeff Harris (noon), Morgan Bond (guest), Rob Poindexter (noon), & Robin Miears (noon)

Speaker: Robin Miears Kerrville Rotary President

Robin talked with us about her goals for the next year as president. She also went over why she joined Rotary and the different reasons most people do join Rotary. Some of our upcoming events we also talked about are the Labor Day Walk A Fun that Kristy is still needing volunteers for. Also The First Responders Golf Tournament that is going to be on October 1st. If anyone needs any more information on joining or helping contact Jeff Wendling or Jeff Harris. Also the Veterans Breakfast on November 7th. If anyone wants to come out and help us serve and thank our Veterans please contact Donna Peterson.

Robin also talked passionately about what we can do to help our community through Rotary. Besides the many committees that people can join Rotary is always looking to starting new committees. The new member group will be coming up with a new project and she has also offered for Satellite to come up with another project. Kristy is also working on starting a Rotaract program that will be $25 a quarter and will be for ages 22-32. There were also two Paul Harris awards given out to Erin Wofford and Tricia Byrom.

City Councilmember (club member) Delayne Sigerman introduces Mark McDaniel, City Manager (at right - also a club member!) at last week's meeting.  Mark has 30+ years of experience in municipal government management that spans seven Texas cities.  Prior to moving to the Texas Hill Country, Mark served as the assistant city manager for the City of Dallas. 
With Mark's background (which includes attending Harvard University's "Senior Executive in Local Government Program") in finance, organizational development, performance improvement, planning, operations management, and economic development, he has proven to be a trusted leader in his profession.  Mark has served as President for the Texas City Management Association and Vice President for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), representing the central US.  He now serves on the board for the Alliance for Innovation. 
Mark addressed the club concerning the city's Kerrville 2050 Comprehensive Plan.
See excerpts from Mark's (KERRVILLE 2050 - YOUR VOICE/YOUR CITY) presentation below:
  • Plan addresses a variety of issues and requirements that will affect the community’s ability to plan for and achieve its vision for 2050.
  • Informs capital improvements planning.
  • Helps coordinate and guide the establishment of development regulations, including zoning and subdivision ordinances.
  • Used as a basis for the review of zoning and development applications
  • Land Use
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Community & Neighborhood Development/Placemaking
  • Mobility/Transportation
  • Water, Wastewater & Drainage
  • Public Facilities & Services
  • Parks, Open Space & River Corridor
  • Downtown Revitalization
The Comprehensive Plan was derived with input from:
  • The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (42 members).
  • Seven Comprehensive Plan Subcommittees (70 members).
  • Stakeholder Interviews (100 participants).
  • Six Community Events:
    -State of the City address (170 attendees).
    -Community Retreat (140 attendees).
    -Two February Open Houses (250 attendees).
    -Two April Open Houses (125 attendees).
  • Website and Social Media (Online surveys and newsletters).
  • Retail Study
    • Performed by TheRetailCoach, and the
    • Goal - better define our primary and secondary retail trade area, and identify leakage or gaps where the region is underserved by particular types of retail.
    • Recommendations:
      • Enhance marketing efforts and recruitment of retailers, brokers and developers.
      • Pitch Kerrville to retailers and developers as a Retail Trade Area Population – not just a city limits or county population.
      • Begin keeping an updated database of available sites.
      • Recognize that Kerrville is competing with communities throughout the region and state for retail development.
      • Begin attending and taking a proactive role at retail industry trade shows
      • Continue investing in wayfinding and marketing efforts to help drive customers to other areas of Kerrville
      • Take a long term approach - typical development project takes anywhere from 12-36 months.
      • Consider developing a Kerrville retail specific website.
      • Downtown Kerrville - continue to recruit entertainment venues and eating establishments that stay open late.
      • Identify one entity in the community that focuses on retail recruitment, responsible for building and maintaining relationships with retailers, brokers and developers.
  • Hotel Study
    • The City commissioned an updated hotel/convention center study in February, 2018.
    • Performed by McCaslin Hotel Consulting
      • Purpose -to perform a market analysis regarding current and future lodging and meeting/event demand.
        • Study addressed new hotel/room supply, mix of demand, and projected demand growth.
    • Deliverables:
      • Recommendations concerning hotel facilities
        • Type
        • Number of guest rooms
        • Size of meeting spaces
        • Food and beverage facilities
        • Brand affiliation
        • Other customer amenities
      • Fair share analysis
      • Economic and employment impact report 
      • A forecast of future financial performance
      • A gap analysis for a public-private partnership
        • To determine probable public investment required to make the project feasible for a private developer.
    • This is a complex project. The City is continuing to perform due diligence on possible partners, possible sites and potential funding sources.
  • Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone
    • Enabled by Tax Code, Chapter 311.
    • Approximately 313 TIRZs have been created in Texas - Most successful downtowns have a TIRZ in place.
    • Cities, alone or in partnership with other taxing units, can use this tool to pay for improvements in a zone so it will attract new development, facilitate investment, and bring interest and energy to a designated area.
    • How does it work?
      • Taxing entities contribute ad valorem taxes received from incremental value increases on property within the TIRZ above what is collected in the base year the TIRZ is established.
      • Two ways to create tax increment:
        1) New construction/investment; and/or
        2) Annual appreciation of real property
    • What can a TIRZ Pay For?
      • Cost of public works;
      • Public improvements;
      • Economic development programs; or
      • Other projects benefitting the zone
    • Why create a TIRZ?
      • Catalyst to attract even more potential developers and investment into an area (that may not otherwise occur)
      • Demonstrates commitment to creating a sense of place and identity
      • Benefits an area at large rather than being project specific
      • Provides a funding source without impacting current general fund revenues.
        • Does not impose a new tax - Uses improvements to spur development and raise property values within a zone. Then it captures some of the tax collected on that increase in value into a fund that pays for the improvements.
        • In this case, capture of sales tax is not recommended.
        • Any taxing unit that collects ad valorem taxes from property in the TIRZ may participate, but only a city or county can initiate a project and create a TIRZ.
    • Projected TIRZ Revenue
      • To fund public improvements, the City would contribute a % (yet to be determined) of its real property increment for the following possible projects:
        • Water Facilities and Improvements
        • Sanitary Sewer Facilities and Improvements
        • Storm Water Facilities and Improvements
        • Transit/Parking Improvements
        • Street and Intersection Improvements
        • Open Space, Park and Recreation Facilities and Improvements
        • Economic Development Grants
        • Administrative Costs
      • Potential TIRZ Revenue (Gross - based on 30-year term) at:
        • 50% - $9,637,154
        • 75% - $14,455,730
        • 100% - $19,274,307
      • Potential Boundaries:
  • Long Range Water Supply (Including Reuse Water)
  • Development Services (address staffing, process and code challenges)
  • New Software
  • Legion Lift Station
  • Public Safety Complex
  • Workforce Housing Projects
  • Street Maintenance
  • Aquatics Center
  • Tennis Center
  • Parking Garage Updates
Much more detail is available concerning Kerrville's 2050 Plan at
Thank you Mark for such an informative presentation!
Paul Anderson led us in the prayer and pledge.

Dear Club, 


Hello Everyone!  Thank you Mark McDaniel for the great presentation last week.  We are so fortunate to have such a great ambassador for Kerrville.  


Upcoming important dates:  

September 18, Satellite Club Meeting (Next Tuesday)

September 29, Trash Cleanup (Meet at Talley Elementary)

October 1, First Responder's Golf Tournament

October 20, Pints for Polio

February 3, Superball Fundraiser

February 9, Rise Against Hunger


A number of members were awarded perfect attendance certificates. Bob Schmerbeck gets the award for longevity, with 50 years of perfect attendance.
Jimmy Hutto gets his award.
Bob Schmerbeck and District Governor Kathy Hubbard.  50 Years!
Nadia Noel-Anglade won a bottle of wine for wearing her pin!
George led us in a song welcoming the City Manager, Mark McDaniel.
Lyrics for Mark - "the man who sees it all!"
Let's remember what happened 17 years ago (9/11/2001), and keep the families of those suffering loss in the 9/11 tragedy in our prayers and thoughts.
By Vickie -

 Dr Mark Foust is a dedicated superintendent. The goals the board has set are all about the children. The kids are taught skills for 20th century living.  Also financial literacy.

more can be found in this link

he Kerrville ISD Board of Trustees has named Dr. Mark Foust Kerrville ISD Superintendent of Schools.  Dr. Foust will fill the role vacated by Dr. Dan Troxell who became the superintendent of Leander ISD after 14 years of service in Kerrville.

Dr. Foust previously served on the Executive Leadership Team in Fort Bend ISD as Chief of Schools where he reported directly to the Superintendent. As Chief of Schools, he was responsible for the direction and supervision of the efficient operational and academic management of schools and instructional programming for over 74,000 students. He dedicated the last 21 years of his career to Fort Bend ISD where he began as an English teacher and coach. He was then promoted to assistant principal after seven years in the classroom.  Foust also served as principal of Dulles High School for six years until his appointment as Assistant Superintendent in 2013, and Chief of Schools in 2016.

"I am blessed to be in Kerrville ISD and I look forward to starting to engage with our students, staff, parents and community in January,” Foust said. “Establishing relationships and gaining a deeper understanding of our district's strengths and opportunities are my top priorities in my first 90 days as superintendent."

 Dr. Foust received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas A&M University and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria.  He earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Houston in 2014. 

Dr. Foust began as KI
SD Superintendent of Schools on January 2, 2017.


 Mark was ask a question at the end of answer session. Someone ask when he was going to join Rotary? His answer was when the School Bond was passed.

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