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 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
Clint introduces our guest                      Tom Frazier This is a link for a short film.
Tom is starting a program to teach the Texas seventh graders about Texas history.
Also trying to market the program.
  The historians acknowledged that the committee had a difficult assignment; Donald Frazier, the chair of the subcommittee in charge of drafting the pamphlet, called squeezing the entirety of the state’s history into little more than a dozen pages a “herculean task.”
For more info on the 1836 project see link
He earned the trust of the people. All he does is read dead people's mail to determine history.
Others make assumptions on how an event happened then they cherry pic facts to match their own conclusions.
He is also on the Museum Planning Committee This committee will get things going.
This next link shows what they are planning for the plaza.
What this plan has going for is the big Mo (momentum). Got to keep going when you have the big Mo. Volunteers are always welcome. 
By 2050 the population will double in Texas. We need to teach the new people about what Texas is all about. If someone is new to Texas take them out the see where history happened.
When he was asked about he told them that Mexico had Texas. They wanted to get it settled.
After the Americans moved to Texas they did not like the way Mexico ran Texas. So the Texans took Texas from Mexico.
Tom held every ones attention during his presentation and did not use notes.
He then had time for questions.
The program last Wednesday was presented by Rebekah Hyatt, the executive director of Systems Go. This is a high school rocketry program that utilizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses (STEM). Is is an independent program that is available to any high school.  
Systems Go first program started at Fredericksburg High School in 1996, and has expanded to seventy eight schools in several states. One of the big differences between this program and the traditional high school classroom experience is that failures are used as learning opportunities. Rocket launching doesn't always go perfect, and students learn from their mistakes. They work with budgets and timelines, and have to prove mathematically how their rockets will work. Students also gain experience by writing technical reports documenting their rocketry project.
One of the recipients of our yearly Rotary Scholarships was at our meeting. Alina McCormick is a freshman in the International Studies program at Texas A&M, and thanked our  club for the scholarship and opportunities it has provided for her.
Those who had January birthdays were honored, and since Todd Odom was the only January birthday member in attendance, he was serenaded with the Happy Birthday song.
The Main Event is coming soon, and you can still sign up for a table at the event, or if you want to just attend, Kristy will get you a table to sit it. Keep working on selling your raffle tickets to help raise funds for all our Rotary programs.
Please keep Jim Daniels, Gena's husband in your prayers.
Rick Cunningham has been in the hospital and has Covid, so keep him in your prayers.
Tyler Fine passed away recently, so please keep the Fine Family in your prayers.
Area of Focus: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. Rotary supports activities that encourage the management and protection of freshwater resources and provide universal and equitable access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene. For example, clubs working together could improve community hygiene knowledge, behaviors, and practices that help prevent the spread of disease.
Trey Atkission was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was called, so he won a bottle of wine.
Clint introduced Trish
President of Trish Wilson, LLC and Executive Director of TW-Light Ministries
  Trish Wilson was born in the DFW area and transplanted to Kerrville 27 years ago. Advertising and Business Industry, She has a Masters in Diversity in Theology and use both.
Motivation speaker, Published author, Made a great presentation at the district conference. Kristy Vandenberg recommended her to speak to us. A new years head start is the name of her presentation.
time opportunity divine appointment
1st Story
 When her mom was 83 the was diagnosed with cancer.
When told, mom said well 83 was long enough. Trish said to mom but you still have a mission to help others in your same position. You will give them encouragement. Mom said that's her mission. Before surgery she told the Doctor that must meet with entire staff that was to operate on her. They met and after the surgery they said we got it but now for treatment options and she said no treatments. She is 93 now and still working on her mission. Time opportunity divine appointment.
2nd Story
 She was in line at the Dollar store and a man behind her was looking at his item and then in his pocket a couple of times. He was getting each of items like tooth paste, shaving cream, odorant, razors, all small sizes. Trish told the check out person to put all he had on counter on her tab. Went man found out he protested. She said it was her mission to help. He then said he was trying to buy $25 worth and counted his money twice. She said well now you have $25 more to help with. He said great he will ask the homeless what else they needed. Time opportunity divine appointment.
3rd Story
  Trish and husband we getting gas on west side of San Antonio when she noticed a man trying to get a ride with a sign that said California. When husband got back to car Trish 
said we need to help him. So we went and told the man we could give him a ride to Kerrville. He said he was not alone and Trish said the Lord told us to give you and whoever is with you a ride. His wife that was 9 months along got into the car. When they got the Kerrville the rider said first gas station would be fine. She ask if they could take them to bus station. Rider said no thanks this will be fine. Then Trish and husband gave rider all the cash they had on them. When they got back in the car they thought they just gave a ride to Joseph and Mary to Kerrville. Then Trish remember the $100 she kept in glove box and said go back in and give them the $100. When husband went back into store they were gone. The clerk said no one has been in the store in 25 minutes.
Time opportunity divine appointment.
4th Story
 After 13 years at the Lions Camp I was leaving. While there I met a child with no arms and no legs. He got around in his wheeled chair by blowing in a small straw. He told her that she was the best counselor ever. She ask him what he had learned, He said my mission is to make someone smile every minute. Time opportunity divine appointment.
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She heads the above ministries
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Professional with a diverse range of experience in Customer Service, Public Relations and Microsoft Office. Worked and with non-profit as well as secular organizations and corporations. Skilled in communication strategies, event management, Public Speaking, development, donor relations and donor stewardship; special interest in community engagement and Social Media.

Can help with strategies, project and event planning, community relationships, fundraising, communications, team building and working with purpose and joy. Skilled in management and able to work with diverse groups of people both individually and corporately. Also, a motivational and inspirational speaker and author who enjoys connecting people with their purpose and passion in work and in life
A Paul Harris Fellowships were given to the following people 
Wayne Uecker PH+4
Kristi Shepherd PH
Stockton Williams PH+3
David Martin PH+4
Gerald Irion PH+7
Mike Wilson PH
Jeremiah Romack gave an overview of all the programs and services the Croc Center provides for the community, and the Salvation Army brass band played a number of Christmas songs for our enjoyment.
One of the programs offered by the Croc Center is the Boys and Girls Clubs, which provide after school programs for kids to help them reach their full potential. About ninety kids are currently enrolled, and studies have shown that these programs have a big impact on kids, improving their grades and graduation rates dramatically.
Other programs include care at the Shelter for men, women and children; clothing and furniture vouchers; emergency grocery orders,  Thanksgiving meals, and nightly meals at the Shelter; and the Angel Tree Program, which provides gifts for children at Christmas time.
The Salvation Army bell ringing campaign is all volunteer this year, and so far they are ahead of last year's pace for funds raised.  Jeremiah recognized Dave Samuel for his tireless effort in helping Rotarians sign up to ring the bell at Gibson's for this worthy cause.
Our Rotary Club had a desert auction to raise funds to eradicate polio through the Rotary Foundation. Todd Odom was the auctioneer, and $1,500.00 was raised. In combination with the previous Pints for Polio event, over $11,000 was raised this year. Thank you to all that baked, donated items, and bought items for the auction.
David and Mary Elaine Jones are at home and recovering, so keep them in your prayers.
Please keep Donna Peterson and her family in your prayers.
Our club's officers for the next year have been selected. Their new terms begin in July of 2023.
President: Jeff Wendling
Vice President: Kristi Sheperd
Secretary: Todd Odom
Board Members: Brenda Thompson, E.A. Hoppe, Mary Campana, Donna Peterson, Trey Atkission, Greg Faldyn
Kenneth was wearing his pin when his name was called so he won a bottle of wine.
He noticed that it was his favorite because it had alcohol in it!
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029


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