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
Chad Matlock, a Texas Ranger, provided the program at Last Wednesday's meeting.
Chad has a number of family members in law enforcement, so it was natural for him to be in the field as well. He spent time in the highway patrol before becoming a Texas Ranger, and covers Kerr and Gillespie counties, and assists in several other surrounding counties.
The Texas Rangers are the oldest state police organization in the United States. In 1823, Stephen F. Austin "employed" ten men to patrol the range lands of Texas to protect the early settlers, and so the "Ranger" name stuck. In 1935, the rangers became part of the Department of Public Safety, and today there 161 rangers, including four women.
Their duties include crime scene investigations, body excavations, border security, police shooting investigations and tactical operations and crisis negotiations. They assist local  law enforcement agencies, and also investigate unsolved crimes. Several years ago, Chad survived a shooting while pursuing a criminal. Most Texas Rangers are in it until they retire, so there is little turnover.
Surprisingly, he often gets asked if Chuck Norris (Walker) was actually was a Texas Ranger. Not surprisingly, the answer is no. For more history, visit the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco.
George Eychner led us in the "Eyes of the Ranger" for the song of the day.
Click on the link below for the Zoom Replay of the meeting 9-15-2021 with Laurie Rees and Phyllis Blair with the KISD Mentoring Program.
Thank you to all who participated in the Rise Against Hunger event at Schreiner University on September 19th.  30,000 meals were packaged for those in need.
Clint Morse introduces our two guest  Laurie Rees and Phyllis Blair
Laurie started the program                   and Phyllis finished up.
This mentoring program started 30 years ago. They have volunteers that have been in program for 29 years. Its rewarding for the mentor. This is not tourting but just being a friend and advisor. Its asking questions to let the child see things in a different light. One child told a mentor about having nightmares. Mentor ask when does family watch TV? He said on Friday nights and it always scary movies. The mentor ask student if they would mind if he went to his room during the movies. He said that would be ok and he no longer has nightmares.
Mentors incourage students. They really like being incouraged.
The above link tells a bit more about program.
Contact Laurie Rees on the Daniels campus at 257-2233 or email her at
When ask how many mentors are needed Phyllis they have 60 mentors and over 200 students. 
Bill Groneman was a captain in the New York City Fire Department on September 11, 2001. That was his day off, and he had been for a walk on the beach, but soon after he left he found out there was a disaster in progress and made it to the fire station. His unit then was dispatched to a command post on the east side of the collapse zone.
The smoke and dust were intense, and made for a surreal experience, especially when he saw a jet engine sitting on the corner of a street. He and many others worked for days on the rubble and debris pile left from the collapse, first in rescue mode, and then in recovery operation.
Bill also displayed a unique look at photos from 911, and famous pieces of art that evoked similar emotions of the tragedy, anguish and disbelief from both witnesses and firefighters.
Bill has written a book titled "September 11- A Memoir" about his first hand account in the aftermath of 911.  He is an accomplished writer, and has also written several books on the Alamo.
Dennis Glenewinkel led us in the prayer and pledge last Wednesday.
The Rise Against Hunger event will be the afternoon of September 18th on the Schreiner University Campus. More details to follow.
Once around the room, had 10 online and 36 in person
Asley donated her hair to Locks of Love.
Thank you to all who participated in the  Labor Day Walk A Fun event at Louise Hays Park.
Bekki Hutto had surgery last Thursday, so keep her and Jimmy in your prayers.
Debbie Anders will have knee surgery coming soon.
John Forister was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was drawn at the meeting last Wednesday, so he won a bottle of red.
Click on the link below for the Zoom Replay of 9-1-2021 featuring the Schreiner Athletic Director Bill Raleigh!
Clint introduces our guest                     Bill Raleigh    

Bill Raleigh was named Schreiner University’s Director of Athletics in August of 2017.

Bill has served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Southwestern Athletics. He is also served as the Chair of the Exercise & Sports Studies and Fitness and Recreation Activities programs. Prior to his role in administration, Raleigh coached the men’s basketball program at Southwestern for 15 years.

During his tenure with Southwestern’s basketball program Raleigh guided the Pirates to success on the court as well as in the classroom. The team consistently had a team GPA of above 3.0 and for 10 straight years was recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honor Court for their academic accomplishments. All but one of the four year letter winners who played for Raleigh during his tenure graduated from Southwestern University. On the court, the Pirates had their best season under Raleigh’s tutelage during the 2004-2005 season. With a 20- 7 overall record and 11-3 in the SCAC, the Pirates earned their best record, a regular season championship and #1 seed in the conference tournament for the first –time in school history. Also, the Pirates advanced to the Championship game of the SCAC tournament during the 2008-2009 season with an 18-10 overall record. Raleigh was twice named SCAC Coach of the year and coached SCAC Player of the Year and NABC 3rd team All-American, Aaron Bowser. Furthermore, Coach Raleigh produced 34 All-SCAC selections and two 1,000 point scorers during his tenure.

Before joining Southwestern, Raleigh was the head men's basketball coach/head golf coach at the University of Dallas and an assistant basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA and Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA.

After earning bachelor’s degree in business administration from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, Raleigh attended Seton Hall University’s School of Law in Newark, NJ and earned his juris doctor degree.

A Native of Colts Neck, NJ, Raleigh has two teenage daughters, Casey and Carson, and has been married to his wife Maureen for over 20 years.


Schreiner is focused on bringing more to the University. 


Schreiner Athletic Training Mission Statement

The mission of the Schreiner University Athletic Training program is to provide recognized athletic training services to the student-athletes of Schreiner University.  All student-athletes will receive access to injury education, prevention, management and rehabilitation services associated with athletic participation.  Referral for additional medical evaluation and treatment as necessary is also provided.  The goal is to return any injured student-athlete to activity as quickly and safely as possible.

The Athletic Training staff is dedicated to this mission and compliance to Schreiner University, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, the NCAA, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

The Schreiner University Athletic Training program will be under continuous evaluation both internally and externally to insure that quality athletic healthcare is provided to the student-athlete.

Under the Varsity Programs are Equestrian, Rifle & far

And they have a golf program. 


Bill said they wanted to increase the campus resident to about 1200 students. They understand that these sports program attract students. The parents used to try to get the kids to good prestigious schools. But those schools cost a lot of money. Now the parents are trying to find less expensive schools. Schreiner is a small less expensive school.

They are looking into bringing football to the campus if they can find the money. A Bass fishing club was also mentioned.

Schreiner University (

I had no idea they offered so many different fields of study.
Bill also brought up the fact that Schreiner has a new women's basketball coach Stacy Stephens.
Click the link below for the Zoom Replay of the August 25th meeting with our speaker Tivy High School Athletic Director and Football Coach, David Jones.
Head football Coach David Jones provided an inspirational talk to our club last Wednesday. He likens the lessons on the football field to life: when you get knocked down, you have to get back up and keep playing. Coach Jones enjoys what he does, and even though he could retire, he wants to keep coaching and trying to inspire his team to be the best player and person they can be. His twin boys are now in high school and playing football, so he has two more reasons to keep working on the gridiron.
Tivy's first football game was last Friday, and we look forward to seeing how the teams do this year.
George Eychner and Tivy alum Bob Fairchild led us in singing the Tivy Fight Song, in honor of our speaker, Coach David Jones.
Of course Kristy was wearing her pin so she won a bottle of wine.
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029


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