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

 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kerrville!

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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Satellite Club Meeting--THIRD TUESDAY of every month
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Red Cross Building, 333 Earl Garrett St., Kerrville
 
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Jeff Wendling was the master of ceremonies for our annual First Responder Awards, which recognizes those who are outstanding in their field of service in the community.
 
 
Tivy Junior Air Force ROTC provided the colors for the ceremony.
 
Recipients include (left to right) : Lane Rhea (Firefighter of the year), Zane Zenner, (Fire Department Officer of the year), Ryan McGinley (Game Warden of the year), Paramedic Misty Gordan (Kerr County Volunteer First responder of the year), Sargeant Tommy Hall (Kerr County Sherrif's office) Lifetime Achievement Award, Officer Emilio Ledesma (Ingram Police Department), Officer Jaron Ince  (Kerrville Police Department officer of the year), Corporal Jonathan Correa (Kerr County Sheriff's office Corrections Officer of the year), Captain Scott Prout (Kerr County Sheriff's office Deputy Sheriff of the year)
 
Superball was a great success this year, with a number of new activities for all to enjoy.
 
 
 
Thank you to all who volunteered help and supported the Superball!
  
 
 
 A few pictures from Rotary Super Ball
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Clint Morse introduced our guest speaker Allen Fore.
 
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Allen Fore

Vice President, Public Affairs
Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Allen Fore, Vice President, Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan, Inc., has more than 25 years of experience in law, government and public affairs at the local, state, and national levels. At Kinder Morgan, Mr. Fore manages corporate public affairs, government relations, and community relations activities for existing company assets and major expansion projects throughout the United States.

Prior to joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Fore was a Senior Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard, an international communications company. Mr. Fore has served as an Assistant Attorney General of Illinois, as general counsel to the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois and as the Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party.

Mr. Fore served as a Judge Advocate General in the Illinois Army National Guard and US Army Reserve, honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. Mr. Fore was also elected and served as an alderman on the Belvidere, IL City Council. Mr. Fore received his B.A. from Eureka College and a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University.

 Allen talked about the pipeline running through the Texas Hill Country. It will be a 42" OD line that will be 432 miles long. The reason this line is needed it the fact that in west Texas they are currently flaring gas to the rate of 750 Mcf. This will be gathered and sent to the gulf coast for the growing market LNG facilities.

 One fact I thought interesting was that all the land owners were paid and contracts sighned. Another question was ask about can they put oil in the pipeline. The answer was no. Oil and Gas pipelines are totally different. Also if there was a leak the gas would go into the air since it is lighter.

 It seems that Kinder Morgan has done the due diligence on this entire project.

 The right of way (ROW) will be 50 ft. in some areas it will take an extra 100 ft to move equipment in & out. Kinder Morgan will put the land back in good shape after there done.

www.PHPproject.com is a website with more info 

Clint Morse introduced our guest speaker, Jessica Carlsruher, who is the executive director of "TREAD", an organization who advocates for Texas Landowner's rights. The topic of the talk was the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline that is proposed to be constructed through the hill country of Texas.
 
Unlike electrical utility lines, oil and gas pipelines in Texas are not required to go through a public process to help determine the route the pipelines will take. Oil and Gas companies can use imminent domain to condemn private land for the greater good.
 
TREAD is advocating for an oil and gas pipeline routing process similar to that used for PUC (Public Utility Commission) energy  transmission lines. A lawsuit has been filed by concerned landowners, the City of Kyle and Hayes County to force the Texas Railroad Commission to implement a public and transparent process for oil and gas pipeline routing, and to stop the proposed pipeline by Kinder Morgan until that process is established.
George led us in a song with a reference to our speaker's topic.
 
 
These members got their Paul Harris pins.
 
 
 
 The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.
They were awarded chevrons to be wore with their Rotary pin.
 
 Ed was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was drawn, so he won a bottle of wine. There were several called that either were absent or not wearing pins.
 
 Wayne & Kristy had the winning ticket for a chance to split the pot looking for Ace of Spades. Nether one drew the Ace.
 
  
Tammy said it looks like the            David is heading up the cell 
Most ever made! She also                phones for soldiers
had members the helped 
stand up to be recognized.
Diane Green has been under the weather, Please keep their family in your prayers.
Trey Atkission also been under the weather, Prayers for their family.
 
 
   Larry Arnold explained the best way to win a gunfight!!
The number one best thing anyone can do is not get into the gunfight in first place.
Even if you win you risk having someone you care about getting hurt. Or anyone else for that matter. There are also repercussions if you do shot someone. Was it self defense
Did you have to use deadly force? You may have to go to court for a long process to prove you were right. Of course if you loose your case you could go to jail. Walking away is always the best option.
 If you can't get out of it then use your head. Cheat get your gun ready to go before the other guy. Don't play like your in the movies, this only gets you killed. Look for any advantage. Get behind cover.
 Make yourself a more difficult target in order to engage from a position of tactical advantage. If you stand still, there is much greater chance that you will have holes poked in places that don't really need holes.
  Common sense plays a large factor in winning. If you can't draw and shoot fast then get practice until you have a better speed of drawing and shooting.
 
Stockton Williams introduced Bert Baetz, who is the rector at St. Peter's Episcopal church. Stockton was the rector there for fifteen years, and when he retired three years ago, it was suggested his replacement be a young dynamic priest, with a family and kids who could go to St. Peter's School. That happened, and now Bert is leading the congregation.
 
Father Bert provided the talk with the theme  "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas". He emphasized that there are three signs that indicate the season is upon us: Lights, Gifts and a heightened awareness to help the poor.  The lighted Christmas parade and lights around town kicked off the season, and they remind us of our need for light. The story of John the Baptist pointing the way to the coming light was explained.
 
Giving gifts is a big part of Christmas, but we were also reminded of the need to give unconditionally, unlike the theme behind the elf on the shelf.  Giving to the poor is emphasized this time of year, and there is a parallel with the story of the prodigal son, who squandered his fortune and became destitute, but was still welcomed back to the family by his father.
 
George Eychner led us in the appropriate "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" song.
 
 Corrections Officer Stephen Walters Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday January 24, 2020 at 3:00pm at the Gateway Church in Bandera, Texas. Then on Saturday January 25, 2020 there will be a benefit for him held at noon, at the 11th Street Cowboy bar in Bandera, Texas. Please support this Officers family. There has also been an account, the Stephen Walters Benefit Account, set up at the Security State Bank and Trust in Kerrville. Donations may be made at any of their 16 locations. Officer Walters was a great Corrections Officer for over 12 years in Kerr County and a loving husband. He was also a 44 year old father of 4 great kids, who now need our communities support. He passed away of complications of the flu, even though he DID have the flu shot.
Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer
Rotarian Bob Waller is retiring and moving from Kerrville to be closer to family. Bob is a past president of our club, Rotarian of the year, citizen of the year, and served on numerous boards in his service to our community. Thank you Bob, and we wish you well in your new home.
 
Our once a year fundraiser, SuperBall is February 1st, and Tammy Prout has asked us to consider buying two raffle tickets to help raise funds for our many programs and scholarships. Table sponsorships are available- nine have been sponsored so far and more are available, so consider a table for your business, or go in with some friends to get a table
 
Phyllis Ricks announced that the Blue Santa program wrapped up and 36 families and 80 + kids were the beneficiaries. $3,100.00 worth of gifts for families and $2,000.00 worth of food were given to veterans.
 
January is Membership Month, so consider bringing a potential new member to Rotary.
 
Thank you to all who rang the bell for the Salvation Army at Gibson's, and thank you to Dave Samuels for spearheading the effort again this year.
 
 
John Sibert's daughter Brooke spent some time last summer in France, and her host family sister, Naelle Labacanne, came to visit the US over the holidays.
 
  
 
 Ashley Phillips was wearing her Rotary pin, so she won a bottle of wine when her name was drawn. Someone shouted out but she can't drink it; Well Ashley said but I will save it till after the baby!!!! Way to go Ashley ( ; - )
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
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Kerrville, TX 78029
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