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
5:15 p. m. Meet and Greet, 5:30 p. m. Meeting
Red Cross Building, 333 Earl Garrett St., Kerrville
 
Stories
Click the Link to Watch a replay of this weeks meeting.
 
This week's guest speaker was Harrell Feldt who talked about trial experiences during his 57 years of practice.
 
 
 
Joe Herring was our guest speaker. He brought pictures and tales of the 3 boys to whom streets are named in Kerrville.
 
According to the memorial at the courthouse 19 young men died in WWI Only the men from Kerrville, that were killed in action, had streets named after them.
 
  
 This is the memorial at courthouse.                                               This is the one by Schreiner.
 
 
 
  
These are the 3 men that were KIA.                                                     Stats on the entire 19 men.
 
 
 Francisco was the oldest.
 
 A Tivy Grad.
 
 
 
 
 The youngest.
 
 
Sidney had brothers
 
 Moms at the Memorial 20 years after WWI
 
 
 
 Earl & Sidney are buried in France. Francisco is buried in Kerrville across from stadium.
 
 For more history see https://joeherringjr.blogspot.com/
Our Rotary Club has committed to helping out several local food and other relief programs in this time of need. We are donating $5,000.00 to charities including Mustard Seed Ministries, CAM, St. Vincent de Paul, Kerrville Veterans Pantry and the Utility Kindness program.
 
 
 
Jeff Anderson has been undergoing tests for too rapid a heartbeat. Please keep Jeff in your prayers. He is out of hospital and has another procedure to get done.
 
Congrats to Cole Miears, son of Robin Miears., inaugural " TFND" award embodies the sprit of Tivy Fight Never Dies".  Also Happy belated birthday to Robin Miears.
 
Prayers for Carol Twiss.
 
Feel Good Story Carolyn Northcutt sent a ring to a lady who lost it. Way to go Carolyn!!!
 
Morgan Miller, daughter of Stephanie Miller, earned a 4.0 this semester and started her internship this week at Hill Country Youth Ranch.
Good Job Morgan!!!!
Clint Morse introduced Carlina Villalpando, Publisher of the Kerrville Daily Times. Carlina was born in Brownwood, Texas, studied Communications at Howard Payne Univeristy and has worked her way up in the newspaper industry to her current position.
 
 Newspapers have been hit hard by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kerrville Daily Times has seen a 50% decline in advertising over the last couple of months, and 70% of their revenue comes from those advertising dollars. They have about two thirds of their usual work force in place at this time.
 
In addition to the newspaper business, the KDT has a significant printing capability. They print about twenty five newspapers for other cities including Sonora, Rocksprings and Del Rio. The Times also produces other supplemental publications including the Mountain Sun, Hill Country Magazine and Kerrville Business Link.
 
The parent company is Southern Newspapers, which owns twelve newspapers. The Owners believe strongly in community journalism, and content and operations are done on a local level.  In addition to the printed paper, the Kerrville Daily times publishes content during the day as it is available on the internet, rather than waiting until the next printed edition.
Shannon Deville, a former marine, is the director of the Schreiner Institute. This new program at Schreiner University will provide students desiring to apply to one of the Military Academies training, classes and coaching to provide the best chance of success. Schreiner will be partnering with the UTSA ROTC program to provide further training and preparation for the students. The Institute will provide military academy preparation, leadership training, a rigorous academic program and physical preparation.
 
The program will also provide assistance to veterans enrolled at Schreiner University. Veterans who are in college are generally older than the typical student just out of high school, and have different life experiences. The goal is to provide a space on campus where other veterans can meet their peers and obtain assistance and tutoring if needed.
 
Bill Muldoon, who has been a long time member of Rotary, passed away recently. Please keep Nancy and their family in your prayers.
 
Marianne Wofford, honorary member of our club, suffered a broken hip from a recent fall. Please keep Marianne in your prayers. Here son Brian will keep us posted.
Jeff Anderson let us know that the awards luncheon program for our Rotary Scholarships benefiting high school and college students in the area will be in early August.
 
 
William Rector Bio
 
Tivy High School Graduate
Texas A&M Graduate
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, earned MD Degree
University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver-Residency in Diagnostic Radiology
5 years service in Air Force during Vietnam era serving in the far east
Practiced Radiology at Peterson Regional Medical Center for 31 years
Active Radiology Staff at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio
Served on KISD Board of Trustees for 6 years
Served on Kerrville City Council for 2 years
Currently President of Historic Downtown  Business Alliance (HDBA) and Board Treasurer of Upper Guadalupe River Authority (UGRA)
 
William is a Director with Heart of the Hills Heritage Center. This is going to be a Museum about this area of the state. Going back to the Indian days thru current days. 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Places visited to study.                                                        The place chosen was the AC Schreiner Home.
 
  
 
 
  
                                                                                              The flow of people
 
  
                                                                                              Second Floor
 
  
                                                                                           Third Floor
 
  
 
 
    
Roy Thompson with Texas Hill Country Bank provided the program for our ZOOM meeting last Wednesday. He explained the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
 
The purpose of the federal program is to provide forgivable loans to small businesses to cover payroll, and most mortgage interest, rent and utilities over the eight week period after the loan is paid. Employees are to be paid over that length of time in order for the loan to be forgiven. The intent is to keep staff on the payroll, but the government also added significant money to unemployment benefits, so they effectively created competition with themselves. Some workers realized they could do better with unemployment benefits.
 
The Small Business Administration administers the program but is overwhelmed with the sheer volume of applications. The first round of funding went very quickly and mainly helped larger companies, who were often better prepared to respond to the loans available. But, the second round of funding is expected to help smaller businesses.
Long time Rotarian Bill Muldoon passed away over the weekend after suffering from a stroke last week.  Bill had represented our Club in numerous ways locally and at the District Level.  The Board of Directors elevated Bill to Honorary Membership in a special called board meeting last week.
 
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Kerrville we extend our deepest condolences to Nancy and the Muldoon Family. 
 
We'll provide additional details as they become available. Please keep this family in your prayers.
 
Praise for Guy Overby's thyroid cancer surgery-Success and does not need radiation at this time.
 
Praise Stephanie's son Cody Miller since he was warded the Warrior Heart Award for ITM Baseball and was hired for his 
 
summer job a Bridget's Basket.     
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The First Responders Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for June 15th. Contact Jeff Harris for more information.
 
CLUB PICNIC Jun 23, 2020
 Dietert Center
 
Look for an email from president Charlie McIlvain, which provides information on how we can make donations to the local food bank to help during these difficult times.
  Due to the Coronavirus, the Picnic that was scheduled May the 6th, has now been moved to Tuesday, June 23 or Wednesday 24th at the Dietert Center. At this time we are hoping we can be over the panic and maybe drink a Corona. We are having a zoom meeting Tuesday 26th at 6:00 to discuss
      
 
Vice President/COO Rachel London       Rose Bradshaw with the Chamber talked about Chamber activity
 
Rachel helped open the meeting
 
 
This is the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
 
 There was a drawing for door Prizes
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 Chamber Luncheon sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kerrville
 
This was a unique meeting for Rotary. The club selected 10 local projects were selected and 10 people were chosen to say what the project was about,
 
 
 
Charlie opened the meeting and presented a U-Tube video on What Is Rotary? Then he introduced the first speaker.
 
 
 
 
 
Kristy Vanderburg. Kristy told us was  the Labor Day Walkafun was about. 
 
 
 
 
 
Next project was Blue Santa presented by Phyliss Ricks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next was Jeff Wendling explaining about the First Responder Recognition Luncheon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Next project was Cell Phones for Soldiers presented by David Jones.
 
 
 
 
Jimmy & Bekki Hutto then presented the Stocking the Veteran's Pantry
 
 
Amanda Taylor presented both Pints for Polio project 
 
 
 
 
Amber Thompson presented the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast project
 
 
George Eychner told about the Hill Country Youth Orchestra project
 
 
 
 
 
Dave Samuels presented Salvation Army Bell Ringing project.
 
 
First Responder Golf Tournament presented by Jeff Harris.
 
 
 
 Robin Miears spoke about Rise Against Hunger project
 
 
 
  
 
Dave Rittenhouse ans his accompanied by Kristy Vandenburg presented the Literacy & Water Safety Program
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
Satellite Club was explained by Denise Lemeilleur
 
 
Tammy talked about the fundraiser Rotary Super Ball. This is major fundraiser for the club. Tammy says we did good.
 
 
 
Tricia Bryom lest us know about the $25,000 in Scholarships
 
Stephanie Miller let us know about Families in Rotary
 
 
See the source image
 Sherrie Jones $20,000 in Teachers Scholarships
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Satellite and Noon Rotary Members,
 
After careful consideration of the health and safety of our Satellite members, guests and other persons who may have planned on attending the Satellite Rotary meeting scheduled for March 17th, we are taking precautions and cancelling this meeting. 
 
As of right now we will continue to plan to meet on our regular scheduled date in April. Of course this is subjective to the current and ongoing situation regarding the corona virus.  
 
The information below is from the CDC:
 
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends these actions to combat the virus:
 
·      Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
·      Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
·      Stay home when you are sick.
·      Wash your hands regularly. 
·     Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the
      trash.
·      Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a
       regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
 
Please refer to the CDC website,
for further information.  
 
MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE – We are all in this together and will get through this together. Let's remember Service above Self and reach out to those less fortunate during these difficult days ahead.
 
Thank you,
 
Denise LeMeilleur
Satellite Rotary President
 
 
Good Afternoon Fellow Rotarians,
 
With almost everything being canceled or postponed until sometime in April, the Rotary Club of Kerrville’s Board of Directors has made the following decisions:
  1. Our Rotary Meetings will be canceled until at least April 15th.  These cancellations will not count against those Rotarians working towards perfect attendance.  If we can’t meet on that date, we may try to conduct an electronic or conference call meeting;
  2. The Veteran’s Breakfast, initially scheduled for April 17th, has been postponed until a later date
  3. The International Rotary Convention scheduled for June 6-10 has been canceled.
Cruise tickets are available.  Please contact Jeff Harris for your Cruise tickets.  All money is due in April.  Purchasing a book of cruise tickets is an excellent method of contributing to the Rotary Foundation.  We only have a small number of Rotarians in our Club not contributing to the Foundation.  Those individuals could purchase cruise tickets and help make our Club one of the largest clubs in the District with a100% of the membership supporting the Foundation.
 
 
Other ProjectsTammy Prout is checking on several projects that members of our Club could possibly assist with during the Coronavirus crisis.  We’ll alert everyone if one or both of those projects develop.
 
Please look out for each other; and, contact me if you need anything as we work through this critical time.
 
Charlie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Satellite and Noon Rotary Members,
 
After careful consideration of the health and safety of our Satellite members, guests and other persons who may have planned on attending the Satellite Rotary meeting scheduled for March 17th, we are taking precautions and cancelling this meeting. 
 
As of right now we will continue to plan to meet on our regular scheduled date in April. Of course this is subjective to the current and ongoing situation regarding the corona virus.  
 
The information below is from the CDC:
 
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends these actions to combat the virus:
 
·      Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
·      Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
·      Stay home when you are sick.
·      Wash your hands regularly. 
·     Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the
      trash.
·      Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a
       regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
 
Please refer to the CDC website,
for further information.  
 
MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE – We are all in this together and will get through this together. Let's remember Service above Self and reach out to those less fortunate during these difficult days ahead.
 
Thank you,
 
Denise LeMeilleur
Satellite Rotary President
 
 
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the recommendation from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), The Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Kerrville made the decision to cancel our Rotary Club meetings for the next two weeks.  At that point, we’ll reevaluate the situation and keep you updated.
Jimmy
The Kroc Center has a larger children’s population than normal with spring break activities.  The Kroc Center is aware and supportive of our decision.
 
Rotarians wishing to make up the canceled meetings may participate online at  https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/makeups/articles/.  Please download the attendance information so You will be credited with makeups.
 
Please contact me in the event you have questions or comments
 
Britt Etheredge is the co-chair of the Exchange Student Program for our Rotary district, and provided information to our club about the program. Britt is a member of the New Braunfels club, and has been involved in the youth exchange for a number of years. His family first hosted a student in 2008, and has hosted five students since.
 
There are 8,000 exchange students worldwide, and on average, 800 participate from the United States. In our district, there are four inbound and four outbound students this year, and seven planned for next year.
 
A typical exchange student process involves a Rotary Club like ours accepting a student for about a nine moth period, roughly coinciding with the school year. A student lives with a host family for roughly three months at a time, and then rotates to another family. Host families can be Rotarians, but often times are just families in the community who are willing to host a student. Our last two exchange students spent part of their time with host families from outside Rotary, and were very successful. 
 
The host families are varied in age and makeup, and can be families with younger kids, high school age, or no kids at all. 
Please contact any member of the executive board if you are interested in hosting an exchange student.
 
 
Brooke Sibert, daughter of Rotarian John Sibert, also shared some information about her experience as an exchange student in France last summer, and was very appreciative of the program.
 
 
 
George Eychner led us in the Texas State Song.
 
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029
kerrvillerotary@gmail.com

 

 
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Jun 10, 2020
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Dietert Center
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