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
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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.

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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.

Rotarian and Kerrville Mayor Bill Blackburn provided the program last Wednesday. Bill was optimistic about Kerrville and gave ten reasons to be hopeful about our great city.
1. Natural Beauty- our city is a desirable place to be. People are moving here so we need to plan for responsible growth.
2. Comprehensive Plan 2050. It seems like a long way off but the guidelines we adopt will provide a blueprint for what we want our city to become over the next thirty years.
3. City staff are a talented, dedicated workforce that keep the city operating and moving forward.
4. The 25-44 year age group is a quickly growing demographic that will provide services and a workforce to serve our city.
5. There is an entrepreneural spirit that has always been a part of Kerrville and will continue to expand as Kerrville prospers.
6. A business incubator and accelerator discussion is in the works to help guide future businesses.
7. Kerrville is a generous community that continues to provide support for the many programs and non profits in our area.
8. Peterson Regional Health Center is a great resource for health care in Kerr County.
9. Education opportunities abound in both the public and private sector.
10. Kerrville has a great history that we continue to build on.
Two of the biggest hurdles for Kerrvillle are managing finances and long term water supplies. There are problems to solve, but also great opportunities for growth, improvement of quality of live, and prosperous business avenues.
Retired  (but still very active) St Peter's Episcopal Church priest Stockton Williams provided the prayer and pledge. In Bill Blackburn's honor, he noted that it was encouraging that old retired ministers could still be of value to the community.
Three new members were inducted into our Club:
Bill Blackburn, also known as "mayor".
Carol Twiss is the chief criminal investigator for the Kerr County sheriff's office.
Austin Dickson is the executive director of the Community Foundation.
Jimmy and Becky Hutto and grandkids provided groceries and supplies from our Rotary Club to the local Veterans Center.
 Please keep Tim Cooney's dad in your prayers. 
Willie Ng provided an inspirational program on the power of perseverance. Growing up in San Antonio, he set his sites on becoming a become a police office with the San Antonio Police Department at age 19, and was successful in making it through the application process and the school. A few years later, Willie wanted to advance and became a detective in the S.A. Police Department.
In 2003, while still working in the police department, he started a security business, Blue Armor Security Services, Inc., and continues to serve as its owner and President. He pursued his education dreams and received a bachelors degree, and followed up with a masters in Public Administration, all while working full time and running his business.
Willie was recently diagnosed with head and neck cancer, but did not want to quit any of his work or education goals while he went through the treatments. He is truly an inspiration, and continues to pursue his work, civic and community interests as he faces perhaps some of his greatest challenges yet.
Past President Kristy exchanged her president badge for a regular Rotarian badge, but we know she will continue to be quite active.
Our Rotary club is hosting a golf tournament to raise money for training and education for First Responders in the Kerrville Area. October 1st is the date, so put it on your calendar to help support this worthy cause. Contact Jeff Wendling for player and sponsorship opportunities. ( )
Satellite Meeting July 17th
Speaker: Josh Rodrigue a Parks and Recreation Specialists from Kerrville Parks and Rec
We had the pleasure getting to have Josh come speak to us about what the Kerrville Parks & Recreation do and what the plans are for the future. He also explained to us about how Parks & Recreation do a lot more things then “just mow the lawns”. Even though there is over 350 acres of grass that they have to mow and keep up.
Some of the future plans consist of redoing the HEB tennis courts and possibly adding more courts and other improvements. They are also currently doing a study for the next six to nine months about how they want to update the Olympic Pool. Also the option to possibly having an indoor competition size pool.
There were two local sisters that are also Girl Scouts who raised $795 to have an adaptive chair installed at the Lehmann and Monroe Park here in Kerrville. The raised all the funds on their own and put in some of their own money.
There is a great Activity guide that you can look at on their website with a list of activities that are going on.
What an awesome speaker we had last week!  Willie Ng is truly an inspiration.  We have another great speaker this week, Bill Blackburn, mayor of Kerrville.  He will update us on the state of the city.  This will be a great time to ask your questions.  
This month is Membership and New Clubs Month.  Our past President, Kristy Vandenberg, is working on a community Rotaract Club.  If you know of a young person between 22-32 years old that is interested in service, please get with Kristy.  
Upcoming dates:  
August 22 -- District Governor Kathy Hubbard will address our club.  
September 3 -- 2nd Annual Walk A Fun at Louise Hays Park -- Kristy Vandenberg will head this committee.  See her for more details.
October 1 -- First Responder's Golf Tournament at Riverhill Country Club -- Jeff Wendling and Jeff Harris will coordinate this event.  See them if you'd like to sponsor a hole or you just want to get a team together to play.  
November 7 -- Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Veterans Center -- Donna Peterson is chair of this committee.  Email her at if you're interested in helping with this.  
If you have an administrative questions, get with Kristy Vandenberg,, 713 397 6176.  If you have a bookkeeping question, please see Gena Carter at or 830 992 1785. 
Steve Pautler enjoys his prize scarf from Schreiner University, as several Rotary members names were called to receive free memorabilia from Schreiner. The university is holding a golf tournament to benefit Schreiner Athletics and their student-athletes. The tournament is scheduled for August 4th, at Scott Schreiner Golf Course, and teams and sponsors are encouraged. Contact Rotarian David Reast for more information.
Clint introduced our guest
 Dawn Buckingham  a Texas State Senator was our guest. She spoke of her career and about why se joined the political field. She said 
she could get a lot more done from the inside rather than outside. She spoke on several issues and knows her stuff. 
Texas State Senator District 24
Dawn Buckingham is a conservative small business owner who believes the best approach to government is "less is more." As a doctor, she has witnessed firsthand how government often interferes, rather than enhances, an individual’s or a business’ success.

Dawn Buckingham’s forefathers were among the first settlers to Texas seven generations ago, and that tough, independent, pioneer spirit is deeply rooted in her personality. Dawn spent her early years growing up on Fox Run Farm until the family moved to Austin. While she graduated from Westlake High School, Dawn remains a country girl at heart as an avid hunter and outdoorswoman. Her commitment to service began early, serving as a volunteer fire fighter, and she is a graduate of the A&M Fire School.

Dawn lived at home and worked two jobs to pay for college, graduating Magna Cum Laude and debt-free. It was during college that Dawn met the love of her life and husband, Ed
Buckingham. Dawn and Ed both received their medical degrees from the Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dawn’s commitment to service and recognition for her work has allowed her to hold leadership positions in local, state, and national medical organizations.
Bob Schmerbeck introduces new Noon Rotary Club President Robin Miears, along with her new fearless board, to the group.
(Kristy, Paul, Tim, Jeff H., Jeff W., Gena, Tammy, Charlie & Robin - Not Pictured is Janelle & Ingrid) - See BOD Assignments Below:
Your new Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year:
  • President - Robin Miears
  • Vice President - Charlie McIlvain
  • Secretary - Tammy Prout
  • Treasurer - Gena Carter
  • Immediate Past President - Kristy Vandenberg
  • Director - Ingrid Painter (Foundation)
  • Director - Jeff Wendling (Service Projects)
  • Director - Janelle Peralt (Service Projects)
  • Director - Paul Anderson (Rotary Youth)
  • Director - Tim Crenwelge (Public Image)
  • Director - Gena Carter (Administration)
  • Director - Jeff Harris (Membership)
George led us in song with an appreciation for President Kristy's leadership for the past year.
Tammy Prout was named Rotarian of the Year for our club. Congratulations Tammy!
Todd Odom exchanged his Red Badge for a Blue Badge in no time flat!  See Todd (center w/ coffee cup in hand) below, already hard at work with his road cleanup crew.
Todd Odom won a bottle of wine for wearing his Rotary pin. Don't forget to wear yours.
Robin also sent out a short clip about Rotary. She ask a question and Amanda Taylor answered correctly and won a bottle.
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029


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Guy Overby
Aug 15, 2018
Tivy Hall of Fame Inductees
Satellite Meeting 5:30 Wells Fargo Building
Aug 21, 2018
2nd floor 301 Junction Hwy
District Governor Kathy Hubbard
Aug 22, 2018
Rotary District Update
Kristy Harris
Aug 29, 2018
Law Enforcement Response to Sex Offenders and Sex Trafficing in Kerrville
Labor Day Walk A Fun
Sep 03, 2018
Louise Hays Park
Mark McDaniel
Sep 05, 2018
Kerrville 2050 Update
David Jones
Sep 12, 2018
Tivy Athletic Outlook
Satellite Meeting 5:30 Wells Fargo Building
Sep 18, 2018
2nd floor 301 Junction Hwy