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
      
 
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
 
 
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 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.
 
The third annual First Responders benefit golf tournament is March 30th. Our Rotary club sponsors this event and the funds raised go directly to training and education for our area First Responders. Contact Jeff Harris (jharris1973@aol.com) or Jeff Wendling  (jwendling@lycos.com) for additional information.
 
The next Highway clean up is scheduled for April 4th, and we meet at Talley Elementary School.
 
The Veterans appreciation breakfast has been canceled..
 
I will post pics of last meeting in a few days
Richard Johnson drew a card, but not the Ace of Spades.
 
Mark Dizdar drew a card, but no luck.
 
Philip Stacy also drew a card, but no luck either.
 
The pot will be even bigger next week, so bring a few buck for a chance to win big!
Families in Rotary  William “Bill” Fair longtime Rotarian and Club President in 1991-92 passed away on March 6th.  Bill was Mayor of Kerrville twice and served two terms on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
 
Stockton William's wife, Leslie Williams, Ph.D. passed away on March 18th. Leslie, a very talented lady, was an entrepreneur, an educator including a College Dean, an author, an artist and an excellent cook.
 
These individuals will be greatly missed. Please keep the Williams family and the Fair family in your prayers.
Three candidates for Kerr Country Sheriff spoke to our Rotary club about their backgrounds and qualifications for the office.
 
 
 

Eli Garcia is a 22-year veteran of law enforcement, with 18 of those years having served the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office and currently holds the rank of sergeant.

Garcia is a 1980 graduate of Tivy High School, completed the San Antonio Police Academy in 1989, is a graduate of the Alamo Area Council of Governments and has completed more than 3,300 hours of training with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

Carol Twiss, a 26-year veteran of the KCSO, began her career as a jail corrections officer, obtained her peace officer certification and went on to work patrol and ultimately head of the department’s criminal investigation unit.

She is a certified master peace officer, certified fire and arson investigator and certified child forensic interviewer.   is a court-recognized expert in the field of child forensic interview, sexual assault and child abuse investigations.

Warren Funk “America is an idea based on the concepts of property rights, personal ownership and the sovereignty of the citizen.

“These concepts underlie the stirring ideals enunciated by the Founders in the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.’

George led us in an appropriate song for the program.
Several Rotarians had a chance to draw for the ace of spades, but none pulled the right card.
 
Wayne Uecker
 
Mark Dizdar
Eli Garcia
Stockton Williams recently had knee replacement surgery. Please keep Stockton and his wife Leslie in your prayers.
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.
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029
kerrvillerotary@gmail.com

 

 
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