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 of America
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Pints for Polio 2018
Thank You to our Sponsors--
Pint & Plow, Rails, Grape Juice, Kerrville Hills Winery
 Making a difference!!! Kuddos to you Kristy
 Clint introduced the guest speaker

 If you missed Jamie's presentation you missed a lot. He was hard to get on camera since he was bouncing around so much.

Jamie McDonald (born 19 August 1986) is a British adventurer, author, motivational speaker who lives in Gloucester and is best known for doing worldly adventures dressed up as his alter-ego, Adventureman.

McDonald was born in Gloucester England to Donald and Ann McDonald. As a child, McDonald battled an immune deficiency, epilepsy and syringomyelia and was frequently hospitalized up to the age of nine. He could not walk when he got out.
 His mom got him a tennis racket and he started trying to play in back yard. Before long he was able to walk, and after a while he 
thought about raising money for Children's Hospitals. He admitted that he does not play tennis well at all
 Some of his accomplishments are as follows
Greg Peschel introduced Ingram I.S.D. superintendent Bobby Templeton as our speaker last Wednesday. Bobby is a former member of our club and previously was the principal at Tivy high School. Bobby described the way Ingram ISD is addressing security at their campus in light of events in our country over the last several years. Ingram has 74 video cameras dispersed throughout the various buildings, athletic complex, and entrance to the campus. Upon entering the campus, your picture is taken and in addition to being visible to the administration, the pictures also go to Ingram police vehicles and headquarters. 
Ingram wants to give their kids a reason to say no to drugs, so they have random drug testing and drug sniffing dogs make the rounds. Ingram is one of four schools in Texas that initiated a School Marshal program this year.  The marshals are possible because of a new classification of law enforcement officer that was recently authorized by the Texas legislature. The five marshals have a badge and a gun, and were already school staff, although their identity is not publicized to the general public. This past summer, they went through an intensive training, including psychological test and profile, concealed handgun carry training, first aid training, and non violent deescalation training.
Greg Peschel provided the prayer and pledge, and also introduced our program speaker, Bobby Templeton.
Tammy Prout was the most recent Rotarian of the year, and now has the plaque to go with it. Tammy is also in line to become president of our club in a couple of years.
Dear Club, 
Satellite's meeting is next Tuesday 10/16 at 5:30 at Wells Fargo at Five Points.  If you haven't attended a satellite meeting, this is a great group of people who are energized for Rotary & our projects.  
The Pints for Polio committee is looking for donations of silent auction items and sponsors.  If you want to support this great Rotary project, this is your chance.  We will have flyers on the tables again this week.  If you want your company recognized for its support, please get your flyer to myself or Amanda Taylor on Wednesday.  If you just want to attend, it's going to a little different than last year.   We're including wine & some great food from local restaurants in our event along with some games!  It will be at Tucker Hall (St. Peter's Episcopal Church) on 10/20.  
  Sue Tiemann is now home on her way to recovery.
  Payers for the flood victims around Junction
Elias Garcia exchanged his red badge for a new one. Congrats Elias!
Amber Thomason was wearing her Rotary pin, so she won a bottle of wine when her name was called.
 Clint Morris introduces out guest Bryan McAuley
 Bryan is the Interim Site Manager, San Felipe State Historic Site
San Felipe de Austin Historic Site is a historic site located in San Felipe, Austin County. The site preserves the first provisional capital and Anglo-American colony in Mexican-owned Texas.
 So much history that went through this early town. A lot of names we recognized in later history books. Bryan had a few Texas trivia pursuit question to the winner he gave out a copy of the book San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. I and many others were impressed learning about Texas history.
I added several links below if you want to learn more about San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site.
Last week's meeting was at Shriner University in support of the Hill Country College Fund ("HCCF").  The fund is celebrating four decades of awarding student grants! 
Some quick facts about the HCCF (courtesy of the University's website:):
  • Our goal is to raise $625,000 this year to provide tuition grants for Hill Country students to attend Schreiner.
  • 100% of the money raised goes to scholarships for students with need in Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, and Real Counties.
  • With your help Schreiner makes college affordable by distributing nearly $11 million in financial aid each year.
Rotarians Jack Pratt (Current HCCF Campaign Chairman) and Marta Diffen (University Director of Development) were among those who addressed the crowd at the event:
Chairman Pratt mentioned that $11 million-plus each year is distributed in financial aide and mentioned the 2018 fundraising goal was $625,000.  He mentioned that the University expects to give more than 200 grants to approximately 15% of Schreiner's students!
Marta talked about being part of this effort that's grown over the past 40 years.  She emphasized that every gift counts and that the community's generosity enables student to say "Yes we can!"
Former HCCF scholarship recipient Frida de la Garza spoke to the crowd concerning her journey, and the support of the HCCF that made her dreams possible.  You can see her story, along with additional details of the event (courtesy of the Hill Country Community Journal), at .
To volunteer or for information about the HCCF campaign, call Johnson at 702-7204; or email her at
Donations may be made online at
Bill Crumrine provided the prayer and pledge.
George led us in the Tivy fight song.
And numerous Tivy graduates joined in.....
Sue Tiemann introduced  Tivy alum Tom Carpenter, who joined our club. Tom is in the LED lighting business.
Mike Cave was introduced by Judy Eychner as our newest member. Mike is a retired Methodist minister in the Hunt area.

This week, we have Bobby Templeton from Ingram ISD.  Many of you will remember Bobby as a past member of this club.  It should be a good presentation as always!  


The First Responder's Golf Tournament went off without a hitch!  For those of you who played or sponsored THANK YOU!  We will have the final figures in the next week or so, but it looks like we made about $6,000 that will go towards our First Responder Training Grants.  This is a huge investment in our community & I thank you all for your support.  


Our next big event will be Pints for Polio on October 20.  This will not just be a beer event, but also for those wine drinkers.  We have several different wines and beers that will be available along with some good eats!  Mark your calendars to attend this event & help out the Foundation!  


Also, make sure you have these other dates on your calendar:


November 7, Veteran's Breakfast

November 21, Thanksgiving Joint Meeting with Kiwanis

December 19, Christmas Party

February 9, Rise Against Hunger & Community Food Drive


Also mixed in late November  and December will be Bell Ringing at Gibson's and Blue Santa.  




Satellite Meeting September 18th

Speaker: Lee Johnson
Guest: Mr. Overby from Davidson Freedle Espenhover & Overby, P.C.
Our guest came to give us some great information on the upcoming Kerrville ISD bond. He also talked to us about how there will be voting sites at some of the local schools including; Tivy High School, Hal Peterson Middle School, Nimitz Elementary School, and Starkey Elementary School. This will make voting so much more convenient for parents as well as school staff/teachers.
Lee Johnson was our speaker and he came to talk to us about the new member process for Rotary. He talked to us about the process from when you first fill out your paperwork to when you get to remove your red new member sticker off your name badge. The part he went over the most with us was the orientation and how he makes it fun so people are excited about joining. We brought up the idea to him of our new Satellite members we get in the future being able to join in on his orientations so they can get a more in depth introduction to the club.
Club Business:
We had a group pow wow of sorts this week after our speaker to decide what we want to use the $3,000 towards that Robin has given our club to start a new committee or project. The two top ideas we have thus far are joining the CSI group volunteers to help fix-up/clean up local properties. Their primary goal is to use volunteers to improve the living conditions of primarily low-income and elderly persons in the community, who cannot afford to provide for the upkeep of their homes. Our other idea was to use the money and volunteers to help improve the Doyle Community Center Garden. This garden currently is kept up by the community but they would like to work on improving and beautifying the space.
This outstanding group of volunteers was up early on Saturday, picking up trash in our community. We had five students that wanted to get involved as well, including some from the Kerrville Tivy Interact Club!   Also - Thank you to the Stoepel family for the use of the all new Ford F150 Trucks!
Thank you again so much for your help.

Thank You to the following list of awesome volunteers:

Michelle McGinnis 
Robin Miears
Todd Odom
Mayor Bill Blackburn
John Lang
Bill Tucker
David Rittenhouse
Max Reinbach
Carol Twiss
Mike Thornton
 Prayer for the family of Dave Vinyard, a longtime Rotarian  as he passed away.
Bill Muldoon is competing in the World Senior Games in racquetball, St, George's Utah.
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029


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Representative Andrew Murr
Oct 31, 2018
Legislative Update
Tom Terrell
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Veterans Day Program
Veterans Breakfast
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Veterans Center on Meadowview Ln.
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2nd floor 301 Junction Hwy
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