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

Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kerrville!
Kerrville

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Kerrville Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
201 Holdsworth Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028
United States of America
Satellite Club Meeting
Satellite Club Meeting--SECOND THURSDAY of every month
5:15 p. m. Meet and Greet, 5:30 p. m. Meeting
Security State Bank & Trust Community Room
1130 Junction Highway, Kerrville
Stories
 
David Payne, pastor at the Kerrville First United Methodist Church, was the speaker last Wednesday. David has been in Kerrville about four and one half years. His inspirational Christmas message is that simple acts of kindness can change not just Kerrville, but the world. This season, supply chain issues won't stop generosity and the true meaning of Christmas.
 
George Eychner led us in the Kerrville version of "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas".
 
The Hill Country Youth Orchestra will receive new tuxedos and gowns, thanks to a matching grant from our Rotary District and our club.
 
The Blue Santa program will receive a matching grant from the District as well. December 11th is the day of the event, at Ronnie Bock's RV in Kerrville. Contact Phyllis Ricks if you would like to help give out Christmas goods and cheer.  ricks.phyl@gmail.com
 
Bell Ringers are needed for a few slots to benefit the Salvation Army. The ringing takes place at Gibson's over the next few Saturdays. Go to our website to sign up. You might have as an exciting time as Clint Morse did last week. If you didn't hear his story, you can catch it on the YouTube replay.
 
Marta Diffen and Todd Odom ring the bell.
 
David Rittenhouse was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was called, so he won a bottle of wine.
 
E.A. Hoppe is the newest member of our club. E.A. is the City Manager for the City of Kerrville.
 
Robin Miears reported that the Pints for Polio held at the Trailhead Beer Garden on the Schreiner Campus raised $12,800.00 for the polio eradication campaign. Thank you to all who donated and showed their support at the event. 
 
Tammy Prout thanked those that participated in the Blood Drive on November 29th. Seventeen people donated, and the next opportunity will be in the Spring.
Click on the link below for a replay of the 11-24 joint meeting of Rotary and Kiwanis members in Kerr County.  The program was focused on the importance of supporting our Rotary Foundation as different members shared why they contribute to make a difference!
Charlie introduces the two guest speakers
 
 
 
 
Rusty Henderson and the other            Steve Bauer
 
to see more about Rusty see the link below
https://hcdjls.org/stories/volunteer-and-family-feature-henderson-and-mcclintock
 
Fourth generation involved with Kerr County Livestock Show
 
Rusty is currently manager at Windstream.
 
Steve and wife Mary Beth are owners of Double Feed, both locations.
Steve is also President of the KCDLSA
 
 
Both men supports the Live Stock Shows.
Since CO-VID they have divided the shows in to two parts
 
Part 1 The Kerr County Livestock Show Jan 5-8th, 2022
This show last year had 206 entries with money brought in $50,000
 
Part 2 2022 Hill District Grandstand Show Jan15-22, 2022
This district show covers 33 Counties and 1,200 entries and 2,400 projects.
 
Both shows teach kids Responsibility, how to show, how to keep books and many more life skills. Encourages kids to move on in life.
 
The district show is the 5th largest in the state and the 1st that is all volunteer.
 
 
 
 
Kristy spoke about several things.
 
  
 
This is the only fund raiser for The Ultimate Gift of Life.
 
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Foundation Giving
 
 
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What the Rotary Foundation Does.
Click on the link below for a replay of the Zoom Mtg. 11-10-2021 featuring David Rittenhouse and his talk about his Vets Return to USMA New Cadet March Back!
Rotarian and West Point graduate David Rittenhouse provided the program last Wednesday, detailing his return to West Point Military Academy. David and about seventy other graduates returned to the academy for their 50th anniversary of starting their journey, in the fall of 1971. David graduated in 1975 from West Point, and has returned several times for reunions.
 
 
David and his classmates participated in the New Cadet March and enjoyed socializing with the first year students. He observed that the cadets were hard working, well trained, well equipped, and better directed now. 
 
 
 
 
David recalled that on his new cadet march in 1971, it was pouring rain.
 
 
David met his wife while they both were in the military.
 
 
West Point accepts between 1,300 and 1,400 new cadets each year, and the total enrollment is around 4,400. It is a rigorous program, with about 60% of cadets graduating in four years, which is a fairly high percentage compared to most universities. The first year women graduated was in 1980, and women cadets currently comprise about 23% of the student body. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coast Guard veteran David Jones provided the prayer and led us in the pledge.
 
In honor of our armed forces, George led us in the Marines' Hymn.
 
 
The Rotarians whose birthdays are in November were recognized, and were serenaded with the Happy Birthday song in perfect harmony.
 
 
 
Kristi Shepherd was wearing her Rotary pin when here name was called, so she won a bottle of wine.
 
In honor of veterans Day, the veterans in our club were recognized and appreciated.
 
Contact Us 

 

Mailing Address:

Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029
kerrvillerotary@gmail.com

 

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Speakers
Salvation Army
Dec 08, 2021
Salvation Army Band from Ft. Worth
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Dec 15, 2021
Honorable Rob Kelly
Jan 05, 2022
The Kerr County 2022 Outlook
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