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--Third Tuesday 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
  
Clint introduced                   Superintendent Dr. Mark Faust 
 
 
 
Almost 4,900 kids
 
 
  
                 
Schreiner University's annual Hill Country College Fund drive provides funds for scholarships for many students in the Hill Country area.
 
Mark Tuschak provided an overview of Schreiner University, and said the freshman class was 372 students, the largest ever. Research has shown that the average distance college students are from their home to the college they attend is 51miles, and at Schreiner, it is right at that figure.
 
The university has begun to concentrate on recruiting more heavily in the Hill Country area, particularly in rural schools, and it has paid off, with a 100% increase in enrollment from the local area. They are now offering areas of study that these students are interested in including engineering, computer science and agriculture. Schreiner also looks beyond the typical GPA and class ranking to find students who have potential and who would be a good fit, and they have had success with this approach.
 
Annalise Schoening is a sophomore at Schreiner, and spoke about her reasons for coming to Schreiner. 
 
She started a jewelry business when she was young, and knew she wanted to major in business, and eventually get her MBA. Annalise likes the small classes at Schreiner, and is involved in numerous student activities, including the Songkeeper's Group, where students are encouraged to write their own music. Her future plans could include event planning, motivational speaking and publishing some of her writings or songs. 
 
Annalise is a great example of outstanding students that Schreiner University brings to Kerrville, and the Hill Country College Fund provides scholarships to many students who otherwise would not be able to attend.
Carolyn Northcutt was wearing her Rotary pin when her name was called, so she won a bottle of wine. 
The Rotary District Conference needs volunteers for a variety of tasks, including putting together backpacks of essential toiletries to give to endangered youth that are coming off the streets. The conference is November 9-11, so if you can help out, contact Kristy Vandenberg.  kristy.vandenberg@rotary5840.org
 
 
 
The next Rotary Trash pick up is scheduled for October 1. Meet at Talley Elementary at 7:00 am to pick up trash along Goat Creek Road.
 
The Pints for Polio fund raiser is October 22 from 3-6 pm at the Schreiner Trailhead Beer Garden. Please help with this worthy cause to eliminate polio.
 
November 12 is the Veterans Day parade in Kerrville, and November 11 is the Veterans Breakfast.
 
 
The First Responders golf tournament is April 10, and the First Responders luncheon is April 12.
 
 
David LaBrot is recovering from Covid, so keep him in your prayers.
 
Jimmy Hutto is recovering and doing well.  
 
 
 
Gil Salinas and Thresa Metcalf
Oct 05, 2022
The Role of KEDC in Economic Development
Rotary District Governor Dwayne Hopkins
Oct 12, 2022
Vision for the Year
Proponents and Opponents
Oct 19, 2022
The Kerr County Bond Issue
Jack McGuire, San Antonio Rotary
Oct 26, 2022
The Corrymela Peace Conference
Doug Whinnery
Nov 02, 2022
Rotary Foundation
Kelly Atkinson
Nov 09, 2022
The Power of One
Open
Nov 16, 2022
Joint meeting with Kiwanis
Nov 23, 2022
Thanksgiving meeting
Kerrville Robotics Alliance
Nov 30, 2022
What Are We?
Rotary Christmas Party
Dec 07, 2022
Rotary Christmas Party
Jeremiah Romack and Salvation Army Band
Dec 14, 2022
Christmas Program
Christmas break
Dec 21, 2022
No meeting
Christmas break
Dec 28, 2022
No meeting
Blood supplies are critically low right now. Rotary Club of Kerrville is honored to once again partner with South Texas Blood & Tissue in support of their life saving mission and is hosting a blood drive on Friday, September 30 from 10 am to 3 pm at Crenwelge Motors located at 301 Main Street, Kerrville, Texas. 
 
Appointments are required and you can sign up here: https://donor.southtexasblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/137832
 
Thank you in advance for living into service above self and donating blood to help save lives. 
 Global Grants fund large-scale international activities with sustainable, measurable results that support the Rotary’s areas of focus. Activities include humanitarian projects, scholarships, and vocational training teams. In 2020-21, the Foundation approved 2,066 global grants and program awards which totaled $130.0 million.  
 
 
Doug Whinnery
 
Larry talked about his four year plan. 
  1. He was dealing with Co-Vid, & Snowmageddon. This meant the supply chain was not good. short on parts and vehicles. Since he was under budget he took down his numbers for the next year. He won't do that again.
  2. This year he dealt with rising inflation on everything. Gas, food, parts and human smuggling.
  3. Inflation and human smuggling. Both causes cost to go up.
  4. Inflation, Hiring personal like jailers and dispatchers
  • 2021 calls 13,700
  • 2022 calls 12.200
  • 2020 Police stops 726
  • 2021  "          "      1589
  • 2022  "          "      4000
  • This means they are affecting more people in Kerr county. Some are tickets some are warnings
  • 2021 mental health calls 155
  • 2022      "       "         "      124
  • these calls take between 4 and 8 hours each.
Captain Jason Waldrip
Jason talked about how to pay for all the items needed. They are a lot of grants to apply for. Two big ones are Lone Star ( a Texas State grant) and Stone Garden ( a Federal grant)
 
They have to ask themselves if its right or wrong? One arrest that involved 2 smugglers a 6 human traffickers. The main help was intel gathering. Kerr country has started sharing intel so much others law enforcement agencies wanting to find out how Kerr county is doing it. In the old days no one would share intel. This is because the were thinking someone else might make the bust. The more you share the more you learn.
 
The Special Operations Unit is getting National attention. 
 
   Prayers to Robin Miears as she has caught Co-Vid and has a stomach virus with it.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Katharine Boyette, Events Coordinator for the Chalk Festival in Kerrville, spoke to us last week about this upcoming event. This annual festival, organized by the Cailloux Foundation and funded by numerous local sponsors, is October 15th and 16th, and promises to be fun for all ages. Professional artist, art teachers, budding art students and others will showcase their chalk art on the sidewalks of Peterson Plaza in downtown Kerrville, next to city Hall.
 
 
 
 
 
In addition to the art being created both days, there is live music, food trucks, a photo mural, corn hole toss, face painting, balloon art, a cookie walk, and free tours of the Schreiner Mansion. The art will only remain on the sidewalk for about a week after the show, so get down there to see it prime time on the weekend while it is still sharp and fresh.
 
This year, the beneficiary of the funds raised by the event will be Kerr Arts and Cultural Center. Over the years of the festival's existence, $245,000 has been raised and donated to local organizations.
 
Hours are 10-5 on Saturday, and 10:30-4 on Sunday. 
 
Volunteers are needed if you can lend a hand.
 
 
 
Rotarians who were born in September had Happy Birthday sung to them.
 
 
 
The Rotary District Conference will be held November 9,10 and 11 at the YO Hotel.  Fredericksburg Rotarian Judy Hutcherson says there is room for three or four more vendor tables, if anyone is interested.
 
 
Thank you to all who volunteered or came out to walk along the River Trail at our annual event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary member Todd Odom was recognized by President Marta for helping out the club in many ways, and always with a cheerful attitude and a smile.
 
Charity Navigator awarded four stars (the highest rating) to The Rotary Foundation for the 14th year in a row. This award recognizes the Foundation’s commitment to accountability and transparency to its donors.
The Pints for Polio fund raiser to help Rotarians continue the quest to eradicate polio will be held at the Trailhead Beer Garden again on Saturday October 22. Amber Thomason is heading up the event, so contact her or Kristy Vandenberg to help or donate for this worthy cause.
 
The Rotary Grove near the Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University needs volunteers to help water the new trees that were planted in honor of deceased Rotarians.  Looking for folks to help in October.  Janelle Peralt is coordinating volunteers. Please contact her to help out.    jperalt@icloud.com
 
 
 
Wayne Uecker was wearing his pin when his name was called, so he won a bottle of wine.
 
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029
kerrvillerotary@gmail.com

 

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Speakers
Gil Salinas and Thresa Metcalf
Oct 05, 2022
The Role of KEDC in Economic Development
Rotary District Governor Dwayne Hopkins
Oct 12, 2022
Vision for the Year
Proponents and Opponents
Oct 19, 2022
The Kerr County Bond Issue
Jack McGuire, San Antonio Rotary
Oct 26, 2022
The Corrymela Peace Conference
Doug Whinnery
Nov 02, 2022
Rotary Foundation
Kelly Atkinson
Nov 09, 2022
The Power of One
Vetera s Day Program -The 16th Air Force
Nov 16, 2022
Our Mission
Joint meeting with Kiwanis
Nov 23, 2022
Thanksgiving meeting
Kerrville Robotics Alliance
Nov 30, 2022
What Are We?
Rotary Christmas Party
Dec 07, 2022
Rotary Christmas Party
Jeremiah Romack and Salvation Army Band
Dec 14, 2022
Christmas Program
Christmas break
Dec 21, 2022
No meeting
Christmas break
Dec 28, 2022
No meeting
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