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

Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of 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
Jeff introduced Col. Jack Lousma USMC. 
 The complete poem by Edgar Guest
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; 
I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. 
The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, 
Fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear; 
And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds, 
For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.
I soon can learn to do it if you'll let me see it done; 
I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run. 
And the lecture you deliver may be very wise and true, 
But I'd rather get my lessons by observing what you do; 
For I might misunderstand you and the high advice you give, 
But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
When I see a deed of kindness, I am eager to be kind. 
When a weaker brother stumbles and a strong man stays behind 
Just to see if he can help him, then the wish grows strong in me 
To become as big and thoughtful as I know that friend to be. 
And all travelers can witness that the best of guides today 
Is not the one who tells them, but the one who shows the way.
One good man teaches many, men believe what they behold; 
One deed of kindness noticed is worth forty that are told. 
Who stands with men of honor learns to hold his honor dear, 
For right living speaks a language which to every one is clear. 
Though an able speaker charms me with his eloquence, I say, 
I'd rather see a sermon than to hear one, any day.
Service above self and other factors were the criteria that helped select the students. 
Neil & Gina Griffin along with Steve Schmidt 
And Two Treasures with 70 years combine service.
With that Jeff introduces Crystal White to introduce the selected students.

All together
David Danielson pastor at Impact Christian Fellowship lead the benediction.
General Schellhase passed away on May 27, 2023.  Visitation is today, May 31 at Grimes Funeral Chapels from 5 PM to 7 PM.  Services are scheduled for 10 AM, Thursday, June 1 at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 320 St. Peter St., Kerrville. 
He graduated from Tivy High School in 1952 and went on to have a long and storied military career. After his military service, he and his wife, Barbara, moved back to Kerrville. In the early 1990s, because of his deep fondness for architecture and restoration, he and Barbara  took on the five year project to renovate the AC Schreiner home on Water Street. Also, once back in Kerrville, General Schellhase served on a variety of boards and was very involved in community service, including serving in our own Rotary Club of Kerrville. 
Marta opens with introducing Jeff Anderson who made introductions.
George Eychner led us in playing on his trumpet The Star-Spangled Banner
Later in the program he again played God Bless America
Jen Wittler, Executive Director of the Kerrville Public School Foundation, provided the program at the meeting last Wednesday.
The KPS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1987, and it provides grants and resources that further the educational experience of students. Some of the programs KPSF provides include Grants for Innovative Teaching, Instant Impact Grants, Scholarships and the Teacher of the Year awards.
The Foundation is funded through private donations and special events, including Trivia Night. For more information, here's the website.
George Eychner provided The Rain Song to the tune of Deep in the Heart of Texas.
Jeff Talarico was recognized by Marta for his contributions to the club and the community. In addition to being a past president of our club and  assistant District Governor, Jeff has been involved in numerous organizations including the Kerrville Public School Foundation, the 4H annual fund raiser, Schreiner University and auctioneer for many events.
Mike Wilson gave an update on the Citizenship Awards program which will be next Wednesday. He thanked the committee members who will be presenting the awards, and was especially appreciative of Sara Cotton's work in organizing and coordinating all the awards winners information for the program.
The Josh the Otter Safety Program wrapped up last week, and Dave Rittenhouse thanked all the Rotarian volunteers who helped at the elementary schools in the area.
Kristi Shepherd was recognized for her work in the program.
Woody Lockhart was presented the Josh of the year award.
Brenda Thompson reported on the progress on the Membership Challenge for our Rotary Club.
Leslie Rambin was wearing her Rotary pin when her name was called, and won a bottle of wine.
Stockton Williams received his Paul Harris +4 .
David Martin received his Paul Harris +5.
What is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor?
A Rotary Foundation Benefactor is a person who has notified The Rotary Foundation that they have made provisions in their final estate plans to Rotary for US $1,000 or more, or who has made an outright gift of US $1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation's Endowment.
Kristen Hedger, senior vice president for business development with Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, provided the program at the meeting last Wednesday.  She grew up in Kerrville, graduated from Tivy High School, and spent summers in North Dakota.  
Kristen's grandfather founded the company in North Dakota in 1987, as he had a desire to provide stable employment for the people in Killdeer N.D.  The company manufacturers copper and fiber optic wire harnesses for commercial and military aircraft. These components are often referred to as the "nervous system" of airplanes.
Their Killdeer North Dakota facility employs 460 people in that area, but has now expanded to the Kerrville community. Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing is currently in a temporary facility here, while their future plant near the airport is being remodeled to accommodate their needs. They employ about 55 people locally, and plan to expand the Kerrville operation as their company grows. Killdeer is partnering with Schreiner University to train students in the engineering and manufacturing fields.
George Eychner led us in singing the Air Force song, in honor of our speaker Kristen Hedger, of Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing.
President Marta highlighted Rotarian Danny Wheat of our club. Danny has been involved in our community, and a Rotarian for many years, so it is good to see him back at our club.
Volunteers are needed for the Josh the Otter program at several local Elementary Schools. Dave Rittenhouse and Ashley Phillips are heading up the effort, so please contact them or sign up on our Club's website  
As one of its earliest community service ventures, Rotary built a public restroom near Chicago’s city hall between 1907 and 1909. More than a century later, improving sanitation remains a major focus of Rotary projects.
David LaBrot was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was called, so he won a bottle of wine.
The annual Rotary Picnic was held last Wednesday at the River Star Pavilion.  A big thanks goes to the fellowship committee for planning, cooking and serving food and drinks with a Cinco de Mayo flavor.
Fellowship committee: Jessica Belschner, Denise LeMeilleur, Justin Hamilton, Sue Tiemann, Jimmy and Bekki Hutto
Our gifts to The Rotary Foundation allow Rotarians to accomplish amazing things. In 2022-23, The Foundation has already funded 413 district grants, 654 global grants, and 259 disaster response grants. Each of these grants is an example of Rotary members working with communities to address their ongoing challenges or find solutions to emerging ones.
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Rotary Club of Kerrville
P. O. Box 295335
Kerrville, TX 78029


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