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Jimmy Hutto
May 12, 2021
Various Current Events
May 19, 2021
Exploring 19th Century Kerrville Sites and the TAS Field School
May 26, 2021
How the Border Crisis May Affect Kerrville
Jun 02, 2021
Rotary Citizenship Awards Luncheon
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Upcoming Events
Satellite Rotary Meeting
American Red Cross Building
May 18, 2021 5:15 PM
Satellite Rotary Meeting
American Red Cross Building
Jun 15, 2021 5:15 PM
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Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kerrville!
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Kerrville Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
201 Holdsworth Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028
United States of America
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Animal Rights Advocates
Last Wednesday, we heard from several animal rights advocates in the Kerr County area.
City Council member Brenda Hughes is active in Hill Country Animal Advocates, which is a volunteer organization whose focus is to save dogs and cats from being euthanized. 
The Kerr County Rabies and Animal Services (Animal Control)  duty is to protect people and property from roaming uncontrolled animals. Rabies control is their primary focus, and although they offer pet adoptions, they are understaffed to provide homes or owners of all the animals in their care. This is where several local non profit groups help out by rescuing animals, finding veterinary care and finding good homes for these animals.
Freeman Fritts is a low cost vet clinic and shelter that provides help for folks that can't afford the typical veterinary fees. They are a non profit, and are often the last stop for saving animal lives. They work with a number of other rescue organizations, and can often someone who can help. The clinic was very busy during the recent winter storm, taking in a number of animals whose owners either couldn't get back home to care for them, or others who feared their animals wouldn't survive the low temperatures in homes without power and heat.
Freeman Fritts
Fund raising is under way for a new shelter facility.
Paul Harris Awards
A number of Paul Harris awards recipients were recognized at the meeting last Wednesday.
Brenda Thompson +1
Wayne Uecker +1
Mike Huff +1
Marta Diffen +3
David Martin +3
Dennis Glenewinkel +3
Tammy Prout +3
Rhonda Sanford +4
Gerald Irion +5
Tim Crenwelge +5
Robin Miears +7
Clint Morse +8
Cecil Atkission +8
David Rittenhouse +9
Families in Rotary
  Jack Pratt is recovering in ICU after a Triple bypass. Dr. says the surgery went well.
Rotary prayers work! I would like to pass along a conversation with another Rotarian who shared a very personal story with me. Little over a year ago, Rotarian Guy Overby was diagnosed with cancer and began treatment. He told me that the prayers, notes, phone calls and support he received from his fellow members of the Rotary Club of Kerrville was so appreciated. Guy told me that he felt the love and support, which in turn motivated him to get through the difficult situation.
Today, he is cancer free and thankful.
The chef at the Kroc Center, Ed Lawrence , was recognized for making corn beef and cabbage and Irish stew. Both were great.
   Jeff Harris told of an event. as he was driving home he saw his neighbor walking home. He stopped and ask if the neighbor Glen Crain would like a ride home. Glen said I don't ever take rides from folks I do not know. Jeff said 
he was in Rotary with Glen and they were neighbors. Then Glen took the ride home.
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Rotary News you can Use
Tammy opens meeting                     Gina made the announcement about dues
Jeff Harris advised The First Responder Luncheon will be April 7th, and the golf tournament that raises funds to provide continuing education for First Responders will be April 12th. This will be known as First Responders Week.
Tickets for the SuperBall  are in. Contact Jeff Harris for your tickets. 

Phone bank volunteers needed

Rotarians historically have stepped up to help the world, nation and their respective communities in times of crisis. Rotary Club of Kerrville members have a unique opportunity assist in the historic effort to help local residents receive the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine by helping man the planned phone bank to help set appointments for local residents.

The COVID-19 Community Vaccination Phone Bank will be headquartered at 333 Earl Garrett Street, thanks to the space loaned specifically for that use by the American Red Cross Hill Country Chapter.

The phone bank will be operational Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers will work 4-hour shifts. President Tammy is currently in communication with Kerr County officials to determine detail on how many daily volunteers they need. More information will be forthcoming.


Code Red

Vaccine distribution information will be available through the county’s Code Red system.

To register for CodeRed alerts, just visit and click on the underlined link that reads “Click here to sign up for free.” A link to registration for CodeRed is also available on the City of Kerrville’s website, at the bottom of the home page under “Helpful Links.”

Help needed for Zoom Meetings

As you know, Dave Rittenhouse has been doing a great job of hosting our virtual guests each week. However, we need more help. If you are willing to facilitate our Zoom meetings, we will provide the training you need to do so. 

It is very important to have backup for Dave. When this began, we did not know how long the need for virtual meetings would last. As it turns out, we still do not know how long we will need to offer virtual attendance.

Please let President Tammy know if you would be willing to rotate in as a Zoom facilitator for our club.


Delane introduces her guest

Texas Multi-Chem follow up
Note from: Steve Caraway / Texas Multi-Chem, Ltd., who was our presenter at Rotary on February 17th

I want to thank Rotary Club members for allowing me to tell our story on February10. However, I would like to properly introduce my son, Blake Caraway, who is
our general manager.

Blake is a 1993 Tivy graduate and besides being a very good student, played baseball and basketball for the Antlers. Graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Blake is married to Kristy and has 3 kids, Mackenzie 11th grade at Tivy, Grant 9th grade at Tivy and Davis 7th grade at Peterson. Blake worked for Dell, Callaway Golf and Headsprings of Austin, to gain valuable IT experience. He brought that experience back to the Hill Country and TMC. During the past 12 years Blake has inserted technology into every phase of our daily business, managing information and allowing the company to grow. As our general manager, Blake handles day to day operations, scheduling, employee relations and payroll just to name a few. It has truly been a blessing to be able to work with our son to make TMC bigger and better.

Also, I want to thank Dennis Glenwinkel. Dennis has been our business consultant for several years. He has helped us navigate our expansion and growth plans at TMC.


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We will show you how to go through the simple steps and provide any assistance that you need.

The steps create The Spoke and update the club web page at the same

time. Extensive computer skills are not a requirement.


This is a great way to learn about our club. It is also an easy way to

contribute to the club on your own schedule. Contact Jimmy HuttoDavid Martin, or Sue Whinnery.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Chris Braaten
May 1
Lloyd Painter
May 1
Jill Sadberry
May 3
Bret Ford
May 4
John Lang
May 8
Sue Whinnery
May 13
Ingrid Painter
May 17
Robin Miears
May 18
Cecil Atkission
May 21
Neill Masterson
May 22
Clint Morse
May 26
Spouse Birthdays
Viv morse
May 6
Sue Whinnery
May 13
May 26
Charlie McIlvain
May 5
Stephanie Miller
Cris Miller
May 14
Barry Cannon
Diana Cannon #93
May 20
Brian Bowers
Barb Bowers
May 25
Judy Eychner
George Eychner #25
May 29
David Martin
Cathy Carleton Martin
May 30
Lora Osborne
Wiley Osborne
May 30
Richard Eastland
May 30
Join Date
Stockton Williams
May 1, 2002
19 years
Stephen B. Schulte
May 2, 2001
20 years
Arthur Bell
May 7, 2008
13 years
Kenneth Early
May 7, 2008
13 years
Dennis Glenewinkel
May 8, 1991
30 years
Amanda Taylor
May 9, 2018
3 years
Glen Crain
May 9, 2017
4 years
Mark McDaniel
May 9, 2004
17 years
Lois Schlieter
May 12, 2008
13 years
Mary Rohrer
May 15, 2019
2 years
Rosalie Reast
May 20, 2015
6 years
Chuck Coleman
May 24, 2006
15 years
Tammy Prout
May 24, 2006
15 years
Michelle McGinnis
May 25, 2005
16 years
Leslie Wells Rambin
May 29, 2007
14 years

Contact The Rotary Club of Kerrville

Club Administrator:
Kristy Vandenberg, (713) 397-6176