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Speakers
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!
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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Stories
Kerrville City Manager Mark McDaniel
 
Mark McDaniel, Rotarian and our City Manager of Kerrville, gave an update on current projects and the state of the city. Mark has been the City Manager since 2017, and has served in city government previously in several capacities.
 
One of the driving forces in guiding our city is the Kerrville 2050 Plan, which was compiled from citizen input at numerous meetings and workshops. Growth is inevitable, and with Kerrville approaching 25,000 residents, it is important to manage the growth to preserve the natural beauty and small town charm that we all enjoy.
 
Public Infrastructure: 
 
New Ellenberger Well: This well into the Ellenberger Aquifer will supplement our domestic water needs.
Olympic Drive Extension: An extension of an existing road to provide better access to the new middle school, set to open shortly after spring break.
Legion Dr. lift station: This expands the city's sewage capabilities for a significant area of Kerrville, providing the capacity to tie to the sewer system for areas previously unable to.
Major Street and Drainage Improvements: Ongoing maintenance and complete rebuilding of a number of streets, and drainage systems improvements is ongoing.
New Public Safety Building: This project is still in the planning stage but will house a new Police Station, Fire Administration and Municipal Court.
Knapp Lift station: This will expand sewage capacity on the west side of town.
River trail new section: A concept plan has been approved for an extension of the River trail that would go from G Street to downtown, on the north side of the river. (not funded yet)
Sidney Baker Bridge: A grant will be applied for seeking funding for a wider, safer pedestrian walkway on the bridge over the Guadalupe River.
Main St. Board: A grant has been applied for to improve the walkability and safety of the pedestrian areas in the downtown area. They are also doing a study to identify businesses that could be a good fit for the downtown area.
 
Economic Development:
 
In addition to the Killdeer Plant, existing businesses including All Plastics and the State Hospital have added employees, and James Avery is back up to pre-Covid employment levels 
 
Residential Development:
 
A new residential subdivision is being planned with Lennar Homes, which will be located off of the new Olympic Drive extension. Several multi family projects are also either recently completed or are in the planning stages.
 
Retail Strategies:
 
The big box and home improvement stores fared well during the pandemic, as well as HEB, which allowed our sales tax revenue to improve, contrary to much of the rest of the state. Online sales have also contributed to the sales tax revenue.
 
Tourism Strategies:
 
Although hotel visitation is down, other business are doing well during the pandemic, including air bandb's, RV parks and cabin rentals. Outdoor recreation is popular, as evidenced by the Sports Complex leagues and tournaments that bring visitors to town.
 
Tactical tools:
 
Improvements have been made to the Zoning, Sign and Subdivision Codes, and also to the Development Services department processes for building permits and development.
 
Financial Strategies:
 
Due to anticipated reduced income from the pandemic, a lean budget was adopted for the year. However, revenues were surprisingly better than expected, resulting in reserves being stronger than any other time in the city's history.
Main Event and Blood Drive
 
There were 42 folks live and 26 online
 
 
Main Event
 
MAIN EVENT
 
Our Main Event Online Auction is now live! There are 94 wonderful items for you to bid on. So bid today and bid often! The Bidding closes on March 29th. The link to all of the online fun is:
 
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RAFFLE TICKETS
 
We have hand-delivered and mailed raffle tickets to every member and now we need to collect funds and raffle ticket stubs.
 
Please bring your money and ticket stubs to Wednesday's meeting to turn into President-elect Jeff Harris or his Main Event Co-chair Robin Miears.
 
If you cannot or will not attend in-person, please contact us so that we can come and collect your stubs and money. We have had great response so far and I am so proud of our club participation. At this point, only about 25 percent of our members have turned in their funds, but almost everyone has agreed to step up and sell their four tickets. We still have this week and next week, so let's FINISH STRONG.
 
Remember, we have only one fundraiser per year to fund all of our wonderful service projects. AND it takes all of us to get it done.
 
BLOOD DRIVE
 
After discovering the technical glitch on the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center website that omitted our blood drive for public viewing, we had only 12 people signed up to participate a week ago. Once we fixed the website glitch, I sent out plea to our club and asked the City of Kerrville to promote our blood drive.
 
I am so pleased to report that we filled all 40 time slots! Thank you all so much! And, thank you to the City of Kerrville for their support of this project! It was a success!
 
 
 
 
 
First Responders Golf Tournament
  
  
  
  
An here comes the FUN! Our 4th Annual 1st Responders Golf Tournament! 
 
An Outdoor Event That Will Allow All Of Us To Enjoy The Spring Sunshine, Great Weather, Rotary Involvement, Service Above Self, A Way To Build Goodwill and Better Friendship and Of Course It Will Be Beneficial To All Concerned as we can continue to Serve Our First Responders!  
 
 
The Tournament will be held at Comanche Trace Golf Club, on Monday April 12, 2021
Schedule of Events:
Registration: 11:00
Lunch: 11:30
Putting Contest: 12:00
Shotgun start: 1:00
Scoring: 5:30 w/Peoria Scoring Format
 
If you want to sign up to play, please submit your team by the end of the day on Friday April 09, 2021 so the Golf Professionals can prepare and arrange for our event.  
 
All Funds Raised will benefit 1st Responders in our area and provide them with Needed Additional Training and for Continuing Education.  These Men and Women that will benefit from this are your local Law Enforcement, Kerrville/Kerr County Fire Department/EMS and our much needed and used Area Volunteer Fire Departments as well.
 
To ensure that we have an enjoyable round of golf with ample opportunity to be able to give back to those who give so much to us, the field will be limited to the first Thirty (30) teams or one hundred twenty (120) players.
 
There are several ways to participate and support this meaningful event.
  1. Sign up a team and play $150/player or $500 for a team of 4 ($100 savings to sign up a team)
  2. Support through Sponsorship, there are many different Levels to Support
  3. Donate to the Cause with a Monetary Tax Deductible Donation
  4. Donate an Item(s) for the Silent/Live  Auction
  5. Volunteer your time to help with Registration... Thank you those whom have already volunteered for this!!
Please see the attached Registration Form which has the schedule of events, registration form so you can sign up individually or as a team... Don't worry, if you cannot or do not play golf... you can also support the event with a donation.
 
Again we are asking for your help and support to ensure that this is again a HUGE Success!!
 
Thank you in advance for your Rotarian Support!
 
Your humble 1st Responders Support Committee
 
Jeff & Jeff
 
Look for the email from Jeff Harris for the registration form.

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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
 
Susan
May 26
 
Anniversaries
Charlie McIlvain
Ronda
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
Tweety
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
Website: www.kerrvillerotary.org
eMail: kerrvillerotary@gmail.com