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Bulletin Editor
Jimmy Hutto
Apr 26, 2023
My Baseball Career in Kerrville
May 03, 2023
Club Picnic
May 10, 2023
May 17, 2023
Update re Proposed UGRA Nimitz Lake Project
May 24, 2023
May 31, 2023
Citizenship Awards Program
Jun 07, 2023
Jun 14, 2023
Jun 21, 2023
Legislative Update
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Upcoming Events
Josh the Otter - Tally Elementary
Tally Elementary School
May 02, 2023
9:55 AM – 2:00 PM
New Member Orientation (In-Person)
Kroc Center Dining Room
May 03, 2023 11:00 AM
Rotary Spring Picnic/Cinco De Mayo
River Star Event Park
May 03, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Josh the Otter at Harper Elementary
Harper ISD School
May 05, 2023
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
SouthStar Bank
May 09, 2023 11:00 AM
Satellite Rotary Meeting
Security State Bank & Trust
May 11, 2023
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Josh the Otter at Starkey Elem
Starkey Elementary
May 12, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Josh the Otter at Hunt Elementary
Hunt School
May 12, 2023
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Josh the Otter at Nimitz Elementary
Nimitz Elementary School
May 15, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Josh the Otter at Tom Daniels
Tom Daniels Elementary School
May 17, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:30 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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District Site
Venue Map
Venue Map
Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance 
David Martin opens with Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.




George's Song and Pledge
George Eychner led us in the When Irish eyes are smiling.
Vincent T. Luciano 
Jeff introduces                                      Larry Leitha 
Larry when he was a pup introduces  Vincent T. Luciano 

Vincent T. Luciano II, Regional Director for Central Texas Region

As Regional Director of the Central Texas Region, Vincent T. Luciano II will be responsible for coordinating all DPS functions, including personnel, for the region. Luciano began his career with DPS in 1995 and most recently served as the major of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) in North Texas Region. Luciano has more than 27 years of service with DPS. He served as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper from 1996 to 1998, and a Criminal Law Enforcement Trooper from 1998 to 2000. Luciano then promoted to sergeant in DPS Narcotics in Lubbock before promoting to lieutenant in 2007 in Corpus Christi. He was promoted to CID lieutenant, then captain, and in 2018 promoted again to major. Prior to his career with DPS, Luciano served two years with the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office where his assignments included jailer and sergeant.  

Luciano holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Norwich University and a master’s degree from the University of Incarnate Word in applied administration with a focus in organizational development. Luciano is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 257 and Northwestern Staff and Command College. He has been twice awarded Director’s Citations from DPS as well as the FBI Director’s Award. Luciano served in the United States Marine Corps, Army National Guard and is an Infantry Combat Veteran of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom 3.

The San Antonio Region is 44 counties and has 11,000 Employees.

History of DPS

In March 1927, the "License and Weight Division" was formed to address the escalating problems of increased traffic, and the continual damages caused by large trucks on the narrow state roads. These new inspector positions were staffed by State Police units equipped with motorcycles, and would enforce motor vehicle laws and regulations. Concurrently, the Texas Rangers would continue to conduct the State's law enforcement investigations.

In 1931, during the Great Depression, Texas and other states created a movement that sought to “reform the administrative machinery, and to reduce the high cost of state government.”[4] The Texas Legislature enrolled Griffenhagen and Associates, “specialists in public administration and finance who had worked on similar projects throughout the United States and Canada, to make a survey and act as consultants.”[4] The firm concluded that Texas’ exceptional geographic size caused the Rangers and the License and Weight Division to struggle in providing adequate enforcement across the entire state. The firm also noted the State Highway Patrol’s inability to enforce felony charges, which burdened the Rangers with excessive enforcement responsibilities, when they were already overworked. Additionally, the firm negatively reported on the state of Texas utilizing the National Guard for law enforcement along the border. Recommendations were made to accumulate the necessary finances to create a state law enforcement agency. Four bureaus—Administration, State Police, Rangers, and Fire Prevention—were suggested to be created with the implementation of the new force.

The findings of Griffenhagen and Associates were ultimately unpopular across the state, and the Texas Senate created a committee to conduct its own survey of the State's law enforcement. As a result of the committee findings, on January 24, 1935, Senate Bill 146 was introduced. The bill created a "Department of Public Safety" that housed both the Rangers and the State Highway Patrol within one collective organization. The bill received final approval on February 18, 1935, and was sent to the House before finally reaching a joint committee for final revisions. On May 3, 1935, the final bill was voted on and passed, but without two-thirds approval.[5]

 Vincent talked about drugs and criminals coming across the Texas border. As long as there is money to be made this will not change, The cartels don't care about anything but making money. He then answered questions from the members.

Rotary News you can Use
The Josh the Otter water safety program for elementary age kids is gearing up for visits to area schools in May. If you would like to help, contact Dave Rittenhouse:

The Veterans Breakfast will be held April 7.
The First Responders fundraiser Golf Tournament will be April 10th, and the luncheon honoring the First Responders will be the following Wednesday April 12th.
Highway Cleanup April 15th meet at Talley. Meet @ 7:00 then trash pickup from 7:30 - 9:00
District Raffle Tickets are available from Kristi Shepherd.
Guadalupe River Trash Clean up is scheduled for July 22.
Upcoming programs:
Carolyn Northcutt
Mar 29, 2023
Christian Women's Job Corp
Jane Ragsdale and Kristy
Apr 05, 2023
Guatamala Update
First Responders
Apr 12, 2023
Awards Luncheon
Marta Diffen
Apr 19, 2023
Club Update
Apr 26, 2023
Rotary Club
May 03, 2023
Club Picnic
Special Rotarians
President Marta thanked the members Wynita Yancy, E A Hoppe, and Austin Dickson.
For working on strategies to strengthen our club's support of Rotary Foundation
Rotary Foundation Tidbit

There’s a reason Rotarians donate to The Rotary Foundation: It’s a simple way to achieve your philanthropic goals – whether it’s supporting clean water, the eradication of polio, or a particular global grant. Any gift can be donated to a specific fund – End Polio Now, an individual global grant, or one of Rotary’s areas of focus. Even the smallest of gifts can be donated to a specific fund – a global grant, polio, or an area of focus within the World Fund.


Doug Whinnery

Rotary Theme for March
March is Water and Sanitation Month – Over 750 million people in the world lack access to safe water and more than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities.
Families in Rotary
Jimmy Hutto will have heart surgery on March 20th. He will have the 
Watchman installed. Pray for Jimmy & Bekki.
Once this has healed I will be of blood Thinners for ever. And my risk of stroke goes down 90%

Rotary Days of Service
Charlie Chipman Mar 22, 2023
Commercial Vehicle Collison Investigation
Open Mar 29, 2023 
Open Apr 05, 2023 
First Responders Apr 12, 2023
Awards Luncheon
Wine is Fine
John Forister was wearing his Rotary pin when his name was called, so he won a bottle of wine.


The Spoke wants YOU!

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
Mark Armstrong
April 3
Rex Boyland
April 3
A.L. (Curg) Starkey
April 7
Norma Baldwin
April 7
Jackie Davis
April 13
Rick Cunningham, Sr.
April 14
Rob Walter
April 14
Johnny Grimes
April 20
Jeremiah Romack
April 23
Roy Boudreaux
April 23
Ashley Phillips
April 24
Kristy Vandenberg
April 25
Jeff Wendling
April 28
Hagi Hagigholam
April 30
Spouse Birthdays
Cory Chockley
April 3
Sana Waller
April 7
Missi Pratt
April 8
Bob Fairchild
Annette (Past Rotarian)
April 5
Gregg Appel
Carolee Appel
April 11
Kristy Vandenberg
April 24
Join Date
David Martin
April 4, 2001
22 years
David Jackson
April 7, 1978
45 years
Brenda Thompson
April 11, 2007
16 years
Dave Rittenhouse
April 13, 2011
12 years
Woody Lockhart
April 17, 2014
9 years
Robin Miears
April 18, 2012
11 years
Todd Odom
April 23, 2018
5 years
Bob Fairchild
April 24, 1969
54 years
Kenneth Longacre
April 24, 2009
14 years
Kristy Vandenberg
April 24, 2009
14 years
J Clint Morris
April 25, 2017
6 years

Contact The Rotary Club of Kerrville

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