Rotary Serving Humanity

We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
201 Holdsworth Drive
Kerrville, TX  78028
United States of America
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Pictured L-R (seated): Diane Green; Bob Green; Waverly Jones; Katya Sczepanik. L-R (standing): Kenneth O’Neal; Bart Stevens; Ray Buck, Morning Rotary president; Tammy Prout, Noon Rotary president; Nancy Riley; Bill Sharp; Mike Hunter; Jon Tilley; Randy McClay; and Lew McCoy.
The Rotary Club of Kerrville – Morning (Morning Rotary) honored long-time Rotarian and Morning Rotary charter member, Bob Green, with a tribute for being one of the original founding members of Morning Rotary. “This honor is long overdue. As a friend and as a mentor, his wisdom and sage counsel have proven invaluable, both to me and to others. He’s the backbone of our club,” said Ray Buck, Morning Rotary president.
(L-R): Taylor Finley, Morning Rotarian and Scholarship Committee Chair; Sean McGinnis; Morgan McGinnis, scholarship recipient; and, Susan McGinnis.
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) recently awarded a well-deserved $2,000 scholarship to Tivy High School senior, Morgan McGinnis. “Morgan was selected not only because of her outstanding GPA and involvement in school, but because of her desire to help and serve others through art therapy. Her essays were very well written and demonstrated the characteristics of a leader,” said Taylor Finley, Scholarship Committee Chair.
Morgan will attend Texas A&M University in the fall where she will major in Psychology and minor in Business. She has a 100.5 GPA and is ranked 23rd out of a class of 325. “I want to help people understand and express themselves through art,” Morgan said in sharing why she selected the field of art therapy.
Pictured L-R: Bob Green, Charter Member; Bill Sharp, Secretary; Mike Hunter, Vice-President; Diane Osborne, President-Elect; Ray Buck, President; Waverly Jones, Treasurer; and Nancy Riley, Sgt. At Arms (not pictured, Jon Tilley, PastPresident).
Bob Green, Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Kerrville – Morning (Morning Rotary) presided over the 2020-2021 Morning Rotary new officer installation. “The Rotary Club of Kerrville – Morning is looking forward to next year with a great group of experienced officers at the helm!” said Green. 
On June 18th, The Rotary Club of Kerrville – Morning (Morning Rotary) Treasurer, Drew Whitehead, standing in for Jon Tilley, President, named Ray Buck as the 2019-2020 Rotarian of the Year. Annually, the club selects a fellow Rotarian who they believe is deserving of the additional honor. Citing Buck’s dedication and loyal service to the club, Whitehead applauded Buck’s efforts on behalf of Morning Rotary. 
This past week, The Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) donated 50 pounds of pecans to the Dietert Center’s Meals on Wheels Program and 75 pounds of pecans to CAM (Kerrville Christian Assistance Ministry). As with many local businesses and organizations, the recent COVID-19 pandemic also negatively impacted revenue generation for Morning Rotary.
Front (l-r): Lois Shaw, Doyle Community Center facility manager receiving check from Jon Tilley, Morning Rotary president. Back (l-r): Clifton Fifer, Jr, Doyle Community Center community outreach coordinator; and, Ray Buck, Morning Rotary president-elect.
This past week, The Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) presented a $1,200 check to the Doyle Community Center to assist with meals during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) President, Jon Tilley, has awarded an Honorary Membership to Rotarian John Aceti. “You've been a pillar of our Club and we will have a huge void without you. That said, I understand at some point there's a time all of us will have to make this decision and I respect that,” said Tilley
Ingram Tom Moore High School (ITM) junior, Walker Ragsdale, recently participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference in New Braunfels. The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) was thrilled to underwrite the expenses for Walker to attend the leadership training. 
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Kerrville Morning Rotary) President, Jon Tilley, recently awarded a Paul Harris Fellow to Kerrville Morning Rotarian, Katya Sczepanik. The Paul Harris Fellow recognizes individuals who have contributed, or who have had contributed in their name, $1,000 cumulatively to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary Foundation. 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Packs Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse
Operation Christmas Child
This past week, the Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) was joined by Past District 5840 Governor Jan Livingston who helped the club members pack shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for boys and girls. The boxes were filled with fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. The shoebox program is an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child.
Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports Christian Women's Job Corps, Kerr County
This past week, the Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) provided lunch for the interns, staff and volunteers at the Christian Women’s Job Corps, Kerr County (CWJC) and joined them for a special time of connecting over the meal. “We had a great time hosting lunch for these incredible women. In the short time we interacted, it was amazing to see the positivity, encouragement and hope instilled in each of the interns. CWJC is a huge asset to our community and we are honored to support them any way we can,” said Jon Tilley, Morning Rotary President
District Governor 2019-2020, Rotary District 5840, John Hutcherson, recently honored the Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Kerrville Morning Rotary) with a presentation on the purpose and direction of Rotary. At the invitation of Kerrville Morning Rotary President, Jon Tilley, he awarded Paul Harris pins to Kerrville Morning Rotarians, Ray Buck (Paul Harris plus two) and John Aceti (Paul Harris plus six).
KERRVILLE MORNING ROTARY DONATES DICTIONARIES Eighteen years ago, Kerrville Rotary – Morning (Morning Rotary) initiated a program to annually distribute dictionaries to Ingram ISD students. For the last several years, Harper ISD was included in the distribution as well.
Kerrville Morning Rotary Installs New Officers and Honors Rotarian of the Year Kerrville Morning Rotary’s last charter member still active in the club, Bob Green, presided over the Kerrville Morning Rotary new officer installation this past month.
Enthusiastic volunteers from Kerrville Morning Rotary have been busy demonstrating support for local veterans by recently sprucing up the Hill Country Veterans Center landscape. The Veterans Center was once a National Guard armory and was turned over to the veteran's group in 2013.

Kerrville Morning Rotary Honors Dr. Nancy Chedzoy with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award


A keystone project for Kerrville Morning Rotary is our Medical Eye Equipment Loan Program for medical eye mission projects. Our passion is to do our part in reducing worldwide blindness by encouraging eye-care medical mission trips,” said Lew McCoy, Kerrville Morning Rotary President.


The medical eye equipment loan program is a result of the generosity of Dr. Jack and Lois Thurman. A number of years ago, when Dr. Thurman retired from his medical practice in Weslaco, Texas, and moved to Kerrville, he continued his quest to prevent worldwide blindness by taking his equipment on medical mission trips. After joining Kerrville Morning Rotary, Dr. Thurman decided to put the equipment to greater use and promoted the idea of a loan program to medical eye missionaries. He brought this vision to fruition by donating his expensive medical eye equipment to Kerrville Morning Rotary. Even though Dr. Thurman passed away in 2011, his idea and passion live on through the medical eye equipment loan program initiated and continued by Kerrville Morning Rotary.


Chris and Dr. Alvarez-Chedzoy continue this spirit of service above self by paying for all the maintenance costs for the equipment and are currently responsible for loaning it out.


We owe a debt of gratitude to them both and wanted to honor their service with this Paul Harris Fellowship to Dr. Alvarex-Chedzoy,” said Nancy Riley.


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Becky Etzler
Aug 20, 2020
Riverside Nature Center
President Ray Buck
Sep 03, 2020
Business Meeting/Service Project
Preston Weatherred
Sep 10, 2020
American History--Colonial & Revolutionary War Periods
Randy McClay/Waverly Jones
Sep 17, 2020
The Rotary Foundation and Paul Harris
Social EC Willmann
Sep 24, 2020 5:00 PM
Oct 01, 2020
Cory Edmondson, CEO PRMC
Oct 08, 2020
Peterson Regional Medical Center