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
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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.
What a great day!!   Over 175 Volunteers showed up to help us package 20,088 meals in 1 Hour and 7 minutes!!  This was a great day of service, team-building and community awareness about hunger both worldwide and locally.  Many thanks to all who participated with their time, talent and canned good donations.  
See you next year!!

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.


Get ready for one of the largest Auto & Motorcycle Shows in Kerrville and help support the Kerrville Morning Rotary and the Dietert Center!
July 1st at the Kerr County Courthouse
700 Main St
Kerrville, TX 78028


Kerrville Morning Rotary Donates to Raphael Community Free Clinic

Kerrville Morning Rotary recently presented a check for $1,450 to the Raphael Community Free Clinic. The funds helped purchase a temporal artery thermometer and spirometry equipment which is used to diagnose asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that effect breathing.

"Kerrville Morning Rotary enthusiastically supports this work in our community. It’s an honor to be able to assist in funding this essential ministry," said Waverly Jones, Kerrville Morning Rotary President-Elect.

Kerrville Morning Rotary Gifts $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity Kerr County
Kerrville Morning Rotary recently gifted $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity Kerr County to further the construction of affordable housing.
"Rotary's theme for this year is ‘Be a Gift to the World,’ and what better way to support that theme than to support those in our community who seek to improve the lives of their families with affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity has been a force for good in Kerrville by meeting that very important need for over 100 families,” said Mike Hunter, Kerrville Morning Rotary President.
How does a small club successfully raise funds for service projects? Look no further than the model demonstrated by Kerrville Morning Rotary and the Dietert Center last year.
In 2015, over the July 4th weekend, Kerrville Morning Rotary and the Dietert Center partnered to assume the sponsorship of the annual Hill Country Automobile Club’s car show.
Prior to the car show, Kerrville Morning Rotary was looking for innovative ways to raise funds. Fundraising is always a challenge for small clubs. When the idea to assume sponsorship of the car show presented itself, President Mike Hunter and President-Elect Waverly Jones, rolled up their sleeves and went to work. Jones, an executive with the Dietert Center quickly brought them on board. Pooling the strengths of Rotary and the Dietert Center provided the necessary tools to make the car show a huge success.

Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports Families & Literacy, Inc.

Kerrville Morning Rotary presented a $1,100 check to Families & Literacy, Inc. for use in purchasing curriculum.

"Morning Rotary is pleased to support Families & Literacy, Inc.’s adult literacy program. The work done by the organization’s volunteer instructors, staff, and board is exemplary," said Mike Hunter, Morning Rotary President.

Families & Literacy, Inc., a nonprofit adult education organization, offers classes for adults to work toward completing their GED certification. English as a second language classes are also offered to adults with the goal of improving their lives and the lives of their families by gaining reading, writing, and speaking skills.




Kerrville Morning Rotary Sponsors Youth Leadership Development

for Ingram Tom Moore High School Rotary Interact Club

Ingram Tom Moore High School (ITM) juniors and Rotary Interact Club members, Joe Tally-Foos and Kenzie Kowalski recently participated in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference. Kerrville Morning Rotary sponsors the ITM Interact Club and was thrilled to underwrite the expenses for these two students to attend the leadership training. ITM Interact Club president, Gladys Chang was sponsored last year by Kerrville Morning Rotary to attend RYLA.


This past month, Robert Kluting and several club members of the Hill Country Automobile Club (HCAC) made a surprise visit to Kerrville Morning Rotary. Kluting explained that as the HCAC is ceasing operations they have additional cash on hand they desire to gift to both Kerrville Morning Rotary and the Dietert Center.
Fourteen years ago, Kerrville Morning Rotary initiated a program to annually distribute dictionaries to Ingram ISD students. Since then, the list of recipient schools and organizations has grown. Three years ago the club added the students at Covenant Academy in Kerrville and Harper ISD as recipients. This year, the club included Families & Literacy, Inc. The dictionaries are provided to the students at no cost for their personal use in order to assist them in their studies and to help prepare them for future careers.
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning hosted Mayor Jack Pratt on Thursday, October 22, 2015.  Mayor Pratt presented a Proclamation from our City proclaiming October 24, 2015 as World Polio day for Rotary International in Kerrville, Texas.  Rotary is calling attention to the worldwide efforts of many organizations, including itself, to the cause of eliminating polio from the human race.
Present for Rotary were Mike Hunter, President of the Morning Club, Stephanie Miller, President of the Kerrville Rotary Club and Doug Whinnery, End Polio Now Zone Coordinator and Dr. Cynthia McNeely.
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Social
Oct 17, 2019 11:30 AM
Lunch with CWJC
Jeremy Walther
Oct 24, 2019
Kerrville Urban Trails Systems (KUTS)
Anne Overby
Oct 31, 2019
Executive Director of Arcadia Live
Darrell Beauchamp
Nov 07, 2019
Musemum of Western Art
Jan Livingston, PDG
Nov 21, 2019
Rotary Global Awards
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 28, 2019
Club Service Project
Dec 05, 2019
Julie Bedingfield, H-E-B
Dec 12, 2019
H-E-B Kerrville Expansion and Corporate Vision
Club Christmas Party
Dec 19, 2019
Merry Christmas
Dec 26, 2019
Happy New Year
Jan 02, 2020