Kerrville-Morning

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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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.
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.

 

 

 
 
 
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Feb 27, 2020
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Club Service Project
Mar 05, 2020
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Carlina Villalpondo
Mar 12, 2020
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Mar 19, 2020
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Mar 26, 2020
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