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.
Earlier efforts for the pecan fundraiser were successful, but the club cancelled their largest fundraiser due to the pandemic and was left with 125 pounds of pecans they had intended to sell to raise additional funds. In the spirit of giving during this time of need and in keeping with the Rotarian motto of “Service Above Self,” the club unanimously voted to donate the pecans to those less fortunate.
“What was initially a surplus purchase of pecans for a previous fundraiser, turned out to be a blessing in disguise in these strange times. When we became aware these two great organizations were in need of food donations, this choice for us was obvious. We are so glad they’ll be put to good use to help those in need. We’re all in this together,” said Jon Tilley, Morning Rotary President.
“Dietert Center is so appreciative of the Morning Rotary Club for their donation of pecans for our Meals on Wheels program. Community support such as this is instrumental in the success of our program serving over 68,500 meals per year to homebound seniors in Kerr County. Thank you Rotary members for helping us make our program and our community great!” said Brenda Thompson, Dietert Center Executive Director.
“We at CAM Kerr County Christian Ministry want to say ‘thank you’ and express our appreciation for the donation of packaged pecans by the Kerrville Morning Rotary. For those individuals and families in need of food and these very troubled times will be a special treat. Thank you again very much!!” said Tom Newbern, CAM Pantry Chairperson. Rotarians are people of action. Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. For more information about Kerrville Morning Rotary, visit