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
Among John Aceti’s many accomplishments as a Rotarian were three that stood out to him:
1. Selected by a Rotary District committee to serve as a team leader with three Canadians and two Americans on a Group Study Exchange project to Argentina for four weeks to further international understanding;
2. Led a team consisting of a fifth grade student, an elementary teacher and a member of the Board of Education to Sweden for ten days (during Easter vacation)to visit schools, stay with Swedish families, visit historic areas and speak at Rotary Clubs; and,
3. Served as chairman of a committee to collect over 800 donated library books and magazines to a school on St. Lucia Island. “As of January 1, 2020, I have spent almost 50 years in one of the finest organizations in the world. It was an honor and a privilege to serve as a member in 3 cities, as well as president of the Olean, New York Rotary Club, with highly dedicated professional and business leaders. In fact, the experiences changed my life and introduced me to the needs of the people in the world and the importance of service to others. “It has been an awesome journey at the local, district and mostly at the international levels. Therefore, I am submitting my retirement from the local Rotary Club effective as of January 1, 2020. “I plan to complete my current book by summer or early Fall. Following this project, I will then begin writing my memoirs of the many and exciting Rotary experiences I had throughout the world. There will be an emphasis on the many different people I met, projects initiated, places traveled and multiple experiences of being a Rotarian,” said Aceti. Kerrville Morning Rotary President, Jon Tilley, (r) presenting Honorary Membership to John Aceti(l) on behalf of Morning Rotary. Rotarians are people of action and exemplify the motto, “service above self.” 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