Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards Scholarships

Posted by Ray Buck
Kerrville Morning Rotary recently awarded two, $1,500 scholarships to local students; one from Tivy High School and one from Ingram Tom Moore High School. Scholarship Committee Chair, Bob Green, said, “It’s encouraging to see such qualified candidates.” 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards Scholarships Ray Buck 2021-06-04 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards $2,000 to Christian Women’s Job Corps
 

 
(L-R) Front Row:  CWJC Executive Director Ann Buck; CWJC Interns Jamie Dean, Cheryl Castleberry, and Victoria Goforth; and Morning Rotarian Waverly Jones.  Back Row:  CWJC Assistant Director Edna Vandiver; Morning Rotarians Nancy Riley and Ray Buck; CWJC Interns Linda Lewis, Alyssa Bill, and Vianey Cisneros; Morning Rotarians Kenneth O’Neal and Mike Hunter; and CWJC Board Director Kellie Early.
 
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) recently awarded $2,000 to the Christian Women’s Job Corps of Kerr County (CWJC) to fund computer upgrades. Morning Rotarian and Club Treasurer, Waverly Jones, initiated a successful district grant request for $1,000 which was matched by Morning Rotary.
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards $2,000 to Christian Women’s Job Corps  2021-03-12 06:00:00Z 0

Arcadia Theatre Update

 
 
Pictured from left, Anne Overby, Arcadia Theatre Chief of FUNraising, Bill Sharp, Rotarian and Laurie Rees, Aracadia volunteer coordinator.  Ms. Overby and Ms. Rees updated the Morning Rotary on the events and future plans at the Arcadia Theatre.
Arcadia Theatre Update 2021-03-11 06:00:00Z 0

Honor Veterans Now

 
Rotarian Dan Dixon (center) donates his winnings from the Rotary drawing to Meals for Vets Program Director Mike Cagle (right) while President-Elect Kenneth O'Neal looks on.
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Kerrville Morning Rotary Provides Hunting Opportunity for Veterans

In an ongoing effort to give back to those who selflessly gave to us through their military service, The Rotary Club of Kerrville (Morning Rotary) provided deer hunts for veterans this past month, thanks to the philanthropy of Morning Rotarian Randy McClay.
 
Randy McClay, owner of MC2 Ranch in Kerrville, donated whitetail deer hunts for two veterans. Unfortunately, one recipient had to cancel, but Army veteran, Tony Straube was on hand to hunt.
 
In the words of McClay, “It was a great afternoon with Tony Straube, hunt guide Bill Owen, and myself. Tony arrived around 3:15 p.m. He got his .243 rifle ready and we headed for the shooting range…”
 
 
Randy McClay spotting for Tony Straube as he sights in his rifle. Above
Tony Straube hunting from deer blind. Below
 
 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Provides Hunting Opportunity for Veterans 2021-01-09 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Zoom Meetings

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Kerrville Morning Zoom Meetings Waverly Jones 2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Ingram Tom Moore High School Interact Club’s Coins for Christmas

 
L-R): Ingram Tom Moore High School Interact Club members; Cayleigh Palm, Chelsea Parks, and Walker Ragsdale. Members not pictured include Cassidy Tedeschi, Nikkie Dillard, Samantha Sollers, Cody Miller, Ana Harvey, Madison Davis, and Fortima Martinez.
 
TheIngram Tom Moore High School Interact Club sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) conducted a Coins for Christmas fundraising drive during the holidays. Donna Ragsdale, in addition to being a Morning Rotarian, serves as an Ingram Tom Moore teacher, coach, and the Interact Club sponsor. “We collected about 50 dollars in pennies, dimes, nickels, and quarters. It was great to watch students walk by the donation table and drop in their change. The money collected was given to our school counselor who then gave the donations to a couple of our Ingram community families in need for the holidays,” said Ragsdale.
 
Ingram Tom Moore High School Interact Club’s Coins for Christmas 2020-12-30 06:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary Spreads Christmas Cheer
 

 
(L-R): Rotarian Nancy Riley; Doyle School Community Center facility manager, Lois Shaw; Rotarians Drew Whitehead and Ray Buck; Doyle School Community Center community outreach coordinator, Clifton Fifer, Jr.; Rotarians Waverly Jones; Lew McCoy; Bart Stevens; Randy McClay; Taylor Finley; Danielle Brigatti; Mike Hunter; and, Frank Dunlap.
 
 
(L-R): Morning Rotarian Lew McCoy; Caryn Talarico, KSHVSC community relations director; and, Morning Rotarians Kenneth O’Neal and Waverly Jones.
 
The Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) ends this pandemic-influenced year by sharing the Christmas spirit with several organizations including the Kerrville State Hospital, Christian Women’s Job Corps, and the Doyle School Community Center.
 
After cancelling the Christmas party this year, Morning Rotary opted to continue gift-giving with the Kerrville State Hospital Volunteer Services Council (KSHVSC) by providing gifts for 25 patients at the Kerrville State Hospital. The KSHVSC is a non-profit organization that helps provide for the needs of Kerrville State Hospital patients when those items can’t be purchased with state funding, such as Christmas gifts. Morning Rotarian Waverly Jones coordinated with Caryn Talarico, KSHVSC community relations director, to develop the wish list for 25 patients with a $25 limit per patient. Requested gifts were purchased and if the cost of the gift was less than $25, cash was added to the gift for the patient to spend as desired.
 
Morning Rotary Spreads Christmas Cheer  Ray Buck 2020-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Rings Bell for Salvation Army
 

Morning Rotarians Donna Ragsdale and Frank Dunlap doing their part to spread Christmas joy.
 
 
Amy Reno encourages her children, James and Joseph, to put money in the red kettle for those less fortunate.
 
This past week, the Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) served the Salvation Army in their Red Kettle Campaign. Fifteen Morning Rotarians took turns ringing the bell for a total of nine hours.
 
In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee launched the Red Kettle Campaign to collect funds in order to feed the hungry in San Francisco on Christmas Day. Little did he know that his idea would become a tradition that would spread throughout the United States and the world. Globally, contributions to Salvation Army red kettles enable the organization to continue its year-round efforts at helping those who would otherwise be forgotten.
 
 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Rings Bell for Salvation Army  Ray Buck 2020-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary “Santa’s Helpers” Assemble Christmas Backpacks for Ingram ISD Students
 

 
Morning Rotarians sorting and packing backpacks for middle school and high school girls. Waverly Jones, Treasurer, and club IT specialist is capturing the action via ZOOM for members and guests not participating in person.
 
 
 
L-R: Morning Rotarian and ITM Principal Justin “Critt” Crittenden; Ingram Interact Club members Walker Ragsdale and Samantha Sollers; and, Morning Rotarian and ITM teacher Donna Ragsdale display a completed backpack to be delivered, along with the others, to the ITM counselor.
 
The Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) recently had a lot of fun serving as Santa’s helpers. Rotarians assembled 32 backpacks for Ingram Middle School and Ingram Tom Moore (ITM) boys and girls. “Shoppers” Jon Tilley and Taylor Finley bought items for the boys while Nancy Riley purchased items for the girls. Each backpack contains 15-20 personal care items, some “fun stuff” and either cash or a gift certificate to McDonalds. The stylish backpacks were donated by the Rick Ragsdale Family and Ingram Interact Club. The ITM counselor will distribute the backpacks for Christmas as appropriate.
 
“This type of service project is what makes Kerrville and Rotary special to me. This small act of caring, leveraged with generosity from other local organizations, contributes to building our community. It creates and nurtures relationships, making all of us better,” said Ray Buck, Morning Rotary President.   
Kerrville Morning Rotary “Santa’s Helpers” Assemble Christmas Backpacks for Ingram ISD Students  Ray Buck 2020-12-04 06:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary Helps Provide Meals for Veterans Locally and State-Wide
 

(L-R): Morning Rotarians, Waverly Jones, Ron Hackett, and, Nancy Riley; Danny Bezet, CBA; Ray Buck, Morning Rotarian; and Alan Hill, HCVC building manager.
 
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) recently partnered with local philanthropist and evangelist Danny Bezet of the Texas Hill Country Chapter of the Christian Bowhunters of America (CBA), and Mike Cagle, of Honor Veterans Now, Meals for Vets, to support veterans in the Texas Hill Country and across the state.
 
Morning Rotary Helps Provide Meals for Veterans Locally and State-Wide  Ray Buck 2020-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports Christian Women's Job Corps, Kerr County

L-R: Ann Buck, CWJC Executive Director; Rotarians, Ray Buck, Bart Stevens and Nancy Riley; and, Edna Vandiver, CWJC Assistant Director.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) recently provided lunch for the interns, staff and volunteers at the Christian Women’s Job Corps, Kerr County (CWJC). Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Rotarians were unable to join the interns for the meal.
Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports Christian Women's Job Corps, Kerr County Ray Buck 2020-11-02 06:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary Inducts New Members

(L-R) Nancy Riley, sponsor; Ray Buck, President; “Critt” Crittenden, new member; Dan Dixon, new member; Donna Ragsdale, new member; Frank Dunlap, Membership Chair; and, Bill Sharp, sponsor.
 
The Rotary Club of Kerrville – Morning (Morning Rotary) recently welcomed three new members to the club. Newest members include Dan Dixon, retired Air Force and defense industry consultant; Donna Ragsdale, Ingram Tom Moore High School teacher and coach, as well as Interact Coordinator; and, Justin “Critt” Crittenden, Ingram Tom Moore High School Principal.
 
Morning Rotary Inducts New Members Ray Buck 2020-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary Donates Dictionaries

 
 
Nineteen 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. 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.
 
“A dictionary is perhaps the most powerful tool a child should own. Its usefulness goes beyond spelling, pronunciation, and definitions. It’s the companion for solving problems that arise as a child develops his or her reading, writing, and creative thinking abilities. Even in this digital age, there’s just something about holding a book and knowing it yours. It thrills me after all these years when a young man or woman recognizes me and tells me they still have their dictionary,” said Nancy Riley, Morning Rotary Dictionary Project Coordinator.
Morning Rotary Donates Dictionaries Ray Buck 2020-10-02 05:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary Supports Ingram ISD Clothes Locker

Standing (L-R): Morning Rotarians, Ray Buck and Bart Stevens; Ingram ISD Superintendent, Bobby Templeton; Morning Rotarians, Mike Hunter; Randy McClay; Jon Tilley; Lew McCoy; Kenneth O’Neal; and, Bill Sharp. Seated (L-R): Morning Rotarians, Waverly Jones and Nancy Riley; Ingram Tom Moore High School Interact Coordinator, Donna Ragsdale.
 
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) provided almost $800 in new clothes to the Ingram Tom Moore High School clothes locker. The Ingram Tom Moore clothes locker discretely provides clothing to students in need as determined by the school administration.
 
Morning Rotarian, Mike Hunter, coordinated the project, and he with fellow Rotarians, Waverly Jones, Danielle Brigati, and Randy McClay embarked on a shopping spree at the Kerrville JCPenney store. They purchased a variety of clothing for men and women including hooded sweatshirts, long and short sleeve t-shirts, knit shirts, blouses, and sweaters, as well as essentials like socks and underwear.
Morning Rotary Supports Ingram ISD Clothes Locker 2020-09-17 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Award Presentations

(L-R) Morning Rotarians: Waverly Jones, Treasurer; Nancy Riley (Paul Harris plus three); Randy McClay, Rotary Foundation chair; Bill Sharp (Paul Harris Fellow). Not pictured: Ron Hackett (Paul Harris plus three).
 
Randy McClay, Rotary Foundation Chair for the Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) and Waverly Jones, Treasurer, made a joint presentation to club members on the purpose and function of the Rotary Foundation. They also announced that three members received Paul Harris recognition. William “Bill” Sharp, Secretary, received his first Paul Harris Fellow award. Nancy Riley, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Ron Hackett each were awarded their Paul Harris Fellow plus three.
Paul Harris Award Presentations Ray Buck 2020-09-17 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotarians help “Keep OUR River Clean!”
 

Ready to tackle the clean up effort. (L-R): Rotarians Bill Sharp with wife, Lucia; Diane Osborne; Lew McCoy; Ray Buck; Mike Hunter; and Kenneth O’Neal.  Zoe Van Dyke not pictured.
 
 
Recently, The Rotary Club of Kerrville – Morning (Morning Rotary) members and families were busy at the Upper Guadalupe River Authority’s 17th Annual River Clean Up - Reimagined. The River Clean Up is one of 12 service projects and activities sponsored by the club.
 
Kerrville Morning Rotarians help “Keep OUR River Clean!”  Ray Buck 2020-08-13 05:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary and Neu-Mart Team Up to Support Ingram Athletes

Posted by Ray Buck
Morning Rotarians Diane Osborne, Mike Hunter, Bill Sharp, Nancy Riley, Kenneth ONeal, Ron Hackett, and Ray Buck joined Ingram Tom Moore school administrators and staff in distributing socks to the Ingram Warriors football team.
 
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) with a generous donation from Mike and Debbie Neutze, provided 600 pairs of socks for boys and girls athletics at Ingram Tom Moore High School.
Morning Rotary and Neu-Mart Team Up to Support Ingram Athletes Ray Buck 2020-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Honors Original Charter Member
 
 

 
 
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.
 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Honors Original Charter Member   2020-07-24 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Inducts Officers

 
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. 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Inducts Officers 2020-06-18 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards $2,000 Scholarship

 
(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.
 
 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards $2,000 Scholarship Ray Buck 2020-06-18 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Fetes Rotarian of the Year

  
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. 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Fetes Rotarian of the Year 2020-06-18 05:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary Donates to Doyle Community Center

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.
Morning Rotary Donates to Doyle Community Center Ray Buck 2020-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

“We’re all in this together.” - Jon Tilley, Morning Rotary President

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.
“We’re all in this together.” - Jon Tilley, Morning Rotary President Ray Buck 2020-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Longtime Rotarian Awarded Honorary Membership

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
Longtime Rotarian Awarded Honorary Membership Ray Buck 2020-02-12 06:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary Sponsors RYLA Student

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. 
Morning Rotary Sponsors RYLA Student 2020-02-12 06:00:00Z 0

Service Above Self

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. 
Service Above Self Ray Buck 2020-01-09 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Packs Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse
Operation Christmas Child

 
 
 
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 Packs Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s PurseOperation Christmas Child 2019-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

Christian Women's Job Corps

Posted by Ray Buck on Oct 17, 2019
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
 
Christian Women's Job Corps Ray Buck 2019-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Awards Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Posted on Oct 01, 2019
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).
District Governor Awards Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Ray Buck 2019-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary Donates Dictionaries

Posted on Sep 19, 2019
 
 
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.
Morning Rotary Donates Dictionaries Ray Buck 2019-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Honors Rotarian of the Year Ray Buck 2019-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Officers 2019-2020

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
 
 
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.
Kerrville Morning Rotary Officers 2019-2020 Ray Buck 2019-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Hill Country Veterans Center - Spruce-Up

Posted on Jul 08, 2019
 
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.
Hill Country Veterans Center - Spruce-Up Ray Buck 2019-07-08 05:00:00Z 0

Pictures from Rise Against Hunger Event

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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!!
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Brain Games

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1st Annual Trivia Night on Friday, March 23rd.  Bring your Team and see if you can be crowned Champions!
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Picking up River Trash Lew McCoy 2017-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
International Project to St. Lucia Lew McCoy 2017-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
Third Grade Dictionary Project Lew McCoy 2017-11-13 06:00:00Z 0

Nancy Chedzoy, Service Above Self

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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.

 

Nancy Chedzoy, Service Above Self Lew McCoy 2017-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
Workday at the Hill Country Veteran's Center Lew 2017-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
Food Packaging Event in March 2018 Lew McCoy 2017-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
Raising Money With Pecans! Lew 2017-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
Ringing the Bell Lew McCoy 2017-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

19th Annual Auto & Motorcycle Show

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
19th Annual Auto & Motorcycle Show Waverly Jones 2017-06-06 05:00:00Z 0

Morning Rotary Supports Raphael Clinic

Posted by Ray buck on Apr 17, 2016
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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.

Morning Rotary Supports Raphael Clinic Ray buck 2016-04-17 05:00:00Z 0

Habitat for Humanity Receives $1,000

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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.
Habitat for Humanity Receives $1,000 Ray Buck 2016-04-17 05:00:00Z 0

Service, Synergy, Success

Posted by Ray Buck on Mar 10, 2016
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.
 
Service, Synergy, Success Ray Buck 2016-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

HCAC Donation

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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.
HCAC Donation Ray Buck 2016-01-22 06:00:00Z 0

KERRVILLE MORNING ROTARY DONATES DICTIONARIES

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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.
KERRVILLE MORNING ROTARY DONATES DICTIONARIES Ray Buck 2015-11-24 06:00:00Z 0

MAYORAL PROCLAMATION FOR ROTARY CLUBS

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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.
MAYORAL PROCLAMATION FOR ROTARY CLUBS Ray Buck 2015-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

CWJC Luncheon

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Rotary Club of Kerrville Morning enjoyed a fabulous lunch with the students, staff, volunteers and board members of the Christian Women's Job Corp.
CWJC Luncheon Waverly Jones 2015-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

Inducts Newest Member and Hosts Assistant Governor

Posted on Sep 09, 2015
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Kerrville Morning Rotary members recently welcomed Laura Bechtel to the club. “It is an honor and pleasure to join Rotary and to serve with fellow members as they make continuing improvements to our community and the world,” Bechtel said. Kerrville Morning Rotary membership chair, Lew McCoy, said “We continue to add quality membership, such as Laura, a person at a time.”
Inducts Newest Member and Hosts Assistant Governor Ray Buck 2015-09-09 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Welcomes Jeanette Wells

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Kerrville Morning Rotary Inducts Newest Member
 
Kerrville Morning Rotary members recently welcomed Jeannette Wells into their fold. “Jeannette brings a ton of energy to our group and is passionate about serving others and our community. We’re excited to welcome her to Rotary,” said Lew McCoy, Morning Rotary Membership Chair.
 
“It is an honor to join the fellowship of Rotary and to participate in the organization’s long legacy of service to others,” Wells said.
Kerrville Morning Rotary Welcomes Jeanette Wells Ray Buck 2015-07-27 05:00:00Z 0

Presidential Citation

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Kerrville Morning Rotary President, Mike Hunter (l), assisted by Randy McClay (r) officially present 2014-15 Presidential Citation to Past-President, Ray Buck (c).
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Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards Ceremony

Posted by Frank Dunlap
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The Kerrville Morning Rotary Club held its’ annual new officer installation and awards ceremony at their weekly breakfast meeting at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center.
Out-going President Ray Buck spoke with the club about the successes of the past year and of the importance of living the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”.  He reminded the members and guests present that we exist as a club and as a people to work and to help others.  Ray also thanked the membership for going above and beyond this last year in all of the community service activities in which the club participated.
Randy McClay, chairman of the Rotary Foundation committee, reminded the members of the importance of the Foundation.  He then presented the newest Paul Harris Fellows, as well as some of the existing Paul Harris Fellows, with their commemorative pins.
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards Ceremony Frank Dunlap 2015-06-26 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports CAM

Posted by Mike Hunter on Apr 19, 2015
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Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports CAM
                                             
 
Kerrville Morning Rotarians recently held a food drive at their regular Thursday morning meeting and donated the proceeds to the Kerr County Area Christian Alliance Ministry.   CAM is located at 521 Barnett Street, Kerrville, Texas and is open from 2-6 p.m. on Monday and 2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  Their phone number is 830-257-4222.
Pictured are CAM volunteers, Linda Cota, Rich Gallagher, Jan Ernst, Beverlee Smith, Linda Parsons and Kenneth O’Neal, Rotarian.  A spokesman for the volunteers said, “The people that walk through our doors always thank us for blessing them—so we would like to thank all of those who contribute making this possible for them.”
 
O’Neal stated that he thoroughly enjoyed working with all the wonderful volunteers at CAM and urged the entire community to help out whenever possible, truly “Service above Self.”
 
 
 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports CAM Mike Hunter 2015-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Purple Pinkie Project

Posted on Apr 15, 2015
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The Kerrville Morning Rotary, in conjunction with the Tivy Interact Club,  held a Polio Purple Pinkies project  to raise funds and awareness of  the polio virus  still  active in two countries in the world.  The Interact Club  painted pinkies for a donation, usually a dollar, during the school lunch period.   Nancy Gawryszewski, math department and Interact Club sponsor said, “We have a great group of Interact students that want to reach out and help others. Through the Purple Pinkies project Tivy Interact students have worked to inform the student body about Polio and Rotary’s efforts to eradicate it from the planet. It has been a campus effort to raise funds and awareness involving students and faculty alike.”
 
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Kerrville Morning Rotary's Updated Website

Posted on Feb 26, 2015
Kerrville Morning Rotary members have a new and improved website!  “The site is a wonderful tool for both members and the community to see what we are doing, have planned in the future and give a more personal touch to the club for future members, visiting members and guests.” said Waverly Jones, Sergeant at Arms. “This will also give the members a direct connection to all Rotary sites throughout the world and the ease to see what we are doing here in our own back yard.”
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Kerrville Morning Rotary Welcomes Jane Lehman

Posted on Feb 26, 2015
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Kerrville Morning Rotary Inducts Newest Member
Kerrville Morning Rotary members recently welcomed Jane Lehman into their fold. “It’s a pleasure to have Jane with us. Her passion for service and enthusiastic personality are a perfect fit for our club,” said Ray Buck, Morning Rotary President.
“I joined Rotary International because of its global mission to ‘advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty’. That’s a powerful mission and together we are making it happen,” Lehman said.
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Happy Anniversary

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Where are we in the fight to end polio? What have we accomplished? How can we make history together? Join Rotary for a live global update on World Polio Day.
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Kerrville Morning Rotary Presents Dictionaries to Harper Students

Posted by Ray Buck on Feb 12, 2015
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Kerrville Morning Rotary Presents Dictionaries to Harper 6th Graders

Thirteen years ago, the Kerrville Morning Rotary initiated a program to annually distribute dictionaries to area students. Since then, the list of recipient schools has grown and two years ago the club added the students at Covenant Academy in Kerrville and Harper ISD as recipients.

Kerrville Morning Rotary Presents Dictionaries to Harper Students Ray Buck 2015-02-13 00:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports Families & Literacy, Inc.

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Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports Families & Literacy, Inc. 

Kerrville Morning Rotary recently presented a $1,000 check to Families & Literacy, Inc. for use in purchasing curriculum. Families & Literacy, Inc., a nonprofit adult education organization, offers classes for adults who are working toward their GED certification.

Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports Families & Literacy, Inc. Mike Hunter 2015-02-12 00:00:00Z 0