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).
“We celebrate the generosity of Ray and John as they continue to support the Rotary Foundation in Rotary's effort to eradicate polio from the world and do many service projects across the globe,” said District Governor Hutcherson. Kerrville Morning Rotary is a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club. Rotary clubs in which all dues-paying members are Paul Harris Fellows can be certified as a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club and receive a one-time special recognition banner from The Rotary Foundation. A contributing factor behind this achievement is that the Kerrville Morning Rotary Foundation Chair, Randy McClay, is a member of the Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Society and a multiple Paul Harris fellow. Leading by example, he promotes the foundation and encourages others to do the same. Kerrville Morning Rotary Foundation Chair, Randy McClay. “I committed to the Paul Harris Society Membership (a member commits to $1,000 or more per year to the Rotary Annual Fund, as long as they are capable) in 2009 at the Rotary District 5730 Annual Conference in Amarillo, Texas. Since then I have been recognized as a Rotary Foundation Major Donor (Level 1, total contribution to the Rotary Foundation of at least $10,000). I am currently working on a Rotary Foundation Major Donor, Level 2 ($25,000 total accumulated contribution). In 2012 I joined the Kerrville Morning Rotary Club and became recognized by Rotary District 5840 as a Paul Harris Society (PHS) Member in 2013. As a PHS member, I am privileged to be able to contribute annually to the Rotary Foundation’s worldwide efforts in ‘Promoting peace,’ ‘Fighting disease,’ ‘Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene,’ ‘Saving mothers and children,’ ‘Supporting education,’ ‘Growing local economies,’ and ‘Ending polio forever.’ Additionally, 50% of my contributions return to our Rotary District 5840 for local and other international projects designated by our District Grant Committee. The personal rewards from my contributions cannot be measured by any parameters, other than our commitment to ‘Service Above Self’ as Rotary International members,” said McClay. Kerrville Morning Rotary meets at 6:45 a.m. every Thursday at the Kroc Center in Kerrville. Potential members and visitors are always welcome. For more information about Kerrville Morning Rotary, visit