Welcome to the Rotary Club of Killeen Heights!

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Killeen Heights!

Killeen Heights

One Profits Most Who Serves Best

We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Courtyard Marriott
1721 E. Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX  76541
United States
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30th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: ROTARY CLUB of KILLEEN HEIGHTS

The 30th Birthday Celebration of the Rotary Club of Killeen Heights was held at the Marriott Courtyard and attended by members, family, and friends.  Ron Burton, Rotary International President from 2013-2014, joined in the celebration and encouraged all members to continue to meet the challenges of helping those less fortunate throughout the world.
 
The celebration was a wonderful opportunity for fun and fellowship in addition to conducting some Rotary business.  The 2015-2016 new officers and directors who were in attendance were installed.  Out-going president Jose Segarra smiled on knowing he was turning over the reigns and his last duty as President was done.  New major donors Jim and Ikuko Bondi, and Pete Taylor, LTG, U.S.Army (Ret), were recognized.  Joe Maines received the 2014-2015 Rotarian of the Year.
 
In-coming President Mike Keefe was enthusiastic about the upcoming year.  He shared his experience in Mexico with the club’s water project that moved him from being a member of Rotary to a true Rotarian.  It looks to be another great year as we move forward to the next 30 years. 
 
For more pictures of the celebration, visit: https://www.facebook.com/killeen.heightsrotary?ref=hl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Killeen Heights presented scholarships to six outstanding local high school seniors on May 28. 2015/16 Scholarship RecipientsPictured, left to right, are: Rutha Miller, Ellison High School, recipient of the Dan Bray scholarship of $2,500. Rutha will attend Central Texas College for two years and transfer to University of Mary Hardin Baylor; Hannah Duke, Pathways High School, recipient of a $1,000 scholarship, will attend Central Texas College; Jesse Ranthum, Harker Heights High School, recipient of a $500 scholarship, will attend Hardin-Simmons University; Yarixza River, Shoemaker High School, recipient of the $1,500 Jerry Johnson scholarship, will attend Sam Houston State University on a track scholarship; and Juniper LeValley, Harker Heights High School, recipient of a $500 scholarship, will attend Texas A&M University. Not pictured, Veronica Dessus, Ellison High School, recipient of a $500 scholarship, will attend Central Texas College.
 

 
 

Thirteen members of our club enjoyed all or part of last weekend at the District 5870 District Conference at La Torretta Resort on Lake Conroe. In addition to great food, fellowship and location several of your fellow members were honored.  Stu McLennan was presented the 2013-2014 District Foundation  Service Award and James Bondi was awarded the District 5870 RI Roll of Fame. Maureen Adams and Hilde Arnold reprised their roles in a lunchtime murder mystery, this time joined by Dave Hall. Your CTC Rotaract Club received a Rotaract Presidential Citation, and oiur club received 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club Award, and a Rotary Club Presidential Citation with Distinction.

Two members of our Killeen neighbor clubs also received recognition, including Ken Adams of the noon club received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and Tom Mahlowski of the Killeen Evening club received the Rotary Vocational Service Award.

Several of your fellow club members worked behind the scenes or gave presentations at the event, including John Crutchfield, Ann Farris and Gene Silverblatt. And of course, our District Governor Rich Kaye was the mastermind behind it all!

 

 
 
 

The Do’s and Don’t of Attendance and Make-ups

Do come to our regularly scheduled meetings at the Shilo because that is the fastest and best way to be marked ‘present’ on the attendance.

Don’t be afraid that the world will come to an end if you miss a meeting because we allow you to make-up a missing meeting 14 days and 14 days after. You can plan to take a vacation and not miss a beat with Rotary!

Do strive for perfect attendance because there are many great Rotarians you will join.

Don’t think the world will come to an end if you don’t have perfect attendance by the end of the year because there are many great Rotarians you will join.

Do state your name as you walk by me to be absolutely positive that I have marked present.

Don’t just walk in and assume that someone noticed you because that may not be the case.

Do pick up the right name badge unless of course you want to be known as someone else for the day but you must make sure the other person takes your name badge so you can both be marked present.

Don’t assume that I know your complete name because there are 120 of you and only one of me so I sometimes get confused. The husband and wife teams, Passman, Browning, Kaye are not bad but the Griffins, Taylors, 4 Richards and 2 Jones sometimes can be a challenge.   I never get confused with Bubba because he always stands in front of my face and announces, “Hello, my name is Bubba”.

Do check Club Runner at least twice per month to make sure your attendance is where it needs to be and look around while you are there. There are many interesting projects happening.

Don’t stress if you receive the ‘we missed you at the meeting’ email because I send those out to everyone, not picking on anyone specifically.

And finally, Do know that there are many, many ways to make up a missed meeting. A Rotary activity such as RI Convention, Committee Meeting, Board Meeting, New Member Orientation Meeting, Rotaract Meeting, Monthly Socials are just some examples of how you can bring balance back into your world and maintain your perfect attendance.

If all else fails and you run out of time, you can always sit back in the comfort of your home and log into Club Runner, go to Club Links and then to Online Meeting Make-Ups-Rotary, eClub Online. Spend 30 minutes reading or watching a video and then click to submit a make-up. It’s that simple! 

See ya at the next meeting!

Your Secretary

Elsa

 
 
 

This weekend (24-25 August), Jose Segarra, Michael Keefe, and Jim Bondi traveled to Brownsville, TX and teamed up with our partner club, Rotary Club of Matamoros Profesional. It was an amazing visit! With everyone's support, it was truly a wonderful example of "Peace Through Service" and one that we will never forget.

 

 
 
 

You can now view your account balance and pay your bill online.  Statements/invoices will still only be sent out on a monthly basis, but online balances will be updated weekly by end of day Friday.  Instructions are below.  If you have any questions, please contact the treasurer at khrdues@yahoo.com.

 
 
 
The week of September 5th brought a great deal of destruction to Bell County. Unexpected storms wrecked homes, private property, and local businesses. Steve and Mary Hanik were personally affected when flood waters filled their Salado home up to their second floor.
 
 
 
Every Friday we get together for breakfast and fellowship with people in our community. For Rotarians new and seasoned, it is easy to forget that we are also part of an international organization.

 
 
 
We ask you to consider a gift to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to honor or remember someone special and let your gift build a bridge of hope for those less fortunate all around the world. Your generosity will also provide food for a hungry child, clean water for an entire village, medicines for the sick, and thousands of other good works in our global community.