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.
Today the center houses a variety of veteran's service offices, a military museum featuring uniforms from several eras, a food pantry for veterans, and a large meeting hall that’s used for special events. Alan Hill, the Veterans Center building manager said, “They did a fantastic job. It’s very much appreciated. It makes the place look really nice.”
Morning Rotarians adopted the Hill Country Veterans Center as a service project three years ago under the leadership of Waverly Jones. Under her presidency, Morning Rotary volunteers painted the center, initiated new landscaping, and added new signage. The following year, under Lew McCoy’s presidency, additional maintenance was performed, and a new air conditioner installed. This year, Morning Rotarians continued with landscape maintenance. “It’s an honor to serve our veterans who have sacrificed so much for all of us,” said immediate past-president, Laura Bechtel.
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.