Welcome to the Rotary Club of Killeen Heights!
One Profits Most Who Serves Best
We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel
3701 South WS Young Drive
Killeen, TX 76542
| PHOTOS: Rotary Year 2013-14 |
| Early Act First Knight |
| Matamoros |
| Meeting 08.23.2013 |
| Killeen Food Care Center Floor Scrubber |
| Club Meeting - Aug 24, 2007 |
| Club Meeting - Aug 17, 2007 |
| Club Meeting - Sep 14, 2007 |
| RI President-Elect Visit - Sep 28, 2007 |
| Crawfish 2009 |
| Crawfish Boil - May 3, 2008 |
| Ick & Bunny Hook |
| Habitat For Humanity 2009 |
| Rotary Social 08 Cleanup |
| Scholarship Winners 2009 |
| Vehicle Raffle Winner 2009 |
| 3-1ID Homecoming |
| Rotary Mud Bugs |
| Early Act First Knight |
| Salado Flood 2010 |
| 25th Anniversary Gala - Feb 11, 2011 |
| Scholarship Presentations - Jun 3, 2011 |
| District Conference - Jun 3-5, 2011 |
| Aloha Friday - Aug 5, 2011 |
| Holiday Social - Dec 10, 2011 ||
Posted by Barbara Merlo on Mar 05, 2014
If you missed our Feb. 28 meeting, our prayer was led by Harry Macey III and the Pledge by Debbie Stevenson.
We had a little deja vu as Rich Kaye and Jim Bondi requested that all those who had not attended Leadership Killeen sing...and again the NOs had it so we all sang.
Jose Segarra reminded everyone to sign up for a Crawfish Boil committee--don't forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, May 3. Dave Hall (chair of the "silent" auction") let us know he will be expecting donations from each member--remember this is our ONLY fundraiser of the year and this is the way we fund our scholarships and projects in our community.
Minerva requested that all past Rotarians of the Year stay after the meeting to discuss the selection for the upcoming year.
We enjoyed another great program by a Rotarian, this time from John Crutchfield, CEO of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce. He explained that membership in Chambers (and other membership-based organizations) has been on the decline, due in part to the paradigm shift created by the internet and technology. With dues revenue on the decline, the Chamber and its board decided they could no longer "do what we've been doing but do it harder," and began a strategic planning process. This plan resulted in a redesigned membership plan that addresses several areas that affect member engagement and retention and was built around "purposeful abandonment." Working adults experience a "time famine," and Chamber offerings must be relevant and require less time. The Chamber has to address generational values and involve young professionals and use technology more often and more effectively. Membership is no longer an obligation, so the Chamber must add value to the members' business. The board saw the next step as a choice between remaining a small, affiliation-focused organization or reverse the business model to no longer offer a "one size fits all" membership. They focused on developing a menu of products and services and becoming investor-driven. Each package is is custom built and designed to help investors reach their potential. He described the future of the Chamber as one of reinvention, innovation and flexibility, and stressed that Chamber resources are designed to produce value or create revenue.
Join us this Friday when you'll hear an update from the Killeen Housing Authority.
The 4-Way Test was led by Alan Ward.
Join us this Friday and hear an update on the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce from our very own John Crutchfield.
Posted by Barbara Merlo on Dec 03, 2013
||Your purchase of a WakaWaka Power will trigger a $16 donation to our Club plus help to
provide light to families living in poverty and darkness by supporting the work of Grid Earth
– more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. This remarkable solar-powered smartphone charger
- Charges smartphone in less than 2 hours: Plus delivers 10 hours of white, luminous reading light.
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- USB or AC compatible
It’s perfect for outdoor adventures, emergencies, natural disasters, and smartphone charging on the go.
Plus, your purchase helps support WakaWaka and Grid Earth to
- Prevent deaths and kerosene burns and respiratory diseases that impact millions each year
- Help children study safely at night and promote education.
- Eliminate fuel costs for families living at the bottom of the economic pyramid, improving lives forever.
- End Energy Poverty Worldwide
Share this great effort with your family and friends through Facebook, email or other social media
and encourage them to share it with others as well.
Together we can change the world.
Posted by Barbara Merlo on Feb 19, 2014
Rotary District 5870 Foundation Dinner (8 February 2014) at the Omni Downtown Hotel Austin Texas was hosted by District Governor Rich Kaye with nearly 350 attendees. (Notes again thanks to Jim Bondi!)
- Following dinner, Mike Pinson did the honors of introducing Monty J. Audenart, Rotary Foundation Trustee - born and raised in Southern Alberta, Canada and receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Alberta. As a Rotary volunteer, Monty shared his wonderful experiences in taking his professional dental skills to the less fortunate of the world through Rotary sponsored projects in numerous countries, serving communities from the Amazon River in Peru to the Arctic Circle in Canada. Monty Audenart is a member of the Rotary Club of Red Deer East. Following Monty's presentation numerous award presentations were made to include members of our own Killeen Heights Rotary Club recognized as Major Donors:
One Diamond Pin (Minimum Lifetime Donation of $10,000)
- Shawn Trainum
- Lisa and Shawn Griffin
- Alan and Linda Ward
- Rick and Christine House
- Jim and Linda Foster
Two Diamond Pin (Minimum lifetime donation of $25,000)
- David and Lynn Bay
White Hat Society - 1st Concho (1st donation of $5,000 in one Rotary year)
- David and Lynn Bay
White Hat Society - 2nd Concho (2nd donation of $5,000 in one Rotary year)
- Sandra Jones
Bequest Society Level One (Minimum pledge or donation of $10,000)
- Stuart and Kay McLennan
6- Bequest Society Level Two (Minimum pledge or donation of $25,000)
- Rich and Diana Kaye
7- Killeen Heights Rotary Club
- Recognized as one of the top three clubs per capita annual programs fund giving for 2012-13, 100% Every Rotarian, Every Year Clubs for 2012-13, 100% Sustaining Member Clubs for 2012-13, and 100% Paul Harris Fellow Clubs.
Thank you all for your continued generosity in supporting OUR Foundation!
Posted by Stuart McLennan on Jan 14, 2014
By Stu McLennan, RCKH Foundation Chair
Congratulations Killeen Heights! Our club continues to be a leader in District 5870 in financial support to The Foundation as well as local and international projects. Our club donated $32,881 to the Annual Program Fund in December 2013 and our total giving this year is now $83,468. This far exceeds our goal of $65,066, and we’re not done yet! Our club has led District 5870 in total APF giving since 1999. This year, Austin University is second ($33,635) and Austin is third ($24,918). Our club is also #2 in per-capita giving at $701, trailing only Austin University (37 members) with $909.
Your generous giving this year so far has generated numerous initial and additional Paul Harris awards and six new Major Donors. Shawn Trainum, Lisa & Shawn Griffin, Rick & Christine House, and Alan & Linda Ward have achieved Level 1. David & Lynn Bay and Charlie Brown have achieved Level 2. This is an incredible achievement, one that Rotary International President Rob Burton will recognize at the District 5870 Foundation Dinner in Austin on February 8th. (you can register to see them presented here)
Our club has also donated ~$1,500 of our annual $2,000 goal to Polio Plus. We are, indeed, “This Close!”
Our club also actively supports educational scholarships and humanitarian projects. Jim Bondi is coordinating a water project in Mexico and a District 5870 scholarship supporting Candace Johnson @ Texas State Technical College. Stan and Grace Passman are coordinating the purchase of commercial kitchen equipment for the Killeen Homeless Shelter. We also plan to assist with the medical clinic project in Nicaragua in RY 2014-2015.
Killeen Heights has earned a reputation for active and sustained involvement in, and generous giving to, The Rotary Foundation. This year’s financial contributions have exceeded expectations and we’re not done yet. There is a Paul Harvey, so stand by for news!
Posted by Elsa Trotman
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!
Posted by Shannan Shipman on Jul 30, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 - Log in to ClubRunner at khrotary.org (located in the top right column/corner of the page)
2 – On the “Admin” tab section (this is the page you are taken to upon sign-in), the very last item under
My ClubRunner (first column on the left in the white square area) click on the link to “My Billing
3 – The next screen shows My Transactions. Here you can see your current balance, past
invoices (starting with 3 July 2013) and you have the ability to “Make a Payment”
4 – You are then taken to the Billing Payment screen where you can submit your payment
using your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. WE DO NOT ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS
AT THIS TIME.
5 – You will receive an email confirmation that your payment has been received and accepted at the email on file with ClubRunner
6 – If you would like to set up recurring payments, see the Treasurer
Posted by Barbara Merlo on Jul 30, 2013
This year we are going to make sure every Rotarian in our club is a member of a committee. This committee membership will allow you all to live up to our motto of "Service Above Self" doing something that matters to you. My goal is that each of you will have at least one committee assignment by the end of August.
Some of the committees exist to help us run the club more efficiently. Others exist to help us serve our community and Rotary more effectively. None of them are full time jobs, and you can give as much as you want--or the minimum required. Some committees will involve occasional involvement, while others will be aligned with duties that may be performed weekly or monthly.
How do you decide? Take a look at the committee descriptions below and contact the officer or director in charge for more information! Already on a committee? Make sure the officer or director responsible for the committee know so you can be added to that list in ClubRunner!
President Elect (Jose Segarra)
- Crawfish Boil Committee: Ensure that date is reserved immediately following previous year Crawfish Boil; appoint and supervise committee chairs; develop after action report and all financial reconciliation.
- RCKH coin program
Vice President (Michael Keefe)
- Reconciliation Committee: Review monthly financial statement, attendance and aging report and provide update and recommendations at monthly board meeting.
Service Projects (Minerva Trujillo)
- Community Service Projects Committee, including coordination of the annual Food Care Center food drive.
- Charitable Giving Committee: Develop recommendations for annual allocation of club charitable giving funds.
- Adopt-a-Unit Committee, supporting AUSA Adopted Unit
Club Administration (Michelle Lee)
- Awards & Civic Recognition
- Club Social Events (including monthly socials)
Club Public Relations (Dan Elder)
- RCKH Website
- Social Media
- Club Bulletin
- Public Information
Membership (Jarrod Weaver)
- Recruiting Committee
- Attendance & Retention Committee
- Classifications Committee
- New Member Orientation
- Red Badge Program Committee
Youth Service (Jaime Madrid)
- Early Act First Knight
- Rotaract and Interact
- Cub Scout Pack 248
The Rotary Foundation (Stu McLennan)
- Grants – Global and District
- Paul Harris awards
- Matching Fund drives
Posted by Elsa Trotman
Rotarians can make-up a missed meeting by visiting any of the following clubs:
| Meeting Day
|| 12 Noon
||Country Lane Senior Center
|| 11:30 AM
|| 12 Noon
||Shilo Inn Suites Hotel
|| 12 Noon
||Shilo Inn Suites Hotel
|| 7:00 AM
||St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church
|| 12 Noon
||Grace United Methodist Church
|| 12 Noon
||Wildflower Country Club
Additionally, you can make-up in one of three other ways:
1. On line by visiting Rotary eClub One on line. There are two basic requirements for making up on line:
2. Attend our club's 4th Thursday social.
- First ... spend 30 minutes or more reading program articles and viewing video content.
- Next ... click on the REQUEST MAKEUP link and follow the instructions.
3. Attend a committee meeting or service project.