Kerrville veterinarian Dr. Katya Sczepanik was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Kerrville Morning Rotary Club for her charitable contributions. 

A Paul Harris Fellow is an individual who has donated at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. 

“We’re very proud of Katya for this accomplishment,” said John Tilley, president of the Morning Rotary. “As a young professional, there’s plenty of other things Katya could be directing her money towards, and I don’t think anyone would blame her for it. Contributing this amount to the Rotary Foundation for its worthy causes says a lot about Katya’s priorities and character.”

Sczepanik said she grew up in a large family but one that always made giving back a priority. 

“I grew up in a family of ten children, so we often times struggled financially,” she said. “Despite this, my mom always donated to those less fortunate, stating that ‘God always provides.’ I wanted to continue that legacy since God has helped get me to where I am now.  I’m blessed to have the opportunity to help pay it forward.”

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. 

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

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