Mrs. Ursula Rushing was voted in as the Temple-Belton Exchange Clubs President-Elect for 2017-2018 after serving as Secretary during the Club’s 1st year after reactivation in 2015.
She previously was a member of the Killeen Exchange Club where she served as Secretary from 2012-2014. During this time Mrs. Rushing was recognized as the Exchange Volunteer of the Year as well as receiving the Distinguished Secretary Award. She brought her experience to the Temple-Belton Exchange Club by initiating and gaining approval from the National Exchange Club to change the Charter from the Temple Exchange Club to the Temple-Belton Exchange Club.
After her second retirement in 2012, Mrs. Rushing started volunteering in various local Organizations. She currently serves as an Ombudsman for the Area Agency on Aging and visits 2 Nursing Homes in Temple, is the President of the Killeen Citizens Police Academy Alumni, is Vice Chair for the Bell County Crime Stoppers Board, Member of the Killeen Citizen on Patrol, and serves on the Ride for a Child Board of Directors since 2015.
Mrs. Rushing also served as the Secretary for the Texas District Exchange Clubs. She always finds time to volunteer whenever needed. She was told a long time ago that she needed to learn how to say NO. She had many careers along the way including a successful Civil Service Career for 21 years managing all On-post Family Housing at Fort Hood. Upon retirement from Civil Service she was awarded the “Superior Civilian Service Award” by the Department of the Army.
Retirement did not last long. After losing her Husband shortly after her first retirement, she was asked in 2005 to help set up Operations for the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery based on her vast knowledge of government regulations. She worked there as the Office Manager until 2012 when she decided to retire for “good”. Taking care of Soldiers and their families was always her primary focus. Now her focus is dedicated to the Children and the Elderly.
Mrs. Rushing was born, raised and educated in Germany and came to this country in 1964 to marry the love of her life. They moved around the world and were married for 39 years. She has a married Son and an 8-year old Granddaughter who lovingly calls her “Omi”. She is her Pride and Joy which makes getting up every day a special one.