May 2023
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Inspirational Moment
Pollard, Nancy
Flag Salute
Records, Billie Sue
Song Leader
Sanchez, Stephanie
Sharples, Ian
Smith, Amy
Visiting Rotarians
Swanson, Jeremy
Magazine Moment
Clowes, Kat
Past Speakers
Vince Fong
Dec 07, 2022 6:00 PM
Richard Middlebrook
Nov 30, 2022 6:00 PM
DUI Attorney
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Club Information
Rotary Club of Bakersfield Twilight
Bakersfield Twilight

Greatest Club on Earth

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield
5101 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93309
United States of America
We meet every first Wednesdays of each month at Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield, California.
On February 1, 2023, we had the great pleasure of having Past-District Governor, Frank Ortiz, and his wife join us at our meeting. Mr. Ortiz spoke to us about The Rotary Foundation and what that Foundation stands for and more importantly, what it does around the world in helping make this world a better place. He spoke to us and and showed us pictures of Rotary projects such as "Kick Polio Out of Nigeria".
Guest speaker, Megan Person, spoke to us at our meeting on February 22, 2023, about her job as the News Chief and Legislative Affairs at NASA. There were things that she obviously could not talk about, but she talked about different and very fascinating projects that NASA is currently working on. It was amazing to hear her talk about the type of technology that NASA engineers are working on and how those new technologies will effect our lives in the future.
Shonna, Ed, Tony, Alma and Robin showed up early Saturday, January 28, 2023, morning at Camp Okihi to help them lay down dirt and create a walk way that would allow their disabled guests roll down to near the river and enjoy the camp grounds. Twilight Rotary had the most members show up to help compared to other Rotaries. Thanks for representing our club.
Our club had the pleasure of inducting a new member, Stephanie Sanchez, into our club at our meeting on January 11, 2023. Manuel introduced Stephanie to our club and proceeded to drop her Rotary pin as he was trying to hand it to her. None of us knew that Manuel could move so fast. Welcome Stephanie. We are certain, from your speech after your induction, that you will be a great member of our club.
The speaker at our regular club meeting on November 30, 2022, was the current President of Rotary Club of Bakersfield West, Richard Middlebrook. Richard has been an attorney for decades specializing in DUI defenses. He gave a very entertaining and informative talk to us about our rights as citizens and how inaccurate the science behind alcohol testing and DUI cases can be. He also reminded us that under our great Constitution, we do not have to answer questions from law enforcement just because they ask us questions. He strongly suggested that we stay quite and not say anything. He told us that he has seen so many innocent people get into serious problems because they kept talking to law enforcement thinking that they can't say anything wrong since they are innocent after all. He suggested that we do not agree to take the field-sobriety test since it is up to the officer's subjective interpretation if we pass or fail it. He also suggested that we refuse to do the breathalyzer test since the science behind that test is not flawless. Instead, he suggested that we offer law enforcement officers to give them a sample of our blood that can be tested for blood-alcohol level. Thank you Richard for a very entertaining and informative program.
Nov. 15, 2022, Bakersfield, CA — The Rotary Club Bakersfield Twilight over the past several years has sponsored the Mt. Vernon Elementary School in various education projects, and this year they supported the school’s inaugural Career Awareness Day. Organized by the school principal, Mrs. Xochitl Prieto (zoh-chee  pry-eh-toh), and her staff, several Bakersfield Twilight Rotarians gave up their busy Tuesday morning to share their passion for the business occupations they take a part in.
Twilighters attending 2023 All Club Luncheon on March 2nd.
District 5240 dignitaries with DG Scott and Speaker Shirley Grace at the 2023 All Club Luncheon
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Vice President
Club Service
Programs Chair
Assist. Programs Chair
Community Service
Assistant Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Assistant Vocational Service
Youth Service
Assistant Membership
RYLA Coordinator
The Rotary Foundation
Web Master
Awards Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Alma Luera
    June 4
  • Anselmo Moreno
    June 9
  • Garett Colatruglio
    June 14
  • Edgar Jacobs
    June 16
  • Shonna Shearson
    June 20
  • Robin Paggi
    May 20
  • Manuel Maldonado
    Adriana Maldonado
    June 1
  • Vicheka Ek
    June 16
  • Amy Smith
    Zane Smith
    June 28
Join Date:
  • Tracy Azemika
    May 2, 2018
    5 years
  • Alma Luera
    May 15, 2009
    14 years
  • Denise Thomas
    May 15, 2009
    14 years
  • Jim Bell
    May 15, 2004
    19 years
  • Robin Paggi
    May 15, 2009
    14 years
  • Sandra Foster
    May 15, 2009
    14 years
  • Tony Azemika
    May 15, 2009
    14 years
  • Sam Hammoudeh
    June 9, 2021
    2 years
  • Vicheka Ek
    June 15, 2022
    1 year
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