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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Jeremy Adams
Oct 06, 2021 6:00 PM
Teacher at BHS and celebrated author to discuss his new book, Hollowed Out
Josiah Bunde & Music Fusion!
Oct 20, 2021 6:00 PM
Magic by Josiah Bunde and Musical Numbers by Music Fusion!
District Governor, Dana Moldovan
Nov 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Past Speakers
Robert Price from KGET
Jul 21, 2021 6:00 PM
His book, The Bakersfield Sound
Robin Paggi and Kat Clowes
Apr 14, 2021 6:00 PM
"Managing Generation Z"
Meeting Responsibilities
Club Duties for August 4, 2021 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
Smith, Amy
 
Flag Salute
Snitchler, Collin
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Swanson, Jeremy
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Thomas, Denise
 
Visiting Rotarians
Williams, Laura
 
Club Duties for August 18, 2021 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
Zaragoza, Vince
 
Flag Salute
Azemika, Tony
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Bell, Jim
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Clowes, Kat
 
Visiting Rotarians
Colatruglio, Garett
 
Vocational Moments
Moreno, Anselmo
 
Club Duties for September 1, 2021 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
Corral, Helia
 
Flag Salute
Elisheva, Pamela
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Foster, Sandra
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Gibbs, Li
 
Visiting Rotarians
Hammoudeh, Sam
 
Vocational Moments
Hammoudeh, Sam
 
Club Duties for September 15, 2021 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
Henderson, B-RAD
 
Flag Salute
Luera, Alma
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Maldonado, Jr., Manuel
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Morasci, Judy
 
Visiting Rotarians
Moreno, Anselmo
 
Vocational Moments
Maldonado, Jr., Manuel
 
Club Duties for October 6, 2021 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
 
Flag Salute
Pollard, Nancy
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Shearson, Shonna
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Smith, Amy
 
Visiting Rotarian
Swanson, Jeremy
 
Magazine Moment
Thomas, Denise
 
Club Duties for October 20, 2021 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
Williams, Laura
 
Flag Salute
Zaragoza, Vince
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Azemika, Tracy
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Bell, Donna
 
Visiting Rotarian
 
Club Duties for November 17, 2021 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
Clowes, Kat
 
Flag Salute
Colatruglio, Garett
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Elisheva, Pamela
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Gibbs, Li
 
Visiting Rotarian
Hammoudeh, Sam
 
Club Duties for December 1, 2021 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
Henderson, B-RAD
 
Flag Salute
Luera, Alma
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Maldonado, Jr., Manuel
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Moreno, Anselmo
 
Visiting Rotarian
 
Magazine Moment
Pollard, Nancy
 
Club Duties for December 15, 2021 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
Shearson, Shonna
 
Flag Salute
Smith, Amy
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Swanson, Jeremy
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Thomas, Denise
 
Visiting Rotarian
Williams, Laura
 
 
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Club Information
Rotary Club of Bakersfield Twilight
Bakersfield Twilight

WeDoItAtNight

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 and third Wednesdays of each month at Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield, California.
Yesterday, September 9, 2021, was Rotary Reach at Covenant Coffee. Rotary Reach is a collaborative program by all Bakersfield Rotary Clubs to pick a local business each month and on a specific day all Rotary members attempt to visit and do business with that local business. It is Bakersfield Rotary Clubs' way to support local businesses through the hardships that the world-wide pandemic, COVID-19, has caused on them. Thank you to Amy, Brad, Collin, Ed, Jim, Margaret, Sister Judy, Shonna and Susan for attending yesterday's Rotary Reach at Covenant Coffee.
Our first “Yoga with Shonna” fundraiser at the Bakersfield Museum of Art on Saturday, August 7 was also a great success. Thank you to Shonna for leading our class and to Sam, Nancy, Donna, Bruce and Claudia Keith (from East Rotary) and John Shearson (taking the picture) for attending. Our next “Yoga with Shonna” event is on Saturday, October 2.
 
Every month, we have a social event. This month's social event will take place on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., at Bakersfield Museum of Art. Everyone is welcome to come and see The Bakersfield Sound exhibit.
Each month, all Rotary clubs in our town pick a local business that we all visit with our Rotary pin, clothing or some other item that identifies us as a Rotary member and we try to buy or do business with that local business. This month's business is "Lemonade Locks Wig & Gift Boutique" located at 1712 "K" Street, Bakersfield, California.
We held our first meeting of the Rotary year at our new location, Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield. President Paggi had a full house for her meeting with some people even joining us on Zoom. She recognized number of club members who made last year's club meetings and activities special and effective despite the challenges presented by the world pandemic, COVID-19. She also recognized the wonderful things that were accomplished by our club and Centennial High School Rotaract Club. She also set out her goals for our club and our members for this coming year.
 
Past-President, Li Gibbs, wrote a beautiful inspirational poem for our first in-person meeting of the Rotary year:
 
Measures of a Life*
Time inches away
  from here and now
The seconds tick
As the clock strikes yet
another minute
Life measured in tempos
  a rhythm of the heart
This second counts
   as much as the next
  just as much as the last
Each breath
  Each beat
       we exist
Not in a bubble
    Not a microcosm
But in a big rich space
 Where our existence matter
Where we can make a difference
Where love will grow and prosper
Where the next strike signals
a challenge to be conquered
   A second
        A minute
            tick, tick, tick
          measures of a life....
  ...What will you do with yours?
 
Poems by Li @
Charter Night celebration was held in person at the lovely home of Jeremy Swanson and his beautiful family. Kat and Brad were able to join everyone on Zoom. A very special thank you to District Governor, Deb, and District Governor Nominee, Scott, for joining us also via Zoom. A huge thank you to Jeremy and Teresa Swanson for allowing us to use their beautiful home. A thank you also to Sam (soon to be member) coming by to help with the technology even though he could not stay. Despite challenges and strong winds, we made it work with an ingenious idea from Nancy. Huge thank you to Shonna for making it happen and monitoring Zoom. Congratulations to Past President, Sandy Foster, and Past President, Nancy Pollard, for earning Paul Harris Fellow level pins presented by District Governor, Deb. Congrats to Peter Swanson, our newest Paul Harris Fellow. 
 
Another great program last Wednesday with our RYLA Grads and Interactors. We had a great Zoom turn out. These students never cease to amaze us. They were mature and very eloquent in their responses and they did an outstanding job especially by Interact Board Members, Diego Caceres and Samuel Wisnoff. They had planned a fun informative program complete with great slides and description of Virtual RYLA components. The students had such sincere show of gratitude to us Rotarians. These incredible young people like were President Li Gibb's first Rotary moment and the main reason why she is a Rotarian.
Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
International Serv
Community Service
Vocational Service
RYLA Coordinator
Vice President
Youth Service
Sgt-At-Arms
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Donna Bell
    September 17
  • Laura Williams
    September 25
  • Jim Bell
    October 2
  • Margaret Palmer
    October 18
  • Billie Sue Records
    October 20
  • Collin Snitchler
    October 23
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Donna
    September 17
  • Jim Bell
    October 2
Anniversaries:
  • Tony Azemika
    Tracy Azemika
    September 14
  • Tracy Azemika
    Anthony Azemika
    September 14
  • Shonna Shearson
    John Shearson
    October 7
  • Pamela Elisheva
    Irvin Pike
    October 15
Join Date:
  • Nancy Pollard
    September 7, 2016
    5 years
  • Manuel Maldonado
    September 13, 2017
    4 years
  • Donna Bell
    September 19, 2018
    3 years
  • Pamela Elisheva
    October 3, 2012
    9 years
  • Garett Colatruglio
    October 15, 2014
    7 years
  • Kat Clowes
    October 31, 2012
    9 years
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