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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Jessica Matthews
Sep 02, 2020 6:00 PM
Our League of Dreams
Past Speakers
Past District Governor Chugsam Doh
Aug 12, 2020 6:00 PM
District 5240's special and long-term relationship with Rotarian in South Korea
Steve Lingenbrink
Aug 05, 2020 6:00 PM
Best practices for Rotary Clubs
Meeting Responsibilities
August 5, 2020
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Smith, Carol
 
August 12, 2020
Inspirational Moment
Azemika, Tony
 
 
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Club Information

Rotary Club of Bakersfield Twilight

Bakersfield Twilight

WeDoItAtNight

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
See Meeting Schedule for location
Bakersfield, CA 93301
United States of America
Who says you can't do a service project to help the community with COVID-19 running rampant? Our Communit Service Chair, Laura Williams, and Foundation Chair, Nancy Pollard, helped rally volunteers and donations of socks, underwear, toothpaste, shampoo, and other essentials to be distributed by our club to the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter in the coming week. Our club members were able to catch up while practicing social distancing and wearing their face masks. Way to go Bakersfield Twilight. A great start to our service projects for the year.
 
We held another great meeting on the evening of Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Thanks to our own, Jim and Donna Bell, our guest speaker was Mr. Steven G. Lingenbrink, Rotary Coordinator for Zone 27. Mr. Lingenbrink has spent countless hours on Zoom this year and, prior to the lock-downs, spent many miles in the air and on the road speaking to District Assemblies, PETS Training, Governor-Elect and Governor-Nominee training and countless Club meetings over the past three years, all with the purpose of improving membership in Rotary. He discussed with us ways to effectively hold a club meeting over Zoom and then it was followed by a Q & A with our club members. Thank you to Mr. Lingenbrink and his wife, Mrs. Terri Lingenbrink, for joining us.
We welcome a precious addition to our Twilight family! Huge congratulations to our Past President Anselmo, his bride Isabel and little brother. They welcomed beautiful baby boy, Mateo Moreno Anselmo, born on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 9:00 p.m. Mateo weighed eight pounds and four ounces and is 22 inch of bundle of joy. We can’t wait to meet him!
Below is the video of our Club's Zoom meeting on July 8, 2020. During our meeting, the board and officers were introduced. The new Rotary theme for this year is Rotary Opens Opportunities. Our President, Li Gibbs' motto for her Rotary year is #WeDoItAtNight. She picked this motto because it is very surprising how there are no other evening club like ours in Rotary. After going over our goals for the year, Jeremy gave us interesting facts about Catalonia where Barcelona is located. We saw some beautiful pictures and answered some cool trivia questions. Who knew that Barcelona did not have any beaches before 1992? Great job Jeremy.
 
 
Below is a video message from Rotary International President for 2020-2021, Holger Knaack. President Knaack is a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Molln, Germany. Mr. Knaack believes that the People of Action campaign offers new public awareness possibilities for Rotary. "This campaign conveys our global image while still respecting differences in regions and cultures," he says. Mr. Knaack is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125 year-old family business. He has been a Rotary member since 1992.
 
 
On June 10, 2020, we had another Club meeting via Zoom. Our Past-President, Kat, talked about her greatest challenge being doing some renovations to the club to patch things up as the club was getting older. Some club members moved out of town and we lost some members. Her greatest accomplishment was that the Club took a step into the spotlight. We were one of the youngest club of the district and we had an astronaut come and talk to the club.

Past-President, Jeanne Tunnicliffe, joined us from her new hometown. According to her, her biggest challenge was the growth of the club and changing locations. Her greatest accomplishment during her Presidency was all the individual things that were done to get the presidential citations such as birthday bags and packing meals.

On June 3, 2020, some Centennial High School Interact members joined us along with their advisor, Sheila McLeod, for our Club meeting that took place via Zoom. Laura Williams read a very appropriate quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. as her inspirational moment. We wishes Alma happy birthday which is actually tomorrow. Both Anselmo and Jeremy talked about their experience as past-presidents of the club.
 
Brad reported that we received eight applications for scholarship and we have picked two nominees, Christian Munoz who wants to become a Civil Engineer and attend University of Alabama and Earl Garrovilla who wants to become a doctor like his mother and to attend UCLA. Both of these young people are very impressive.

 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant At Arms
Community Service Director
Club Service Director/Programs
Youth Service
International Service Director
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Programs/Socials
Club Fun Meister
Club Awards Chair
Family of Rotary Chair
The Torch Editor
Webmaster
Editor The Torch Newsletter
RYE Advisor
Rotaract Liaison
RYLA Coordinator
Membership Chair
Foundation President
Global Grant Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Helia Corral
    August 21
  • Sandra Foster
    August 26
  • Donna Bell
    September 17
  • Laura Williams
    September 25
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Donna
    September 17
Anniversaries:
  • Donna Bell
    Jim Bell
    August 3
  • Jim Bell
    Donna
    August 3
  • Li Gibbs
    Steve Gibbs
    August 7
  • B-RAD Henderson
    Angie Henderson
    August 31
  • Tony Azemika
    Tracy Azemika
    September 14
  • Tracy Azemika
    Anthony Azemika
    September 14
  • Beatrice Barmann
    Bernard
    September 27
Join Date:
  • Nancy Pollard
    September 7, 2016
    4 years
  • Manuel Maldonado
    September 13, 2017
    3 years
  • Donna Bell
    September 19, 2018
    2 years
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