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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Past Speakers
Vince Fong
Dec 07, 2022 6:00 PM
Assemblyman
Richard Middlebrook
Nov 30, 2022 6:00 PM
DUI Attorney
Meeting Responsibilities
Club Duties for February 1, 2023 Meeting
Inspirational Moment
Records, Billie Sue
 
Flag Salute
Sharples, Ian
 
Song Leader
Shearson, Shonna
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Smith, Amy
 
Greeter/Ambassador
Swanson, Jeremy
 
Visiting Rotarians
Thomas, Denise
 
Magazine Moment
Williams, Laura
 
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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.
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.
Our club members all pitched in and we were able to collect over 40 backpacks with school supplies in each of them for the students at Mt. Vernon Elementary School. We will be dropping these off at the school on August 8, 2022.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022, was President Donna Bell's first meeting as our President for this Rotary year. Mr. Jim Damian, President of Bakersfield Downtown Rotary Club, Ms. Karen Bonanno, President of Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club, Mr. Jeff Barnhard, President of Bakersfield North Rotary Club, and Mr. Aaron Markovitz, President of Bakersfield East Rotary Club, were all in attendance to support President Donna Bell during her first meeting. Our own Kat Clowes presented Past-President, Robin Paggi, and President, Donna Bell, with the three District 5240 Awards that our club received last Rotary year, Bronze Medal Club Award, Vocational Service Award, and Youth Service Award.
 
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect Nominee
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sgt-At-Arms
Club Service
Programs Chair
Assist. Programs Chair
Community Service
Assistant Community Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Assistant Vocational Service
Youth Service
Membership
Assistant Membership
RYLA Coordinator
The Rotary Foundation
Web Master
Awards Chair
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Nancy Pollard
    February 4
  • B-RAD Henderson
    February 9
  • Susan Barle
    March 15
  • Sam Hammoudeh
    March 24
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Teresa Swanson
    February 7
Join Date:
  • Laura Williams
    February 20, 2019
    4 years
  • Shonna Shearson
    February 20, 2019
    4 years
  • Vince Zaragoza
    March 7, 2018
    5 years
  • Helia Corral
    March 19, 2014
    9 years
  • Amy Smith
    March 24, 2010
    13 years
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