February 2020
Upcoming Events
Meeting Responsibilities
February 19, 2020
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Maldonado, Jr., Manuel
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Martin, Cecil
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Morasci, Judy
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Moreno, Anselmo
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Paggi, Robin
February 26, 2020
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Diaz, Ashli
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Shearson, Shonna
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Smith, Amy
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Smith, Carol
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Swanson, Jeremy
March 18, 2020
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Thomas, Denise
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Zaragoza, Vince
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Williams, Laura
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Azemika, Tony
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Zulfa, Pam
March 25, 2020
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Bell, Donna
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Barmann, Beatrice
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Bell, Jim
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Clowes, Kat
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Azemika, Tracy
April 1, 2020
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Corral, Helia
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Diaz, Ashli
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
de Guzman, Oz
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Colatruglio, Garett
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Elisheva, Pamela

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Welcome to our Club!

Bakersfield Twilight

This is NOT your Father's Rotary Club !

We meet Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
See Meeting Schedule for location
Bakersfield, CA 93301
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
On February 12th, club members and guests met at Great Change Brewing, located at 4200 Resnick Court, Bakersfield, California, to have a tour of the brewing room, sample some of the beer, and have dinner together. Kim Belmont, one of the owners, gave us a tour and told us why they started the business, how they chose the name, and about opportunities and challenges in the beer brewing business. Her talk certainly showed why she enjoys her job and the pride they have in their products. Thank you to Kim for having us. Thank you to Donna for bringing in our dinner from El Pollo Loco. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it a fun evening to visit and socialize.
District Training Assembly
Training for incoming Club Officers, Secretaries, Treasurers, Avenue of Service Chairs, Board Members, and Club Leaders
No Cost to Attend!
View the attached class list to see the course options.
Register for one of the following Assemblies:
Saturday, March14, 2020, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Santa Barbara Business College, 5300 California Ave.  Bakersfield
To Register for the Bakersfield Assembly
go to this web address https://bit.ly/BakersfieldDTA
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pacifica High School, 600 E Gonzales Rd, Oxnard
To Register for the Oxnard Assembly
Check in & Continental Breakfast served 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Our club members showed up in force at the Kern County Rotaract fundraiser event "Love Water" which was held on February 4, 2020, at Bakersfield City Firefighters Hall. It looks like they all did a fantastic job of painting. We had no idea our club had so many talented painters. The only question is where Oz's painting?
On February 5, 2020, we met for our regular weekly meeting at The Mark Restaurant and Bar. We had an excellent presentation by Mary Barlow and her staff from the Kern County Superintendent of Schools about the Kern Education Pledge made by the 47 school districts in Kern County. They have agreed to work together as one system to ensure student success. The Kern Integrated Data System (KIDS) will provide real-time data to assist the teachers, staff, and leaders of the districts to make informed decisions about what is best for students, teachers, and schools. In addition, Brad gave us an overview of the Twilight Scholarship Program. His committee met and drafted some suggested guidelines and selection criteria that club members will want to review and discuss to determine those items which should be officially adopted. We also had Millie Clowes with us to tell us about the Girl Scout cookie sale and her ambitious sales goal. She also told us about how we can donate to have cookies sent to active service members so they can enjoy cookies too.
We held our regular club meeting on January 29, 2020, at The Mark Restaurant and Bar. A District Award was given to our club and was accepted by our last year's President, Ms. Amy Smith, for our significant donation to International Rotary Polio Plus fundraiser. Li Gibbs again announced that KernYes needs volunteers for their event at The Historic Fort in Taft, California on February 22, 2020. For those interested, you can sign up as volunteers (which they badly need) on the KernYes website. Brad and Andrew jointly inducted Ms. Ashley Diaz into our club as our newest member. Ms. Diaz is a duel member of Roteract club and our Rotary club. Our program was past-President, Ms. Amy Smith, educating us about all the great work that Bakersfield Museum of Art does in and for our community. The Museum has 350 pieces of art in their permanent collection. They have multiple educational programs such as Art Works which focuses on developing and enhancing artistic skills in kids. Art Reach program provides in classroom art lessons to fifth graders. They reach at least 4,000 kids through this one program alone. They also have Extended Learning after-school program; Museum in the Move program (they take art activities outside the museum during the lunch hour); and Art Camps and Workshops during summer, Spring and Fall. They also do group tours, art parties for ages 3-11, and adult art workshops. Overall, the Museum serves over 9,000 kids each year. Thank you Amy for educating us on all the great things that the Museum does in our community.
The Centennial Interactors joined East High School Interactors and East Bakersfield Rotary Club on Monday January 20, 2020, on a clean up project at David Nelson Park and neighboring areas. A great community service project on this The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is what Rotary and Interact is all about, community service and making the world a better place.
Prior to the beginning of our meeting, Kat invited everyone to come out and see her play, Grey Gardens, at Ovation Theater next weekend. She also announced that on March 10th, the Bakersfield Leadership Ethics conference will be held at Hodels and we need five volunteers and people quickly raised their hand. President Nancy is going to come up with an idea for us to do for the teachers at Mt. Vernon Elementary School for Valentine's Day such as taking them cupcakes. Li announced that Kern Yes still needs volunteers. You can go to kernyes.org to sign up. You can sign up for many volunteer jobs such as a counselor or a registrar which they really need. The event will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2020. March 7th will be Pucks for Polio fundraiser that Roteract is organizing to take place at the Condors game. It will be a Star Wars theme. Nancy also recognized Vince and Brad's efforts on behalf of the club by going to the Bakersfield Museum of Arts and bringing all of our stuff still left over there to The Mark to be stored here. Amy announced that Jeremy's band will play for our fundraiser "Concert in Garden" at Bakersfield Museum of Arts. Vince indicated that he has heard Jeremy's band and they are really good. In fact, he said that he purchased two of their albums and he was surprised how great they were. Our even will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2020, in the afternoon. Brad suggested we call it "Ireland in the Garden."
Our speaker was Juanita from Public Safety Professionals Retreat (formerly known as Rotary House Retreat), a program geared specifically to support first responders suffering from a variety of disorders and ailments including PTSD. Also in attendance was the Chairman of PSPR, Steven Gibbs (husband of our President-Elect Li Gibbs).
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
President Elect Nominee
Family of Rotary Chair
Club Bulletin Editor
Club Service Director
International Service
International Service Director
Community Service Director
Vocational Service Director
Youth Exchange
Youth Service
Membership Chair
Club Awards Chair
Sergeant At Arms
Rotaract Advisor
Interact Advisor
RYLA Coordinator
Rotary Foundation Chair
Executive Secretary
Global Grant Chair
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