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September 4, 2019 Meeting
We had another outstanding and informative presentation at our meeting this past week. Mr. Joe Belli, the Manager of the Panorama Vista Preserve, told us about that non-profit’s mission, gave an overview of its educational programs, and showed us photos of the land, the plants, and some of the animals that have been seen on the Preserve.
 
The Kern River Corridor Endowment and Holding Co. (KRCE, the non-profit which owns the land) is dedicated to:
1) improving wildlife habitat along the Kern River through restoration of its riparian forest and associated grasslands.
2) providing educational and research opportunities. To that end, KRCE has hosted twice-yearly science day camps for local school children.
3) providing low-impact recreational opportunities for our community such as walking, running, bicycling, and horseback riding. Motorcycles, overnight camping, campfires, etc. are not permitted.
 
If you have not been to the Preserve yet, it would make a wonderful family outing.  The Preserve is located east of Manor Drive below the Panorama Bluffs.  You can walk down from the Bluffs or you can park in the Preserve’s parking lot at the east end of the Roberts Lane Extension about ¼ mile east of the Manor Drive/Roberts Lane interchange.
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Twilighters On The Loose
It looks like some of our members were out and about hanging out and traveling.
Sandy Foster and Sister Judy were seen at the Hollywood Bowl with Penny Fulton of Breakfast Rotary Club and our own President, Nancy Pollard.
 
Past President, Robin Paggi, was spotted in Cleveland pointing out large flower pots with Rotary signs on them all along a large street. According to her, Cleveland rocks.
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August 28, 2019 Meeting
Another great meeting at The Mark Restaurant & Bar for our club. Last year's President, Amy Smith, was presented with a Rotary Citation Distinguished Club Award from the District. There to give her the Award was Past District Governor, Sandi Schwartz. Charlotte, Amy's daughter, joined us briefly before she had to go across the street to her acting gig. Li Gibbs' son, Steven and his girlfriend, Kayla, also joined us.
 
Jim Bell filled in for his wife, Donna Bell, and introduced our speaker, Russell Johnson, who has extensive experience in local politics. Many of us know him from Breakfast Rotary Club. Russell has three businesses. He does a lot of consulting. He has saved nine nonprofit organizations from insolvency. He, along with two other people, just bought Valley Ag Voice, an Ag business newspaper.
 
He talked about Associated Builders and Contractors Association, one of his clients, which is a national association that defends and advances principles of the merit shop in the construction industry. That is just one of the things they do. There are four chapters of this Association in California. They have training classes such as welding and electrical. Before 2015, in order to participate in one of those training courses, you had to work for or be sponsored by a member of the Association. After 2015, they formed a 501(c)(3) extension and now they can serve the general public.
 
At the end of our meeting, number of East Bakersfield Rotary Club led by their President, Quon Louey, crashed our meeting with a birthday cake for Past District Governor, Sandi Schwartz's husband, Richard. We all sang happy birthday to Richard and were invited by them to join their party after our meeting for some cake.
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August 21, 2019 Meeting
At our meeting on August 21, 2019, we had number of Centennial High School Interact Club members who all introduced themselves at the beginning of the meeting.
 
Li Gibbs introduced our foreign exchange student, Claudia, who is from Spain. Li also introduced our local student, Jed, who is going to Korea as our local exchange student. Jed has been studying Korean for his big trip. Both Claudia and Jed were presented with our club's Rotary flag. Claudia then spoke about where in Spain she comes from, her family and what she likes to do in her free time.
 
Li Gibbs then introduced our speakers, Aleyna Young, Mock Trial participant from Centennial High School, and Brett Dodson, the Centennial teacher who is the Mock Trial coach for that high school. Ms. Young is certainly a very impressive young lady and Mr. Dodson could not make that any clearer. This past summer, she finished second place at the Gladiator Mock Trial Championships. When she "lost" (if you can call finishing second in a nationwide competition a loss), she stood up and clapped for the winner because, according to her, she was truly happy for the winner. Centennial High School has had a competitor in the Gladiator competition each year of its existence. It is one of only two schools that have ever done that. Undoubtedly, it is due to amazing talents like Ms. Young and Mr. Dodson's teaching and leadership. Keep up the great work Mr. Dodson and good luck with your future endeavors Ms. Young.
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1st Meeting of New Rotaract Club
The first meeting of the newly named Kern County Rotaract Club was held and our President, Nancy Pollard, attended the meeting. Pictured below on the patio after the meeting with the new Rotaract Club banner are: Quon Louey; Tim Banks; Cheryl Scott, our own President, Nancy Pollard; the current year Rotaract President, Noah Salinas; and Rotaract President-Elect, Bethany McKanna.
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Welcoming Claudia
Li Gibbs and President Nancy Pollard were among the Rotarians that showed up to welcome our delightful foreign exchange student, Claudia, who is from Pamplona, Spain. Two of the three host families and others had to of course take Claudia to Dewars (where else!) Come and meet Claudia at our next meeting on August 21, 2019, at The Mark Restaurant and Bar.
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Meeting Responsibilities
November 13, 2019
 
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Foster, Sandra
 
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Goodban, Troy
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Luera, Alma
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Henderson, B-RAD
 
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Gibbs, Li
 
November 20, 2019
 
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Morasci, Judy
 
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Martin, Cecil
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Maldonado, Jr., Manuel
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Paggi, Robin
 
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Moreno, Anselmo
 
December 18, 2019
 
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Shearson, Shonna
 
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Records, Billie Sue
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Swanson, Jeremy
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Smith, Amy
 
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Smith, Carol
 
January 15, 2020
 
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Williams, Laura
 
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Thomas, Denise
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Zulfa, Pam
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Zaragoza, Vince
 
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Azemika, Tony
 
January 22, 2019
 
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Azemika, Tracy
 
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Bell, Donna
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Barmann, Beatrice
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Bell, Jim
 
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Clowes, Kat
 
Upcoming Events
Club Social - Wine Class by Mike Stepanovich
The Mark Restaurant
Nov 13, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Vicci Brown - Geneology
The Mark Restaurant
Nov 20, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
DARK - Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Club Social - Art & Wine
Bakersfield Museum of Art
Dec 11, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Dianne Hoover - Director of Parks & Recreation
The Mark Restaurant
Dec 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
DARK - Christmas Holiday
Dec 25, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
DARK - New Year Holiday
Jan 01, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Club Social to be Determined
Jan 08, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Family of Rotary Chair
 
Club Bulletin Editor
 
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Youth Exchange
 
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Membership Chair
 
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Club Awards Chair
 
Rotaract Advisor
 
Interact Advisor
 
RYLA Coordinator
 
Rotary Foundation Chair
 
Webmaster
 
Executive Secretary
 
Global Grant Chair
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tracy Azemika
November 5
 
Anniversaries
Kat Clowes
Jarred Clowes
November 7
 
Join Date
Billie Sue Records
November 28, 2018
1 year
 
Troy Goodban
November 28, 2018
1 year
 
AREA MEETINGS

Tuesday @ 12 Noon 
Bakersfield North

at the Petroleum Club

Wednesday @ 12 Noon
Bakersfield West
at the Stockdale Country Club

Wednesday @ 6:45 AM 
Bakersfield Breakfast

at the Petroleum Club

Thursday @ 12 Noon
Bakersfield Downtown
at the Bakersfield Museum of Art

Friday @ 12 Noon 
Bakersfield East

at Bakersfield Museum of Art

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