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Club Meeting - February 5, 2020
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.
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Club Meeting - January 29, 2020
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.
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Centennial Interactors' Community Project
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.
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Club Meeting - January 22, 2020
Last night, we held our weekly meeting at our usual meeting place, The Mark Restaurant & Bar. Our speaker was Mr. David Gordon from the Kern Arts Council.
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Club Meeting - January 15, 2020
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).
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Twilight's Annual Holiday Program at Mt Vernon
On December 4, 2019, our club held its Annual Holiday Program at Mt Vernon Elementary School. We continued our wonderful, annual tradition this year with our members, Centennial Interactors, Kern County Rotaractors and our Rotary Exchange student, Caludia (from Spain). Everyone enjoyed hot chocolate, cookies, music, making cards for the troops and we held our ugly Christmas swearter contest. Everyone there enjoyed themselves. 
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Centennial High Interact Club's Cat Day
Our Centennial High Interact Club held a Cat People event today. The volunteers made cards and spent time giving some cats lots of love. Great job Interactors.
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Club Meeting - December 18, 2019
We met on the evening of December 18, 2019, as we do every Wednesday at The Mark Restaurant and Bar for our weekly meeting. This weeks speaker was Ms. Dianne Hoover who is the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Bakersfield.
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Centennial Interact Club Winter Board Retreat
Centennial High School's Interact Club held its 2020 Winter Board Retreat by getting away to fresh, crisp air, nature, snow and special bonding at Piute Mountain Ranch. Of course, our own, Li Gibbs, and her wonderful husband, Steven Gibbs, were there too.
 
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Meeting Responsibilities
June 3, 2020
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Williams, Laura
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Thomas, Denise
 
June 10, 2020
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Barmann, Beatrice
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Bell, Donna
 
June 24, 2020
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
 
July 8, 2020
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
 
July 15, 2020
 
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
 
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Past President
 
President Elect Nominee
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Club Bulletin Editor
 
Family of Rotary Chair
 
Club Service Director
 
International Service
 
International Service Director
 
Community Service Director
 
Youth Exchange
 
Youth Service
 
Membership Chair
 
Sergeant At Arms
 
Club Awards Chair
 
Rotaract Advisor
 
Interact Advisor
 
RYLA Coordinator
 
Rotary Foundation Chair
 
Webmaster
 
Executive Secretary
 
Global Grant Chair
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Cecil Martin
May 4
 
Li Gibbs
May 25
 
Anniversaries
Robin Paggi
Patrick
May 20
 
Join Date
Oz de Guzman
May 2, 2018
2 years
 
Tracy Azemika
May 2, 2018
2 years
 
Alma Luera
May 15, 2009
11 years
 
Beatrice Barmann
May 15, 2009
11 years
 
Cecil Martin
May 15, 2009
11 years
 
Denise Thomas
May 15, 2009
11 years
 
Jim Bell
May 15, 2004
16 years
 
Robin Paggi
May 15, 2009
11 years
 
Sandra Foster
May 15, 2009
11 years
 
Tony Azemika
May 15, 2009
11 years
 
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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