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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 14, 2019 Meeting
Our speaker at our regular club meeting on August 14, 2019, was Ms. Renee Goodwin who spoke about the world famous Iditarod Race Adventure.
Meeting Responsibilities
September 25, 2019
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Goodban, Troy
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Foster, Sandra
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Henderson, B-RAD
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Luera, Alma
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Gibbs, Li
October 2, 2019
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
October 16, 2019
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Records, Billie Sue
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Williams, Laura
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Smith, Amy
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Smith, Carol
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Swanson, Jeremy
October 23, 2019
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Thomas, Denise
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Shearson, Shonna
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Azemika, Tracy
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Zulfa, Pam
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Azemika, Tony
October 30, 2019
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Zaragoza, Vince
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Barmann, Beatrice
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
Bell, Donna
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Clowes, Kat
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Bell, Jim
November 6, 2019
Greeter; Podium & Bell/Gavel
Colatruglio, Garett
Registrar: Badges & Attendance/Cards
Corral, Helia
Inspirational: Audio-Visual Aids & Handouts
de Guzman, Oz
Flag Salute: US Flag & Rotary Banners
Elisheva, Pamela
Ambassador: Visiting Rotarians & Thanking Guest Presenters
Fishkin, Andrew
Upcoming Events
Maritza Lara-Martinez of CASA
The Mark Restaurant
Sep 25, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anselmo Moreno - Identity Theft and Data Breach
The Mark Restaurant
Oct 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Social-Potrait of Warrior Gallery/Sandrini's
Potrait of Warrior Gallery
Oct 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District Conference
Oct 12, 2019
Kern County Taxpayers Association-Mike Turnupseed
The Mark Restaurant
Oct 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mike McCoy - Executive Director Kern County Museum
The Mark Restaurant
Oct 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Vocational - CPAs & Insurance Club Members
The Mark Restaurant
Oct 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Joshua Dhanes of Kern County Veterans Service
The Mark Restaurant
Nov 06, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Social - Wine Class by Mike Stepanovich
The Mark Restaurant
Nov 13, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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September 17
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September 13, 2017
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September 19, 2018
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