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The Beacon 
The Beacon
The official weekly publication of The Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast
for May 3, 2023
by Mindy Wilmot

Mindy’s Musings 

It was a morning of substitutions on this chilled May morning. As I, Mindy, am this week’s newsletter writer, I apologize ahead of time for the number of times you will see my name. 

Mindy Wilmot and Myrna Arias (who graciously filled in for a new member) greeted BBRCers with a smile. Neil Walker was assigned the invocation but was not present, so Stephanie Baker (who was also filling in as Secretary) quickly stepped up. Michael Turnipseed led us in the flag salute, while Denise Haynes had us sing “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” 

President Karen made a quick $40 as Neil was absent from the morning’s duties, as was Jason Williamson, who was to tell us if there were visiting Rotarians (there were not). But we did have several guests: Donna Schwartz brought a guest (whose name I didn’t get, my apologies), Jennifer Yamauchi and several students from Golden Valley Interact Club, and the beautifully glowing wife of Willie Gordon, Nicole.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Temo Lopez
May 10
David Spalinger
May 15
Duncan Harris
May 19
Peter Leveroni
May 22
Kenneth Quarnberg
May 29
Shane Bryan
May 29
Pat Thompson
Karen Thompson
May 26
Willie Gordon
Nicole Kennedy
May 28
Upcoming Events
The Power of Imagination Foundation Gala
Poinsettia Pavilion
May 13, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thousand Flags
Park at River Walk
May 27, 2023 7:00 AM –
May 29, 2023 5:00 PM
PE Retreat for PE Thompson
Sep 16, 2023
District 5240 Conference
Oct 20, 2023 – Oct 21, 2023
Southwest PETS
Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Feb 01, 2024 – Feb 04, 2024
Meeting Duties
May 10, 2023
Potter, Bill
Bautista, Erick
Arias, Myrna
Flag Salute
Baker, Stephanie
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Bell, Jeffrey
May 17, 2023
Black, Bill
Blunt, Darin
Bender, Dale
Flag Salute
Bryant, Harry
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Burke, Thomas
May 24, 2023
Cerda, Cameron
Duerksen, Will
Desme, Greg
Flag Salute
Guerard, John
Visiting Rotarians
Harris, Duncan
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