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Thanksgiving Week- We are Dark
No Meeting
We are dark on November 23, 2022. 
The Beacon 
The Beacon
The official weekly publication of The Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast
It is not every day that we can wake up in the morning and stand a little taller than the day before. Today is one of those days. Do you ask how that can be? You'll understand if you take a moment to absorb that we Breakfast Rotarians just came off a superb Wine, Place, and Show weekend. A total success if you ask me; by the way, I know a few things about Wine, Place, and Show, as well as the previous fundraisers’ Breakfast Rotary has held, and last weekend raised the bar. We look at our biggest fundraiser in terms of how much money we made, and of course, if we could meet our expenses, we did that and much more! Later in this edition of The Beacon, I will share just how much more.
But for now, the many present members heard the sound of President Karen Bonanno’s opening bell ring. Debonaire Mike Turnipseed provided an apolitical invocation laced with unity through Rotary service. Dale Bender gave us a spirited Pledge of Allegiance. Songbird Carol Smith led our continued morning choral prowess in singing My Country Tis’ of Thee.
Stepping into to introduce our morning speaker role, Bill Black, who serves our club as International Chair and most fittingly presented Nita Hanson. Not a local, Nita is the founder of God’s Hidden Treasures. A non-profit organization she formed in 1997 centered, in all places, in Ukraine. Some may call it bad luck because of the current hostile turmoil of war taking place in the country. Still, Nita’s efforts have become a salvo to the many people served daily by the work Nita’s God’s Hidden Treasures provides.
The mission of God’s Hidden Treasures was established to support and guide disadvantaged and displaced poor citizens in Ukraine with essentials that all of us in BBRC have been blessed to access. For instance, Nita and her staff find means to supplement Ukrainian’s needs from worldwide donations. Many of the team furthering the distribution of much-needed daily living essentials are volunteers. This unselfish example of humanity plays out daily in a country now experiencing horrific aggression by Russian military troops. To mention some of the objectives of God’s Hidden Treasures, they are fulfilling:
  • The Evacuation of Refugees
  • Providing Food Packages
  • Water Purification
  • Children’s Toys and School Supplies
  • Medical Assistance
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 23, 2022
Nov 30, 2022 6:45 AM
Dec 07, 2022 6:45 AM
Kern County CAO
Dec 14, 2022 6:45 AM
Holiday Music Madness
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Perkins
November 4
Jacque Alexander
November 7
John Guerard
November 9
Isabel Montesino
November 11
Craig Holland
November 30
Marlene Heise
Ben Horn
November 6
Michael Turnipseed
November 11
Dale Bender
November 12
Harry Bryant
November 17
Bill Black
November 22
Donna Schwartz
Jeff Schwartz
November 24
Jeffrey Schwartz
Donna Schwartz
November 24
Will Duerksen
Janet Duerksen
November 26
Upcoming Events
District's Rotary Foundation Million Dollar Dinner
Camarillo Airport, Hanger A
Jan 03, 2023
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Okihi Preserve Work Day
Okihi Preserve
Feb 11, 2023
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Group 2 (Bakersfield) All Club Luncheon
Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC)
Mar 02, 2023
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Okihi Preserve Work Day
Okihi Preserve
Mar 04, 2023
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Meeting Duties
November 16, 2022
Wilmot, Mindy
Arias, Myrna
Baker, Stephanie
Flag Salute
Bender, Dale
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Bautista, Erick
November 30, 2022
Bryant, Harry
Bell, Jeffrey
Black, Bill
Flag Salute
Brooks, Becky
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Blunt, Darin
December 7, 2022
Burke, Thomas
Desme, Greg
Guerard, John
Flag Salute
Duerksen, Will
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Cerda, Cameron
December 14, 2022
Harris, Duncan
Haynes, Jeffrey
Haynes, Denise
Flag Salute
Heise, Marlene
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Johnson, Dan
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