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The Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast
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July 14, 2021
Mindy's Musings
Hello, my friends, and welcome to a new Rotary year! Rest assured; the marvelously eloquent Frank Wooldridge will continue to author The Beacon! I’m just filling in for the day.
 
Before we even get to the meeting, I must comment on the elegance that is Lino’s Venue. It is a beautiful space, the staff is incredible, and they totally upped the breakfast game with red velvet pancakes. RED. VELVET. PANCAKES!!! BBRC has found a fantastic new home. We were welcomed by our greeters for the morning, Teresa Ramos-Alvarez and Jeff Schwartz.
 
The meeting began with our new President, kilt-clad Jeff Haynes, being led into the meeting behind four bagpipers. What an opening!! BBRC’s 40th president’s first order of business after ringing the bell was welcoming Ken Quarnberg up to the stage to give the invocation. Ken quickly said, “You sure you wanna start with me? Well, ok. Should set the tone for the rest of the year.” (Ken, we all know what we’re doing; we saw you on the same stage a few weeks ago giving outgoing president Dave Spalinger a proper roasting). Mike O’Doherty followed with the flag salute. Then our songstress Carol Smith led us and the bagpipers in a few choruses of “Amazing Grace.” How sweet the sound indeed.
 
Welcome to our guests and visiting Rotarians: Twilight’s President Robin Paggi, East’s President Michele Brown, and Li Gibbs serving as Assistant District Governor Group 2; soon-to-be new member, William Gordon who was accompanied by his father, Frank; and President Jeff’s family: brother Scott (who’s also Denise Haynes’ husband), wife Cheryl, and mother Celeste.
 
Happy Club Anniversary to Bani Singh (1 year) and Heath Niemeyer (2 years).
Happy Wedding Anniversary to Craig and Carole Holland (July 4) and Sally and Bret Selby (July 12).
 
Happy Birthday to Tom Burke (July 9), Donna Schwartz (July 13), and Nick Simmons (July 19).
 
Welcome to William Gordon!
 
It is very special treat when we grow our club. It’s extra sweet when it happens at the new president’s first meeting. Pat Thompson inducted our newest member, William Gordon, whose classification is Real Estate. I always love to hear the background of Rotary that Pat gives when welcoming new members; it reminds me of the reason I joined Rotary in the first place. William comes very highly recommended from many members and he is Craig Holland’s next-door neighbor. Welcome, William!
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Thomas Burke
July 9
 
Donna Schwartz
July 13
 
Nick Simmons
July 19
 
Sandra Parnell
July 22
 
Neil Walker
July 29
 
Anniversaries
Chelsea Ashcraft
Tommy
July 4
 
Craig Holland
Carole
July 4
 
Sally Selby
Bret Selby
July 12
 
Dan Johnson
Char
July 23
 
MJ Pasek
Tom Pasek
July 29
 
Karen Bonanno
Tony
July 30
 
Mindy Wilmot
Don Wilmot
July 31
 
Upcoming Events
District Conference
Ventura Marriott Hotel
Oct 08, 2021 – Oct 10, 2021
 
BBRC Wine, Place, and Show Fundraising Party
Luigi's Warehouse
Nov 13, 2021 6:00 PM
 
BBRC Charter Night
Bakersfield County Club
Dec 03, 2021
 
Meeting Duties
July 21, 2021
 
Greeter
Scott, Dennis
 
Greeter
Simmons, Nick
 
Invocation
Schwartz, Donna
 
Flag Salute
Singh, Bani
 
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Smith, Carol
 
July 28, 2021
 
Greeter
Thompson, Pat
 
Greeter
Starr, Gerald
 
Invocation
Turnipseed, Michael
 
Flag Salute
Selby, Sally
 
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
VoVilla, Leslie
 
August 4, 2021
 
Greeter
 
Greeter
Williamson, Jason
 
Invocation
Wilmot, Mindy
 
Flag Salute
Wooldridge, Frank
 
Visiting Rotarians
Walker, Neil
 
August 11, 2021
 
Greeter
Wyatt, Jerald
 
Greeter
Alexander, Jacqueline
 
Invocation
Baker, Stephanie
 
Flag Salute
Ashcraft, Chelsea
 
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Bell, Jeffrey
 
August 25, 2021
 
Greeter
Brooks, Becky
 
Greeter
Bensusen, Connie
 
Invocation
Bender, Dale
 
Flag Salute
Black, William
 
Visiting Rotarians
Blunt, Darin
 
Russell Hampton
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