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November 10, 2021
Wooldridge's Words Nov. 10
A moment of respect was paid to our Nation’s veterans during Wednesday’s Breakfast Rotary meeting. I’d tip my hat if I would have been wearing one to President Jeff Haynes and of course our master Sergeant at Arms (IT support specialist) Rotarian Temo Lopez for coordinating a magnificent video that showed all branches of our United States Armed forces in their glory to the tune of each branch’s battle hymn. An emotional moment for all as lyrics to the battle hymns ran along with the video so that we could follow in song. To those who have come and gone, and those that volunteer to carry the flag for our freedom by serving in the military we in Breakfast Rotary honor you brave souls every step of the way. Thank you to the American soldiers and sailors.
The svelte Past President Neal “Slow” Walker made his way to the podium to lead us in an Invocation of thanks and tribute; Mindy Wilmot ordered the membership to stand at attention and state America’s Pledge of Allegiance. Yours truly had the duty to recognize visiting Rotarians. I’ll tell you, I said there were NONE, then quicky reprimanded for my oversight. I was corrected. Sitting right next to me was Ron White from East Bakersfield Rotary Club. Ron was our morning’s featured speaker, but it did not occur to me, nor was I informed, that he too is a fellow Rotarian. Welcome Ron!
Past President and unofficial Oildale Mayor Ron Nelms brought Cameron as a guest to our meeting a second time. Hey now that is optimistic. I’ll tell you, I hope he joins Breakfast Rotary. We could use a little Western flair as Cameron is most certainly an aficionado of Western attire.
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