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June 23, 2021
Teresa Tells All!
As the 2020-2021 term comes to an end, what a way to finalize the Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club’s outstanding President - David Spalinger with the playing of Rocky Theme “Final Countdown.”  President Dave came all decked out in his black tuxedo…ready for presentation of awards and recognitions.
Past President Mike O’Doherty provided the invocation and David Perkins lead the club in the Flag Salute! Club “songstress” Chelsea Ashcraft, led us in a rousing rendition of the perfect song for President Dave… “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”!
Past President Kay Pitts introduced Visiting Rotarian Past BBRC President Gina Hayden from Colorado, joining by Zoom.  Visitors and guests were plentiful! David Lari brought his beautiful wife/aka BBRC Treasurer, Marti.  Mary Jo Pasek introduced her hubby Tom. Chelsea Ashcraft brought her lovely daughter Nicole Pat Thompson brought his guest Jim Bailey, owner of Broken Yolk and Homewood Suites. Darren Scott escorted Past President Cheryl Scott, aka “Podium Queen.”  Finally and most importantly, President Dave introduced the “most important person in his life – his wife Melody”.  A “big welcome” to all of our visitors!!
There were no Birthdays or Rotary Anniversaries to report.  Past President Jerry Starr and wife Robin will be celebrating 17 years of marriage on June 27th.  They are planning a road trip to Glacier National Park along with a couple of other Rotarians!  Leslie VoVilla and Matt are also celebrating 14 years of “bliss” and leaving for Alabama to visit family.
BBRC 2020-2021 Awards and Recognitions
President Dave missed out on so many things during his most unusual year - traveling to Honolulu for the Rotary International Convention, an in-person District Conference and the BBRC Charter Night. In lieu of presenting awards at Charter Night, Dave classed up his last meeting and recognized recipients, and awarded multiple Paul Harris recognitions. Read more for delightful stories on the awards from the pen (keyboard?) of Carol Smith and Teresa Ramos-Alvarez.
Dave's Demo Day Delights
It may have been a year of limited “togetherness,” but BBRC members made up for it at President Dave’s demotion (aka Demo Day)!  More than 80 people came together to say Aloha to President Dave Spalinger and to thank him for his strong leadership that resulted in our club emerging from the pandemic as strong as ever!
Putting COVID behind us, Demo Day guests were “all dressed up with no A PLACE TO GO” and they dove right into the Polynesian Paradise theme.  Elaborate decorations added to the ambiance, and a sprinkling of explosives and a wrecking ball reminded us of the reason we were there…it was Demo Day!
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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
Chelsea Ashcraft
July 4
Craig Holland
July 4
Sally Selby
Bret Selby
July 12
Dan Johnson
July 23
MJ Pasek
Tom Pasek
July 29
Karen Bonanno
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 14, 2021
Schwartz, Jeffrey
Ramos-Alvarez, Teresa
Quarnberg, Kenneth
Flag Salute
Tripicchio, Frank
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Scott, Cheryl
July 21, 2021
Scott, Dennis
Simmons, Nick
Schwartz, Donna
Flag Salute
Singh, Bani
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Smith, Carol
July 28, 2021
Thompson, Pat
Starr, Gerald
Turnipseed, Michael
Flag Salute
Selby, Sally
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
VoVilla, Leslie
August 4, 2021
Williamson, Jason
Wilmot, Mindy
Flag Salute
Wooldridge, Frank
Visiting Rotarians
Walker, Neil
August 11, 2021
Wyatt, Jerald
Alexander, Jacqueline
Baker, Stephanie
Flag Salute
Ashcraft, Chelsea
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Bell, Jeffrey
August 25, 2021
Brooks, Becky
Bensusen, Connie
Bender, Dale
Flag Salute
Black, William
Visiting Rotarians
Blunt, Darin
Russell Hampton
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