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The official weekly publication of
The Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast
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June 23, 2021
Teresa Tells All!
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
 
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.
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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.
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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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Upcoming Speakers
Jul 07, 2021 6:45 AM
Jul 14, 2021 6:45 AM
President Jeff's First Meeting!
Jul 21, 2021 6:45 AM
Jul 28, 2021 6:45 AM
Guatemala Literacy Project
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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 14, 2021
 
Greeter
Schwartz, Jeffrey
 
Greeter
Ramos-Alvarez, Teresa
 
Invocation
Quarnberg, Kenneth
 
Flag Salute
Tripicchio, Frank
 
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Scott, Cheryl
 
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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