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May 19, 2021
 Our Club's signature event is a go for 2021. Thousand Flags will occur at The Park At Riverwalk May 29-May 31.  It will be bare bones with Flags, an Info Booth and perhaps flag ceremonies on Monday. 
All hands are needed for set up, take down and to staff the info booth all day, all 3 days.  Shifts are 3 hours in most cases with a couple of 1 hours and a couple of 2 hours. 
Text or call or email Denise Haynes with your requested shift(s).  First come, first served.
You don't have to sign up for set up or take down on Saturday between 8am - 10 am or Monday 4 pm - 6 pm, just BE THERE!
Wooldridge's Words
As your Beacon writer I am very honored to bring you the best and brightest moments from each of our weekly meetings. Being a Breakfast Rotarian is most certainly something that gives me great pride and gives me an opportunity to engage in outstanding community service projects with a fellowship of members who are my friends. What can hardly be better than that? Thank each of you for your camaraderie. Better yet, let’s all get to know the members of our membership even better over lunch, coffee, or maybe participating in one of our upcoming projects or social events. The time is now folks!
Wednesday’s meeting was ushered in by Dr. Tom Burke who provided our Invocation. Stating words of a Prayer for Peace, Love, Spirit, Harmony, Joy and through Giving, Dr. Tom told us that we will Receive. Amen. Past President Mike O’Doherty lead America’s Flag Salute and our Red, White, and Blue sparkling Past President Denise Haynes heralded in the song that we all sang along to, “She’s A Grand ‘Ol Flag”.
Pat Thompson brought a guest, who I just so happen to remember this guest coming to my home when he was a mere 5 years old to play with my young sons. Pat’s guest, William “Willie” Gordon is very active with his mother Sheeza and father Frank Gordon in the local real estate market. Pat is taking Willie to our meeting, but ya know old Pat as he probably has membership goals in mind for Mr. Gordon.
President David Spalinger gleefully acknowledged both Connie Bensusen and Dale Bender as our morning greeters. I think that it was totally cool that Dale was recognized as a greeter even though he accomplished this feat through ZOOM. But that’s our Dale for you.
Since President Dave is giving out commendations, he can’t forget to mention Past President Kay Pitts whose management of our club’s website has been first class all the way. Thank You Kay, and you know folks, Kay does all of this with a smile on her face all the way! Thanks Kay, where would we be without you.
Good Times with BBRC at BottleShock Wine and Beer!
BBRC members and families gathered at BottleShock Wine and Beer to celebrate Rotary, each other, and beautiful Bakersfield spring weather.
Upcoming Speakers
May 26, 2021
Jun 02, 2021 6:45 AM
The Recent History of Crimea
Jun 09, 2021 6:45 AM
Global Family Care Network
Jun 16, 2021 6:45 AM
League of Dreams
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Temo Lopez
May 10
David Spalinger
May 15
Peter Leveroni
May 22
Kenneth Quarnberg
May 29
Patrick Paggi
May 20
Pat Thompson
Karen Thompson
May 26
Stephanie Baker
May 28
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Upcoming Events
Thousand Flags - It is on!
The Park at Riverwalk
May 29, 2021 9:00 AM –
May 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Virtual Event
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
Pancake Breakfast - serving others
Jun 26, 2021
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
Meeting Duties
June 2, 2021
Duerksen, Will
Desme, Greg
Collup, Athena
Flag Salute
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Guerard, John
June 9, 2021
Hickman, Alison
Kelly, Shaun
Haynes, Denise
Flag Salute
Heise, Marlene
Visiting Rotarians
Maxwell, Jackie
June 16, 2021
Niemeyer, Heath
Ozanich, Andrew
Flag Salute
Nelms, Ron
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
McClure, Michele
June 23, 2021
Parnell, Sandra
Pasek, MJ
O'Doherty, Michael
Flag Salute
Perkins, David
Visiting Rotarians
Pitts, Kay
Russell Hampton
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