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Wooldridge's Words May 18, 2022
I am kind of thinking we need more chairs for our morning Breakfast Rotary meetings. Meetings have become so popular everyone wants to show up. Well that comes as no surprise as our club has so many fantastic events and projects going on, why would anyone miss? President Jeff Haynes has done a fine job as our president this year and his efforts have paid off. Great morning presentations, and Pete Leveroni thought it was just about him, great comradery among members, plenty of events to sign up for to make Bakersfield a better place to live and frequent new member inductions. So many, I can’t even hardly keep up. Yes, we had another new member induction later in the meeting.
With all of this enthusiasm and optimism about, it is of no wonder that Past President Denise Haynes led us in song singing “My County ‘Tis of Thee.” Bill Black too, is all about country, and so is his son. Bill brought his son Jonathon who is enlisted in the U.S. Army 82nd Airbourne. Thank you, Jonathon, for stepping forward to take that pledge of honor so that we can in America have freedom.
Our morning program speaker is the newly appointed Kern County Public Defender Peter Kang. Now just so you know, the public defender’s role in the community is to oversee the administration of his office comprised of “deputy public defenders”. As attorneys, the office is that category of criminal defense attorneys that represent people who are indigent or cannot afford to personally pay for the services of an attorney. These are rights you have seen on TV read …You have the right to an attorney…if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Yes, is these attorneys who fill that important role guaranteed by the 4th, 6th and 14th amendment. So, there is your civics lesson.
Upcoming Speakers
May 25, 2022 6:45 AM
Thousand Flags Training
Jun 01, 2022
Take the morning off
Jun 08, 2022 6:45 AM
Warrior - her story
Jun 15, 2022 6:45 AM
BC Dean of Kinesiology / Athletics Director
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Duncan Harris
May 5
Temo Lopez
May 10
David Spalinger
May 15
Javier Reyes
May 21
Peter Leveroni
May 22
Kenneth Quarnberg
May 29
Pat Thompson
Karen Thompson
May 26
Willie Gordon
Nicole Kennedy
May 28
Upcoming Events
Thousand Flags
May 28, 2022 6:00 AM –
May 30, 2022 6:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
George R Brown Convention Center
Jun 04, 2022 – Jun 08, 2022
President Jeff Haynes Demotion
Jun 24, 2022
Club Awards & DG Dana Dana Step Down
Los Robles Greens
Jun 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Wine, Place, & Show
Luigi's Warehouse
Nov 12, 2022
Meeting Duties
May 18, 2022
Scott, Cheryl
Harris, Duncan
Singh, Bani
Flag Salute
Spalinger, David
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Smith, Carol
May 25, 2022
Turnipseed, Michael
Arias, Myrna
Thompson, Pat
Flag Salute
Williamson, Jason
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Walker, Neil
June 8, 2022
Bell, Jeffrey
Bryant, Harry
Blunt, Darin
Flag Salute
Bautista, Erick
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Baker, Stephanie
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In the face of any real ethical challenge, we must respond in a spirit of humility, recognizing not only the limits of our knowledge (both collective and personal) but also our vulnerability to being misguided in the context of such a rapidly changing reality.
-Dalai Lama
Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast