President's Message
Dear BBRC Friends,
What a blustery day we had for this week’s meeting at the Kern County Museum!  I thought for sure we’d have an intimate breakfast for just a dozen or so, but nope…we had a great turnout!  Thank you-thank you, to those who braved the dark, the dust, the wind, and the Halloween week goblins!  I think we all enjoyed taking a look at the work-in-progress transportation exhibit, thanks to our friend Mike McCoy!
Our next week will continue with the theme of “history can be FUN,” when BHS teacher and Kern County history expert Ken Hooper joins us.  You won’t want to miss it!
Also, if you’ve been asleep at the wheel…we’re having a little “wear your Rotary pin” contest!  If you’re spotted on social media, wearing your Rotary pin…your name will be entered into a drawing to be held at this week’s meeting.  Who will be the big winner this time????  The bride?  The hair salon beauty?  The band mom?  The guy whose last name starts with O’D?  You???
See you on Wednesday!  In the meantime, Share Rotary with a Friend!
What you Missed
This issue of The Beacon will be short and sweet, my friends. If you’re going to fill in for Frank, make sure it’s a slow news day.
Those of us brave enough to face the wind and dust (and probably smoke) in the dark of an early Fall morning were met at the Kern County Museum by Kay Pitts and Dave Spalinger (who both went above and beyond as Greeters) and directed to the super cute and appropriately named Trolley Room. We welcomed two visiting Rotarians (Sandy Foster and Mike McCoy) and three visitors (yes, Madam President Cheryl Scott, Darren is technically a visitor). We wished Connie Bensusen (11/2) and David Perkins (11/4) happy birthdays, and congratulated Marilee Reagor (8 years), Michele McClure (10 years), and Cheryl Scott (27 years!!) on their service to Rotary.
President Cheryl presented us with the Rotary Trivia Quiz which included such gems as “Who was the founder of Rotary?” (Paul Harris) and “Who was BBRC’s first president?” (John McWhorter). One question was too much for one BBRCer: “Who is BBRC’s current Club Service Director?” Michele McClure was quite tickled (and fined $20) to discover that this is her official title. One of the questions was about Rotary’s six Areas of Focus. As an FYI, our Facebook will emphasize one of these during its designated month throughout the year.
The Program
The Kern County Museum under the watchful eye of Mike McCoy has really grown in its capacity to provide for indoor events. As evidence, we were treated to a sneak peek of the Ray Watson Transportation Room which will officially open February 2020. It will include 40 antique vehicles – all with Kern County history.  
San Miguel Grove Clean Up Saturday November 2, 9am-noon. Bring work gloves, a shovel, and/or rake.
Watch your emails for Foundation Pledges (not to be confused with pledges from last year). Foundation Treasurer Mindy Wilmot will be available at the next meeting to take payments, including credit cards.
Upcoming Programs
Nov 06, 2019 6:45 AM
Kern County Historical Society
Nov 13, 2019
Golden Valley Interact Club
Nov 20, 2019
Alzheimer's Association
Nov 27, 2019
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Upcoming Events
San Miguel Commemorative Grove plaque setting
San Miguel Grove
Nov 02, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fireside Chat and Club Social
The Thompson Home
Nov 13, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
BBRC Holiday Party!
The Spalinger Home
Dec 06, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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 Meeting Duty Roster
November 6, 2019
Selby, Sally
Scott, Dennis
Starr, Gerald
Flag Salute
Simmons, Nick
Visiting Rotarians
Turnipseed, Michael
November 13, 2019
Bensusen, Connie
Walker, Neil
Waller, Teresa
Flag Salute
Wilmot, Mindy
Visiting Rotarians
Brown, Deidre
November 20, 2019
Ashcraft, Chelsea
Bell, Jeffrey
Andersen, Kathleen
Flag Salute
Alexander, Jacqueline
Visiting Rotarians
Burke, Thomas
December 4, 2019
Bryant, Harry
Bender, Dale
Buoni, Marianna
Flag Salute
Blunt, Darin
Visiting Rotarians
Desme, Greg
December 11, 2019
Goodmon, Bree
Hake, Bobbie
Collup, Athena
Flag Salute
Hickman, Alison
Visiting Rotarians
Heise, Marlene
December 18, 2019
Lari, David
Haynes, Denise
Guerard, John
Flag Salute
Kelly, Shaun
Visiting Rotarians
Lopez, Temo
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