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From the President
One of the things I love about Bakersfield is the quality and talented people we have in this great town. For example, our own Dave Perkins. He is the owner and publisher of a magazine called Seven Oaks Living. This is a high end, very nice magazine. Something you would see in the LA market but we have it in Bako. I love that. Great article in it with John Guerard about what we, as Rotarians, do for our community. If you get a chance to pick up this magazine and read the article it’s a good one. My question to Dave Perkins is, when are you coming out with another magazine called Bakersfield Country Club Living or East Side Living?
 
We are Dark on Wednesday, August 19. See you on the 26th at the Yoke and stay cool!
 
Dave
Meeting Madness
One thing I really enjoy so much about being a Breakfast Rotarian is the fellowship we have for one another. As some choose to shelter-in-place and participate through Zoom, many are actively participating in attending meetings at The Broken Yolk. Rotarian Kathy Berry and her restaurant staff are doing a stellar job at making us feel right at home at The Yolk. We thank her for tolerating the sometimes over-exuberance of our taste-buds’ joy after biting into those fabulous hash brown potatoes or fluffy pancakes over a cup of delicious hot coffee.  Secondly, our meeting enthusiasm leaves nothing to be desired as our meetings are spirited and uplifting. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, whether it be by Zoom or by choosing to attend in person, there is no better way to begin a morning than with other Rotarians. If you have not been visiting as a member lately, start your Wednesday mornings out right Breakfast Rotarians and attend a meeting soon…it makes a BIG difference in your day!
 
Past President Denise Haynes lead us in our morning Invocation as Sergeant-of-Arms Temo Lopez lead us in America’s Flag Salute. Denise boomeranged back for our morning song. A most fitting song for a perfect day was selected by Denise. “If You’re Happy and You Know It” was the song of the day…you know the song. It is one where you stomp your feet, raise your hands and stuff. Thanks, Denise, for leading us in song and burning some calories at the same time. Again, no visiting Rotarians…hey they may not be meeting at their regular spot, so invite a Rotarian to join us!
 
Sandra Parnell will do anything to get out of paying fine, so what does she do? She brought husband John as it is their wedding anniversary! Congratulations on your first-year anniversary.
 
We did have one Zoom guest.  Veronica Smiddle with Special Olympics of Kern County found BBRC on the web. She was especially interested in hearing Chief Terry’s talk. Welcome Veronica and hope to meet you in person at a meeting soon.
 
Our birthday Rotarians were Bill Black and Past President Mike O’Doherty. Happy Birthday boys! 
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Newly digitized BBRC Photos on line
All of our known BBRC that resided with BBRC historians over the years have now been digitized.  I will be showcasing a few each week.  All of them (and more) are available on the "Photo Albums" link in the top Navigation Pane.
 
Enjoy some Fundraiser memories with these photo albums. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeffrey Bell
August 2
 
Patrick Paggi
August 7
 
Karen Bonanno
August 10
 
William Black
August 16
 
Michael O'Doherty
August 17
 
MJ Pasek
August 29
 
Teresa Ramos-Alvarez
August 31
 
Anniversaries
Dennis Scott
Frances Scott
August 3
 
Alison Hickman
Ryan Hickman
August 7
 
Neil Walker
Pam Walker
August 11
 
Sandra Parnell
Jon Parnell
August 17
 
Greg Desme
Janis Desme
August 27
 
David Spalinger
Melody Spalinger
August 29
 
Thomas Burke
Tina Burke
August 30
 
Upcoming Speakers
Aug 19, 2020
Aug 26, 2020 6:45 AM
The City of Bakersfield and serving as its City Manager
Sep 02, 2020 6:45 AM
What is happening with CASA of Kern County
Sep 09, 2020
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Upcoming Events
Bkfld Breakfast Wine, Place, and Show Fundraiser
Various Locations
Sep 19, 2020
 
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Meeting Duties
August 26, 2020
 
Greeter
Nelms, Ron
 
Greeter
Niemeyer, Heath
 
Invocation
Nunez, Joseph
 
Flag Salute
Ozanich, Andrew
 
Visiting Rotarians
Perkins, David
 
September 2, 2020
 
Greeter
Ramos-Alvarez, Teresa
 
Greeter
Reagor, Marilee
 
Invocation
Quarnberg, Kenneth
 
Flag Salute
Samora, Martha
 
Visiting Rotarians
Scott, Dennis
 
September 16, 2020
 
Greeter
Selby, Sally
 
Greeter
Simmons, Nick
 
Invocation
Tripicchio, Frank
 
Flag Salute
Turnipseed, Michael
 
Visiting Rotarians
Walker, Neil
 
September 23, 2020
 
Greeter
Williamson, Jason
 
Greeter
Wilmot, Mindy
 
Invocation
Wooldridge, Frank
 
Flag Salute
Alexander, Jacqueline
 
Visiting Rotarians
Ashcraft, Chelsea
 
September 30, 2020
 
Greeter
Baker, Stephanie
 
Greeter
Blunt, Darin
 
Invocation
Berry, Kathy
 
Flag Salute
Bender, Dale
 
Visiting Rotarians
Bensusen, Connie
 
October 28, 2020
 
Greeter
Pasek, MJ
 
Greeter
Ozanich, Andrew
 
Invocation
Perkins, David
 
Flag Salute
Pitts, Kay
 
Visiting Rotarians
Quarnberg, Kenneth
 
Russell Hampton
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