Speaker Date Topic
Rockin' Dan Johnson Jan 27, 2021 6:45 AM
Have you wondered about Rock Camp? And they made a movie? Kind of featuring Dan?
Have you wondered about Rock Camp? And they made a movie? Kind of featuring Dan?

Dan has been a member of BBRC since Jun of 2005. His sponsor was Mary Jo Pasek. Since being a member the club has meant a lot to him, supporting him through some very dark times and sharing his triumphs over the past 15 years. Dan was a former partner in 3D Imaging Systems, and the franchise owner of the Kern County Margarita Man business.

Dan is married to Charlene and they live a great life together. They are always together and share life in everything they do. This past December Dan and Char passed their State Exam final and are now offical Realtors working for Frontier Real Estate. Another challenge they are excited about and do so as a team.

Char has supported Dan with his crazy hobby of playing guitar in local Rock and Roll bands. Neither of them had no idea that this would end up taking them both to becoming Associate Producers in a newly launched movie called Rock Camp the movie. 

Dan is hear to share his and Char's experience with the club, of what life in studio and filming with some pretty well known Rock Stars was like and maybe a little inside info!

Karen King, CEO Feb 03, 2021 6:45 AM
Golden Empire Transit (your GET bus)
Golden Empire Transit (your GET bus)

Karen King has enjoyed a long career in public transit, most recently serving for the past twelve years as
the CEO of the Golden Empire Transit District in Bakersfield, California. She started her career at Utah
Transit Authority where she worked for ten years in a variety of progressively responsible positions
before moving on to the Long Beach Transit in California.
In 1998 Ms. King expanded her career to include rail service development and operations as the
Development and Communications Director at North County Transit District in San Diego. She was
hired to guide capital improvements of the COASTER commuter railroad and development of the
SPRINTER diesel multiple unit system running from Oceanside to Escondido. She also served as the
President of the San Diego Northern Railroad and Executive Director of the North County Transit District
for six years.
Ms. King holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Science degree
in Intermodal Transportation Management from the University of Denver.

Laura Wolfe - Executive Director Feb 10, 2021 6:45 AM
Kern Literacy Council
Kern Literacy Council

Laura Lollar Wolfe has a passion for literacy and women’s empowerment via education. She has been executive director of Kern Literacy Council since September 2015. All of her previous positions involved fundraising for education programs--Development Director, United Way of Kern County (2012-15), development director/interim executive director, Arts Council of Kern (2009-2012), and 25 years in higher education advancement, including 16 years at CSUB. She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and Wasco High School. Community service involves the same passions, Member of the advisory committee, Founder, and past chair of the Women’s and Girls Fund of Kern County, Past president of PEO Chapter JT, a philanthropic educational organization, and Charter member of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council.

Kern Literacy Council empowers individuals to improve the quality of their lives through literacy education. Our vision is to transform lives and thereby generations through Literacy. We provide one-to-one and small group tutoring, currently via Zoom, in Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, GED preparation, US Citizenship test preparation, and Family Literacy.

Dark - no meeting Feb 17, 2021
Amy Smith Feb 24, 2021 6:45 AM
Bakersfield Museum of Art!!!

Amy has been the Executive Director of the Bakersfield Museum of Art since 2016. She is responsible for all aspects of operations including budgeting, fundraising, and financial controls. In 2019, she successfully obtained the Museum’s Reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) – a rigorous two-year process.

Amy has over 20 years of increasing responsibilities, innovative program development, and leadership advancement with various not-for-profit organizations including the American Red Cross, Kern Community Foundation, and Adventist Health Bakersfield Foundation. She is also a 2013 graduate of the Leadership Bakersfield program and served on the Youth Leadership Bakersfield Council for five years.

Amy is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield Twilight, serving as President in 2018-2019 and the Club’s Foundation Chair in 2019-2020. This year, she serves as the Group Two Assistant Governor for our District as well as a member of the Rotary District 5240 Charitable Foundation Board of Directors. She has also been a member of the District’s Grants Sub-Committee for the past two years.

She has been happily married to Zane, the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County for 28 years. Together they have two children – Christopher, a CSU Monterey Bay graduate and the Food & Beverage Assistant Manager at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, and Charlotte, a junior at CSU Bakersfield. Amy & Zane, when not working can usually be found watching their daughter perform in various theatre productions.

Dark for All Club Luncheon Mar 03, 2021
Melanie Farmer, CEO Mar 24, 2021 6:45 AM
Downtown Business Association
Dark - Thank you for 1000 Flags May 26, 2021
Dark -Demotion Time! Jun 30, 2021