Speaker Date Topic
Doug Vincent Apr 08, 2020 6:45 AM
via Zoom - Rotary & United Nations... Partners in Peace
via Zoom - Rotary & United Nations... Partners in Peace

“Rotary Roots Run Deep at the United Nations,” says PDG Doug Vincent, who will be our speaker sharing Rotary’s role as a founding contributor to establishing the United Nations. In this 75th Anniversary Year, Rotary can be proud, having a most senior status at the UN.
“Many do not know of our important role in promoting International Understanding and World Peace, through the UN,” says Vincent. “In addition to the 49 Rotarians who participated at the Charter Meeting in 1945, it was a Rotarian who wrote the first draft of the UN Charter and it was three members who negotiated the land deal for our UN headquarters in New York city.”
Join us to learn more about the history and important role Rotary has played, and how Rotary’s work continues through our six areas of focus and TRF programs, closely aligned to help achieve the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Millennium Goals) for a better world.

Karen Bonanno, Pres. PAS Associates Apr 15, 2020 6:45 AM
Employment Issues and COVID-19
Employment Issues and COVID-19

Karen Bonanno, SHRM-SCP, PI is a long-time senior consultant with P•A•S Associates. Her family purchased the company from founder Holly Culhane on March 13, 2017. She serves as the president of P•A•S Associates and P•A•S Investigations and works side-by-side with the team of P•A•S professionals and consultants. In addition to her consultant role, Karen has assumed strategic leadership, planning, and marketing duties for the firm.

Before joining P•A•S Associates in 2005, Karen spent more than two decades in human resources and environmental services as the Human Resources Specialist and Project Manager for a local environmental laboratory. In addition to working for P•A•S Associates, Karen owns and manages Snelling Staffing, which provides a variety of labor resource services for local medical, industrial, agricultural, and environmental businesses. Her experience in working with decision makers in a variety of industries has enabled Karen to help businesses improve effectiveness through proper management of human resources. Karen’s expertise is in wage and hour issues, leave of absence policies, compensation studies/surveys, classification reviews, job descriptions, employee policy handbooks, recruiting, background checks, and general compliance.

Karen is a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resources Management and holds a certification in Human Resources Management from California State University Bakersfield. She is a member of the national and local chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management and currently serves on the board of directors for the Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary where she acts as Fundraising Chair. Karen is currently the President-Elect of the NOR Chamber of Commerce as well as current Board Member and former President of Bakersfield Business Network. She actively supports the local Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and, through P•A•S, supports local causes by committing time and donations each month to non-profit organizations.

David Lyman - Director Apr 22, 2020 6:45 AM
Visit Bakersfield -Getting tourists to leave their money in Bakersfield
To Be Announced Apr 29, 2020 6:45 AM
Alan Shirkey, Mgr of Aggregates and Projects May 06, 2020 6:45 AM
Golden Queen Mining Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co.

Has served as Manager, Aggregates & Projects at GQMC, LLC since Fall 2018.

Formerly a self-employed, Construction Project Manager and “Lean” Business Processes Consultant.

Led all civil development projects at GQMC from summer 2012 until becoming a GQMC employee in Fall 2018

30+ years of Project Management, Operations Management, Engineering, and Process Improvement Consulting experience spanning multiple industries across the U.S.

Major Employers & Customers Served: Republic Services, Berry Petroleum Corp., Chevron Technology Ventures, BrightSource Energy, Inc., Argo Consulting Inc., Dana Inc., Hagemeyer NA, Masco Corp., General Motors Service & Parts Operations, Telamon Corp., Hillenbrand Industries Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Corp, Cummins-Allison Corp., U.S. Army Reserves - Corps of Engineers

B.S. - Industrial Engineering Technology, Western Illinois University 

Kristen Reed May 13, 2020 6:45 AM
Your FBI
To Be Announced May 20, 2020 6:45 AM
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Andrae Gonzales, City Council Member Jun 03, 2020 6:45 AM
Bakersfield HUB/Innovation Lab
Bakersfield HUB/Innovation Lab

Andrae was elected to Bakersfield City Council in November 2016. Prior to his service on the City Council, he served as a trustee on the Bakersfield City School Board for six years. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of a non-profit organization that helps seniors and disabled citizens manage their incomes. 

Andrae is driven by his deep commitment to serving his community.  As a member of the Bakersfield City School District Board of Education, Andrae improved the performance and safety of our neighborhood schools and worked to get the best value for our tax dollars. He helped found a faith-based non-profit that works to improve the quality of life for families in need. In 2013, he founded Children First Campaign to keep kids off the street and focused on school.

Andrae’s leadership success has been recognized both locally and nationally. In August 2010, Bakersfield Life Magazine named him one of '10 people to watch' in Bakersfield. Andrae was also voted the Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Great American Cleanup Volunteer of the Year for 2016.

Andrae is a graduate of East Bakersfield High School and the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Marvin Campos Jun 10, 2020 6:45 AM
Kaiser Permanente and the Kern County Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente and the Kern County Medical Center

Dr. Marvin Campos, Area Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente – Kern County Medical Center

Dr. Campos obtained his medical degree from CEBU Doctors College of Medicine, Philippines and completed residency training at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Indiana where he was also Chief Resident of his class. He has been a valued member of our Kaiser Permanente Kern County Medical Staff since 2006 and became partner in 2009. In 2013 he was elected into the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors. In his 14 years of service to his patients and colleagues he has proven his passion for patient-centered, high quality care with a collaborative approach. His tenure of leadership started with the position of assistant Chief of Family Medicine, then Chief of Family Medicine, then Assistant Area Medical Director. He was then appointed as Area Medical Director for the Kern County Service Area in March of 2019, which serves 113,000 members.

R. Todd LIttlejohn Jun 17, 2020 6:45 AM
Bakersfield College Football
Bakersfield College Football

R. Todd Littlejohn was hired as the head football coach at Bakersfield College in January 2020.

Prior to BC, Littlejohn spent two seasons as the safeties coach and special teams coordinator at Prairie View A&M. In his first season at Praire View the Panthers' special teams units blocked three kicks, and were one of only two teams in the SWAC (Southern) with both a punt and kickoff return for touchdown.

Littlejohn spent seven seasons at New Mexico State, where he coached receivers and cornerbacks during his tenure. Littlejohn produced all conference performers Teldrick Morgan, Austin Franklin, Taveon Rogers, and Davon House,

Prior to NM State, Littlejohn coached for the Cal Bears for two seasons (2006-07). During his time with the Bears, Littlejohn guided the team’s defensive backs to a national ranking of third in interceptions. He also coached the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year Daymeion Hughes, who ranked third in the nation with eight interceptions.

Littlejohn joined the Syracuse coaching staff as the cornerbacks coach in 2003. During two years at Syracuse, he coached a pair of All-Big East defensive backs in Diamond Ferri and Anthony Smith. All four of the Orange’s starting defensive backs played in the NFL.

Prior to his appointment at Syracuse, Littlejohn was an assistant coach in charge of defensive backs and special teams at UCLA for two years (2001-02). While on the staff at UCLA, Littlejohn tutored Ricky Manning, a three-time All-Pac 10 selection. During Littlejohn’s first season, the Bruins led the conference in total defense and pass efficiency defense and ranked second in scoring defense.

Littlejohn also served as the defensive coordinator and director of player personnel for the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League before coaching at UCLA.

Littlejohn’s coaching career began in 1989 at Porterville (Calif.) Junior College where he was a defensive backs coach. In 1990, he moved to Bakersfield (Calif.) College, where he was the mentor for the defensive backs in 1990 and 1991. After spending the 1992 and 1993 seasons instructing the defensive backs at Missouri Western State College, Littlejohn served as an assistant coach at Mount San Antonio (Calif.) College in 1994.

Following two years in private business, he returned to the coaching ranks at DeAnza College (Calif.) in 1997 before joining the staff at Utah State, where he coached wide receivers and special teams from 1998 to 1999.

Littlejohn spent the 2000 season as an assistant coach at San Jose State. He was responsible for leading the defensive backs and special teams. Under his direction, the Spartans led the WAC with 15 interceptions and the secondary ranked fourth in the WAC in pass efficiency.

As a player, Littlejohn began his football career at Bakersfield High School before coming to BC. As a Renegade he played for both legendary Renegade coaches Gerry Collis and Carl Bowser from 1983-84 before transferring to West Texas State where he was an All-American defensive back. He then transferred to Fresno State where he played baseball for one year while earning his bachelor’s degree in 1989.

Littlejohn and his wife, Toi-Yan, have three daughters, Aundria, Aniya and Ahria. He also has an older daughter, Kayla.

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