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November 17, 2021
Help Wanted - Beacon Writers
Beacon writer extraordinaire Frank Wooldridge has a monthly conflict wherein he is unable to attend our meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month. This means that you, yes  you have the opportunity to serve your club by writing a Beacon column.  You can put as much or little meeting detail as you want in the column. Once you have the column written, just send me (Kay Pitts) a Word document.  I take it from there (putting in photos, checking name spellings, etc.)
ANYONE CAN DO THIS!!!!   It really is pretty painless!
We need writers for the following dates. Pick one date, pick more, it is up to you! Just let me know your selection.
January 26,  February 23,  March 23, April 27,  May 25, June 22
Wooldridge's Words Nov 17, 2021
There’s only one thing better than a soothing hot cup of coffee on an early morn and that’s starting your day with that cup of coffee at our Breakfast Rotary meetings. As your Beacon writer I am so thrilled to be even a small part of such a spirited and giving group which, I feel, is emblematic of the heart and soul of the good things our community is about. We are constantly reminded daily of negative current events that are only distractions from the many good things our community does unselfishly. We, as an active Rotary Club are a big part of what brings that goodness. From your dedication as evidenced by the successful production of Wine, Place, and Show to Toys for Tots and prepping Thanksgiving baskets, your efforts are so appreciated by those we serve. This Thanksgiving take a moment to give yourself a “pat of the back”, and ask for continued blessings towards keeping your Breakfast Rotary energy, spirit and creativity on high so that we can continue providing what we are known for…Service Above Self. Thank you all and Happy Thanksgiving!
President Jeff Haynes opened our meeting by giving Michele McClure the floor to present her invocation. Michele emphasized Peace in her message which was most appropriate in this time and place. America’s Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jeff Bell and Carol Smith led us with vigor and song singing God Bless America. Carol spun right into announcing visiting Rotarians introducing her guest, Chuck Canada.
The “True” Ron Nelms, whatever that is supposed to mean, our past president, introduced his guest, Javier Reyes who works at the Kern County District Attorney’s Office. The ever present, Past President Cheryl Scott introduced her guest and husband Darren. Darren reportedly didn’t get enough of us at Wine, Place, and Show last Saturday so he wanted to hang out with us some more. See Breakfast Rotarians…people love you!
The trifecta of Stephanie Baker, Chelsea Ashcraft and Past President Mike O’Doherty worked the door as greeters this morning and they really did a strong arm of the membership. The membership was persuaded by the threesome to donate to the Raffle in large sums. More on the totals later in this edition.
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 08, 2021 6:45 AM
Sandman Sleep Lab - So you want to sleep well?
Dec 15, 2021 6:45 AM
Holiday Program
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Connie Bensusen
November 2
David Perkins
November 4
Jacqueline Alexander
November 7
John Guerard
November 9
Craig Holland
November 30
Marlene Heise
Ben Horn
November 6
Michael Turnipseed
November 11
Dale Bender
November 12
Harry Bryant
November 17
William Black
November 22
Donna Schwartz
Jeff Schwartz
November 24
Jeffrey Schwartz
Donna Schwartz
November 24
Will Duerksen
Janet Duerksen
November 26
Upcoming Events
BBRC Charter Night + Christmas Party
Bakersfield County Club
Dec 03, 2021
BBRC Holiday Party
Spalinger Home
Dec 03, 2021
District 5240 Conference and Foundation Gala
Santa Barbara Beachfront Hilton
Jan 28, 2022 – Jan 30, 2022
Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club Charter NIght
Bakersfield County Club
Feb 12, 2022
Meeting Duties
December 8, 2021
Bender, Dale
Black, William
Blunt, Darin
Flag Salute
Brooks, Becky
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Bensusen, Connie
December 15 2021
Burke, Thomas
Collup, Athena
Parnell, Sandra
Flag Salute
Bryant, Harry
Visiting Rotarians
Provencio, Robert
Russell Hampton
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