The Rotary Foundation - A Foundation to Build On
November 18, 2020
From the President
Well, we had our second meeting at the Yard House and enjoyed the largest turnout we have had in a while. We are making tweaks each week to create a better meeting experience not only for those in-person but our members and guests on Zoom as well. On Zoom we used a 3D camera, it worked better than we thought it would. Next meeting we will have all the TVs working and we are moving the speaker to the center of the room so the people sitting in booths can see better. We want the best experience for everyone and we will get there. Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we'll see you December 2 at the Yard House.
BBRC Happenings
Coming to you from the outdoor venue of the Yard House restaurant, the Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast was again in session. With a good showing of members both in attendance and via ZOOM, we began ZOOMIN’ with Mindy Wilmot who virtually provided our morning Invocation. Mindy tells us that the author of her invocation was a Swiss philosopher. Mindy shared words of gratitude that were imbedded throughout her message. That’s right Mindy, we in America have so much that we have been blessed with. As Rotarians we recognize those gifts and we have taken a pledge to model and create opportunities for people and business we impact through our Rotary projects every year.
Chipper Chelsea Ashcraft had us standing at attention for America’s Flag Salute, which was then followed by her leading us in…who would have guessed “Jingle Bells”! Come on man, I haven’t even eaten my turkey yet.
Absent Jacque Alexander missed an opportunity to announce our visiting Rotarians. Alas, we did not have any, but we had guests. Becky Brooks brought her partner Jared Collup. It has been awhile since Becky attended; it is very good to see the both of you. Past President Cheryl Scott brought husband Darren, and John Guerard’s guest was none other than his wife Susan. Welcome one and all!
Without further ado, Membership Chair Pat Thompson, approached the podium to recognize one of our newest members, Cheryl Rydia. Cheryl has completed all the requirements to acquire her “Blue Badge”. Congratulations Cheryl as you rise higher in your Rotary journey, we recommend sharing with us all your wonderful gifts that make you special and enhance BBRC work with those we serve.
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 25, 2020
Dec 02, 2020 6:45 AM
CTEC Career & Technical Education at Bakersfield College
Dec 16, 2020 6:45 AM
Holiday Happening
Dec 23, 2020
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Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Basket project & shopping list
Boys & Girls Clubs
Nov 24, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Scavenger Hunt Car Rally for fun!
Dec 06, 2020
Shopping with Kids
Target East Hills
Dec 12, 2020
PETS (Pres. Elect Training Seminar)
Mar 05, 2021 – Mar 07, 2021
Thousand Flags
The Park at Riverwalk
May 28, 2021 7:00 AM –
May 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Meeting Duties
November 18, 2020
Wooldridge, Frank
Bell, Jeffrey
Wilmot, Mindy
Flag Salute
Ashcraft, Chelsea
Visiting Rotarians
Alexander, Jacqueline
December 2, 2020
Bender, Dale
Bensusen, Connie
Burke, Thomas
Flag Salute
Blunt, Darin
Visiting Rotarians
Russell Hampton
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Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast