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The Bell Rings 
For those fortunate enough to arrive before the ringing of the bell by President Jeff, they were greeted by the friendly faces of Mike O’Doherty, Myrna Arias & Duncan Harris. As the junior assistant Beacon editor, I barely made the cutoff! This was a perfect opportunity to meet Myrna & Duncan and sign their new member sheet- be sure to do so soon if you haven’t already! At just a few minutes past 7, our fearless leader brought us to our feet and MJ Pasek lead us in prayer and Cheryl Scott helped with the flag salute. Then our ever-talented songstress, Carol Smith, fresh from her recent retreat to Hawaii, directed us through a tentative rendition of Tiny Bubbles (we sounded nothing like Don Ho!).
David Perkins indicated no visiting Rotarians came to break bread with us this week, but Jackie Maxwell brought he good friend Holly Kuns as her guest for the second week in a row. Welcome Holly!  Then Denise Haynes oriented us on the duty roster signup sheets for Thousand Flags. Finally, our membership chair, Pat Thompson, presented the official blue badge to new member Cameron Cerda. Special guests for Cameron’s blue badge ceremony included Heath Niemeyer, Donna Schwartz, Neil Walker, and Mike Turnipseed. These special guests had yet to meet Cameron or sign his new member form and as such received the opportunity to augment the Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club coffers.
Upcoming Speakers
May 04, 2022 6:45 AM
Kern Homeless issues and Flood Ministry's service
Kern Homeless issues and Flood Ministry's service
May 11, 2022 6:45 AM
2022 Mid Term Elections
May 18, 2022 6:45 AM
Our New Kern County Public Defender
May 25, 2022 6:45 AM
Thousand Flags Training
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Duncan Harris
May 5
Temo Lopez
May 10
David Spalinger
May 15
Javier Reyes
May 21
Peter Leveroni
May 22
Kenneth Quarnberg
May 29
Pat Thompson
Karen Thompson
May 26
Willie Gordon
Nicole Kennedy
May 28
Upcoming Events
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Camp Ramah
Apr 28, 2022 – May 01, 2022
Master PRLS Class
May 13, 2022 – May 15, 2022
Thousand Flags
May 28, 2022 6:00 AM –
May 30, 2022 6:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
George R Brown Convention Center
Jun 04, 2022 – Jun 08, 2022
President Jeff Haynes Demotion
Jun 24, 2022
Meeting Duties
May 4, 2022
Arias, Myrna
Provencio, Robert
Pitts, Kay
Flag Salute
Quarnberg, Kenneth
Visiting Rotarians
Ramos-Alvarez, Teresa
May 11, 2022
Schwartz, Donna
Bautista, Erick
Scott, Dennis
Flag Salute
Schwartz, Jeffrey
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Selby, Sally
May 18, 2022
Scott, Cheryl
Harris, Duncan
Singh, Bani
Flag Salute
Spalinger, David
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Smith, Carol
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When I consider the lack of cooperation in human society, I can only conclude that it stems from ignorance of our interdependent nature.
-Dalai Lama
Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast