The official weekly publication of
The Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast
February 10, 2021
Woolridge's Words
Ladies and Gentleman welcome to this week’s edition of The Beacon. This week’s bulletin is nothing for the squeamish or faint of heart. Why you ask? Well, at the meeting we had tales of Streakers, Sleepers, Winners and Losers, Past President Ron Nelms with one glove with zip ties…Yikes, and Darkness. See I told you, this meeting was something else. So, I hope if you went and survived at Skyline Cabinet from seeing all of this unfold in-person, or through Zoom, you came away the better. If you haven’t been to a meeting lately, come and see us Wednesday morning and join in with the fun of being a Breakfast Rotarian. (But not on the 17th – we are dark!)
Our Invocation was delivered by yours truly, and America’s Pledge of Allegiance led by Mindy Wilmot. Past President Denise Haynes serving as songstress led us in singing an old favorite, Daisy, Daisy. The song written in 1892 is a Valentine Tail for an admirer of a valentine and a bicycle built for two. Fun song Denise, thank you and Happy Valentine’s Day to all Breakfast Rotarians.
We did not have Visiting Rotarians, but we did have Visitors! Tom Pasek was with us along with perennial Bakersfield College Cheerleader Mary Jo. Mary Jo brought a guest.   Her guest was Eric Sanders, Executive Director of Jason’s Retreat. It’s Eric’s second visit. If you haven’t met Eric yet, welcome him to our meeting your next opportunity.
Thanks to our morning greeters Jeff Haynes, Dan Johnson and yes, Mary Jo Pasek.
The Streaker –President David Spalinger said according to Webster’s Dictionary, Streaker is to run naked through a public place. The Prez said when watching the Super Bowl last weekend there was a man from the grandstands who bolted onto the football field partially dressed. The Prez brought up the matter because he was concerned over the incorrectness of the media describing the man as “a streaker” when he was just partially dressed. The Prez took exception to the misstatement. He remembers, in his day, that a “true streaker” performed in full birthday suit attire. With that said, The Prez said the man who performed the stunt received a $374,000 from a wager he made which tempted him to perform the stunt. The Prez said he was tempted to match the stunt as well. I wonder if he will perform the Webster’s Dictionary version…
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 17, 2021
Feb 24, 2021 6:45 AM
Bakersfield Museum of Art!!!
Mar 03, 2021 11:45 AM
Looking Up- Being raised by a Mom in an iron lung
Mar 10, 2021 6:45 AM
Citizen Science Project
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Upcoming Events
BBRC Board Meeting
Skyline Cabinets
Feb 23, 2021 5:30 PM
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
Rotary International Convention
Virtual Event
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
District Conference
Ventura Marriott Hotel
Oct 08, 2021 – Oct 10, 2021
Meeting Duties
February 24, 2021
Blunt, Darin
Bender, Dale
Flag Salute
Bensusen, Connie
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Black, William
March 10, 2021
Brooks, Becky
Bryant, Harry
Buoni, Marianna
Flag Salute
Burke, Thomas
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Collup, Athena
March 17, 2021
Haynes, Denise
Goodmon, Bree
Desme, Greg
Flag Salute
Guerard, John
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
Duerksen, William
Russell Hampton
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