Our Projects-past & present


  • Centennial Memorial Grove (started in 2006)  - President Cecil Martin led the charge to convert a fire-damaged area along the Bakersfield Bike Path by planting 100 trees to celebrate Rotary International's 100th anniversary. The club continues to maintain the area, plant trees and install granite plaques that honor people selected by the plaque sponsors.
  • Roofing Projects - Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club is a hands-on club espousing the Rotary logo, Service Above Self.  Need proof?   BBRC has completed over 37 roofs for  Habitat for Humanity homes.  An amazing fact that few know is that the BBRC roofers can complete an entire roof, start to finish, in 3 to 4 hours.  In addition to the tireless efforts of many, BBRC owns its own equipment - ladders, air compressors and pneumatic nail guns.
  • Feed the Homeless - We partner with Catholic Healthcare West on providing pancake breakfasts periodically throughout the year.


  • India - Mobile Health Care Unit (2009) - World traveler, Pete Leveroni, again has helped bring comfort and aid to another part of the world.  Obtaining matching grants, Pete and BBRC were instrumental in providing a life-saving ambulance to an economically starved region in India. This is a great example of the use of those dollars that bring the distinguished honor of attaining a Paul Harris Fellow.
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2005)  - With a $14,000 matching Rotary grant, BBRC teamed with the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise to provide educational materials to this third world area.
  • BARC Mobile Shredding Service (2004) - BBRC has funded a much needed shredder truck to provide self-supporting revenue and jobs for BARC clients. The truck and the BARC employees are now happily shredding away!
  • Houchin Blood Bank Bloodmobile (2002) - With the leadership of BBRC and President Susan Eaton the six Bakersfield clubs came together to provide a state of the art mobile blood collection unit for Houchin Blood Bank.