Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis

Good News & Announcements

Once again, the microphones were acting up. President Ray announced that Jon Sampson and Joe Gregory have been tasked to dial in the sound.
All service project was scheduled for a do-over on Saturday the 18th. Mary Castaneda reported to me that it was a big success. Kristin Hagen should have a full report for us this Thursday.
Reminder to those that want to attend the District social Dodger vs Giants game. They have a reserved private access suite. Sounds swanky. Sign up at the District website.
There is a pretty desperate need for housing for a Rotary exchange student in August. She will be attending Centennial High. Please contact Amy Smith if you're interested.
Jessie Lopez said the four kids we sent to Youth Leadership camp were super stoked to attend- and sent nice thank you letters for us to read.


John Schuler introduced Pat Collins as today's moderator of a three-person forum regarding commercial real estate in Bakersfield.
Our own Duane Keathley of Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors, Marty Starr from ASU & Associates and Wayne Kress also of Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors were today's guests at the head table.
Wayne talked about what the impact of the Amazon Distribution Center (Although he could not refer to it as such for legal reasons) will have on Bakersfield. The 2.6 million sq.' building will create several high paying jobs. But the majority will be in the $15 range. However, that could be a step up for many current field workers wanting a better paying, less brutal job. A huge logistics business sector will also grow in its wake. Also, it is a widely known fact that other large distribution centers like building near Amazon. Lastly, asking prices for land has steadily increased.
The 585,000 sq.' State Farm building was purchased by CRC. It is the largest office building in town.
Duane tried to put a positive spin on the East Hills Mall. The retail game is changing so fast, lenders are reluctant to fund retail developments. He expects that in 2020-2021 renovations will begin.
Wayne talked a bit about the Bakersfield Brewery District. An area south of Bakersfield on and around District Blvd. Although they are competitors, they still collaborate to everyone's benefit.
An interesting observation from Duane was that retail stores that have both an online presence as well as brick & mortar have seen an increase in sales. But brands doing sales online only have seen a decrease in sales.
A lively question and answer period followed.


Brett Schuler guest of John Schuler
Terri Collins guest of Pat Collins
Jessie Lopez gives us the update on the 4 kids we sent to Youth Leadership camp.
Pat Collins and Justin Leland goofing off as usual.
Duane Keathley, Wayne Kress and Marty Starr give us the scoop on commercial real estate.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mary Castaneda
May 5
Stan Cook
May 7
Brad Hannink
May 8
Ken Jones
May 9
Justin Leland
May 12
Sheryl L. Barbich
May 14
Andy Barkate
May 22
Dave Plivelich
May 28
Spouse Birthdays
Susan Chandler
May 10
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
Nancy Willis
May 17
Leslie Golich
May 21
Win Eaton
Norma Eaton
May 21
Michael Lightfoot
Kelly Lightfoot
May 26
Girish Patel
Pragati Patel
May 28
Join Date
Jim Baldwin
May 9, 2002
17 years
Louis Gill
May 9, 2013
6 years
John P. Moorhouse
May 11, 1995
24 years
Jim Damian
May 15, 2014
5 years
Susan Benham
May 19, 2011
8 years
Stan Cook
May 20, 1999
20 years
Justin Leland
May 21, 2009
10 years
Sonya Christian
May 22, 2014
5 years
Douglas A. Hayward
May 24, 2012
7 years
Jon Van Boening
May 24, 1984
35 years
Geoff King
May 26, 1988
31 years
Jeff Green
May 27, 2010
9 years
John D. Schuler
May 29, 2003
16 years
Pete Pankey
May 30, 2013
6 years
Garro Ellis
May 31, 2012
7 years

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Tuesday @ noon
Bakersfield North

at the Petroleum Club

Wednesday @ noon
Bakersfield West
at the Stockdale Country Club

Wednesday @ 6:45 am
Bakersfield Breakfast

at the Petroleum Club

Wednesday @ 6 pm
Bakersfield Twilight

at The Mark

Bakersfield  Downtown
at the Museum of Art

Friday @ noon
Bakersfield East

at Bakersfield Museum of Art

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