Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis
Flag Salute: Jason Cater
Invocation: Ken Beurmann
Song: John Lenon's Imagine played with a reggae twist by members of the Dub Seeds

President Jim's first day as president

It was Jim Damian's first day as Rotary president, and he didn't disappoint.
Although things started off a little weird and slow when he asked a crew from Alert Disaster Restoration to dismantle and sterilize the podium while we sort of watched, shortly thereafter, we sang the entire song Imagine, by John Lenon. Which was a bit excruciating. Nik Boone started a slow clap and Dave Morton waved his cell phone in the air.
So- if the new setup on the dais is any indication, it looks like it's going to be more of a "TV talk show" setup. Complete with a "Wheel of Fortune". Which Damian clammed up about when asked about it.
So- if Damian is "Johnny Carson", then his "Ed McMahon" is Bakersfield Rotary's FIRST female Seargent At Arms, Toni Harper.
Speaking of Rotary Female Firsts, Jennifer Jones was named the first female presidential nominee.
President Jim had a clever way of introducing his Board. He showed photos of when they were kids and had the audience guess who they were. The reward was a cool custom token that he cryptically said would be worth an ice cream at a later date.
Nik Boone won the first token, which I'm sure he lost before he got in his car.
Jim also handed out some well-deserved awards and pins to Justin Leland, and a presidential plaque, that someone forgot to order for past president Ken Beurmann.
It remains to be seen whether president Jim will wear the tuxedo for the next 50 or so weeks, but I certainly hope he has the steel rod removed if he does.
His first act as president is he canceled the last meeting in July. We are dark NEXT week on July 28th. 
This is as close as we've gotten to seeing David Denison at our meetings in a long time.
Members of the Dub Seeds performed for awhile.
Josh Sherley graced us with his presence. Speaking of "grace", Josh has joined the ministry full time. 
BMOA student art is on display in the BMOA hallway, including this piece done by Pete Pankey's granddaughter.
Now we know who actually eats the mystery salad.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Farrer
July 1
John D. Schuler
July 14
Ken Beurmann
July 15
Ray Watson
July 15
Karen King
July 25
Ray Watson
July 25
Sonya Christian
July 28
Kurt Wingate
July 30
Spouse Birthdays
Betty Eaves
July 2
Jamie Atkinson
July 23
July 29
Jeff Chandler
Susan Chandler
July 7
Join Date
Scott Hamilton
July 8, 2021
1 year
Dave Whelden
July 14, 1988
34 years
Kristen Beall-Watson
July 21, 2016
6 years
Steve Illingworth
July 21, 2005
17 years
Steve Williford
July 21, 1994
28 years
Lynnette Zelezny
July 26, 2018
4 years
Larry E. Reider
July 27, 2000
22 years
Mary Castaneda
July 27, 2016
6 years
Jordan Kaufman
July 28, 2016
6 years
Vin Dang
July 29, 2021
1 year

Area Meetings

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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