WEEKLY BULLETIN • SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Ken Beurmann
Invocation: Brad Barnes
Flag Salute: Jeff Johnson
Song: N/A (Ken Carter said he retired last week)       
Greeter: David Dennison
Roving Mics: N/A
 

Spoke Editor Profile

Ken Beurmann:
Ken is the CEO of TERRIO Physical Therapy & Fitness. TERRIO provides outpatient physical therapy services out of 14 clinics spread across Bakersfield, Tehachapi, Delano, and Fresno. 

Good News Announcements:

Today was Brad Barnes’ 61st birthday – so President Garro gave Brad the option of paying $10 for a Happy Birthday duet or $50 to skip the singing altogether.  Brad made a counter-offer that President Garro could not refuse, and he ended up paying $25 in exchange for the entire club standing up and singing Happy Birthday to Brad.
 
Brad was also the featured “get to know your fellow Rotarian” segment, and the club learned that Brad was born in San Francisco and then moved to Bakersfield when he was young. Brad attended West High, and then went on to graduate with his degree in Finance from USC (the one in LA).  Brad has four children and two grandchildren, and he is the proud Founder and CEO of Entruity Wealth.   
 
Sergeant of Arms Jim Damien reminded the club that the Margarita Party is being held October 2nd at Lou and Sheryl Barbich’s house.

Program:

Today’s offsite meeting was held at World Records located downtown at 2815 F St.  The speaker was the Owner of World Records: Pat Evans.  Pat is a Bakersfield native who played quarterback for North High School.  Pat’s several mentions of Oildale and North High throughout his presentation would have truly made Duane Keathley proud. 
 
Pat began by giving the club a historical overview of the building we were in.  He stated that the oldest record at City Hall regarding the building was from 1939 and that in 1956 the building suffered a major fire.  From there the building was bought and operated by Bill Davies as a furniture store, and then recently Pat bought the building and moved World Records into it.   
 
Pat came up with the idea of opening a record store after him and his best friend drove around the city all day looking for a specific record and had a horrible experience.  After that Pat decided to open his own record store, and he opened World Records off Oswell and Columbus on June 12, 1982.  Pat mentioned that he ingrained in his employee’s that they existed to meet the needs of their customer’s music interests, not the other way around.  In 1991 Pat moved World Records to a new location off Stockdale and Coffee, and he invested in high-end headphones to allow his customers the ability to listen to the new CDs that were being sold in his store.  
 
Pat discussed the many ups and downs of the record store industry, and he made a few jokes about other missed business opportunities he had with none other than local legends Ken Small and Gene Voiland.  In 1997 World Records put on three concerts at the Fox Theater, and Fiona Apple was the first singer he lined up to perform.  Pat made it his goal to put on shows and concerts without ever charging a service or handling fee on the ticket price. 
 
By 2002/2003 the music industry was turned upside down by Napster, music downloading, and music streaming.  Pat shared a story that at one time he gathered his four kids together and told them he was going to have to close World Records, but every single one of them (including his daughter who was present at today’s meeting) told him not to do it.  Pat, therefore, charged on, and after a harrowing tale of what it took for him to secure a bank loan Pat kept the doors of World Records open and relocated it to its current downtown location.  Pat used the bank loan to refurbish the building, and he is very proud of the fact that the acoustics for the venue are second-to-none.  Pat mentioned the World Records concert venue can accommodate 600 guests, and that it is the only record store in the nation that has its own concert venue inside.
 

Visitors & Guests:

Tim Fulenwider guest of Doc Ervin
Phil Shepard guest of Garro Ellis
Richard Sergent guest of Garro Ellis
Bernie & Bee Barmann- Twilight Rotary

Photos by Willieboy

Concerts, beer, food, and records... lots of records.
Everyone was super friendly at World Records. This guy poured me a beer without me asking! Well... actually Ben Taft asked. So, thanks Ben.
I bought one of these cool shirts on the way out.
Really cool venue, musicians have told Pat that they love the sound quality here.
John Brock and Ben Stinson talk vinyl.
Brad Barnes looking for some early Metallica.
Pat Evans is super stoked about his Bako717 sweatshirt.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brad Barnes
September 12
 
Harvey J. McCown
September 14
 
Ken Carter
September 14
 
Mark R. Bateman
September 15
 
Jim Baldwin
September 16
 
Bob Sheldon
September 25
 
Jack Gotcher
September 25
 
Hal Aaron
September 26
 
Charlie Moe
September 27
 
Spouse Birthdays
Jubes Barnes
September 21
 
Anniversaries
Brad Barnes
Jubes Barnes
September 7
 
Jarrell Epp
Amanda
September 16
 
Steve Sanders
DeAnne
September 18
 
Bernie Barmann
Bee Barmann
September 27
 
Join Date
Peter Hunt
September 3, 1998
21 years
 
Anne M. Holdren
September 9, 2004
15 years
 
Rogers Brandon
September 9, 1993
26 years
 
Tracy Kiser
September 10, 1998
21 years
 
Brad Barnes
September 15, 2011
8 years
 
George Granger
September 18, 2008
11 years
 
Charlie Moe
September 19, 2002
17 years
 
Shannon Grove
September 20, 2007
12 years
 
Dave Plivelich
September 21, 2006
13 years
 
Jeff Gutierrez
September 29, 2011
8 years
 
Jim R. Fillbrandt
September 30, 1976
43 years
 

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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