Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Shannon Lebarre
Invocation: Quan Louey
Flag Salute: Bakersfield Young Marines 
Song: Ava Briscoe
Greeter: Rudy Sanders

Guest Editor Profile:

Shannon LaBare is the founder of Purveyor Branding Co., a branding studio that offers messaging, design, and consulting through the lens of brand strategy. Purveyor helps businesses transform into beautiful, compelling brands that get results. She recently opened a downtown office full of personality and workspace for her growing team. 
Shannon serves as the Past Chair of The Hub of Bakersfield, a non-profit committed to redefining + revitalizing Bakersfield's urban core where her main project is bringing Bakersfield's Second Saturday to life each month.
Our all club meeting had a bit more pizzazz in the agenda, with rotary dignitaries and esteemed guests joining us at KHSD Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC). A delicious lunch served by the students of the ROC Culinary Arts with music performed by local band, The Habbits.


The Centurion Celebration is this Friday, March 10 at 6:30 PM at Stockdale Country Club. This is our way to recognize 100+ years of Rotary in Bakersfield.
Jim Damien shared a brag video showcasing club’s programming from this past year
Karen Bonanno introduced next year’s leadership across the charter
  1. West - Douglas Caruthers
  2. Twilight - Shawna Sherston
  3. North - Patrick Hoffman
  4. East - Frank Colatruglio
  5. Downton - Joe Hay
  6. Breakfast - Pat Thompson


  1. Breakfast
    1. All Club project  on March 25 - Kern Youth Empowerment Summit [learn more at https://kernyes.org/]
    2. A Thousand Flags at Riverwalk is coming up on Memorial Day Weekend! Volunteers are needed for set up and take down. 
  2. Twilight
    1. Casino Royale -Jun 3, 2023, at Bakersfield Museum of Art
  3. East
    1. Vino Amore Fundraiser - April 15th at Luigi’s
  4. North
    1. Dinner at the Derby - Friday, April 28th
  5. Downtown
    1. 100-Year Centurion Party!


Shirley Grace, Zone Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, inspired us Rotarians at our All Club Meeting by sharing her Rotary origin story and how her deep belief in destiny shows up in her volunteerism. She reminded us that, in order to live the life you desire, three things must be attended to -  be yourself, give where your passions lie and live your destiny. She called on us to learn more about National Vaccination Day
To listen to her presentation, click here.
Shirley is a proud member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Fresno which she joined in March 2001. Her Club's projects continue to inspire her passion for hands-on service. As such, she travels to Mexico each July with a team of doctors, nurses, and dentists to provide healthcare services to over 4,000 children and has participated in three Polio National Immunization Days.
Shirley served as the leader of her Districts first Vocational Training Team in 2014, training over 1,000 teachers of special needs children. In March 2014, she traveled to Zimbabwe to assist in the delivery of 550 wheelchairs and returned in July 2017 with yet another mobility project.
Shirley served District 5230 as the District Rotary Foundation Chair and was their Council on Legislation Representative in 2016. She has served as a Training Leader at the International Assembly and at Zone 25-26 for Governor Elect Training and Membership. Shirley was Chair of Zone 25-26 Zone Institute in November of 2017 and Co-Chair the following year.
Shirley is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Society, and Bequest Society member and enjoys raising funds for Polio Plus by participating in the Ride to End Polio in Tucson. She was awarded the 2016-17 Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World. In April of 2018, she was awarded the Citation for Meritorious Service from The Rotary Foundation.
CTEC building is a great venue!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Patrick Collins
March 3
John M. Brock
March 4
Bob Beck
March 7
Ryan Beckwith
March 8
Joe Gregory
March 12
Rob Noriega
March 15
Shannon Grove
March 18
Bob Burdette
March 19
Win Eaton
March 25
Spouse Birthdays
Marlene Watson
March 14
Shawn Kennemer
Kimberly Whealy-Kennemer
March 19
Ron Eaves
Betty Eaves
March 26
Join Date
Patrick Collins
March 3, 1997
26 years
Ken Jones
March 7, 2013
10 years
Mike Braun
March 13, 1997
26 years
Chris Machado
March 14, 2019
4 years
Jerene Battisti
March 14, 2019
4 years
Steve Loyd
March 20, 1997
26 years
Michael McCoy
March 22, 2018
5 years
Ally Soper
March 24, 2022
1 year
Buzzard Busby
March 24, 2016
7 years
Ron Eaves
March 26, 1998
25 years
Bob Beck
March 27, 1997
26 years
Dave Turner
March 31, 2005
18 years
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
March 31, 2016
7 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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