Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Jorge Barrientos
Jorge Barrientos
Jorge is the director of marketing and public relations at Chain | Cohn |Stiles law office. He serves on board of directors for a variety of community organizations including The Hub of Bakersfield, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (Kern County Chapter), and Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Education Foundation. When he’s not working or serving our community, you can find him traveling the world (pre-COVID) with his wife Carla and their 2-year-old son Julian.
Inspirational Moment: Our very own Ken Beurmann shared that although we experienced trials and tribulations in 2020, we persevered. “I’m proud of us … If COVID had to happen, I’m glad it happened in 2020 when we were able to have a virtual component, and create moments of joy, even in this past year.”
Flag Salute: Tony Ansolabehere
National Anthem: Music Fusion Group of the Boys & Girls Club of Kern County
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  • President Ken upset that he’s not leading the meeting.
  • Andy Stanley is the Big Kahuna
  • Carol Smith enjoying the almond orchards
  • Pamela representing North High School. Once a Star, always a Star.
  • Mini Kenny made a guest appearance. 
Craig Needham, founding partner with the firm Needham Kepner & Fish LLP in San Jose, shared a truly incredible story of his mother’s battle with polio, and the lessons he learned from the amazing woman. 
Jane Boyle Needham was born in 1920, and at age 29, the mother of three was stricken with polio and lived in an Iron Lung for 13 years. Though she had feeling in her entire body, she was only able to move her finger on her left hand. Still, she wrote a book about her experience, entitled “Looking Up.” She died in 1962, and Craig shared he learned immensely from his mother, including how to dance believe it or not.
“I remember my mother most as someone who told me the facts of life,” he said. In the end, Craig thanked Rotary for helping rid polio from all but two countries in our world (Afghanistan and Pakistan). “I’m here to thank you for saving millions of people from what my mom had,” he said. “God bless you.”
  • April 17: District Assembly
  • May 7: District Recognition Event
  • “When we work together, nothing is impossible.”
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Patrick Collins
March 3
John M. Brock
March 4
Bob Beck
March 7
Joe Gregory
March 12
Rob Noriega
March 15
Tom Smith
March 16
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
Join Date
Patrick Collins
March 3, 1997
24 years
Ken Jones
March 7, 2013
8 years
Mike Braun
March 13, 1997
24 years
Chris Machado
March 14, 2019
2 years
Jerene Battisti
March 14, 2019
2 years
Russell Judd
March 17, 2005
16 years
Steve Loyd
March 20, 1997
24 years
Michael McCoy
March 22, 2018
3 years
David Morton
March 23, 2006
15 years
Buzzard Busby
March 24, 2016
5 years
Ron Eaves
March 26, 1998
23 years
Bob Beck
March 27, 1997
24 years
Dave Turner
March 31, 2005
16 years
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
March 31, 2016
5 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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