Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis
Invocation: Jon Busby
Flag Salute: Beth Pandol
Song: Karen King

Good News & Announcements:

  • Jason Cater had good news and bad news. Good news he will soon be getting married and going on his honeymoon. Bad news is he's going to miss 3 weeks of rotary. Congratulations Jason!
  • Larry Reider encouraged folks to sign up for the Leadership in Ethics conference.
  • What do you give Mike Chertok for Christmas? Socks of course! Gamecocks socks that is!
  • Jeff Green is celebrating that his team, the Buffalo Bills, are in the playoffs for the first time in 34 years.
  • President Steve shared that we raised $3,350 for Hurricane harvey victims!

Bell Ringing Results:

This year we raised $10, 717 in our bell ringing efforts. That's $2000 more than last year! And once again Jeff Johnson's team raised the most... over $4000! Good job Mike Willis, Jon Busby, Dave Morton and Jim Bloom! We'll be eagerly looking forward to our "Free Passes" from President Steve!

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The Program:

John Hefner, retired principal at Fruitvale High (for 30 years) shared with us the intricacies of History Day competitions and in particular, Madeline Abernathy's journey to her third win.
The title of Madeline's presentation was called The White Rose Blooms in Darkness. It is the story of Sophia Scholl, a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany around the years of 1942. It was a small underground resistance group operating out of the University of Munich. She was 18 years old. They created anti Nazi leaflets and distributed them around the campus.
The leaflets instructed Germans to passively resist the Nazi government. The pamphlet used both Biblical and philosophical support for an intellectual argument of resistance.
She was eventually caught and tried in court. She was found guilty and beheaded by guillotine. As tragic as that was, her bravery in the face of extreme danger paid off. The Allies got a hold of a copy of the White Rose and dropped hundreds of thousands of the leaflets over occupied Nazi Germany.
Her final words before being executed are quite poignant, words we should all find inspiring:
"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?"
Some how Mike Chertok manages to get the word "Gamecocks" into all of his conversations... even if it's about his socks.
Cathy Abernathy, her daughter Madeline and Shanon Grove.
John Hefner's student teams have won the History Day competition 10 times. Madeline placed first in the nation.
Garish Patel schmoozes two of his favorite political leaders, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove and Mayor Karen Goh.
One of the many props used by Madeline for her presentation.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Douglas A. Hayward
January 3
Harvey L. Hall
January 5
Mel Atkinson
January 6
Jay L. Rosenlieb
January 7
David R. Lampe
January 8
Pete Pankey
January 9
Doug McIsaac
January 21
Larry E. Reider
January 25
Kevin McCarthy
January 26
Michael George
January 26
Buzzard Busby
January 29
Ben Stinson
January 31
Bob Allison
January 19
Kristin Hagan
Chris Hagan
January 29
Ray Watson
Marlene Watson
January 29
Join Date
Evelyn R. Johnson
January 1, 1958
60 years
Brad Hannink
January 2, 1997
21 years
Donald M. Camp
January 6, 1955
63 years
Leslie Golich
January 8, 2015
3 years
Stan Eschner
January 10, 1986
32 years
Shawn P. Kelly
January 12, 1995
23 years
Bob Sheldon
January 15, 1987
31 years
Mark Pafford
January 15, 2015
3 years
Jeremy Adams
January 16, 2017
1 year
Kristina Smith
January 16, 2017
1 year
Beth Pandol
January 19, 2012
6 years
Bob Allison
January 19, 1989
29 years
Bernie Herman
January 22, 1987
31 years
Jim Blom
January 23, 1986
32 years
Lou Barbich
January 24, 1996
22 years
Thomas Hoffmann
January 24, 2013
5 years
Ray Watson
January 26, 1984
34 years
Morgan Clayton
January 30, 1992
26 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 T.L. Maxwells

Thursday @ noon
Bakersfield  Downtown
at the Museum of Art

Friday @ noon
Bakersfield East

at Bakersfield Museum of Art

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