Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis
Invocation: Jeff Chandler
Flag Salute: Jim Damian

This Day in History:

Evard Munch's $120 million painting titled "The Scream" was stolen from the National Gallery in Oslo. The thieves left a note reading "Thanks for the poor security".
Keith Richards wrote the hook for "Satisfaction" in his sleep and recorded a rough version of the riff on a cassette player. He had no idea he had written or recorded it. He said when he listened to the recording in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes".

Good News & Annoncements

Give Big Bakersfield increased their donations to record proportions with a 75% increase! All in all $738,508 dollars were donated to 125 different charities. Congratulations Kristen!
Mary announced that this month you will not be invoiced for April, however future invoices will be sent via email unless you let Mary know and she can mail it to you via USPS. Contact Mary at staff@bakersfield-rotary.com
Eddie Paine is going the have a new baby granddaughter in September.
Congratulations to Jason Cater, he's going to be a daddy!
This week, Ken Keller was featured in the Getting Down to Business segment.


Jim Damian introduced our guest speaker for today. David Riess. Riess is an associate professor of sociology at BC and former therapist. His topic was "Surviving the Pandemic".
He offered some insights and thoughts on dealing with fear and uncertainty. To do so, you need to generate empathy and gratitude.
This is also a good time to forge a new identity. "Who are you in the midst of this crisis?" Define what you want to be, then pursue it.
You can't control the outcome of this crisis, so detach yourself from the outcome and do the best you can daily.
Being confused means that you have an opportunity to learn something new.
Our brains are programmed to look for things to fear. A lot of times we fear the unknown, as with this pandemic, we fear not knowing the future. So, rather than dwell on the unknown, dwell on the positive things you do know. "I have my health. I love my wife. I still have a job. The AC works. I have toilet paper."
Acknowledging the positive things we are sure of, helps to keep the brain focused on what we know, rather than on the things we fear.
Or something like that.
A record turnout of over 40 members for today's meeting.
Eddy Paine has gone native.
Best VR background goes to Joe Gregory, here in the command chair of a star ship.
Jim Damian teleported a Rotary t-shirt to our guest speaker David Riess at the end of his presentation.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mary Castaneda
May 5
Stan Cook
May 7
Brad Hannink
May 8
Ken Jones
May 9
Justin Leland
May 12
Sheryl L. Barbich
May 14
Andy Barkate
May 22
Dave Plivelich
May 28
Rick Montoya
May 30
Spouse Birthdays
Susan Chandler
May 10
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
Nancy Willis
May 17
Leslie Golich
May 21
Win Eaton
Norma Eaton
May 21
Garro Ellis
May 23
Michael Lightfoot
Kelly Lightfoot
May 26
Girish Patel
Pragati Patel
May 28
Join Date
Kevin Pope
May 2, 2019
1 year
Jim Baldwin
May 9, 2002
18 years
Ken Keller
May 9, 2019
1 year
Louis Gill
May 9, 2013
7 years
John P. Moorhouse
May 11, 1995
25 years
Jim Damian
May 15, 2014
6 years
Susan Benham
May 19, 2011
9 years
Stan Cook
May 20, 1999
21 years
Justin Leland
May 21, 2009
11 years
Sonya Christian
May 22, 2014
6 years
Douglas A. Hayward
May 24, 2012
8 years
Jon Van Boening
May 24, 1984
36 years
Geoff King
May 26, 1988
32 years
Jeff Green
May 27, 2010
10 years
John D. Schuler
May 29, 2003
17 years
Pete Pankey
May 30, 2013
7 years
Garro Ellis
May 31, 2012
8 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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