Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis
Invocation – Kevin Pope
Flag Salute – Jon Busby
Song – Eddie Paine
Roving Mics – Pat Collins & Jim Black
Greeter – Jason Cater
Spoke Editor Profile:
Prez Garro profiled me this week in the "What's Up In Business" segment. I couldn't take notes, but here is a brief profile.
Graphic Designer for over 40 years in Bakersfield. My studio specializes in all things "print and web". Originally named Rainbow Graphics, I changed the name in the 80's to Willis Design Studios. Recently, in an effort to make things easier on me, and so I can come and go as I please, I took on a partner named Jennifer Williams. An amazingly talented graphic designer herself, she also is an accomplished photographer, allowing us to expand into commercial photography as well.

Good News & announcements

The face you make when President Garro shows a really long video about Shirley Temple.
Brad Barnes announced that there is a 10% OFF sale on the stock market. Get in now while the get'ins good.
IMPORTANT: All Club Meeting at the Crystal Palace! Don't be late!


Jordan Kaufman introduced our guest speakers today from the United Way.

United Way of Kern County leads a movement to improve community conditions in education, health and financial stability.

They deliver programs and services to enhance the lives of Kern County residents.

They bring donors, volunteers, advocates, and other stakeholders together to build powerful and sustainable coalitions and partnerships.

United Way's focus is to improve Education, Health and Financial Stability in Kern County by:

  • Enabling everyone to give and invest the funds where they are needed the most 
  • Organize people and advocate to change systems on behalf of those whose voice may not otherwise be heard
  • Empower everyone to volunteer and maximize their impact on the lives of others
Their main fund raiser is called "A Chocolate Affair". It is a fundraising formal event showcasing the finest and most innovative uses of chocolate in our region. There will be live music, live and silent auctions, dinner, drinks, prizes and lots more. The money raised at this event will benefit United Way of Kern County's Early Childhood Development programs.

This year UWKC has the honor of supporting College Heights Elementary School students and their ‘Boys With A Purpose, Gentlemen’s Club’. The purpose of this group is to teach young men how to dress, conduct themselves like gentlemen and find their purpose in life.  They are also taught life and social skills which will help these young men build character, integrity and self-respect.

The primary objective of this project, which aligns with United Way’s mission, is to raise a child in such a way that our community and culture are strengthened.

Project Objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Provide field trips to 4-year universities to promote higher education
  • Offer dress needs (such as: dress shirts, pants, belts, ties, etc.)
  • Provide motivational speakers
  • Furnish necessary items to students who need basic school supplies
To purchase tickets go to Eventbrite.
or Contact Gabriel Alvarez for more information:
marketing@uwkern.org | 661-834-1790
Girish Patel photo bombs a perfectly good picture.
"Yo, call me dude."
Speakers, Gabriel and Mari of United Way with host, Jordan Kaufman.
Ken Beurmann realizes his plate doesn't contain enough greens.
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
Chad Tongco
Toni Tongco
March 30
Join Date
Patrick Collins
March 3, 1997
23 years
David R. Lampe
March 6, 1986
34 years
Ken Jones
March 7, 2013
7 years
Greg Gallion
March 10, 1994
26 years
Mike Braun
March 13, 1997
23 years
Chris Machado
March 14, 2019
1 year
Jerene Battisti
March 14, 2019
1 year
Russell V. Judd
March 17, 2005
15 years
Steve Loyd
March 20, 1997
23 years
Michael McCoy
March 22, 2018
2 years
David Morton
March 23, 2006
14 years
Buzzard Busby
March 24, 2016
4 years
Ron Eaves
March 26, 1998
22 years
Bob Beck
March 27, 1997
23 years
Linda Jay
March 29, 2007
13 years
Dave Turner
March 31, 2005
15 years
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
March 31, 2016
4 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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