Thanks to his week's correspondent:
President Steve opened the meeting at the Boys and Girls Club gymnasium at 12:10pm and pronounced today as National Goof Off Day. 
Jesse Lopez prayed for rain,  Andy Barkate saluted the flag and Jordan Kaufman led us in song acapella.  Two guests were introduced:  Barry Hill, guest of Steve Roach and Zane Smith, Executive Director of Boys and Girls Club.  Zane was thanked for hosting our lunch and presented with a $1,000 check.
Sheryl Barbich introduced our 100th new member:  Mike McCoy, the executive director of the Kern County Museum – a long time Rotarian and native Bakersfieldian
Jordan Kaufman bragged about his son achieving Eagle Scout status which, of course, caused President Steve to "one-up" him  boasted his son had achieved Eagle Scout status at age 17 1/2! 
Stefanie Wickensheimer, executive assistant for Rio Bravo Ranch, presented the history of the  Ranch. Henry Miller (Heinrich Kreiser) immigrated to the US in 1846 from Germany and ultimately owned 1.4 million acres stretching the length of California.  She shared with us how the early generations of the Nickel Family were tied to Kern County back to the 1800’s. George Nickel, being a long time member of Bakersfield Rotary and grandson of Miller. She  spent some time on how the family decided to plant olives among their citrus operation. She  described the harvest and milling aspect of olive processing as each member tasted various olive oils. Rio Bravo grows seven different varieties on 50 acres at the old Merle Haggard home. She brought several different olive oil varieties for members to sample which can also be tasted at the offices on Hwy 178 at Coseree’s Kitchen Deli.
Pres Steve closed the meeting a 12:40pm and reminded us we will be dark next week.
Stefanie Wickensheimer is the executive assistant for Rio Bravo Ranch.
A crowded dias.
Zane Smith, Executive Director of Boys and Girls Club, hosted our lunch and was also a benefactor of a check for $1000 from our club.
Jeff Johnson, editor and hero of the day next to our tireless photographer, Girish Patel. Ray Watson no doubt schmoozing the pair into working for his upcoming administration.
President Steve displays the stuff that comes in the New Member Swag Bag to new member Mike McCoy.
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
Barry Zoeller
March 29
Spouse Birthdays
Marlene Watson
March 14
Chad Tongco
Toni Tongco
March 30
Join Date
Patrick Collins
March 3, 1997
21 years
David R. Lampe
March 6, 1986
32 years
Ken Jones
March 7, 2013
5 years
Greg Gallion
March 10, 1994
24 years
Mike Braun
March 13, 1997
21 years
Joe Ziemann
March 14, 1985
33 years
Russell V. Judd
March 17, 2005
13 years
Steve Loyd
March 20, 1997
21 years
David Morton
March 23, 2006
12 years
Buzzard Busby
March 24, 2016
2 years
Ron Eaves
March 26, 1998
20 years
Bob Beck
March 27, 1997
21 years
Linda Jay
March 29, 2007
11 years
Dave Turner
March 31, 2005
13 years
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
March 31, 2016
2 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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