Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis
INVOCATION: Jay Rosenlieb
SONG: Joe Hay

Good News & Announcements

  • Jessie Lopez gave props to Steve Illingworth for receiving the Silver Beaver award from the Boy Scouts for his outstanding contributions and support he's given them.
  • Jordan Kaufman mentioned the upcoming fundraiser for the United Way called "A Chocolate Affair". Save the date- Saturday, January 20th.
  • Win Eaton invited anyone that was interested in joining him on the powdery slopes of Mammoth.
  • President Steve shared a video of some extreme bellringer techniques- courtesy of Pat Collins.
  • After three years of effort, a project of Jim Damion's came to fruition. Thanks to the generous donations of Girish Patel and Al Patel, Jim managed, through a series of matching grants, to turn their $21,000+ donation in to a whopping $66,000 donation to benefit underprivileged children in India. Congratulations!

The Program

Scott Spielman started his presentation with a run down of what he calls "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly".
Most things the DA's office has to do with the Bad and the Ugly... but there is one unforgettable GOOD day at the courthouse each year...
The Good: Adoption Day. Also hi office has started a new division called "Victim Services". It helps veterans and those with mental issues get out of the the criminal system.
The Bad: More and more laws being passed that make it hard to prosecute and punish criminals.
The Ugly: New Bail Reform law that will based bail on personal life situations such as job situation, income, savings, etc. rather than the current way based on how dangerous they are to the public and if they are a flight risk. The new law means means most criminals, the really bad ones, will get lower bail.
Spielman asked one of the founders of Life Interrupted, Nancy Chaffin, to talk about her personal experience of losing her son to a DUI incident. She was instrumental in getting Life Interrupted off the ground.
Spielman talked a bit about Life Interrupted. “Life Interrupted” gives about 100 presentations a year, to high schools, middle schools, service groups and larger companies that have safety programs. The aim of the presentations is to try to show the dangers and impacts of impaired driving, especially when it kills or injures people. They have a mobile DUI crash trailer that vividly displays the devastating outcome of a car crash accompanies most presentations. He also shared some of the videos they use in their presentations.
It was a very powerful presentation on the dangers of drunk or distracted driving.

Visitors & Guests

Kevin Burton guest of Jay Rosenlieb
Scott Spielman talks about "Life Interrupted".
Newbie Dave Denison and Super Newbie Sam Newland.
Even with his bunny ears on, Girish Patel couldn't get Doug Hayward and Paul Trent to smile.
President Steve holds a check for $21,376, which, magically, Jim Damien turned into over $60,000.
One of the hard-hitting slides from the "Life Interrupted" 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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