Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis


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Virtual Greeters: Pat Collins & Ray Karpe
Invocation: Garro Ellis
Flag Salute: Flag provided by Mike Chertok
Song: Not possible

Good News & Announcements

Pat Collins (chairman of the Waterman Foundation), announced the Waterman
board, recognizing and responding to immediate needs in our community, wanted to provide needed funds to local organizations.

Although, there will be ongoing request for donations to support the foundation and this cause, and recognizing many organizations are in need, the board's decision was to respond now.

The board decided to Grant $10,000 to three organizations: Dignity Foundation, Memorial Foundation, and the Homeless Center.

Funds are restricted to help offset any capital investment needs in the fight against COVID-19.

This is above and beyond the annual GRANT giveaway ( which committee will be making their decisions soon).

Also, President Elect, Ken Beurmann, has submitted a request to Rotary District Foundation in order to utilize District Designated Funds, which will match our club donation for "Food for the Frontline" through Kern
Community Foundation.
Dave Morton announced after 23 years he is leaving AC Electric to work with Sullivan Petroleum. So, next time you're picking up a six pack at Sully's, look for Dave behind the register.
Garro in his Getting Down to Business segment, honoring Bob Sheldon, who recently passed away at 101 years old.
Jordan Kaufman announced that property tax deadline has been extended to May 4th.
If you were unable to attend today's meeting, you can listen to it here.


Dale Oprandy from Inclusion Films joined us today.   Inclusion Films is a company started in 2007 by filmmaker Joey Travolta (brother of John Travolta) that aims to teach the art of film making to people with developmental disabilities.
There are five locations in California as well as traveling camps for youths with autism. The first school opened in Sacramento in September 2013; other locations include Bakersfield, Livermore, and Burbank, California.
He shared a "behind the scenes" short documentary where actors and technicians who worked on Inclusion's first feature film, shared their stories of what it was like. The film is called Carol of the Bells and it is the world's first feature film with up to 70% of the cast/crew having a developmental disability.  It is the story of a young man with a troubled past seeking out his biological mother. His world is turned upside down upon discovering that she is developmentally disabled. Unable to work through this new discovery on his own, the man's wife takes matters into her own hands forcing her husband to face the truth and heal the past.
Ken Jones didn't realize having your video off is not the same as "muting" one's self. We were quite entertained by his off camera conversations.
Apparently, one of our Rotarian's is in the Witness Protection program.
One Travolta is an incredible visionary that uses his talents and influence to help developmentally disabled people to work in the film industry, the other Travolta is a somewhat talented actor that believes that a human is an immortal, spiritual being (thetan) that is resident in a physical body. The thetan has had innumerable past lives, some of which, preceding the thetan's arrival on Earth, were lived in extraterrestrial cultures.
Garro on bathroom break.
Sheryl Barbich doesn't believe in drinking before 5 pm, unless one is under quarantine.
Lizette practices marketing 101 by placing herself near her company logo.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Duane Keathley
April 4
Joe Hay
April 4
Gary T. Friedman
April 7
Bernie Herman
April 8
Ray Karpe
April 9
Signee L. Hoffman Swartley
April 9
Jack D. Henderson
April 12
Nick Ortiz
April 15
Dan Hay
April 16
Mike Braun
April 16
Michael Lightfoot
April 18
Michelle Chantry
April 20
Rylan Rozell
April 20
Steve Roach
April 21
Anthony Galagaza
April 24
Tracy Kiser
April 24
Jim Damian
April 28
Steve Illingworth
April 1
Joe Hay
Sofie Hay
April 9
Ron Eaves
April 10
Sheryl L. Barbich
April 12
Join Date
Ed Western
April 4, 2002
18 years
John Phil Bentley
April 7, 1977
43 years
Josh Sherley
April 7, 2016
4 years
Jarrell Epp
April 9, 1987
33 years
Mike Chertok
April 14, 1994
26 years
Dan Hay
April 19, 1984
36 years
Kevin McCarthy
April 19, 2001
19 years
Jeff Chandler
April 22, 2010
10 years
John B. Bentley
April 22, 1982
38 years
Jeff Johnson
April 25, 1985
35 years
Joe Hay
April 25, 2013
7 years
Michael Lightfoot
April 25, 2019
1 year
Tom Smith
April 25, 1968
52 years
Bryan Burrow
April 29, 2010
10 years
Shawn Shambaugh
April 30, 1998
22 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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