Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Invocation by Kristin Hagan
Flag Salute by Jon Busby
Song by Jon Sampson

Recognition and Updates:

  • Larry Reider thanked those who participated it he Business and Leadership Ethics Program.  Rotarians once again helped to make this event successful.
  • Steve Sanders announced that the 19th Annual Leaders in Life Conference was a huge success.  This is a conference started by Morgan Clayton 19 years ago, organized by youth for youth.  Over 2000 were in attendance.
  • Mike Willis is asking for SPOKE Note takers.  It’s not as bad as it sounds.  I do it on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Please help if you can.
  • Eddie Payne informed the club of the upcoming fundraiser for Hearts of Hope, a group that helps women who are situationally homeless.  The event is April 12th.
Jim Damian introduced Al and Mina Patel.  Al gave us an update on Playful India, an Open Playground for All.  We have helped with Grants for this program.  Al can get a 3:1 match with this grant. For every $20k in grant money, he can turn that into $60k!


This week's program featured the BHS Virtual Enterprise Team. Virtual Enterprise is a student-centered business simulation with a special emphasis on teaching students the necessary entrepreneurial skills to be successful in a global economy. Students work collaboratively to develop a “virtual” company that not only strives to be financially successful but addresses a social, environmental, or technological need.
The Team this year created “Anomalous” a fruit juice company that uses produce with “anomalies” that cannot be used for whole fruit sales but are just fine for juicing.  Bakersfield High School has won the state championship two of the past three years and is currently the defending national champion. The students will be traveling to New York for the National event in April, competing against 70 other Teams from across the Country
President Steve informed the group that our Rotary Club will donate $1,000 to help them with their trip.

Visitors & Guests:

Al & Mina Patel guests of Steve Roach
John O'Leary guest of Ben Stinson
Lisa Driskill guest of Doc Ervin
Scott Kinney guest of Rob Noriega
Pragati Patel guest of Girish Patel
Despite it being "No Bullying Day", president Steve is clearly bullying Garro Ellis!
One of the talented youths behind the Virtual Enterprise team, Nick Oosthuizen sits next to their adviser, Mr. Ryker.
BHS principal David Reese sits next to Larry Reider at the Head Table.
The Virtual Enterprise team pictured with Mina Patel, Karen Goh and Brad Barnes.
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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Apr 26, 2018
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May 10, 2018
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