Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Leslie Golich
Today was National High 5 Day, we all greeted each other with high 5!  For those of us at the back table with Brad Barnes, it was a BIG high 5!  Thanks Brad 😊
  • Invocation by Ray Karpe, member since 2001, Sponsor:Kevin McCarthy
  • Flag Salute by Doug Peirce, member since 2017, Sponsor:Joe Hay
  • Song by Shawn Kelly, member since 1995, Sponsor:Ray Watson

Good News & Announcements

  • Kristen Barnes reminded everyone about Give BIG Kern to be held on May 1st.She also shared with us that there will be a gathering at CALM on April 28th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.Come on out and test drive a brand new 2018 Lincoln from Jim Burke Lincoln and they will donate an extra $20 for each test drive.
  • Rob Noriega informed us, that the Virtual Business Team from BHS that came and presented to our club a few weeks ago won the National Championship in NYC!
  • Jim Baldwin from BARC and Jesse Lopez from the Boy Scouts thanked everyone for their support for a very successful golf tournament!Thank you!!
  • Mike McCoy from the Kern County Museum encouraged everyone to come out to the museum THIS Sunday for the Box Car Festival
  • President Steve encouraged everyone to come out on May 5th to help box up meals for those less fortunate in our community.This is an all club service project so we certainly need to be represented.The event is at the Jim Burke location on Oak Street.


STROKE Awareness
Presenter:  Angela Walker, RN, Stroke Program Coordinator for Dignity Health
In the United States, about 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every 4 minutes someone dies from stroke. There are more than 140,000 deaths each year from stroke. Statistics show that about 40% of stroke deaths occur in males and 60% in females.
Strokes can and do occur at ANY age. Nearly one quarter of strokes occur under the age of 65. The risk of stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55.
The best medicine is prevention!  Know your risk:
  • Make sure your blood pressure is controlled
  • If you smoke, STOP!
  • Decrease your consumption of alcohol
  • Know your cholesterol and keep in in control
  • Control your risk for diabetes by having your A1C checked
  • If you are overweight, increase exercise and eat a healthy diet
Know the symptoms to look for:  F A S T
F is for Face Drooping
A is for Arm Weakness
S is for Speech Impairment
Don’t delay!  It is better to get evaluated than to wait.  There are very tight timelines to obtain medication and treatment that can help to minimize the effects of stroke.
Kristen Barnes reminded everyone about Give BIG Kern to be held on May 1st 
Jim Baldwin from BARC and Jesse Lopez from the Boy Scouts thanked everyone for their support for a very successful golf tournament!
Jordan Kaufman, Kern County Tax Man, introduces his guest Dick Taylor.
Our presenters  Alida Lorenz and Angela Walker from Dignity Health.
Considering the average age of this crowd, everyone was paying close attention.
Jon Sampson, Vice President of Investments at Wells Fargo Bank, always has a smile on his face.
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
Jim Weddle
April 18
Michelle Chantry
April 20
Steve Roach
April 21
Tracy Kiser
April 24
Jim Damian
April 28
Spouse Birthdays
Carol Maier
April 2
Steve Illingworth
April 1
Ron Eaves
April 10
Sheryl L. Barbich
April 12
Join Date
Ed Western
April 4, 2002
16 years
John Phil Bentley
April 7, 1977
41 years
Josh Sherley
April 7, 2016
2 years
Jarrell Epp
April 9, 1987
31 years
Mike Chertok
April 14, 1994
24 years
Dan Hay
April 19, 1984
34 years
Kevin McCarthy
April 19, 2001
17 years
Jeffrey Chandler
April 22, 2010
8 years
John B. Bentley
April 22, 1982
36 years
Jeff Johnson
April 25, 1985
33 years
Joe Hay
April 25, 2013
5 years
Tom Smith
April 25, 1968
50 years
Bryan Burrow
April 29, 2010
8 years
Shawn Shambaugh
April 30, 1998
20 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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