Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Leslie Golich
Prayer – Sean Kelly
Flag - Jeff Johnson
Song - Shawn Shambaugh
We had the pleasure of sharing lunch and fellowship with our friends at the Bakersfield Homeless Center.  Thanks so much for the invite!  We enjoyed sharing a meal with you.  God Bless.

Good News & Announcements

  • Jessie Lopez let us know that the owner of the Borderline Bar & Grill where the mass shooting took place in Thousand Oaks is not only a member of Rotary but in our same District.  Jessie is circulating a card for our signature. 
  • Pop-Up Party at the Barbich home on December 11th, please sign up.  Attendance is limited to 25 Rotarians and their guests.
  • Bell Ringing Captains still have a few slots available, please sign up if you have not already. 
  • Condors game on December 1st is Rotary Night, Pucks for Polio – tickets are available.


Today’s Program was brought to us by our own Louis Gill, Executive Director of the Bakersfield Homeless Center and the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault.  Louis has served as the Director for 19 years.  He has an annual budget of 7.2 million, employs 160 hardworking individuals and serves thousands of Bakersfield less fortunate and homeless individuals.  They have grown out of their current location on East Truxtun (thanks to those that came out and found parking for our meeting today) and it is a dangerous place along the old Edison Hwy., they have experienced 3 deaths of individuals along that stretch of roadway.
We all know that homelessness is a growing problem in our community.  In the last 3 years, the numbers are staggering.  They have seen a 13% increase in those sheltered and a 20% increase in meals served (about 3,000/mo.).  In 2014, 353 people found permanent housing.  In 2017, that number rose to 1,426.  Louis also runs a jobs program, whereby he contracts with both public and private entities and to date, approximately 100 people have been placed in to full time employment.  The problem is, with his current capacity, he can only help 1 in 42 that seek it.
The good news for 2019 – beds are being added at both the Homeless Shelter as well as the Mission at Kern.
This organization serves The Least, The Last and The Lost.  Looking for an opportunity to serve those less fortunate?  Please talk to Louis.

Visitors & Guests

Guest of Russell Judd was Scott Thurgason
Residents of the Homeless Shelter joined us for lunch.
Bakersfield Downtown Rotary, giving the gift that is Hodel's.
Jesse Lopez doesn't even try in a smile contest with Jim Damian and Andrae Gonzales.
Louis Gill shared a passionate presentation on the Homeless Shelter.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kristin Hagan
November 2
Jordan Kaufman
November 4
Steve Sanders
November 5
Josh Sherley
November 9
Toni Dougherty
November 10
Dick O'Reilly
November 12
Nikolas Boone
November 13
Dave Whelden
November 16
Jeff Gutierrez
November 17
Peter Hunt
November 18
John Phil Bentley
November 19
Girish Patel
November 21
Mike Allen
November 29
John Nilon
November 30
Spouse Birthdays
Jennifer Sampson
November 16
Phyllis Oliver
November 23
Mary Castaneda
Raul Castaneda
November 3
Dave Plivelich
Kym Plivelich
November 21
Ken Beurmann
Gianna Beurmann
November 22
Join Date
Michelle Chantry
November 3, 2016
2 years
Jason Cater
November 5, 2015
3 years
Lyle Martin
November 5, 2009
9 years
Gary T. Friedman
November 6, 1975
43 years
Colleen A. McGauley
November 7, 2002
16 years
Doug McIsaac
November 7, 2013
5 years
Sam Newland
November 9, 2017
1 year
Steve Roach
November 13, 2003
15 years
Girish Patel
November 15, 2012
6 years
Joe Gregory
November 16, 2017
1 year
Jay L. Rosenlieb
November 29, 2001
17 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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