Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis

Invocation: Garro Ellis
Flag Salute: Jon Sampson
Song: Colleen McGauley & Brad Hannink

Good News & Announcements

Mike McCoy shared that his wife found a long lost sister through Ancestry.com.
Mike Willis made a plea for Spoke editors and Brad Barnes, Sue Benham, Dave Turner, and Justin Lealand were nice enough to put their name down. Thanks!
Jeff Green thanked us for his wife's retirement.
Joe Hay welcomed our newest member, Ryan Rozell. Ryan provides financial services.
President Ray reminded us that he is still running his "Bring a New Member and get 3 Free Makeup Days" campaign.
President Ray thanked the Christmas Committee, Steve Sanders, Ben Taft, Larry Reider and Mary Castaneda, for the great job they did (again) this year organizing the CALM event.
Russell Judd narrowly missed a fine for the huge Bakersfield Californian article that recognized his success in pulling KMC out of the red. Congratulations!

The program

Portrait of a Warrior Gallery
Presented by:
Lili Marsh, Founder and Chairwoman
Jason Geis, Sgt. Major (Ret.) U.S. Army, Co-Founder, Current Director
The Gallery features the portraits of the 27 post 9/11 warriors from Kern County that were killed in action or died as a result of wounds suffered on the battlefield. 
In addition to the portraits of our fallen heroes there is a Vietnam Room picturing the photographs of our local Vietnam fallen; a Resource Room for veterans that includes extensive information pertaining to health & mental health assistance, veteran services, veteran based recreational activities throughout the state, and so forth. The Education Room is a unique space for a variety of veteran organizations to hold meetings, school field trips will have Q & A sessions with veterans and learn about the cost of freedom as well as weekly lecture series for veterans living in Kern County.
The Portrait of a Warrior Gallery is local 501c3 Non-Profit. There are NO administration fees and we have NO paid personnel. They are all volunteers. All donations go directly to the Gallery and the memory of our fallen warriors. Which is why they actually run in the black.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday from 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Also, they are open during special downtown events like First Friday.
You can follow them on Facebook!

Visitors & Guests

Jerene Battist, guest of Garro Ellis
Mark Witsoe, guest of Jack Gotcher
Kevin Pope, guest of Ed Paine
Jim Drnek guest of Lynnette Zelezny

Photos by Girish Patel

LiLi Marsh is smiling on the inside, next to her is Jason Geis, new member Ryan Rozell and Joe hay.
Inside view of the gallery.
The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross sculpture representing a fallen soldier.
One of the 27 hero portraits you'll find at the gallery.
Tom Hoffman and soon-to-be Spoke editor-for-a -day, Brad Barnes.
New member, Ryan Rozell with sponsor, Joe Hay.
Colleen McGauley and Brad Hannink led us in The Star Spangled Banner in E Flat. I sang it just plain flat.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Douglas A. Hayward
January 3
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
61 years
Brad Hannink
January 2, 1997
22 years
Donald M. Camp
January 6, 1955
64 years
Leslie Golich
January 8, 2015
4 years
Stan Eschner
January 10, 1986
33 years
Shawn P. Kelly
January 12, 1995
24 years
Bob Sheldon
January 15, 1987
32 years
Mark Pafford
January 15, 2015
4 years
Jeremy Adams
January 16, 2017
2 years
Kristina Smith
January 16, 2017
2 years
Beth Pandol
January 19, 2012
7 years
Bob Allison
January 19, 1989
30 years
Bernie Herman
January 22, 1987
32 years
Jim Blom
January 23, 1986
33 years
Lou Barbich
January 24, 1996
23 years
Thomas Hoffmann
January 24, 2013
6 years
Ray Watson
January 26, 1984
35 years
Morgan Clayton
January 30, 1992
27 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

Subscribe to Bulletin
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.
Upcoming Events
Kern County Homeless Collaborative
Jan 17, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Jan 24, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Kern Education Pledge
Jan 31, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Officers & Directors
President Elect Nominee
Immediate Past President
Club Service
International Serv
Vocational Service
Public Relations
New Generations
Awards Chair
Service Projects
The Rotary Foundation
Club Bulletin Editor
Executive Secretary
Youth Service
R.I. President

Barry Rassin  
East Nassau, Bahamas

District 5240 Governor

Sandi Schwartz
Bakersfield East

Bulletin Editor
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Rotary Office

P.O. Box 1628, Bakersfield, CA 93302 • (661) 325-0696 • FAX: (661) 322-2311

staff@bakersfield-rotary.com   |   www.bakersfield-rotary.com


Please add mailservice@clubrunner.com to your safe sender list or address book.
To unsubscribe from future e-mails, click here.
To forward this email to your friends, click here.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
ClubRunner is a registered trademark of Doxess Technologies Inc.
© 2016 ClubRunner. All Rights Reserved.