Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Leslie Golich
InvocationCharlie Moe
Flag Salute – Jeff Green
Song – John Shuler

Spoke Editor Profile:
Leslie Golich

Leslie Golich is the Director of Public Affairs and Brand Communications for Kaiser Permanente. She became a member of THE Rotary Club of Bakersfield in 2015.  She serves on a number of non-profit boards and enjoys volunteering in the community. She also enjoys supporting local theatre and swims for the Gold Wave Master's Program at CSUB.  She and her husband Greg have been married for 36 years and they have 2 grown children.

New Member

Welcome Michael Lightfoot, COO of Marley’s Mutts and fellow millennial to Ken Beurmann.

Visiting Rotarian

Hank Lander from Orlando and his guest David Williams

Good News and Announcements

  • Ken Secor installed new hinges on the badge boxes!  Thanks Ken
  • Kurt Wingate announced his daughter got engaged to a Marine working on his master’s in theology
  • Steve Roach announced he just became a grandfather for the 3rd time
  • Jeff Green is ALMOST mobile
  • Mike Willis is throwing a party to celebrate 40 years in business as Willis Design Studios.  The party is next Thursday, May 2nd at his office, 1703 Forest Street from 5:30 to 8:00.  Congratulations Mike!
  • Big shout out to all those who helped with Havana Nights.  Special thanks to the talented Tracy Kaiser, we couldn’t do it without you Tracy!!!  Also, special thanks to the Shambaugh’s for once again hosting the event!  Too many others to mention but you know who you are, and you are very appreciated. 
  • All Service Club project – we need volunteers to pack 20,000 boxes of food!  The event will take place at Jim Burke Ford on Oak Street on Saturday, May 4th from 8:00 am – Noon


Our program today was Bakersfield Fire Chief Anthony Galagaza.  He has been with the department for 27 years, 10 months in his current role as Chief.  His father was a fireman and his son is a reserve firefighter.  The BFD was established on May 13, 1877.  They answer 41,000 call each year.  2800 of them are structural fires, 25k are emergency calls and the remainder are a variety of things.  The number of calls has gone up 51% since 2008.  He is grateful for the passage of the sales tax measure as he will be able to hire more firefighters.  Station 6 is the busiest station (Union and Brundage), the respond to 771 calls/week which equates to 110/shift (24 hours).
He emphasized the involvement they have in the community and how important it is that they provide excellent customer service.
The BFD Mission Statement:  The mission of the Bakersfield Fire Department is to protect, engage, and inspire a safe community while delivering legendary customer service.
The BFD Vision Statement:  To Forge an extraordinary fire agency through a focus on quality all-risk service that exceeds our customer’s expectations.
New member, Michael Lightfoot, with his millennial hair and participation badge.
A more or less ambulatory Jeff Green showed off his legs.
Captain Anthony Galagaza and John Schuler.
This is who didn't come to Rotary yesterday.
Kurt Wingate is taking no chances with his meatballs.
Visiting Rotarian, Hank Lander from Orlando, didn't mind the Bakersfield heat at all.
Bart Hill uses magic to put Doug Pierce in a trance.
Karen King and Jordan Kaufman.
Steve Illingworth and Brand Hannink.
Charlie Moe and Pete Pankey.
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
Michelle Chantry
April 20
Rylan Rozell
April 20
Steve Roach
April 21
Tracy Kiser
April 24
Jim Damian
April 28
Spouse Birthdays
Carol Maier
April 2
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
17 years
John Phil Bentley
April 7, 1977
42 years
Josh Sherley
April 7, 2016
3 years
Jarrell Epp
April 9, 1987
32 years
Mike Chertok
April 14, 1994
25 years
Dan Hay
April 19, 1984
35 years
Kevin McCarthy
April 19, 2001
18 years
Jeff Chandler
April 22, 2010
9 years
John B. Bentley
April 22, 1982
37 years
Jeff Johnson
April 25, 1985
34 years
Joe Hay
April 25, 2013
6 years
Tom Smith
April 25, 1968
51 years
Bryan Burrow
April 29, 2010
9 years
Shawn Shambaugh
April 30, 1998
21 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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