WEEKLY BULLETIN • JUNE 6, 2019
Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Toni Dougherty
INVOCATION: Mike Allen
FLAG SALUTE:  Dave Wheldon
SONG: Ken Secor, God Bless America
GREETER: Steve Sanders
ROVING MICS: Shawn Shambaugh and Andy Barkate
 
 
GOOD NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Win Eaton indicated that he would be traveling to Oregon for the entire month of July.  The club wishes him safe travels and we will see him after Labor Day!
 
If you are interested in involvement with the Bakersfield Built Exhibit, please see the BMOA staff at the front for additional details.
 
In the “How’s Business?” segment, Toni Harper Dougherty shared that Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield is doing great as the fiscal year looks as though it will end well.  Most importantly, the capital campaign for the Southwest Tower Expansion is silently underway with early success, including receipt of 2 lead gifts of $1,000,000 – an indication of the support the community has for this project.  Outside of work, Toni loves traveling with her husband and 2 teenage girls.  Additionally, she has caught the Peloton fever and loves riding daily with her new found friends (the instructors who don’t even know she exists). 
 
PROGRAM:
Joe Sampson introduced the Rabbi Shmuli Schlanger of The Chabad of Bakersfield.  Chabad is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. It is considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today.  The movement is guided by the teachings of its seven leaders (“Rebbes”), over 250 years ago. These leaders expounded upon aspects of Jewish mysticism, creating a body of knowledge thousands of books strong. Their focus is on the totality of Jewish life, spiritual and physical. No person or detail is too small or insignificant for their love and dedication. Everyone, including those who are not educated, or the “simple ones,” deserves to grow in their faith through wisdom, understanding and knowledge.  They spread loving goodness and kindness to all backgrounds, and all faiths.  Today over 4,500 full-time emissary families apply the  principles and philosophy to direct more than 3,500 institutions dedicated to the welfare of the Jewish people worldwide.
 
The Chabad of Bakersfield synagogue serves more than 150 families.  The Center has an array of services that are ever changing based on the needs of the community, including outreach and nutrition services during holiday seasons.  There is an upcoming camp, Camp Kind, made possible through the Ira and Carol Cohen Trust, to focus on children, teens and adults and volunteerism.  There are other educational programs including the Jewish Learning Institute, which features courses on Judaism.  The facility is also used by other organizations (free of charge) that need a space for their programming, as long it aligns with the Chabad’s tolerance and kindness for all faiths.
 
Rabbi Shlanger described his journey to Bakersfield with his wife and child.  They originally were hoping to be located in Monterey.  However, seventeen years later and the addition of five more children to his family has demonstrated that he and his ministry are exactly where they should be.  He generously praised the entire Bakersfield community for their support of the Chabad and its mission.  The Rabbi ended with a lovely blessing of peace for the entire club.
 
 
GUESTS:
Samantha Cardenas guest of Toni Harper
Liam and Ethan Taft guest of their father Ben Taft
V. Harper guest of Lynette Zelezny
Michael Lukens guest of Lynette Zelezny
The Déjá Vu Buffet.
Ken Secor kept it brief today.
Ben Stinson and Sue Benham- salts of the earth.
Chabad show and tell is about to start.
Socks of the week award goes to Ken Keller! Bonus points for the neon orange shoe laces.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Geoff King
June 4
 
Jim R. Fillbrandt
June 7
 
Linda Jay
June 9
 
Rogers Brandon
June 11
 
Jim Black
June 12
 
Mary Barlow
June 16
 
John I. Kelly
June 23
 
Michael McCoy
June 24
 
Greg Gallion
June 25
 
Mark Pafford
June 25
 
Jeff Johnson
June 26
 
Spouse Birthdays
Mary Lou Secor
June 5
 
Mackenzie Boone
June 6
 
Toni Tongco
June 19
 
Bee Barmann
June 21
 
Megan Pierce
June 26
 
Anniversaries
Ken Secor
Mary Lou Secor
June 19
 
Doug Pierce
Megan Pierce
June 22
 
Jesse Lopez
Tracy Lopez
June 30
 
Join Date
Tom DeNatale
June 5, 1997
22 years
 
Kristin Hagan
June 9, 2016
3 years
 
Mark R. Bateman
June 9, 2011
8 years
 
Ray Watson
June 9, 1994
25 years
 
Signee L. Hoffman Swartley
June 12, 1997
22 years
 
Andrae Gonzales
June 14, 2017
2 years
 
David Oliver
June 14, 2012
7 years
 
Doug Pierce
June 15, 2017
2 years
 
Lynn Blystone
June 16, 1965
54 years
 
John Nilon
June 17, 1999
20 years
 
Mel Atkinson
June 18, 1987
32 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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