Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Jacob Frost

Greeter: Bill Lever
Prayer: Major-General - Clinton Trimmer
Flag Salute: Pat Collins
Roving Mic: Randy Saunders

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Jacob Frost
Jacob Frost and his wife Gabrielle are part owners of The Jastro House, a historical home that has been transformed into a distinctive business space. In addition to this, Jacob is employed at Crimson Resource Management, an oil production company, and also manages an online marketing venture.

Visiting Guests:

Joe Hay brought  Chris Avenlas from Ford Motor Company



Seargent Major- Clinton Trimmer with the Salvation Army, announced he and his wife are staying in Bakersfield for another year

Steve Sanders announced CALM’s 40 year anniversary celebration

Justin Salters announced that his team won 4 awards of Excellence and an Award of Merit at the Public Relations Society of America’s Central California Image Awards


This year, Bakersfield High School proudly sent two representatives, Elise and Emiliano, to the RYLA camp. The experience proved to be an exhilarating challenge for both of them, pushing them to break out of their comfort zones and engage with larger groups and individuals they wouldn't typically interact with. One of the aspects they particularly appreciated was how the camp encouraged them to actively participate in various community events, fostering their sense of involvement.

Among their most cherished memories, the ropes course undoubtedly stood out. This thrilling activity demanded an immense display of teamwork and effective communication, compelling Elise and Emeliano to rely on each other for success. Their second memorable experience was a team-building exercise that took place towards the end of the day, effectively integrating all the valuable lessons they had learned throughout the day. This experience not only solidified their newfound skills but also left a lasting impression on them.

What is RYLA?

Each year, thousands of young people take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program worldwide. Young people are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expenses-paid camp to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and facilitate the event’s curriculum.

RYLA aims to:

  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth;
  • Encourage youth to make a difference in their communities through volunteer work and social responsibility; and
  • Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth.

RYLA was officially adopted by Rotary International in 1971, and is one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service. RYLA programs often lead to the formation or strengthening of Rotaract and Interact clubs. RYLA participants often go on to become Youth Exchange students or Ambassadorial Scholars. For more information about RYLA in your area, contact your local Rotary club or your district RYLA chairperson. More information is available on the Rotary International website.


What are Rotaract Clubs
Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18 and older to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mary Castaneda
May 5
Stan Cook
May 7
Brad Hannink
May 8
Ken Jones
May 9
Justin Leland
May 12
Sheryl L. Barbich
May 14
Juan Bustamante
May 16
Andy Barkate
May 22
Dave Plivelich
May 28
Rick Montoya
May 30
Spouse Birthdays
Susan Chandler
May 10
Luigi Soper
May 18
Haley Slagle
May 26
Mel Atkinson
Jamie Atkinson
May 6
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
Nancy Willis
May 17
Patrick Paggi
Robin Paggi
May 20
Win Eaton
Norma Eaton
May 21
Garro Ellis
May 23
Michael Lightfoot
Kelly Lightfoot
May 26
Girish Patel
Pragati Patel
May 28
Join Date
Ken Keller
May 9, 2019
4 years
Louis Gill
May 9, 2013
10 years
Bill Lever
May 13, 2021
2 years
Mark Luque
May 13, 2021
2 years
Ryan Beckwith
May 13, 2021
2 years
Jim Damian
May 15, 2014
9 years
Susan Benham
May 19, 2011
12 years
Stan Cook
May 20, 1999
24 years
Justin Leland
May 21, 2009
14 years
Sonya Christian
May 22, 2014
9 years
Jon Van Boening
May 24, 1984
39 years
Geoff King
May 26, 1988
35 years
Martin Alonzo
May 27, 2021
2 years
John D. Schuler
May 29, 2003
20 years
Pete Pankey
May 30, 2013
10 years
Garro Ellis
May 31, 2012
11 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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Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise

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