Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis
INVOCATION: Mike McCoy was replaced by Jim Damian
FLAG: Ron Eaves
SONG: God Bless America was replaced by Don't Stop Believin' by Journey led by Joe Gregory
Jim Damian stood in for President Ray this week. President Ray was greatly missed... well, maybe not "greatly".
President Ray paid a visit via satellite, expressing his confidence that Jim would maintain the traditional decorum of our  Rotary club.
Luckily he couldn't observe the non-traditional Hodel's lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs. And that was just the beginning.

Good News & Announcements

Steve Sanders announced that the 16th annual Holiday Lights at CALM is open for visits. And a reminder that Thursday, December 13th is our Rotary Christmas party out there.
Dave Wheldon gave a reminder that our annual bell-ringing day is coming up Friday, December 7th. There are still some spots open with Rogers Brandon's group and Ben Taft's group. Keep in mind, we are, above all else, a service organization!
Sheryl Barbich invited people to her pop-up Rotarian party at her house, Tuesday, December 11th. RSVP to Sheryl at sheryl@barbich.com.
Louis Gill thanked us again for our visit to the Homeless Shelter.
Jim then played a game of SOBs (Sharing of Business Shirts) Ben Stinson came loaded with swag. Stinson's sweatshirts were awarded to Joe Hay, President Jim... err... Jim Damian and Mike Willis. Joe reciprocated with a Ford shirt for Ben.
Jim Damian brought his mom, MJ to today's meeting, proving to her, he really is a big shot around town.

The Program

Jon Sampson introduced our guest Tim Terrio from Beurmann Physical Therapy... errr.... Terrio Physical Therapy, sorry Ken Buermann just pretends he owns the company.
Tim came by to talk about another new venture he is starting for local homeless Veterans called Bakersfield's Veteran's Village.
According to the California Verterans Assistance (CVAF) Foundation, there are currently 98 homeless veterans in Bakersfield.
Tim was the founder of League of Dreams, a free program for young athletes with disabilities.
The Veteran's Village will consist of 13 Tiny Homes, with a common area and even a dog park. It will be located at 604 Covey Road in Oildale.
The veterans chosen will be qualified by various conditions by the CVAF and won't live there for free. They get housing vouchers they can use to pay a small rent per month. Those that can't do that can earn their home through sweat equity. As long as they follow the rules and keep up their home they can liver there in perpetuity.
Tim emphasized he is just the inspiration and ringleader behind the project. The ownership and day to day operations will be carried out by the California Verterans Assistance Foundation.
The village will be built with private funds, sponsorship money, and in-kind labor. For instance, the solar panel covered BBQ area benches were fabricated by students in the ROC program.
Each unit will be fully furnished, down to plates and utensils. The 450 sq. foot homes can be occupied by a single person or a couple. 
Centennial High Scool architecture students did the renderings for the project. John Balfanz will be one of the builders involved.
For more information on how you can get involved, please visit: 
Acting president Jim Damian announces a new fun game.
Ben Stinson hands out a swag bag to Jim's mom MJ. Note on the podium, the Stinson's makeup compact, so Jim can admire himself.
For no reason at all President For The Day, Jim Damian announces "Prizes for everyone"!
Sue Benham and Colleen McGauley are super stoked by the unprecedented generosity of  an acting president.
One of Jim's helpers, in cute "Have A Nice Day" costumes, handed out prizes to everyone.
Joe Gregory shows off his tiny bottle of Jameson.
As if our minds weren't blown already, Jim wheeled in a La Rosa cart filled with delicious ice cream bars!
And as a final act, Jim mounted a unicorn and rode around shooting rainbows out of his hands.
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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