Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Beth Pandol

This issue of the spoke is a bit late due to technical difficulties.

Visitors & Guests

Ken Beurman hosted Nik Boone
Ben Taft hosted Doug Trask
Mel Atkinson hosted Albert Rodriguez
Bryan Schaefer hosted Matt Guinn

Good News & Announcements

Ben Taft encouraged attendance at the September 13 Margarita Party at the Barbich home.
Ben also asked Rotarians to volunteer to host “Hors D’Ouevres Around the Spoke,” small cocktail parties for Rotarians, coming later this year.
President Watson announced that the District Conference will be October 5-6 in Bakersfield.
Ken Secor said the Club Runner photos were almost completed.
Bob Burdette provided the business moment and told the group that his firm, Multi Business Systems had been in existence for 55 years and is transitioning generations for management.


John Guinn, former Shafter City Manager, executive vice president and COO of the Wonderful Company’s real estate division.
Guinn oversees the Wonderful Industrial Park in Shafter, which is an eight million square foot real estate portfolio  on Seventh Standard Road and Santa Fe Way. The 1600 acres has 13 businesses and some 5,000 employees. Companies include Ross, Fed X Ground, MRC Global, Baker Hughes and Target, among others.  There is 1.6 million square ft. scheduled for build out. Guinn said the park has key access to major population centers in the U.S. with its location close to California ports.
Guinn said warehousing facilities are becoming taller and there is tight competition for labor. Skilled labor is difficult to find in California and many businesses are offering training for employees to move from unskilled to skilled positions. Guinn said the Shafter location is lucky to have a tremendously reliable workforce.
He said the park is ideally suited as a transportation hub, with container exchange programs operating between property holders and the Wonderful Company’s export business which can greatly reduce transportation mileage.
Bob Burdette and his business Multi Business Systems was featured in this week's "How's Business" segment.
Ken Beurman introduces his guest, Nik Boone.
Mel Atkinson introduces his guest, Albert Rodriguez.
Guest Speaker, John Guinn and President Ray.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dick Porter
December 3
Jim Blom
December 3
Mary Trichell
December 4
Shawn P. Kelly
December 9
Thomas Hoffmann
December 9
Doug Pierce
December 13
Diane Duquette
December 15
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
December 16
David Oliver
December 19
Bob Allison
December 20
John B. Bentley
December 20
Ed Western
December 24
Jesse Lopez
December 24
Lynnette Zelezny
December 25
Spouse Birthdays
Pragati Patel
December 15
Carrie Leland
December 30
Jim Baldwin
Brenda Baldwin
December 5
Rogers Brandon
Esther Brandon
December 15
Jon Sampson
Jennifer Sampson
December 18
David Oliver
Phyllis Oliver
December 28
Join Date
Kurt Wingate
December 2, 1999
19 years
Mary Trichell
December 3, 1998
20 years
Edward R. Paine
December 5, 1996
22 years
John I. Kelly
December 5, 1963
55 years
Sheryl L. Barbich
December 5, 1987
31 years
John M. Brock
December 8, 1977
41 years
Mary Barlow
December 11, 2014
4 years
Rob Noriega
December 14, 1989
29 years
Diane Duquette
December 16, 2004
14 years
Mike Allen
December 28, 1995
23 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 Hungry Hunter

Thursday @ noon
Bakersfield  Downtown
at the Museum of Art

Friday @ noon
Bakersfield East

at Bakersfield Museum of Art

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