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
Lou Barbich
October 1
Jim Clark
October 2
Bryan Burrow
October 3
Horace Mitchell
October 4
Steve Loyd
October 13
Karen Goh
October 15
Jeff Green
October 18
George Granger
October 19
Steve Williford
October 24
Kristen Beall
October 27
Garro Ellis
October 31
Jeff Chandler
October 31
Spouse Birthdays
Brenda Baldwin
October 1
Signee L. Hoffman Swartley
October 19
Join Date
Karen King
October 2, 2008
10 years
Ken Beurmann
October 3, 2013
5 years
Karen Goh
October 8, 2009
9 years
Steve Sanders
October 8, 1998
20 years
Steve Chen
October 12, 2017
1 year
Ben Stinson
October 13, 1983
35 years
John Farrer
October 13, 1997
21 years
Win Eaton
October 13, 2011
7 years
Bart Hill
October 14, 1993
25 years
Jesse Lopez
October 16, 2015
3 years
Roland Maier
October 16, 2015
3 years
Chad Tongco
October 17, 2015
3 years
Harvey J. McCown
October 17, 1991
27 years
Jon Sampson
October 17, 2015
3 years
David Denison
October 22, 2015
3 years
Jim Black
October 22, 1998
20 years
Jack Gotcher
October 26, 2006
12 years
Hal Aaron
October 27, 1988
30 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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