Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Leslie Golich
Invocation by Jason Cater
Pledge led by Dick Porter
Song by Linda Snoddy on the bagpipes. 

Volunteers needed

Bob Snoddy let us know that the Kern County Scottish Society is getting ready for their annual Scottish Games on March 25th.  Volunteers are needed.  If you’d like to volunteer, please call 865-8890.

Good News Announcements

  • Garro Ellis shared that the Waterman Foundation Committee has made its decision on this year’s grant.  It will go to the Bakersfield Police Activities League to support their solar project which will save them at least $250k over the next 10 years.
  • Sheryl Barbich shared that Merle’s Boxcar home is almost ready for prime time!  There will be an event on April 4th at the Museum, all are encouraged to attend.  Steve Sanders and Bob LaRude will be pouring beer!
  • Jim Baldwin shared that BARC and the Boy Scouts are having a fundraising golf tournament on Monday April 10th at Seven Oaks Country Club.
  • Tracy reminded us about our one and only Waterman Foundation Fundraiser this year which will be Havana Nights at the lovely home of Shawn and Teresa Shambaugh.  All are encouraged to attend and bring friends, sponsorships are still available.  The event will be on Thursday April 20th from 6-10 pm.  Proceeds will benefit the Police Activities League Solar Project plus CSUB and BC scholarships.
Our guest speaker was David Harrington who is Jon Sampson’s brother-in-law and by day he is the Chief Operating Officer for the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS). 
CNS is a post-acute head trauma rehab facility right here in Bakersfield.  They also have locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco and two sites in Texas.  March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. 
David shared with us that there are approximately 3.5 million head injuries per year and no two are ever the same.  Their approach to rehab is unlike any other and patients come to them from all over the world.  They are the top rehab facility in the US. 
The most common type of injury is what they call Coupe Contra Coupe, this is when the brain moves back and forth within the skull and causes wide spread damage and can also cause brainstem damage.
They work to retrain the brain / rewire it from the damaged synapses to new ones.  Therapies include:  physical, occupational, cognitive, speech and behavioral.  Care is not only provided in the clinic setting during the day, but independent living skills are taught in the residential rehab program where the clients live. 

Guests and Visitors

Club Guests included Bob Snoddy, Jenine Snoddy and Linda Snoddy.  Jon Sampson brought his father Gary Sampson, Holly Culhane brought her daughter Dana Brennan who is one of our favorite past members!  Sheryl Barbich also had a past member as her guest, Bruce Freeman and Ray Watson’s guest was Rami Mislih.  There were no visiting Rotarians.

Photos by Girish Patel:

David Harrington is the Chief Operating Officer for the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS). 
Jeff Gutierrez and Tracy Kiser
Pat Collins and Steve Loyd ham it up.
Bob and Linda Snoddy got into the spirit of the Scottish Games.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Patrick Collins
March 3
John M. Brock
March 4
Bob Beck
March 7
Rob Noriega
March 15
Tom Smith
March 16
Shannon Grove
March 18
Bob Burdette
March 19
Win Eaton
March 25
Barry Zoeller
March 29
Spouse Birthdays
Marlene Watson
March 14
Chad Tongco
Toni Tongco
March 30
Join Date
Patrick Collins
March 3, 1997
20 years
David R. Lampe
March 6, 1986
31 years
Ken Jones
March 7, 2013
4 years
Greg Gallion
March 10, 1994
23 years
Mike Braun
March 13, 1997
20 years
Joe Ziemann
March 14, 1985
32 years
Russell V. Judd
March 17, 2005
12 years
Steve Loyd
March 20, 1997
20 years
David Morton
March 23, 2006
11 years
Buzzard Busby
March 24, 2016
1 year
Ron Eaves
March 26, 1998
19 years
Bob Beck
March 27, 1997
20 years
Linda Jay
March 29, 2007
10 years
Steve Houston
March 30, 2000
17 years
Dave Turner
March 31, 2005
12 years
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
March 31, 2016
1 year

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 T.L. Maxwells

Thursday @ noon
Bakersfield  Downtown
at the Museum of Art

Friday @ noon
Bakersfield East

at Stars Theater

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