Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Invocation: Jim Damian
Flag Salute: Joe Hay
Song: Ed Tomlinson/Bea Barmann
Greeter: Dave Whelden
Roving Mics: Mark Barnes
Special thanks to Andrea Hansen for covering the Spoke in February, she's a new recruit and did an outstanding job!
Andrea Hansen is an arts administrator, wife, mother, and fellow Rotarian living in Bakersfield. She is the Executive Director of the Kern Dance Alliance, an advocacy organization supporting and promoting the arts in Kern County.  She also serves on the boards of The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater and the CSUB Arts and Humanities Executive Advisory Committee. She spends her free time with her family (husband- Michael) and friends creating new memories, laughing loudly, and always finding time to dance (whether in the kitchen with her kids, on the dance floor, or on some of the most famous stages in America). 
Guests: Alex Salazar was a guest of Steve Sanders, Mark Buonard was a guest of Lizette Patterson, Joey Scarlay was a guest of Duane Keathley, Chris C. was a guest of Steve Lloyd, and Jennifer Contrers and Miguel Rolm were guests of Juan Bustamante. 
Visiting Rotarian: Rick Kreiser

Good News & Announcements:

1. Kristen Watson reported that Dr. Sonya Christian was announced as the new Chancellor of the California Community College system. 
2. Pat Collins commended Toni Harper on her monumental efforts to secure a $5.5 million dollar grant from the Heart Foundation to the Mercy/Memorial Hospitals.  
3.  Traco Matthews announced that his grandfather turned 100 years young!  He states his grandfather is a man of many things, including a WWII veteran and a pastor.  
4. Randy Saunders reported that the Boy Scouts will celebrate their 113th birthday by hosting their "Distinguished Citizen's Dinner" on February 23. 
5. Duane Keathley shared that the former East Hills Mall has been demolished and plans have now been approved for a new outdoor shopping center. 
6.  Kern County all-Rotary club meeting is this Thursday, March 2 at CTEC.
7. There is no Rotary on March 9.
8. HUGE Rotary party on March 10 at Stockdale Country Club (black-tie optional).  Purchase your tickets today!
9. CSUB Fab Lab will offer a presentation on March 16 to drive memberships for Rotaract. 
10. ROAMING ROWDY -  Pat Collins traveled to Mexico with his family.  He quickly figured out there were two types of experiences - one for those that "vacationed" and one for those that were on a "trip". The latter inferring that  "trips" are for those traveling with children and "vacations" are for those without the kids.  Pat experienced a "trip" with his grandchildren while his children experienced a "vacation". 
Jim Damian traveled as a guest with Jeff Gutierrez and his company to a hockey game.  
Jim Damian also experienced a riveting performance by the Blue Man Group in Las Vegas, where no one, including his youngest daughter Clara, enjoyed the show. 
11. NEW MEMBER: Steve Llyod introduced Ryan Crowl as the newest member of the Bakersfield Downtown Rotary.  Ryan is the President of Lloyd's Aviation.  He is educated in aircraft management, a seasoned pilot, and a business leader in Bakersfield.  Welcome Ryan!


Justin Salters introduces Gabe Ulloa from the Blue Zone Project. The Blue Zone Project is a global community wellness program rooted in improving health data. Bakersfield is the latest city seeking certification to become a "Blue Zone", a 5-year initiative focused on creating healthy places, people, and policy. Gabe states that the program intends to promote wellness with a proactive approach on creating a healthier Bakersfield.  Gabe asks Rotary to become involved by offering business partnerships, volunteers, and financial support. The Bakersfield Blue Zone Project will officially kick off on April 29 and you can learn more at https://bakersfield.bluezonesproject.com.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jason Cater
February 2
Bill Lever
February 5
Jon Sampson
February 6
Samy Abiaoui
February 7
Bart Hill
February 8
David Denison
February 9
Bryon Schaefer
February 11
Ally Soper
February 14
Stan Eschner
February 22
Jarrell Epp
February 24
Shawn Kennemer
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Kym Plivelich
February 18
Curt Swartley
February 28
Jerene Battisti
Jerry Battisti
February 12
Michael McCoy
Susan McCoy
February 13
Join Date
Andy Barkate
February 1, 1996
27 years
Robin Scott
February 8, 2018
5 years
Jim Clark
February 10, 1994
29 years
Myka Chambers
February 15, 2018
5 years
Cathy Abernathy
February 19, 2004
19 years
Bernie Barmann
February 20, 1986
37 years
S. Aaron Hegde
February 24, 2022
1 year
Vernon Harper
February 24, 2022
1 year
Dick O'Reilly
February 28, 1985
38 years
Ken Secor
February 28, 1963
60 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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