Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis

Invocation: Kristin Barnes

Flag Salute: Shawn Shambaugh

Song: Ken Beurmann

Good News & Announcements

Dr. Horace Mitchell announced his retirement and his replacement as president of CSUB.

Jim Baldwin announced the Boy Scout's annual golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, April 9.

Also- Jim invited everyone to attend the 10th Annual Celebrity Waiters Luncheon, Wednesday, April 25th from 11:30 - 1pm. All proceeds benfit The Bakersfield ARC.

Pat Collins shared that Rogers Brandon may not be getting his perfect attendance badge any time soon, but will be receiving a even more prestigious John Brock Community Service Award... congratulations Rogers!

Chery Scott, VP Director of the Kern Economic Development Foundation, shared a video with us and talked about their upcoming STEMposium, KEDF's signature event that brings students, businesses and the community together to share info on all things STEM.

Visitors & Guests

Jennifer Pitcher guest of Jeff Gutierrez

This week's program

"It starts with food!"

Glen Ephrom, Executive Director of the Golden Empire Gleaners stopped by to talk about The Gleaners. Started in February 1985, a Bible study group of four men reflected on the goodness The Lord had brought to their lives and the debt of gratitude they felt.  They were inspired to do something in return.  Their vision was to glean from local farms and fields the estimated 300 million pounds of food that was going to waste annually and to establish a neighborhood food pantry from which food could be distributed to the needy.  

Throughout its 26 year history the Golden Empire Gleaners has fed millions of Kern County residents.  Last year alone, over 200,000 people were served by distributing 2 million pounds of food.  Currently the Gleaners averages 18,000 people per month served.

The Gleaners survives 100% on donations and business partnerships.

other Gleaner Facts:

  • Provides food to over 1000 families/individuals each month
  • They oversee approximately 150 volunteer shifts every week
  • Provide daily hot meals and weekly food baskets to their volunteers
  • Receive nor accept ANY government funding or grants.
For more information visit GoldenEmpireGleaners.com
Celebration of Life for Bill Murray

Saturday, April 14, 2018

11:00 am -2:00 pm

Sheraton Four Points Hotel
5101 California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Tracy Kiser & Kristen Barnes are bringing back our big fundraiser of the year- Havana Nights! Thursday, June 21st at Dr. Shambaugh's home in Old Stockdale.
Steve Sanders casts shade on President Steve's habitual absenteeism. 
A nickname so good, he had to put it on a shirt. David Denison, owner of Alert Disaster and Restoration.
We presented the Gleaners a giant check for $1000.
Pretty good turn out for the Gleaner presentation.
Today marked the opening of baseball season. Someone went to a lot of trouble to create a graphic to commemorate it.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Duane Keathley
April 4
Joe Hay
April 4
Gary T. Friedman
April 7
Bernie Herman
April 8
Ray Karpe
April 9
Signee L. Hoffman Swartley
April 9
Jack D. Henderson
April 12
Nick Ortiz
April 15
Dan Hay
April 16
Mike Braun
April 16
Jim Weddle
April 18
Michelle Chantry
April 20
Steve Roach
April 21
Tracy Kiser
April 24
Jim Damian
April 28
Spouse Birthdays
Carol Maier
April 2
Steve Illingworth
April 1
Ron Eaves
April 10
Sheryl L. Barbich
April 12
Join Date
Ed Western
April 4, 2002
16 years
John Phil Bentley
April 7, 1977
41 years
Josh Sherley
April 7, 2016
2 years
Jarrell Epp
April 9, 1987
31 years
Mike Chertok
April 14, 1994
24 years
Dan Hay
April 19, 1984
34 years
Kevin McCarthy
April 19, 2001
17 years
Jeffrey Chandler
April 22, 2010
8 years
John B. Bentley
April 22, 1982
36 years
Jeff Johnson
April 25, 1985
33 years
Joe Hay
April 25, 2013
5 years
Tom Smith
April 25, 1968
50 years
Bryan Burrow
April 29, 2010
8 years
Shawn Shambaugh
April 30, 1998
20 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 T.L. Maxwells

Thursday @ noon
Bakersfield  Downtown
at the Museum of Art

Friday @ noon
Bakersfield East

at Bakersfield Museum of Art

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