Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Roving Microphones:  Garro Ellis and Jeff Gutierrez
Head Table: Larry Reider, Jeff Green, Doug Pierce, Steve Roach
Program Chair: Jeff Green

The meeting was called to order: By President Steve Roach

Invocation was given by Steve Illingworth
Flag Salute led by Lislie Golich
Song AMERICA The Beautiful led by Jay Rosenlieb
Presidential Announcements & Information:
President Roach told the Members that today is national Get Up Day
Introductions:  Sergeant at Arms Jeff Gutierrez

Good News Announcements:

1) Jim Damian invited all Club Members to check out the Amazing Race fliers on the tables.
2) Sheryl Barbich announced the new happenings at the Kern County Museum. A new lecture series on the County’s History and New Children’s programs.
3) Dr. Horrace Mitchell brought back a Rotary flag from the Bahamas. He exchanged our Club’s flag and said he had a great time.
4) Garro Ellis Gave a Waterman Grant update and encouraged the club to get their applications in quickly.

Visitors & Guests:

Mike McCoy guest of Sheryl Barbich
Nick Gonzales guest of Jim Damian

The Program:

Game Show Host….Jeff Green (ret.)
President Roach Introduced Jeff Green who took the podium and explained the rules of the First Ever Rotary Club of Bakersfield TRIVIA Game!
Jeff then introduced Doug Pierce the Principle & Managing Partner of the famed Pierce CPA Firm. Mr Pierce has kept the trivia questions under lock and key in the trunk of his Yugo, or something, to ensure their confidentiality. Each envelope had 25 questions to be opened and answered under strict supervision by the Trivia Marshals Ellis and Guiterrez.
Game Show Host Green then introduced Dr. Larry Reider for a quick lesson in Ethics. Dr. Reider went over the FIVE Way Rotary Test, which included the new TRIVIA Game Test of ….Do Not Use Your Smart Phone.

Let the game begin!

In the end the LAST Place teame were:
Old Dogs with 10 correct answers
#Us Too with 11 correct answers
Table One with 11 1/2 correct answers
Clueless in Bakersfield with 12 correct answers

And the WINNERS are:

Third Place: T’s with 12 1/2 correct answers won Tickets to CALM
Second Place: The Great with 13 correct answers won Stainless Steel Wine Glasses
First Place: The Trivia Tigers with 15 correct answers won Gift Cards to Imbibe
“With all humility WE want to thank the Academy for the First Place Awards to Imbibe!”
And with that President Roach rang the BELL!!!
Since we did not have a staff photographer today, I decided to post a few pics from the trivia contest!
Who was the "Mad Monk of Russia"? He was an itinerant, a pious figure of faith, a lusty man who liked being washed by girls in the bath houses of czarist Russia. He was, of course, Gregory Rasputin.
Largest fish in the ocean? The Whale Shark.
The only man made object observable from space? The Great Wall of China!
Which country is reputed to have the oldest flag design? Denmark.
What Western peak erupted on May 18, 1980? Mt St. Helens
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John P. Moorhouse
February 1
Jason Cater
February 2
Jon Sampson
February 6
Bart Hill
February 8
David Denison
February 9
Mary K. Shell
February 9
Bryon Schaefer
February 11
Tom DeNatale
February 21
Stan Eschner
February 22
Jarrell Epp
February 24
Anne M. Holdren
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Kym Plivelich
February 18
February 28
Join Date
Andy Barkate
February 1, 1996
22 years
Harry "Doc" Ervin
February 8, 2017
1 year
Jim Clark
February 10, 1994
24 years
Steve Clifford
February 11, 1971
47 years
Cathy Abernathy
February 19, 2004
14 years
Bernie Barmann
February 20, 1986
32 years
Dick O'Reilly
February 28, 1985
33 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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