Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis

good news & announcements

  • Congratulations to Grish Patel, hebecame a grandfather.
  • Eddy Paine asked for help with Bruce Freeman's City Council campaign. Also Eddy was looking for board members for Casa Esperanza, a transitional home for women in Bakersfield.
  • Garro Ellis was excited about the CSUB/Georgia Tech game tonight.
  • Voting starts next week for the President Elect. Bylaws were passed in a vote.
  • Make plans to attend:


BHS Principal, David Reese introduced Riker Solato, the Virtual Business teacher. Virtual Business High School is a family of game-like simulations that help you teach business, marketing and personal finance in a whole new way. Linking real career skills to common core math, reading, and critical thinking competencies. It is used by over 1 million students nationwide. The students then compete against other schools is a state competition and, if they win as did BHS, they then compete nationally.
To get "hired", students interview with teachers and counselors. Once on the team, they form up different divisions, just like a real company.
This year's business was called BUMBLE, which offers bee pollination services as well as marketing several bee byproducts such as honey and beeswax products. Their slogan is "From our hive to yours." And their web site is pretty awesome.
The third mission of their virtual business is to save the bee population. "Bees’ Needs California" is their locally focused community outreach program. To educate the youth community on the importance of bees in our environment and their impact on agriculture. Their philanthropy extends internationally. Bees’ Needs International, their global outreach program, donates a portion of Bumble hives to impoverished communities in South America,
BHS won first place overall against 80 other teams from all over the state and will be competing nationally in New York later this year. They also placed first in other categories such as
  1. Human Resources
  2. Website
  3. Newsletter

Visitors and Guests

  • John and Desiree Von Flue guest of Bryon Schafer
  • Lyle Martin Jr. guest of Lyle Martin
  • Joe Gregory guest of Ken Jones

Photos by Girish Patel

Lyle Martin dropped by to say thanks for the PAL Waterman grant.
Jay Rosenlieb explained what the Waterman Foundation is all about.
Mickey Hay introduced the 42nd class of Ford Dimension.
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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