Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis
Invocation: Win Eaton
Flag Salute: Roland Maier
Song: Joe Hay


  • Joe  Gregory: his wife, Katie Gregory
  • Steve Sanders: Bob Lerude
  • Jay Rosenlieb: Dave Kyle and Bob Weir
  • Cathy Abernathy: Greg Truax

Good New & Announcements:

  • Mary Barlow honored as a Paul Harris Fellow
  • Sue Benham: Dignity Health Memorial Hospital was voted Best Hospital in Kern County 2018 in the Best of Bakersfield poll
  • Colleen McGauley: CASA’s “Boot Scootin’ Derby” fundraiser will be held on May 5.
  • Mike George: Kern Schools Federal Credit Union was voted Best Financial Institution in the Best of Bakersfield poll.

Program: First Generation Businesses

  • Garro Ellis from Moneywise, a financial advisory firm, recalled that he received great advice to “do something your competition’s not at any given time.”
  • Dave Plivelich from The Marcom Group had a background in print design and art direction when he started designing websites. His firm now hosts 300-400 websites.
  • Joe Gregory founded Grapevine MSP Technology Services. A self-described “school IT guy in Maricopa,” his firm is service oriented, not sales oriented and has experienced 289% growth over a three year period.
  • Jim Damian started out as a social worker in Alameda County where he became frustrated that he couldn’t locate the files he needed to “save the world one child at a time.” He founded Stria in 2005 to help customers organize their information to improve workflow efficiencies. His firm is highly regarded for their document management solutions.
Mary Barlow honored as a Paul Harris Fellow
Jim Damian, Joe Gregory, Dave Plivelich and Garro Ellis shared their success stories with us.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mary Castaneda
May 5
Stan Cook
May 7
Brad Hannink
May 8
Ken Jones
May 9
Justin Leland
May 12
Sheryl L. Barbich
May 14
Andy Barkate
May 22
Beth Pandol
May 22
James Phillips
May 24
Dave Plivelich
May 28
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
Nancy Willis
May 17
Leslie Golich
May 21
Win Eaton
Norma Eaton
May 21
Girish Patel
Pragati Patel
May 28
Join Date
Jim Baldwin
May 9, 2002
16 years
Louis Gill
May 9, 2013
5 years
John P. Moorhouse
May 11, 1995
23 years
Jim Damian
May 15, 2014
4 years
Susan Benham
May 19, 2011
7 years
Stan Cook
May 20, 1999
19 years
Justin Leland
May 21, 2009
9 years
Sonya Christian
May 22, 2014
4 years
Douglas A. Hayward
May 24, 2012
6 years
Jon Van Boening
May 24, 1984
34 years
Geoff King
May 26, 1988
30 years
Jeff Green
May 27, 2010
8 years
John D. Schuler
May 29, 2003
15 years
Pete Pankey
May 30, 2013
5 years
Garro Ellis
May 31, 2012
6 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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Upcoming Events
Tim Gojich - Personal Trainer
May 03, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
To Be Anounced
Bakersfield Museum of Art
May 10, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Havana Nights
Shawn & Teresa Shambaugh
Jun 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Rotary Club Of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

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Morro Bay

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Tim Trujillo  

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Mike "Willieboy" Willis
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

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