WEEKLY BULLETIN • OCTOBER 3, 2019
Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Brad Barnes

Guest Spoke Editor Profile

Brad Barnes is the Founder and CEO of Entruity Wealth, a Registered Investment Advisory firm. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1981 as an Account Executive with EFHutton & Company, and he quickly rose to become one of the firm’s top advisors. The wealth advisory field is the unique intersection of Brad’s gifts and interests. Helping Entruity’s clients best position their assets is a high calling that he covets.

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We began in prayer lead by Josh Sherley, followed by a great salute to our flag lead by Shawn Shambaugh, next a powerful rendition of “You’re a Grand Old Flag” lead by Jim Baldwin, Garro Ellis and Brad Hannink.
 
Our greeter was Jerene Battisti.
 
The roving mics where manned by David Denison and Sue Benham.

Good News & Announcements:

Mike Chertok introduced us to his guests, our symphony’s Maestro Stilian Kirov as well as their new ED Holly Arnold. 
 
Jim Damian got Sheryl Barbich on the phone where we all gave her a group “thank you” for a great Margarita Party at her and Lou’s impressive abode!
 
Next was time for "Look Who's Not Working" segment spotlighting long-time Rotarian Jeff Johnson!  Jeff grew up in San Jose, went to Stanford and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA.  His career started with a 9 ½ year stint at FMC.  He then came to Bakersfield accepting a position at the Bakersfield Californian.  He has 3 kids and three grandkids…he thinks!  Jeff joined Rotary in 1985… 34 years strong!
 

Program

Our program was a promotion of the upcoming (May 2, 2020) American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life of Bakersfield giant fundraiser!  The program was lead by Donna Hermann, Tonia Nool and one other whose name I didn’t catch.   This year, the 24 hour event will be held at the Kern County Fairgrounds. 
 
We learned that the event was the brainchild of Gordy Klatt M.D., a cancer survivor himself.  The theme for this year is “Save Lives and Celebrate Life!”  The Cancer Society mission is advocacy (that’s how we have no smoking in restaurants), promoting early detection and prevention, research ($405 million last year), and general support locally with things like wigs for those who’ve lost their hair, overnight lodging, and answering questions about all things relating to cancer. 
 
Donna encouraged us to get our colorectal screening done early and often, for the guys, be ever vigilant with monitoring your prostate and, for the ladies, regular mammograms!  Great life extending tips!
 
For more info and to get involved, visit their website!
 
FACT:

In 2019, more than 268,000 women are expected to be newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

FACT:
Nationwide, 41,760 women are expected to die from this disease this year.

FACT:
Relay for life Bakersfield is the largest Relay for Life event in the U.S.

FACT:
Currently, almost 4 million people take part in Relay events in over 5,000 communities in the United States. It is estimated that Relay For Life events have raised nearly $5 billion to date.

Guests:

Holly Arnold and Stilian Kirov guest of Mike Chertok
Rick Rollins guest of Garro Ellis
Tim Davis guest of David Denison
Brian Jersky guest of Lynnette Zelezny
Jerene Battisti greeting people and taking names.
Donna Hermann, Tonia Nool and a young lady who just came because she likes Hodel's food.
The kid's table was well behaved today.
BSO's Stilian Kirov dropped by... he really misses Hodel's comfort food.
Jessie Lopez with Kevin Pope, head of the only Army that doesn't kill people.
Jeff Johnson reveals he's a Stanford man.
Jim Baldwin comes up with a way to make "She's a Grand Old Flag" relevant again. His answer? Human Surround Sound.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lou Barbich
October 1
 
Jim Clark
October 2
 
Bryan Burrow
October 3
 
Horace Mitchell
October 4
 
Steve Loyd
October 13
 
Karen Goh
October 15
 
Jeff Green
October 18
 
George Granger
October 19
 
Steve Williford
October 24
 
Kristen Beall
October 27
 
Garro Ellis
October 31
 
Jeff Chandler
October 31
 
Spouse Birthdays
Brenda Baldwin
October 1
 
Anniversaries
Signee L. Hoffman Swartley
Curt
October 19
 
Nikolas Boone
Mackenzie Boone
October 21
 
Join Date
Karen King
October 2, 2008
11 years
 
Ken Beurmann
October 3, 2013
6 years
 
Nikolas Boone
October 4, 2018
1 year
 
Karen Goh
October 8, 2009
10 years
 
Steve Sanders
October 8, 1998
21 years
 
Steve Chen
October 12, 2017
2 years
 
Ben Stinson
October 13, 1983
36 years
 
John Farrer
October 13, 1997
22 years
 
Win Eaton
October 13, 2011
8 years
 
Bart Hill
October 14, 1993
26 years
 
Jesse Lopez
October 16, 2015
4 years
 
Chad Tongco
October 17, 2015
4 years
 
Harvey J. McCown
October 17, 1991
28 years
 
Jon Sampson
October 17, 2015
4 years
 
David Denison
October 22, 2015
4 years
 
Jim Black
October 22, 1998
21 years
 
Jack Gotcher
October 26, 2006
13 years
 
Hal Aaron
October 27, 1988
31 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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