Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Michelle Chantry
Invocation: Jeff Gutierrez
Flag Salute: David Denison
Song: Michelle Chantry Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Greeter: Jerene Battisti
Roving Mics: Jim Baldwin
Distinguished Guests:  
Presidents from all clubs:
            Patty Keefer (North)
            Cheryl Scott (Breakfast)
            Tim Banks (West)
            Nancy Pollard (Twilight)
            Quon Louey (East)
Assistant District Governor Jackie Maxwell
Other Guests: Koral Hancharick from Buena Vista Museum & Adam Bell from R.M. Pyles Boys Camp, guests of Michael George.
Steve Roach: Shana Cherson
Other dignitaries: Rick Kriser from West & Bethany McKenna


Today was President Garro Ellis’ first day in office and he presented two Waterman Grant Recipients with gifts: $5,000 to the RM Pyles Boys Camp to help finish a cabin, Adam Bell. $31,400 was presented to Koral Hancharick with the Buena Vista Museum to help complete an air conditioning unit project.
This year is downtown rotary’s 100th year and we will celebrate with some type of extravaganza this year, perhaps expanding on the already wildly popular Havana Nights. President Ellis presented his board members with 100 years of service t-shirts and displayed a photo of the first president of the Bakersfield Rotary Club, Vance Anderson.
He went over the primary focus of this coming year: Inspire Motivate Cultivate and Create; Increase and Retain Membership; Brand Awareness; 100 Year Extravaganza; and Strategic Plan to Increase Waterman Foundation.
President Ellis wrapped up the meeting with a magic trick Glass Half Full / Half Empty and stated:
“We will always have failures and successes; but as long as we are willing, we must have faith in our ability through God we trust. Through connections, we can change the world."
Our founding president, Vance Anderson, would probably be proud of what downtown Rotary has achieved over these last 100 years!
Andy Barkate sais "Here's to 100 years of service!"
The day we were recognized as a official Rotary chapter, 60 other clubs opened up that same day elsewhere around the world. Making us the 717 club to come into existence.
Today's Spoke editor, Michele Chantry sitting with Mike Chertok.
Steve Sanders introduced our new president, Garro Ellis.
Our Waterman Foundation granted $5000 to Pyles Boys Camp to complete a cabin.
Our Waterman Foundation granted $31,400 to the Buena Vista Natural Museum upgrade electrical and add an HVAC to their third floor exhibit.
All the local chapter presidents and our new Assistant District Governor, Jackie Maxwell, pose for a group shot.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Farrer
July 1
Chad Tongco
July 2
John D. Schuler
July 14
Ken Beurmann
July 15
Ray Watson
July 15
Paul Sheldon
July 18
Jon Van Boening
July 21
Karen King
July 25
Ray Watson
July 25
Cindy Pollard
July 28
Sonya Christian
July 28
Donald M. Camp
July 29
Kurt Wingate
July 30
Spouse Birthdays
July 2
Jeff Chandler
Susan Chandler
July 7
Join Date
Paul Sheldon
July 13, 2000
19 years
Dave Whelden
July 14, 1988
31 years
Kristen Beall
July 21, 2016
3 years
Steve Illingworth
July 21, 2005
14 years
Steve Williford
July 21, 1994
25 years
Lynnette Zelezny
July 26, 2018
1 year
Larry E. Reider
July 27, 2000
19 years
Mary Castaneda
July 27, 2016
3 years
Cindy Pollard
July 28, 1994
25 years
Jordan Kaufman
July 28, 2016
3 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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