Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis

Good News and Announcements

  1. Mike Chertok gave a congrats to the Roadrunners and an update on the Final Four.
  2. Jeff Johnson talked about the upcoming "Spectacular World of Science" conference coming April 8th at the Double Tree Hotel.
  3. Jon Sampson reminded everyone to get their tickets to his wife Jennifer Sampson's Theatre in the Garden play, "The Very Ecstasy of Love". There are 3 shows, but they're nearly sold out. April 27, 28 & 29th.
  4. George Granger announced this was the anniversary of his retirement.
  5. President Dave announced the new president elect as Colleen McGauley.

On another note...

East High’s team competed at the regional level this year in We The People, a civics project that organizes high school students into teams of experts to testify before a mock congressional panel on various topics.

East didn’t make it to state finals, but last week was awarded the Warren Burger Nomination, which grants admission to the national competition in April to select high-needs schools that performed exceptionally at their regional competition.

East High school's coach, James Dominguez introduced the team and let them make a plea for a donation to attend a show while in New York. Dave awarded them $1000 and other member contributed as well.

The Program

Doug Hayward introduced the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra's interim Executive Director Kari Heilman and their marketing director, Gayle Tate.

Gayle's presentation played off the first letters of the word "MUSIC". Each letter stood for what music is and was accompanied by  selection of music.

M: Memories- as children we were raised with Brahms' Lullaby

U: Unity- Music brings people together. John William's Star Wars theme.

S: Sensory- Music involves many of our senses. Unchained Melody.

I: Inspiration- Working out, studing, music helps. Battle Hymn of the Republic.

C: Communication- Where words fail, music speaks- Hans Christian Anderson. It's a Small World

Some other facts shared:

  1. The BSO was founded in 1932 and after taking a hiatus for the war, it reconvened in 1947.
  2. The BSO has a strong outreach program for students. It's been proven that being involved in music helps children perform well in school.
  3. The difference between a "Band" and an "Orchestra" is the addition of stringed instruments.
  4. Music has been proven to help people heal. The BSO and Dignity Health have partnered in such a program where volunteer musicians perform for long term hospital patients.
  5. One third of the money that funds the BSO comes from ticket sales. The rest from sponsorships- so SUPPORT THE ARTS!

Guests & Visitors

Wade Nomura of Carpinteria Morning and Past District Governor

Al Patel from Rotary Club of Gandevi, India and his Wife Mina Patel

President Dave hands out tshirts every week, so Pat decided he should be on the receiving end for once and bought him this Irish rock band shirt.
Jim Damien, Mina & Al Patel, Wade Nomura of Carpinteria Morning and President Dave.
President Dave, Mayor Goh and Girish Patel pose with the "We the People" team. Their coach, James Dominguez stands to the far right.
Al Patel from Rotary Club of Gandevi, India and his Wife Mina Patel.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Scott E. Johnson
April 1
Duane Keathley
April 4
Joe Hay
April 4
Gary T. Friedman
April 7
Bernie Herman
April 8
Ray Karpe
April 9
Signee L. Hoffman Swartley
April 9
Jack D. Henderson
April 12
Dan Hay
April 16
Mike Braun
April 16
Jim Weddle
April 18
Michelle Chantry
April 20
Steve Roach
April 21
Tracy Kiser
April 24
Jim Damian
April 28
Spouse Birthdays
Carol Maier
April 2
Steve Illingworth
April 1
Ron Eaves
April 10
Sheryl L. Barbich
April 12
Join Date
Ed Western
April 4, 2002
15 years
John Bentley
April 7, 1977
40 years
Josh Sherley
April 7, 2016
1 year
Jarrell Epp
April 9, 1987
30 years
Joe MacIlvaine
April 11, 1991
26 years
Mike Chertok
April 14, 1994
23 years
Dan Hay
April 19, 1984
33 years
Kevin McCarthy
April 19, 2001
16 years
Jeffrey Chandler
April 22, 2010
7 years
John B. Bentley
April 22, 1982
35 years
Jeff Johnson
April 25, 1985
32 years
Joe Hay
April 25, 2013
4 years
Tom Smith
April 25, 1968
49 years
Bryan Burrow
April 29, 2010
7 years
Shawn Shambaugh
April 30, 1998
19 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 Stars Theater

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