President's Message
Christy Swatzell
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The Bakersfield East Rotary Club was chartered on December 23rd, 1952. This year, we are celebrating our 65th anniversary! Our club motto for 2017-18 is "We are 65 and we care". 

If you can leave your stress behind for just one hour and are willing to have fun in the brotherhood and sisterhood of East Rotary, then you need to come to our meetings!


Christy Swatzell - President 2017/18


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President Christy was thrilled to receive not one but two Rotary flags from Incoming District Governor, Sandi Schwartz. These were picked up in Sandi's travels to Korea where she recently visited. 

Christina Randall 

When and why did you become a member of Rotary?  I had volunteered quite a bit of time to a professional association and decided I wanted to do the same thing closer to home and more beneficial to my local community.  BERC was the perfect fit for me!

What is your classification with our club? Court Reporter.

Family information – Married to Dave Nielsen, and together we have six children and six grandchildren.  Of course, we are hoping for more grandchildren!

Hobby/What you do for fun – First and foremost, I love to travel, and Europe is my favorite destination.  I also love interior design and fashion so I do a lot of shopping.  I also enjoy entertaining, game nights, and spending time with the grandkids.  I take off a day a week to spend time with the grandkids around the pool. Best time of the year!        

Anything that you would like to share – I am really blessed to have an amazing husband that supports me in everything I do.  He is a true gentleman.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Ramsey
May 1
Melinda Westfahl
May 4
Scarlett Sabin
May 9
Gary Creott
May 17
Michael Burger
May 17
Ron White
May 19
Bryan Oberg
May 20
Scott Begin
May 30
Spouse Birthdays
Susan Begin
May 20
Li Gibbs
May 25
Ron White
May 1
Doug Amstutz
Jan (Sunnie) Amstutz
May 20
Jimmie Soto
Dilania Soto
May 20
Greg Braun
Ann Braun
May 23
Larry Moxley
Susan Moxley
May 23
Mark Ramsey
May 29
Join Date
Phil Franey
May 1, 1984
34 years
Susan Gill
May 1, 1997
21 years
Amanda Frank
May 3, 2013
5 years
Christy Swatzell
May 3, 2011
7 years
Steven Gibbs
May 3, 1991
27 years
Doug Amstutz
May 29, 1984
34 years
Fernando Aguirre
May 30, 2014
4 years

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Christy Swatzell

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