President's Message
Christy Swatzell
member photo

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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Speakers: Ford Dimension and Dream Builders Program
Above: Bryce, Kimberly, and Kaleb representing three high schools participating in the Ford Dimensions program.
Below: Students with program sponsor, Tiffany, of the Garlic Company, and their Advisor, Sue Dixon.

The Ford Dimension students work in conjunction with the Dream Builders to create significant community projects with an emphasis on “service over self” and civic responsibility while learning valuable business and life skills. Students attend monthly meetings together with a focus on leadership development, character, communication and career building skills.

These students along with others in their group decided on a project that would bring awareness to human trafficking. After learning that the average age of a victim of human trafficking is 13 years old, the students decided to create an informational video they plan to distribute to high school groups all over Kern County. 

Service with a smile
Greeters: Ryan Dovell and Phil Franey
Golf Tournament Circa 2009
Good times that have gone by in time

Jon Lifquist

When and why did you become a member of Rotary?  

I became a member in 2013 at the urging of my boss, Tony Ansolabehere.

What is your classification with our club?  


Family information.  My wife Cari and I have been married for 28 years. Our four children are Calvin – 27, Paige – 25, Mara – 17, Anna – 13.

Hobby/What you do for fun?  My interests are as follows:

Swimming, hiking, reading

Anything that you would like to share? I am wearing my Rotary pin – really.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dan Urban
April 16
Julie Womack
April 20
Spouse Birthdays
April 6
Laurie Sorci
April 9
Claudia Keith
April 13
DW Swatzell
April 15
Raquel Markovits
April 26
Lourdes Arrubla
Manuel Olea
April 1
Sully Sullivan
Marilyn Sullivan
April 5
Dave Bass
Helen Bass
April 17
Gary Creott
Gloria Creott
April 24
Kim Mygatt
Phil Mygatt
April 30
Join Date
Dan Giordano
April 1, 1998
20 years
Melinda Westfahl
April 1, 2000
18 years
Sandra Larson
April 7, 1995
23 years
Jean Keleher-Watanabe
April 14, 1995
23 years
Tony Ansolabehere
April 30, 1994
24 years

Melinda Westfahl Wardrobe Consulting

Michael Burger Probate Referee

Mike Brazzell

Michael Burger MAI

Christy Swatzell

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