May
25
Fri
2018
BOOKMOBILE RETURNS Tickets
May 25 all-day

We are happy to announce that the Kern River Valley Bookmobile is resuming its Friday route this week!

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Rotary KRV Club Lunch Meeting @ Ewing's On The Kern Tickets
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Rotary Club of Kern River Valley meets four times a month for a LUNCH meeting at the Ewing’s on the Kern, 125 Buena Vista Drive, Kernville.
(The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley was founded in 1962 at Ewing’s on the Kern)
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The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley also meets 6pm the first Thursday of every month for a special DINNER MEETING for members who can’t meet the Friday Lunch meetings and for special events.

INFO: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RotaryKRV/ www.rotarykrv.org

Our club has about 25 members. Through our membership in Rotary International, we join with 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:

  • We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
  • We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.
  • We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
  • We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.

HOW DO WE WORK?

Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles.

HOW DID WE GET HERE?

We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we’ve taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals—get started.

HOW DO WE USE OUR FUNDS?

Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work—it means making the most out of every donation we receive.

WHAT CAUSES DO WE SUPPORT?

We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we help clubs focus their service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.

Rotary KRV Club Meeting KERNVILLE COWORK @ Ewing's On The Kern Tickets
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Rotary Club of Kern River Valley meets four times a month for a dinner meeting & lunch meetings at the Ewing’s on the Kern, 125 Buena Vista Drive, Kernville.
(The Rotary Club of Kern River Valley was founded in 1962 at Ewing’s on the Kern).

ROTARY CLUB OF KERN RIVER VALLEY LUNCH MEETING
https://www.facebook.com/events/177642872935921/
FRIDAY, MAY 25, NOON @ Ewing’s, Kernville
PROGRAM: JUSTIN POWERS
KERNVILLE COWORK LAUNCHES

By Elise Modrovich
Special to the Sun

On Monday, May 21, the Kernville Chamber of Commerce held their monthly mixer at the new Kernville Cowork, a lovely, open and unique workspace designed to “Connect, Collaborate and Create.” The Cowork Vision is to “create a community for collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning” by creating a pathway for local students to become interested and get involved with careers in technology they can utilize while living in the valley, as well as creating a destination for skilled distributed workers that have a desire to live and work in a small, thriving community with access to outdoor adventure.

Justin Powers, a seventh generation Valley resident who is the driving force behind bringing the cowork model to Kernville, started the project to “help promote tech in the valley.” Powers stated there are currently 19,000 Coworking spaces with 1.7 million users globally, and 25 percent of those opened last year, so it’s a rapidly growing concept. Fifty-six percent of coworkers come from home offices, “most of whom are just looking for a sense of community to connect with others.” Powers himself has been working successfully from his comfortable home office in Mountain Mesa for the last 5 years, but says that “when you’re working from home, you don’t get to form and develop the relationships and community you can get at the office water cooler.”

Another major factor that spurred Powers to begin this project is his desire to “create opportunities for youth in our valley.” Powers said that currently, the three main employers in the valley are the hospital, schools and Forest Service, and he wants to open up other career prospects in the tech world. He has been teaching coding to students at Wallace Middle School for the last 2 years, and his talks with both them and students at KVHS have revealed that, “Our kids do get it. They absorb it like a sponge, and they want to get into tech careers, but they are frustrated at the lack of opportunities and training available here,” said Powers, adding, “They just need the chance to develop their skills.”

Powers feels the result from bringing the tech world to the valley, enabling people to live and work here, will be a boost to the local economy. “This gives the valley another way to succeed economically. We can live here, spend money here while getting a paycheck from San Francisco or New York. You don’t have to live where you work. You can work where you want to live, and in this case, live and work mere feet from the river.”

Kernville Cowork is entirely self-funded and operates under a membership model. It costs $140 a month to utilize the space full-time with a key to the building and 24-hour access, $85 a month for part-time access, Mondays through Fridays 9 to 4, and $25 for day passes. Cowork also offers upgraded plans that provide a user with a dedicated desk housing “only your stuff” for $260 a month. Members have access to all Cowork’s amenities, including KV Wireless WiFi at 50 megabytes per second, power, office supplies, printing, a presentation/video meeting room with projector and drop-down screen, and coffee, snacks and even beer from their fully stocked kitchen. Powers stated that he is mindful of the internet connectivity issues we often experience in the valley, and he is looking to add a second ISP and load balancer, which will “create a redundancy, so if one goes down, we still have internet and power.” He said that members are even allowed to bring their dogs to work, as long as everyone behaves with decorum and trusts everyone will observe the honor system. “There are no rules unless you make me make one,” he said.

The space is located off Kernville Road, at 21 Sierra Drive, in the two-story building that used to house the beloved Peacock Inn. Powers has taken advantage of the second story by turning it into an Airbnb rental, where he can offer free coworking to guests as well as subsidizing the cost of running the business. He also wants to offer classes and events and has a “Coding for Kids” class beginning June 11, designed to teach how to build things through computer science.

“I’m open to bringing in classes and ideas that the community wants to see here,” said Powers. “I don’t want this to be my space; I want this to be the community’s space. Stop by and see it anytime.”

https://www.kernvillecowork.com/en

LUNCH $10, RSVP Becky Dake (951) 445-3145 rdake1954@gmail.com

[caption id="attachment_25859" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A coworking space in Berlin[/caption]

Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared workplace, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically, it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractorsindependent scientists or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is a social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with people who value working in the same place alongside each other. Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancersexperience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home.

Our club has about 25 members. Through our membership in Rotary International, we join with 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:

  • We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
  • We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.
  • We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
  • We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.

HOW DO WE WORK?

Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles.

HOW DID WE GET HERE?

We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we’ve taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals—get started.

HOW DO WE USE OUR FUNDS?

Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work—it means making the most out of every donation we receive.

WHAT CAUSES DO WE SUPPORT?

We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we help clubs focus their service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.

May
26
Sat
2018
Ladies of the Elks Annual RUMMAGE SALE @ Kern River Valley Elks Lodge Tickets
May 26 – May 27 all-day
Ladies of the Elks Annual RUMMAGE SALE @ Kern River Valley Elks Lodge | Wofford Heights | California | United States

Skip Knotts has been a burning force in our Lodge for YEARS. Volunteer of the Year twice. NOW SKIP NEEDS US! Skip Knotts is in the hospital undergoing a myriad of tests – she is in GREAT hands, but now she needs OUR help and we have work to do. The LOE Annual Rummage Sale is this Saturday May 26th with Set-Up on Friday morning. We need lots of help on Friday and Saturday. Martha Evans has already stepped up to take the lead in the Lodge Room. We need to unload the shed Friday morning and put up all the tables. We need people with pick up trucks at 1:00 pm on Saturday to take all the leftovers to the Hospital Thrift Shop. Let’s show Skip how much she means to us and make this Rummage Sale bigger than ever! We love you Skip – we’ve got your back.

SOUTH FORK BINGO @ South Fork Womans Club Tickets
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Saturdays: 10:30am to 3:30pm

SOUTH FORK WOMAN’S CLUB BINGO

100+ year old South Fork Woman’s Club Doors open at 10:30 & games start at noon. They are finished between 3:30 & 4pm. The cost is $3 for the early bird packs. $20 for the big game packs & $5 for every pack after the first one. There are other special games if you want to play them & they are $1 each. We do serve sandwiches, salads, chips & snacks. Come join us. South Fork Woman’s Club,  MAP http://binged.it/1fXGMVY. INFO: (760) 378-3669 shellyddd@yahoo.com

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May
28
Mon
2018
PUBLIC MEETING @ Faith Community Church Tickets
May 28 @ 9:45 am
Because of a lack of attendance by the public, the Kern Valley Long Term Recovery Group decided to change the date, time and place of the Monthly Community Meetings. We have not had many show up to the meetings the past couple of months, but we still want to continue to hold the meetings for anyone that is interested, or who has ideas of how to continue to rebuild after the Erskine Fire.
The meetings will now be held on the 4th Monday of the month right after the Executive Committee Meeting starting at between 9:45 – 10:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church in the Upper Room at 20 Panorama Dr., Wofford Heights.
If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to comment please email Justin Powers at justin@allforonemovement.org

Permits being pulled for first full rebuild project

The Kern Valley Long Term Recovery Group, in partnership with Mennonite Disaster Services, has submitted plans for the first full rebuild project to the Kern County building and inspection department.  All of the volunteer labor will be provided, however housing will be needed for the volunteers.  If you have access to a place for a team of volunteers to stay during construction, please reach out to justin@allforonemovement.org.

Kernville Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting @ Kernville Chamber of Commerce Tickets
May 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Kernville Chamber of Commerce’s General Membership meeting is open to the public and occurs the 4th Monday of every month.  A mixer at a local business will usually follow.  We invite all to attend.

Please note: Some months we are dark due to holidays &/or events. Please call the office to verify.

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May
30
Wed
2018
BOOKMOBILE Tickets
May 30 all-day

Do you live out in the Weldon/Onyx area? Did you know that the bookmobile is out in that area on Wednesdays?
If you have a library card and dont want to travel to town, we would love to see you.

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The bookmobile stops at:
Weldon Post Office 10:30 – 11:30
Onyx Post Office 12-1pm
Pauls Place 2-3pm
Longview Track 3:30-4:30pm

SENIOR CENTER BINGO @ Kern River Senior Building Room 1 Tickets
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:52 pm
SENIOR CENTER BINGO @ Kern River Senior Building Room 1 | Lake Isabella | California | United States

Every Wednesday: 1pm

KRV SENIOR CITIZENS BINGO

Following the Senior Nutrition Lunch at the Kern Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella MAP http://g.co/maps/jjmv8. Profits from the Bingo goes to the Kern River Valley Senior Citizens Inc (KRVSC Inc.) to help provide services to KRV Seniors at the KRV Senior Center. INFO Gregg De Santis (760) 417-0313 gdesantis@mchsi.com. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kern-River-Valley-Senior-Citizens-Inc

May
31
Thu
2018
Exchange Club Meeting @ Paradise Cove Lodge Tickets
May 31 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

The Kern Valley Exchange Club was chartered on December 12th, 1973 in Lake Isabella, California.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/KernValleyExchangeClub

  • The Kern Valley Exchange Club is part of the National Exchange Club, an organization comprised of over 1,000 clubs throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. As America’s Premier Service Club, Exchange strives to promote three core values: Family, Community and Country and is committed to one national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. Kern Valley Exchange Club is one of the strongest clubs in the California-Nevada Exchange Club District. With 70 members strong, we raise thousands of dollars each year for scholarships, youth oriented programs and community service related programs through a variety of fundraisers including our annual Rubber Duck Races. Exchange meets every Thursday at Noon at Paradise Cove Lodge in Lake Isabella, Calif. If a Thursday falls on a national holiday, the club meetings are usually dark. 

    Kern Valley Exchange Club 2015-2016 Board of Directors and Officers:
    Ron Smith – President
    Ross Elliott – Vice President/President-Elect
    Pam Smith – Secretary
    Judy Dempsey – Treasurer
    John Blythe – Immediate Past President

    Board of Directors:
    Joe Ciriello, Judy Hyatt, Arlene Jones, Faith Morrison, Marsha Smith, Pat Turnham

    California-Nevada District Exchange Club:

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    Faith Morrison – California-Nevada Exchange Club District Director for Division 7
    John Blythe – California-Nevada Exchange Club District President