Club News – January 2019

American Legion Riders meet the first Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Veterans Hall/Senior Center on Lake Isabella Blvd.
American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary meet the third Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Veterans Hall/Senior Center on Lake Isabella Blvd.

The Democratic Club of Kern River Valley is an organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, and promoting Democratic Party values. Come join the discussion. Find us on Facebook: The Democratic Club of Kern River Valley.

Wednesday, January 2 is the date of the next monthly meeting of the volunteers raising the cost to build the skate park. The meeting is held in Supervisor Mick Gleason’s conference room at 3:00 p.m. The current status of donations is $64,414.74 in cash, $2,000.00 in pledges, $22,750.00 in in-kind materials and services for a total of $89,164.74. In addition, $195.00 is due from Giving Tuesday plus matching funds.
Grant opportunities are continually being searched for and raffle items are being donated for a raffle to be held during the first quarter of 2019. Raffle items received to date are: microwave oven, 2 electric foot warmers, skate deck for a smaller child, Jeff Gordon #24 touch lamp, Thomas Kinkade Christmas Carol Wall Clock, Littlebug Backpackers Stove and 2 Walmart gift cards. More items are being added to the list as they are donated. Raffle tickets are available from volunteers ($1/each, 6 for $5, 12 for $10).
Follow our progress on our Facebook Page (Kern River Skate Park).

We now have air-to-air combat! A few of our club members have built specialized aircraft to engage in air-to-air combat at the local model aircraft field located on Sierra Way near Hanning Flat. One of our members designs and builds experimental aircraft, you never know what exciting new design he will (attempt?) to fly. Stop by and be surprised!
Anyone interested in model aircraft is invited to join us on our regular flying days of Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Our members currently fly winged aircraft, helicopters and quad copters. Spectators, visiting pilots and anyone interested in becoming a pilot are invited. This time of year we arrive around 8 a.m. and leave around 10 a.m. On very cold days we may arrive and depart at a later time. On days with high wind or bad weather we do not meet.

General meeting is the first Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Nuui Cunni Native American Cultural Center, 2600 Hwy 155, Lake Isabella, at the French Gulch turnoff. Bring in your rock discoveries for identification, learn to cut gems, enjoy our silent auctions and free raffles. Always something new going on and new members are always welcome. Email us at and visit our website at

The Kernville Chamber of Commerce’s General Membership meeting is open to the public and occurs the fourth Monday of every month at 3 p.m. Please call the office to confirm at 760-376-2629. A mixer at a local business usually follows. We invite all to attend.

Our next monthly meeting will be on January 29, 2019. Location is to be determined. Kern River Valley Community Action Network is a community-based that is working on reducing the risk of drug and alcohol abuse in an effort to keep the Kern River Valley healthy and safe.

The monthly KRV Chamber meeting is held on the second Wednesday of every month at Paradise Cove Lodge and is open to the public. The meeting is free if you are not buying lunch. Lunch is $10 and is catered by local KRV Chamber businesses. You must RSVP by calling 760-379-5236 for lunch.
January’s general meeting is dark due to the Man and Woman of the Year Dinner on January 7, 2019.

Join with the KRV Collaborative Meeting, monthly on the second Tuesday, and learn about vital services and opportunities in the Kern Valley. The Collaborative Meeting meets from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Woodrow W. Wallace School Multi-purpose room.
The KRV Collaborative meetings represent community members, parents and students, government agencies, community organizations, faith-based community, education facilities, fraternal organizations, medical providers, and businesses. Community members are encouraged to bring valley concerns and ideas to monthly meetings.
For more information, call 760-379-2556, or go to

The officers for 2019 are Jeff Evans, President, Rich McDonald, Vice President, Kee Johnson, Secretary, Bob Johnson, Treasurer, Mark Miller, Chief Range Safety Officer. Our next meeting is on January 17, 2019 at the Kernville Chamber Building.

The library will be closed December 24 through January 1 for Winter Recess.
ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION: When you join in on the Adult Book Discussion you have the possibility of receiving a free book! You can either read the book, listen to it on audio, or watch the movie! The discussion will be at the KRV Library! For more information please contact 760-549-2083.
LEGO CLUB: Every first Friday and third Saturday of the month, and it is open to children of all ages. Listen to stories and then unleash your creative side and design LEGO creations based on the stories.
FUN THURSDAYS: Every Thursday beginning at 10:30 a.m. join us for Toddler Time and Baby Bounce, reading fun for our youngest library patrons. All teens are invited to join us at 3:30 p.m. for Teen Mania. Teen Mania is a fun time to make new friends while participating in a cool activity. Then adults and youth are welcome to join us for free guitar, ukulele, keyboarding, drumming, and computer lessons. Lessons available by appointment, please contact the library for appointment.
Are you a veteran? Visit our Veteran’s Resource Center for interesting books, free resources and even assistance in obtaining the services you are entitled to. Assistance available by appointment, contact the library for appointment.
Do you have an ebook device that you just can’t figure out? Do you get lost trying to use our elibrary? Fret no more; we have help here for you anytime we are open.
Looking for a great bargain? Visit the Friends of the Library used booksale on the second Monday of the month from 4-6 p.m. or Tuesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. to find great books, movies and audiobooks at amazing prices. All proceeds go to support your local libraries.
Great news! The Bookmobile has Internet! Free WiFi is now available! You can also print on the Bookmobile! To print it’s $0.15 plus tax for black and white and $1 plus tax for color! Come check out the Bookmobile and see all that it has to offer!
Bookmobile Schedule:
Wednesdays: Weldon Post Office – 10:30-11:30 a.m., Onyx – 12-1 p.m., Paul’s Place – 2-3 p.m., Longview – 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Fridays: Vons’ Plaza – 9-10 a.m., James Station, Southlake 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The library is a fun, exciting place to be. In addition to all the free programming we also have many books, movies and magazines available for checkout with a valid library card. Don’t have a card? Visit us to see how you can obtain a card! We provide computer access, including WiFi. We have photocopying and fax services available too. We welcome your patronage and look forward to serving you and your family throughout 2019! Our doors are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information we can be reached at 760-549-2083 or visit us on Facebook!

The Kern River Valley Woman’s Club monthly luncheon meetings occur on the fourth Thursday of every month. Social hour is 10:30 a.m. brief meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by luncheon and short program.
Meetings are held at Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights.
For lunch reservation please call Judy Hicks at 760-223-1835.
For questions regarding membership please call Jan Fletcher at 760-376-9188.

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.
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 in August.
For more information, call Ron Smith at 760-379-6440 • Facebook:

December is such a busy month that we schedule only one meeting but everyone looks forward to that festive occasion . . . our Christmas party! In a home gaily decorated for Christmas, Dianna Anderson hosted a dinner of hors d’oeuvres and yummy desserts. Next came our Secret Sister gift exchange which showed such ingenuity, with so many members choosing a theme for their gifts: Gingerbread boys! Elephants! Bundt cakes! We want to wish everyone a joyous Christmas and holiday season.

Tuesday, January 8 is the date; 6:00 p.m. is the time; Lake Isabella Senior Center is the place for the next General Membership Meeting of LIBPOA. At press time, no speaker has been scheduled so this meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to voice their concerns. The public is invited so come and see what we are all about. Reminder: 2019 annual dues are now payable. Dues are $7/person/year. Don’t forget that those who own property in Mountain Mesa and South Lake are now eligible for membership.

2018 has been a year of growth for Preceptor Xi ETA both in numbers and achievements, with new friendships developing and old ones increasing. Recent service projects included delivering candy to parade participants to share with the valley’s children, contributing to Samaritan’s Purse shoe boxes which will be delivered to impoverished children in far corners of our planet as well as giving to the “Be an Angel” program to help a child who may not have found their name on any meaningful gifts this Christmas to have something nice to open this year. We wish everyone a joyous holiday!

Rotary Club of Kern River Valley meets every Friday for a lunch meeting at Ewing’s on the Kern, 125 Buena Vista Drive, Kernville from 12-1 p.m. 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. For membership, please call Darlene at 818-590-7175. •

The senior dance is every Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd. Pete and the Misfits will be on hand playing music for your enjoyment, dancing or just toe tapping. We have drawings, and you can even join in on our potluck. Admission is free.

Sequoia Amateur Radio Group
We will start our new year with a meeting on January 12, 2019 at the Kern Valley Elk’s Lodge, 6708 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights, Calif.. The doors open at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts are available at the meeting. All current and prospective ham radio operators are invited to join us at the meeting. Everyone attending the meeting gets a free door prize ticket and may purchase raffle tickets if they wish.
Examinations to obtain or upgrade a ham radio license will be available after the meeting. The meeting is usually over by 10:30 a.m. If you wish to take an examination please contact Mike Higgins, KA6IYS, at least one day prior to the meeting. You may reach Mike at 760 378-1028 or by email:
For more information about our club, visit our website:

The first meeting of the Upper Kern Democratic Club (UKDC) will be Monday, January 14 at 6:00 p.m. We will meet in the clubhouse (former restaurant) at Pine Cone Inn in Kernville. Our first meeting will be focused mainly on establishing the new club, including collecting member information, $10 dues, establishing bylaws and selecting four officers. I will also need to make sure all members are either registered Democrats or are intending to register as Democrats before the next election. These are all things that the Kern County Democratic Central Committee needs in order for us to be able to become a recognized Chartered Club. We can also talk about what we want to accomplish as a club and set goals for the year. For more information, contact Elise Modrovich at

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FAX: 760-379-4343
Mail: Kern Valley Sun
PO Box 3074
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
In Person: 6416-A Lake Isabella Blvd.
Lake Isabella, CA 93240

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