Club News

AMERICAN LEGION POST
CHAPTER 711
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.

KERN MODEL AIRCRAFT
KONTROLLERS
We meet at our field on Sierra Way across from the Hanning Flat Recreation Area. 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, combat aircraft, helicopters and quadcopters. Spectators, visiting pilots and anyone interested in becoming a pilot are invited. This time of year we arrive around 8:30 a.m. and leave around 10:00 a.m. On days with high wind or bad weather, we do not meet. For more information visit our website: www.kmak.org.

KERNVILLE CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE
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.

KRV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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.

RV COLLABORATIVE
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 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Woodrow W. Wallace School Multi-purpose room.
The KRV Collaborative meetings represent community members, parents and students, government agencies, community organizations, the 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 krvfrc.org.

KRV WOMAN’S CLUB
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., and a brief meeting at 11:30 a.m., followed by luncheon and a short program.
Meetings are held at the 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.

KV EXCHANGE CLUB
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: https://www.facebook.com/KernValleyExchangeClub

ROTARY CLUB OF KRV
The Kern River Valley Rotary Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at That’s Italian, 9 Big Blue Rd., Kernville. The second, third, and fourth Fridays the club meets at noon at the Forest Service, 11380 Kernville Rd., Kernville. Bill Brown, President (760) 549-3494

SEQUOIA AMATEUR RADIO GROUP
We meet on the second Saturday of each month at the Kern Valley Elk’s Lodge, 6708 Wofford Blvd., Wofford Heights, CA. 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. The March 14, 2020 meeting will be of interest to the general public and you are invited to attend even if you are not interested in ham radio. Our scheduled program is the Kern River Valley Search and Rescue. They will explain how they assist the public in times of need. Examinations to obtain or upgrade a ham radio license will be available after the meeting. Effective March 1, 2019 new rules require you to be preregistered with the FCC, and have your FRN number to take a test. 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: mike@n6krv.org. For more information about our club, visit our website: n6krv.org.

SOUTH FORK WOMEN’S CLUB
The South Fork Woman’s Club is holding their board meeting on the first Thursday and the General Meeting followed by a luncheon on the third Thursday of the month. This month’s theme is St. Patrick’s Day. Our club activities are Bunco on the first Monday, Arts and Crafts on the second and third Monday and Cards on the fourth Monday of the month. We still offer Bingo every Saturday, play begins at noon.

GEORGE & DARLENE RANDALL SKATE PARK
There will NOT be a meeting of the skate park committee in March nor April. We are waiting on the completion of an analysis of the 100-year floodway that is required by the Community Development Block Grant. We are told that this will take eight weeks and then the County needs two weeks to study it. Hopefully, at the end of that time, we will know the exact boundaries for the skate park location and a time frame for funding of the Block Grant.
No one is more anxious to see this skate park built than the committee of volunteers who have worked on fundraising for four and a half years. We do see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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SENIOR DANCE
Our SENIOR DANCES are LEAPING into Leap Year with a six-piece band, and celebrating not only Leap Year but also ST. PATRICK’S DAY and lots more. Come and join in the fun every Wednesday night starting at 7 p.m. We also have free drawings, 50/50 and pot luck. Remember, Daylight Savings Time starts next week so we have more time to get out and have a good time!

Democratic Club of KRV
Meetings for the Democratic Club of KRV will be held the first Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. The location is 2701 Erskine Creek Rd, Lake Isabella.

THE ARK-CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Hello, this is Pastor Jeremiah from Celebrate Recovery. We are now at “The Ark” 3711 Golden Spur St, Lake Isabella. Info: Celebrate Recovery ages 18 & up, The Landing 13-18 and Celebration Place 0-13. Sunday service is held at 10:30 a.m and 6:00 p.m. Friday night celebrate Recovery: The Landing (ages 13-18) and Celebration Place (ages 0-13) at 6;30 p.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 6 p.m. Contact #: 661-862-9420 or info@knuckleupministries.org.

PRECEPTOR XI ETA
February is the month for the celebration of sweethearts, and both of Kern Valley’s chapters of Beta Sigma Phi International, Preceptor Xi Eta, and Laureate Iota Omega, honored our respective sweethearts with a “dreamy” luncheon at That’s Italian on Sunday, February 9. Congrats to Patti Abruzzo as PXE’s 2020 Sweetheart and to six Sweethearts of our sister chapter, LIO! In keeping with this year’s theme of “Power of the Dream”’, decorations and door prizes consisted of many dream catchers created by talented and crafty members of this year’s Sweetheart Committee. We will be participating in the Heart Walk once again this Saturday. Keep an eye out for a bunch of ladies dressed as bumblebees on the track; they are PXE’s famous Heart Walk representatives!

KRV CAN TEAM
We will be at a new location, Lake Isabella Public Library 7054 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, 93240. This is very exciting. They have a youth club that meets there and is done around 4:30 p.m. possibility if we vote to change our time we might be able to engage these young people. The next meeting is at 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Lake Isabella Public Library. We will have an agenda out this week.

KERN VALLEY MUSEUM
The Kern Valley Museum’s second History Talk of 2020 will be by Roberta Piazza Gordon on Thursday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m., at the Museum Annex, 60 Big Blue Road, Kernville. Roberta will be telling us about the adventures of “Growing Up in New Kernville.” In the early 1950s, Roberta’s parents, Al and Aileen Piazza built the Pine Cone Inn and Restaurant, across from where Kernville School would be on Sierra Way. Kernville was a brand new town, growing up around Circle Park and Riverside Park. The Methodist Church, the Odd Fellows community hall, and 20 or 30 houses were being moved up-River from Old Kernville, which was being flooded by the rising waters of Lake Isabella. Roberta got to grow up with New Kernville — a feisty little, mountain town, on the Kern River. We’ll hear about Roberta’s adventures, on the first Thursday of March. The next general membership meeting is scheduled for March 24.