Christmas is nearing and members of Bakersfield North Rotary along with guests enjoyed a concert provided by the Bakersfield North High School Choir. This event is always a favorite meeting of the club! A talented group of sixteen, mostly sophomores, led by Mr Bertrand , chorus director of North High School, delighted today’s participants with classic carols and some less known ancient ones, dating back 700 years.  What an unique experience! But this event was, I’m sure, memorable to the choir as well. Upon completion of the Christmas carol medley, Mr. Bertrand invited us Rotarians to contribute toward an upcoming overnight trip to Los Angeles area in order to perform at different events concluding this tour  in Disneyland as a reward to the students. In exchange for a donation of $5, the choir would call anybody in the world on behalf of the donor and sing a carol song on the phone. Little did they know that a check of $500 was going to be donated to them following the event! The gasps from some of students was priceless! However, some Rotarians decided to delight some of their loved ones with a Christmas song and donated money to the choir. What a joyful moment!
ʼTis the season to enjoy good food and time with family and friends: may this Christmas holiday be memorable for all of you. See you next year!