District 5240 has no shortage of outstanding Rotarians whose service to humanity can serve as an inspiration to all of us.

This Rotary year, we plan on recognizing and sharing their inspirational journey.

Each of the 12 Groups in the District has been assigned one month in the Rotary 2019-20 year for the Assistant Governor and Presidents to select one Rotarian of Action in their Group.

For the month of March the Rotary Clubs selected as their Rotarian of Action to be Blake Goehring, Shafter Rotary Club.

In recognition of “doing good in the world”, Blake will be presented with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.

Blake Goehring, Shafter Rotary Club

2001 RYLA Participant

2006 became a member of the Rotary Club of Shafter

2010 National Immunization Day participant in India

2010-2011 Club President for Rotary Club of Shafter

2011 Basic PRLS graduate

2011-2017 RYLA Counselor

2013 National Immunization Day team leader in India

2013-2014 Assistant Governor for Group 3 under Jack McClenahan

2016-2017 Assistant Governor for Group 3 under Nick Frankle

2016 Zone 26 Emerging Leader Conference in Santa Barbara

2017-2018 Assistant Governor for Group 3 under John Weiss

2018-2020 RYLA Instructor for Goal Setting Course

Paul Harris Fellow 2+

Blake enjoys serving the Rotary Club of Shafter. He has served many

different positions over the years, highlights include: youth service

chair, service chair, and social chair. His passions include RYLA and

serving his local community.

Blake is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor with

Merrill Lynch in Bakersfield since 2006. For the last three years, Forbes

has recognized him as one of the top “Next-Generation of Wealth


Blake is the District Activist Leader for the National MS Society serving

Central California. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015

and has been actively involved in advocating for the MS Society on the

local, state and federal levels.

Blake is married to Heather and is a father of four (Julia 13, Sammy 12,

Anna 4, Teddy 1). He enjoys bicycling, running, traveling, and being a

Shafter Rotarian.