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 February the Rotary Clubs selected as their Rotarian of Action to be Fernando Aguirre. 

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

Fernando Aguirre, Bakersfield East Rotary Club


  • CEO iKnowTechnology, Inc. for 16 years
  • Currently President at HydraTech Network Solutions
  • Married to Lucy Aguirre for 48 years, three adult sons
  • Joined Rotary in 2003

Positions and Awards:

  • Basic PRLS 2003
  • Master PRLS 2004
  • Club Rotarian of the Year 2006
  • Club Community Service Director for at least five different presidents
  • Active in Community Service AOS both serving on committee and advising new directors
  • Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for seven years.
  • Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board in 2007

Rotary District Level:

  • 2017-2018 District Assembly Instructor for Community Service Sessions in Bakersfield & Oxnard under District Governor John Weiss.
  • 2018-2019 District Assembly Instructor for Community Service Sessions in Bakersfield & Oxnard under District Governor Sandi Schwartz.
  • 2018-2019 District 5240 Director of Community Service
  • 2019-2020 District Assembly Instructor for Community Service Sessions in Bakersfield & Assisted in Oxnard under District Governor Savi Bhim.

Activities (some of them):

  • Submitted and managed $5,000 district grant for Financial Literacy Training and Scholarships
  • Submitted and manages $5,000 district grant for a new garden at Casa Loma Elementary School
  • Started and managed the Dictionary Project to schools in 2004 for many years.  Donated and handed out thousands of Dictionaries to over six elementary schools.
  • Participated in many Saturdays of cleaning and picking up trash for Beautiful Bakersfield
  • Assisted and managed with Councilman Andea Gonzales on Pocket Park in East Bakersfield for multiple years on clean up activities.
  • Recommended the idea for Veteran’s Village (now known as Covey Cottages) to Group 2 presidents for DDF.
  • Assisted and volunteered with the Bakersfield Burrito Project by helping to feed the homeless.
  • For multiple years, volunteered to hand out backpacks at the homeless shelter, Jameson center and various elementary schools.
  • Assisted in fundraising for the Bakersfield East skate park.
  • Worked on the collection of clothes for Wesley Methodist Church.
  • Organized with BERC to retrofit two mobile homes for hurricane Katrina victims.
  • Donated at least 40 computer systems and over 100 hours of time to various non-profits such as CASA, Boys and Girls Club and American Legion.
  • Started the e-waste program for BERC and have recycled over 1,000 pieces of equipment.