Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis

IMPORTANT: we are meeting at the stars theatre this week!

The BMOA is closed preparing for an event.

Good news & Announcements

Standing in for president Steve Roach was a very dapper Jeff Gutierrez. After a lengthy and well deserved plug for H. Walker's Clothing Co., owned and operated by Tracy Kiser, Jeff fined her $50 for his endorsement. Surprisingly, Tracy raised the fine to $250 for the Waterman Foundation. Because that's the way she rolls.
Steve Williford announced he's starting a new business called Budget Blinds. Which was promptly put in the red when Jeff fined him $250.
Then Jeff got really generous and started giving out Make-Ups like they were Halloween candy. Andy Barkate, Joe Hay and Signee Hoffman were on the receiving end.
Justin Lealand stood in as Sergeant at Arms for Garro Ellis, who was supposedly out of town. However, Justin claimed to have run into him in the hallway of their office on the way to Rotary.
Congratulations to Roland Maier for his fourth grandchild.
Congratulations to Ron Eaves for welcoming a baby great granddaughter.
Jay Rosenlieb announced a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America held at Luigi's on September 14th honoring Mike Hay. He's looking for mega-donors to raise money for a medical building at Camp Kern.

The Program

John Schuler introduced our speaker Chad Vegas. Chad was a Kern High School Trustee for 12 years and is currently the Founding Pastor of Sovereign Grace church. He didn't talk about anything to do with high schools. Rather, he gave a 30 minute sermon titled "What is the Chief End of Man?"
Highlights included secular and christian answers to these questions:
  1. Who Am I
  2. Why am I here? What is my purpose?
  3. What is the problem? What is wrong with the world and me?
  4. What is the solution? How will this get resolved? How am I saved?
The secular answers:
  1. Who am I? A random biological accident.
  2. Why am I here? What is my purpose? To maximize my happiness.
  3. What is the problem? Someone / something (perhaps myself) is in the way of my happiness.
  4. What is the solution? Fix or remove that problem.
And the Christian answers which Chad came up with through the help of Ecclesiastes:
  1. Who am I? A creature of the living God.
  2. Why am I here? To Honor his Name.
  3. What is the Problem? I am a sinner, a rebel, a law-breaker and death is my payment.
  4. What is the Solution? Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
And the answer to the title of Chad's program? "To Glorify God and enjoy Him forever!"

Visitors and Guests

Carol Anderson guest of Jeff Gutierrez.
Shannon Lopez guest of Joe Hay.
Chad Vargas explains "The Chief End of Man".
Jeff Gutierrez giving Chad Tongco a run for his money.
Mary Castaneda- pure awesomeness.
Signee Hoffman can't help but smile. She just got a free makeup for leading us in song.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Brad Barnes
September 12
Jim Cordle
September 12
Linda Hartman
September 13
Harvey J. McCown
September 14
Ken Carter
September 14
Mark R. Bateman
September 15
Jim Baldwin
September 16
Brooke Antonioni
September 17
Susan C. Hersberger
September 21
Bob Sheldon
September 25
Jack Gotcher
September 25
Hal Aaron
September 26
Charlie Moe
September 27
Spouse Birthdays
Jubes Barnes
September 21
Brad Barnes
Jubes Barnes
September 7
Jarrell Epp
September 16
Steve Sanders
September 18
Bernie Barmann
Bee Barmann
September 27
Join Date
Peter Hunt
September 3, 1998
19 years
Anne M. Holdren
September 9, 2004
13 years
Rogers Brandon
September 9, 1993
24 years
Tracy Kiser
September 10, 1998
19 years
Brad Barnes
September 15, 2011
6 years
George Granger
September 18, 2008
9 years
Charlie Moe
September 19, 2002
15 years
Shannon Grove
September 20, 2007
10 years
Dave Plivelich
September 21, 2006
11 years
Beckie Diltz
September 23, 2010
7 years
Harvey L. Hall
September 26, 1996
21 years
Ken Secor
September 28, 2006
11 years
Jeff Gutierrez
September 29, 2011
6 years
Jim R. Fillbrandt
September 30, 1976
41 years

Area Meetings

Tuesday @ noon
Bakersfield North

at the Petroleum Club

Wednesday @ noon
Bakersfield West
at the Stockdale Country Club

Wednesday @ 6:45 am
Bakersfield Breakfast

at the Petroleum Club

Wednesday @ 6 pm
Bakersfield Twilight

at T.L. Maxwells

Thursday @ noon
Bakersfield  Downtown
at the Museum of Art

Friday @ noon
Bakersfield East

at Bakersfield Museum of Art

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Upcoming Events
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Stars Theatre
Sep 07, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Walmart Loss Prevention
Sep 21, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
California Living Museum (CALM)
Sep 28, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Opioid Epidemic
Oct 05, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
George Culver
Oct 12, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
BMT Stars Theatre - OFFSITE
1931 Chester Avenue
Oct 19, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Canine Unit
Oct 26, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Olive Oil - Rio Bravo Ranch OFF SITE
Rio Bravo Ranch
Nov 02, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Rotary Club Of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia

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Morro Bay

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Tim Trujillo  

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Mike "Willieboy" Willis
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

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