Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Beth Pandol

this week at the Stars Dinner Theater...

Good News

  1. Pat Collins announced that the John Brock Awards dinner was completely sold out.
  2. Colleen McCauley said all 155 children in her program who are on psychiatric drugs will now have a CASA volunteer to help review their histories and coordinate care.
  3. Eddie Payne said that his daughter, Rachel, had recently married.
  4. Mike Willis announced that his partner, Jen Cordova, was chosen to be in Leadership Bakersfield.
  5. President Steve announced that the club had raised $3300 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He also welcomed back Pastor Jeff Chandler from a three month sabbatical.


Kurt Wingate introduced Coach Paul Golla, Bakersfield High School Football Coach, who has had an impressive record as coach of the team since 2005.

Coach Golla gave an uplifting and encouraging talk about how he coaches kids, not only in football but in life as well. He believes culture is the top factor in success and trumps strategy and talent. He focuses the team on process not outcomes and they never talk about winning.
The coach likened his approach to developing a team to a tree - the roots are more important than the fruit, he said. Inconvenience is the foundation of the roots. It's inconvenient  to work hard and to do the hard things, he said, but inconvenience can result in positive outcomes. Golla said he requires his team members to focus on the Big Three - a three level plan of how they are going to be successful and each person has a different way to achieve it. Team members must try to do those Big Three every day. He also directs his team members to never rely on excuses for any shortcomings in outcome - excuses are what people use to disguise lower performance. He also emphasized the need for his team to be "mountain climbers" and said there are three types of people who go hiking: those who just quit when they start the climb, those who go part way then just camp, and those who climb to the top of the mountain. He wants his team to be mountain climbers. Coach Golla encourages a culture of team members helping each other, and when mistakes are made, they encourage each other to get up and try again. He noted the rich and powerful history of BHS football but said the team can honor it but not rely on it. The team will play Chaminade High on September 15.

Visitors & Guests

David Morton brought Sam Newland
Steve Sanders brought A. Gunasekaran and Chandra Comin
Bryon Schaefer brought David Reese and Stan Green
Colleen McGauley brought Gloria Williams
Rob Noriega brought Kevin Danley
Coach Paul Golla
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dick Porter
December 3
Jim Blom
December 3
Mary Trichell
December 4
Shawn P. Kelly
December 9
Thomas Hoffmann
December 9
Doug Pierce
December 13
Diane Duquette
December 15
Mike "Willieboy" Willis
December 16
David Oliver
December 19
Bob Allison
December 20
John B. Bentley
December 20
Ed Western
December 24
Spouse Birthdays
Pragati Patel
December 15
Carrie Leland
December 30
Jim Baldwin
Brenda Baldwin
December 5
Rogers Brandon
Esther Brandon
December 15
Jon Sampson
Jennifer Sampson
December 18
Join Date
Brooke Antonioni
December 2, 2010
7 years
Kurt Wingate
December 2, 1999
18 years
Mary Trichell
December 3, 1998
19 years
Edward R. Paine
December 5, 1996
21 years
John I. Kelly
December 5, 1963
54 years
Sheryl L. Barbich
December 5, 1987
30 years
John M. Brock
December 8, 1977
40 years
Mary Barlow
December 11, 2014
3 years
Rob Noriega
December 14, 1989
28 years
Diane Duquette
December 16, 2004
13 years
Sheryl Chalupa
December 27, 2001
16 years
Mike Allen
December 28, 1995
22 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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