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
Lou Barbich
October 1
Jim Clark
October 2
Bryan Burrow
October 3
Horace Mitchell
October 4
Steve Loyd
October 13
Karen Goh
October 15
Jeff Green
October 18
George Granger
October 19
Steve Williford
October 24
Kristen Barnes
October 27
Garro Ellis
October 31
Jeffrey Chandler
October 31
Spouse Birthdays
Brenda Baldwin
October 1
Signee L. Hoffman Swartley
October 19
Join Date
Karen King
October 2, 2008
9 years
Ken Beurmann
October 3, 2013
4 years
Karen Goh
October 8, 2009
8 years
Steve Sanders
October 8, 1998
19 years
Ben Stinson
October 13, 1983
34 years
John Farrer
October 13, 1997
20 years
Win Eaton
October 13, 2011
6 years
Bart Hill
October 14, 1993
24 years
Jesse Lopez
October 16, 2015
2 years
Roland Maier
October 16, 2015
2 years
Chad Tongco
October 17, 2015
2 years
Harvey J. McCown
October 17, 1991
26 years
Jon Sampson
October 17, 2015
2 years
David Denison
October 22, 2015
2 years
Jim Black
October 22, 1998
19 years
Jack Gotcher
October 26, 2006
11 years
Hal Aaron
October 27, 1988
29 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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