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
Douglas A. Hayward
January 3
Harvey L. Hall
January 5
Mel Atkinson
January 6
Jay L. Rosenlieb
January 7
David R. Lampe
January 8
Pete Pankey
January 9
Doug McIsaac
January 21
Larry E. Reider
January 25
Kevin McCarthy
January 26
Michael George
January 26
Buzzard Busby
January 29
Ben Stinson
January 31
Bob Allison
January 19
Kristin Hagan
Chris Hagan
January 29
Ray Watson
Marlene Watson
January 29
Join Date
Evelyn R. Johnson
January 1, 1958
60 years
Brad Hannink
January 2, 1997
21 years
Donald M. Camp
January 6, 1955
63 years
Leslie Golich
January 8, 2015
3 years
Stan Eschner
January 10, 1986
32 years
Shawn P. Kelly
January 12, 1995
23 years
Bob Sheldon
January 15, 1987
31 years
Mark Pafford
January 15, 2015
3 years
Jeremy Adams
January 16, 2017
1 year
Kristina Smith
January 16, 2017
1 year
Beth Pandol
January 19, 2012
6 years
Bob Allison
January 19, 1989
29 years
Bernie Herman
January 22, 1987
31 years
Jim Blom
January 23, 1986
32 years
Lou Barbich
January 24, 1996
22 years
Thomas Hoffmann
January 24, 2013
5 years
Ray Watson
January 26, 1984
34 years
Morgan Clayton
January 30, 1992
26 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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