Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis
Greeter: Justin Lealand
Invocation: Garro Ellis
Flag Salute: Ken Beurmann
Song: Rob Noriega

Good News & Announcements

  • Kristen Beall reminded us that in two weeks (November 15th) we'll be offsite, meeting at the Homeless Center with host Louis Gill.
  • Jeff Guitierrez had us all excited for a minute when he mentioned "free tickets", hoping for a Dodger seat, but, no, it was for the Kern Sustainability conference... or something like that, I stopped listening when he didn't say "Dodger Tickets".
  • Mike McCoy announced that his daughter got married, congratulations Mike!
  • Dave Wheldon reminded us that we'll be bell ringing again this year on Friday, December 7th. Put it on your calendar.


Dr. Lynnette Zelezny introduced her guests from the women's basketball program at CSUB. Greg McCall, head women's basketball coach, and Zach Grasmick, assistant women's basketball coach talked a little about their women's basketball team. Greg McCall was a former player in 1990, after getting his degree, he started coaching high school football, then later was offered a job coaching women's CSUB basketball in 2007.
After a slow start, the Roadrunners tied for second in the Western Athletic Conference with a 10-4 record in 2017. 
Limited at times to just six players during his first campaign, the Roadrunners continued to compete, winning two of their final four games to finish the 2011-12 campaign with a 7-22 record. CSUB improved to 12-17 in year two, winning a school Division I record nine consecutive games at one point.

Playing a tough schedule that featured five teams that finished the 2015-16 season in the top 25, the Roadrunners went 12-19 and returned to the semifinals of the WAC Tournament for the third consecutive season.

McCall led the Roadrunners back to the WNIT in 2014-15 as CSUB won a Division I school record 23 games (23-9). The Roadrunners finished second in the Western Athletic Conference for the second consecutive season.
McCall gave a passionate speech about the energy of the CSU fans and encouraged us to come out and support their team. He feels this could be a good year for them in the Big West league.
He went on to talk about some of the success stories of his student-athletes.
Following coach McCall, Zack Grasmick took to the podium to give us his take on women's basketball at CSU.
Zack Grasmick will begin his eighth season as an assistant coach on the CSU Bakersfield women’s basketball.

Grasmick moved over from the Bakersfield men’s basketball staff after beginning his coaching career in 2008 as a graduate assistant. He became the Roadrunner men’s basketball director of operations for the 2009-10 campaign before becoming an assistant coach on the men’s basketball staff for the 2010-11 campaign.

He finished a four-year career for the Roadrunners as one of the top perimeter threats in Bakersfield men’s basketball history, ranking No.3 all-time in three-point field goals (160), fourth in games started (64), seventh in minutes played (2,561) and eighth in games played (104).
Coach Barnes showed up a little late, so he didn't have much time. He thanks new CSUB president, Lynnette Zelezny for her tremendous support. He talked about how proud he is of his "scholar" athletes. Currently, the grade point average of a student-athlete is 3.0.
He went on to talk about how he wants to promote Bakersfield, not only nationally, but internationally.

Visitors & Guests

Juilia Watson and Jane Siemon, guests of President Ray
Bryan Colebrook guest of Kathy Abernathy
Cheryl Ellis guest of Garro Ellis
Michael Lukens, Ziggy Siegfried, Logan Belz and Thomas Wallace guests of Lynnette Zelezny
Zach Grasmick, assistant women's basketball coach and Greg McCall, head women's basketball coach.
Lynnette Zelezny is all smiles about the prospects for the CSUB basketball program.
Garro Ellis says "look ma, no knee brace!"
Evelynn leads us in some jazzersize.
Mark Pafford puts on a judgemental face at Brad Barnes' texting.
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 Beall
October 27
Garro Ellis
October 31
Jeff Chandler
October 31
Spouse Birthdays
Brenda Baldwin
October 1
Signee L. Hoffman Swartley
October 19
Nikolas Boone
Mackenzie Boone
October 21
Join Date
Karen King
October 2, 2008
10 years
Ken Beurmann
October 3, 2013
5 years
Karen Goh
October 8, 2009
9 years
Steve Sanders
October 8, 1998
20 years
Steve Chen
October 12, 2017
1 year
Ben Stinson
October 13, 1983
35 years
John Farrer
October 13, 1997
21 years
Win Eaton
October 13, 2011
7 years
Bart Hill
October 14, 1993
25 years
Jesse Lopez
October 16, 2015
3 years
Roland Maier
October 16, 2015
3 years
Chad Tongco
October 17, 2015
3 years
Harvey J. McCown
October 17, 1991
27 years
Jon Sampson
October 17, 2015
3 years
David Denison
October 22, 2015
3 years
Jim Black
October 22, 1998
20 years
Jack Gotcher
October 26, 2006
12 years
Hal Aaron
October 27, 1988
30 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 The Mark

Bakersfield  Downtown
at the Museum of Art

Friday @ noon
Bakersfield East

at Bakersfield Museum of Art

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