Thanks to his week's correspondent:

Important Note:

Just a reminder that we will be offsite this week at Bolthouse Properties. Bolthouse Properties is located in the Southwest at 11601 Bolthouse Drive, just off Buena Vista near St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Just a reminder that we will be offsite this week at Bolthouse Properties. Bolthouse Properties is located in the Southwest at 11601 Bolthouse Drive, just off Buena Vista near St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Good News & Announcements

Joe Hay introduced the Ford Dimension student participants and had them list their potential college choice and majors. They also discussed their group projects. As always, it was a group of bright, energetic youth who will most certainly achieve much in life.
Steve Roach paid homage to Evelyn who returned for a visit and is celebrating her 92nd birthday this month. The club sang "Happy Birthday" to Evelyn and wished her well.
Joe Hay had wonderful news about his family's auto business. Dan and Mikie Hay are being recognized as one of seven dealerships in the country as outstanding community citizens. This is part of Ford's "Salute to Dealers" program. Congratulations to the Hay Family at being recognized for the enormous and amazing work they do in our community.


Josia Castor, Assistant Athletics Director at CSUB, introduced the guest speaker, Manny Rivera.

Rivera discussed the long, impressive history of wrestling at CSUB and in Bakersfield. He said wrestlers are very good employees as adults since they are used to winning and losing and are forced to assess their performance after every match. He believes the sport develops strong work ethics, stamina and discipline.

He praised the community for supporting CSUB since it is a self-funded program and doesn't receive university funds like some other sports. The CUSB team currently has a roster composed of students only from California and he finds that to be a strength for the team. There are four or five on the team with scholarships.

He also discussed how some wrestlers go into professional mixed-martial arts after completing their wrestling career and  how the sport is declining nationwide.

Rivera was named head wrestling coach at CSU Bakersfield in July of 2016 following five years as an assistant at Big-12-member North Dakota State. He becomes just the fourth head coach in program history. In 2015, he helped coach senior 174-pounder Kurtis Julson to an eighth-place finish and 184-pound junior Hayden Zillmer to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. As a team, the Bison won the NCAA West Regional/Western Wrestling Conference championship with 70.5 points with five individual champions and one runner-up.
Rivera joined NDSU in 2011 after spending one year as an assistant coach at Virginia and two years as a graduate assistant at Minnesota. While at Virginia, he helped coach two All-America performers.

While a graduate assistant for the Gophers, he also served as the assistant director at the School of Champions, a wrestling training program for junior high and high school students. Additionally, he was a volunteer wrestling coach at Rosemead High School.

A native of El Monte, Calif., Rivera was a three-time NCAA qualifier at Minnesota and earned All-America honors as a senior after finishing seventh at 141 pounds at the NCAA Championships. He was also a starter on Minnesota’s 2007 national championship team. He finished his career with a record of 113-40 and 27 pins and was team captain as a senior.


Jim Damian had a guest: Paul Holden
Garro Ellis had a guest: Phil Shepard

Visiting Rotarian:

Kevin McCusker, Visalia Breakfast, Community Affairs
Josia Castor, Assistant Athletics Director at CSUB.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John P. Moorhouse
February 1
Jason Cater
February 2
Jon Sampson
February 6
Bart Hill
February 8
David Denison
February 9
Mary K. Shell
February 9
Bryon Schaefer
February 11
Tom DeNatale
February 21
Stan Eschner
February 22
Jarrell Epp
February 24
Anne M. Holdren
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Kym Plivelich
February 18
February 28
Join Date
Andy Barkate
February 1, 1996
22 years
Harry "Doc" Ervin
February 8, 2017
1 year
Jim Clark
February 10, 1994
24 years
Steve Clifford
February 11, 1971
47 years
Cathy Abernathy
February 19, 2004
14 years
Bernie Barmann
February 20, 1986
32 years
Dick O'Reilly
February 28, 1985
33 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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Mar 01, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
All Club Assembly
Mar 08, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Nikkel OLive Oil
Bakersfield Museum of Art
Mar 22, 2018
Dark (Easter)
Mar 29, 2018
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Morro Bay

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