Happy November,

November is here and the year has been flying by. Although we don’t have a General Meeting this month
we still have lot’s of great things happening. I would like to wish everyone and their families a Happy
Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving this month.

We had our 39th Oil Barron’s Ball on November 4th and it was a wonderful event. I would like to thank not
only the Ball’s Chair John Sanders and all his team for making it a successful event but everyone who
attended to make it possible. I think everyone felt that Stockdale County Club was a great venue and they
worked hard to help make this event a success. I would also like to congratulate our 2023 Barron and
Baroness Lonnie and Dawn Kerley.

At present our Board is working hard to prepare for 2024 and should have more information in December.
Our 2024 Golf Tournament signup should be available in January, and I would encourage everyone to sign
up early as this has always been a sold-out event. I encourage everyone to please give your feedback on
meetings and events, as this helps us with having events that everyone enjoys. Please remember to
renew your yearly membership and newsletter advertisements for 2024, and information on corporate
sponsorship is available by contacting myself or any of our Board members.

Our January meeting will be held at 7900 Downing Ave in Bakersfield; I am looking forward to seeing all of
you on January 16th 2024 so please RSVP early. I would love to hear your feedback, comments, Ideas, and
suggestions. Please feel free to contact me or call 661.302.6899

Russell Thibodeaux 2023 API Chairman

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