General Meeting – August 18, 2015

General Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month (January through October) at the Petroleum Club in Bakersfield, 5060 California Avenue, 12th floor. Technical Sessions start at 6:30 p.m., and the Dinner Sessions start at 7 p.m. The dinners are $30 per person.

In order to guarantee your seat and dinner choice (steak, chicken, salmon, or vegetarian) for the meeting, please send in your RSVP to Terra Gaines at (661) 340-8932 or no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, August 17th.

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Technical Speaker: RJ Cervantes, California Trucking Association

Topic:California Initiatives & Legislative Update
RJ Cervantes is the Director of Legislative Affairs for the California Trucking Association. Previous to his time at the Trucking Association, RJ lived and worked in Portland, Oregon where he served in a few  as Policy & Constituent Relations Liaison for Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury and as a Government Relations Representative for the Portland Business Alliance. RJ got his start in the political arena by working for Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon. A native of Chico, California RJ holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Portland.



Guest Speaker: Sheri Horn-Bunk, Taft College Foundation

Sheri Horn-Bunk has a track record of success in startup and expansion of foundation and fundraising, achieving and exceeding fundraising goals and stewardship objectives and securing planned and institutional gifts from $25,000 to $3 million.

Since 2004 she has been actively involved in Taft College Foundation as the Executive Director-Foundation and Institutional Advancement. Additionally, she has the title of Major Gifts Director for the California State University in Bakersfield, and the title of Director of Development and Marketing for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra.

Previously Sheri was an executive search consultant, Television and Radio executive, and an Internet entrepreneur. The following are some of the companies where Sheri built some of her experience in media:, Univision Television, Buck Owens Productions-KUZZ, Data Dimensions.