SIR Branch 37

Sons in Retirement
Auburn, California


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News from November 2017 Bulletin

Posted by sirbranch37 on October 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM

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October 2017 Luncheon was a great one. We had Sauerbraten and Brats one of my favorites. Our thanks to the ELKs Chef and his staff for the great food and service as always.

We introduced guest David Barberio who responded to our Au-burn Journal ad, and new members Richard Marck sponsor Eugene Smith, and Wil Thomas sponsor Gene Vogel. Keep bringing them in SIRs.

We had very special guests Mrs. Tom (Judy) Bowen, and our 2017 SIRS President Jerry Strain. This was for the presentation of HLM Honorary Life Member award which was awarded to our SIR Tom Bowen. All went well for this occasion and I again want to stress that I was elated that it took place during my year as BIG SIR. My sincere congratulations to our SIR Tom.

We had many of our SIRS celebrating Birthdays in October, congrats to them, they are as follows: Warreen Manle, Manny Mar-tinez, Al Anderson, Kent MacDonald, Barney Gruber, Clayton Clarke, Art Jepsen, Jack Kordich, and James Kinnear, Our special Happy Birthday to them all and many more.

Our guest speaker was very interesting and informative. He was Adam Cline from the Auburn Police Department. He spoke on the issue of the epidemic of drugs and especially how our county and city are effected. He had some great questions from our SIRS.

Our drawings for cash went to 1st place Richard Fisher, 2nd place Rich Firpo, and 3rd place to Bill Clark. Our wine drawings went to Tom Hart and Jerry DeLuca. I want to remind all that our BEC meets the last Thursday of the month at Denny's, and for our Luncheons for all SIRS “If you are unable to make one of our Luncheons Please call our Attendance monitor Wayne Helley” SIRS this is very important so again make the call.

In closing let me say as the late great Red Skel-ton always said in closing, “God Bless”

Your BIG SIR Paul “P,T,” McDaniel

SIR of the Month

Our SIR of the month of November is Kim Douglass, born November 19, 1951, in Pennsylvania, one of four children. His siblings, one brother and two sisters,

still reside in the eastern U.S. While in high school, he was a winner at the Central Pennsylvania Science Fair, with a project on Dynamic Palenotology. He then went

on to Penn State University, graduating with a degree in the Arts and Sciences in 1974. While there, he was on the basketball team and the chess team.

After serving in the Army, he went to work for Bechtel in San Francis-co, where he wrote software. He worked with George Schultz, who later be-came Secretary of State. In 1997, his daughter Leisha was born, prompting a move to Colfax, and a computer job with Placer County. For the past 15 years, he has owned and operated Proteus Computers, a full service computer store.

He met his Lady Sherrie at a melodrama in Forest Hills, and married in 1997. They have the one daughter, employed at Chico State University, and three grandchildren, all relatively local.

Kim is very active in the community of Colfax, where is currently serves on the City Council, as Mayor. His political career was started when his daughter who, in 11th grade at Colfax High, was taking a government class. He thought he would run for the City Council, to provide her a real life example of government in action. With no real expectation of winning, he was surprised to win one of the two seats, against seven candidates. He is currently a representative on the Placer County Economic Develop-ment Board, the Sacramento Area Community of Governments, Gathering Inn, and Pioneer Community Energy (which next year will begin offering an alternative to PG&E at about 10% lower rates). Where do we sign up?

His goals include getting Colfax back on track economically, including bringing more tourists to the area, with music programs and festivals. There are 40,000 cars a day going through town on I-80 and he hopes to lure some of them into town.

He joined SIRS in October, 2016, and will begin serving as Assistant Treasurer in 2018. His hobbies include research into American history and making short movies/videos (30 minutes or so) of any subject that are then shown on the Web. He also films life stories of many occupants of local rest homes.

Among his memorable events, is the victory in chess over the California chess cham-pion. His advice includes the challenging thought “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”

It was a pleasure to present this profile of Kim.

Dave Wheatley, Profiler


Our November speaker will be Jenine Windeshausen, Placer County Assessor, Treasurer, Tax Collector. She has over 30 years of experience in government financial planning, municipal debt structuring and public funds investing. She has played a major role in the upgrade of Placer County's AA+ credit rating, one of the highest rated counties in the state. She is responsible for the management of over $1.5 billion in treasury funds. She will discuss how the assessor and tax collector programs work in Placer County.

Jim Maneggie, Program Chairman


November 2 Luncheon Meeting

November 10 Bulletin Material Due

November 30 Executive Board Meeting 8:30 am @ Denny’s—All Sirs Welcome