SIR Branch 37

Sons in Retirement
Auburn, California


                     April 26, 2018




Officers:                                                                          Directors:

Big Sir, Bill Gray                                                            George Remaley, 1 Yr.

Little Sir, Dave Wheatley                                              Mike Moore, 1 Yr.

Secretary, Doug Perry                                                  Rich Johnson, 2 Yr.      Absent

Assistant Secretary, Tom Bowen                               Kent Macdonald, 2 Yr.           

Treasurer, Al Mattson                                                   Paul McDaniel, 3 Yr.                           

Assistant Treasurer, Kim Douglas                           Walt Reno, 3 Yr.


CALL TO ORDER:  Sir Bill Gray at 8:30 AM.


INVOCATION:  Sir Tom Bowen

MINUTES: MSP to approve the March 29, 2018 minutes as submitted. Quorum established at 11


TREASURERS REPORT: Sir Al Mattson reported an April 2018 beginning balance of $2,799.38 and an ending balance of $2,820.88. MSP



Publicity: Sir Dave Wheatley reported all publications contacted to list the monthly luncheon speaker.

Reported that 2019 Chair positions” recruiting to begin in June. Sir Dave contacted other local branches to get speaker contacts and put a two-page list together for Sir Jim Maneggie.


Membership Status: Sir Pete Politi recommended the addition of one new member, Ron Bailey #5 (sponsor, Sir Don Walker).  MSP


Emeritus Status: No new members recommended. Letters sent to the two new members added last month.


Attendance: April 5, 2018 luncheon with 102 members, 2 guests, 1 speaker: 105 total.


Absenteeism: Sirs Pete Polite contacted 7 members with potential absenteeism issues. No actions recommended at this time.  


Bulletin: Sir Mike Moore reported the bulletin is AOK.


Form 27: Membership increased to 154 with 1 new members added.




Big Sir Bill Gary noted he is looking for 1 new Greeter. Sir Tuk Tukloff and Sir Paul McDaniel will fill in for the May Luncheon. Thank you Tuk and Paul.


Big Sir received several risk assessment forms from BEC members. Two risk areas identified: Average age of members and need to improve our member volunteerism.


Big Sir to investigate our Sir business card inventory for additional printing if necessary.


Sir Tom Bowen is putting together a Sierra Scenic Train trip to Reno for February 12-14, 2019. Forms and BEC approval soon. $335 per person double occupancy ($495 for single occ.) Watch for flyers.


Any Position Description updates send to Sir Doug Perry.


Sir Paul McDaniel to present Sir Barney Gruber a special T-Shirt for his Marine WWII Iwo Jima service. Thank you for your service Barney!






Program:  Sir Jim Maneggie reports the May speaker will be Steve Cameriti, Principal for Placer High. Dave Wheatley will search for our June speaker from the list he just generated. Thank you Dave.  


Computer Club: No report. 


Bocce Ball: Alive and well playing Monday mornings.


Golf:  Sir Walt Reno reports a tournament on 5/8 at Alta Sierra. Sign up by 5/1.


Poker: Sir Doug Perry reported Poker meets Tuesdays and Fridays. We seem to be having multiple quads recently. Come get your share.


Model Airplanes: No report


Dining Out: Sir Kent MacDonald reported the Dining Out in June will be at Casa Las Katarinas in Alta Sierra. Details coming at luncheon postings.


Day Trips: Continuing to try to get interest in Day Trips. Members sign up then cancel. Bummer!


Activities:  Sir Kent MacDonald reported that Woodworking has been cancelled. Seems there is already a group with 7th Day Adventist that has stolen our leader.


Fishing: Sir Walt Reno reported a successful trip to Bullards Bar with another at Stampede Reservoir planned for 5/20-5/23/18.


Sunshine: Sir Tom Bowen sent get well cards to Sir Dave McGuire, Sir Ed Vincent and Sir Pete Biersteker and sympathy cards to Sir Bill Chelonis and Sir Bill Atkinson who recently lost their wives.





Meeting Adjourned 09:31 AM.  

Doug Perry