SIR Branch 37

Sons in Retirement
Auburn, California


                     November 30, 2017



Officers:                                                                       Directors:

Big Sir, Paul McDaniel                                              Warren Manley, 1 Yr.

Little Sir, Bill Gray                                                       Pete Politi, 1 Yr.

Secretary, Doug Perry                                               Mike Moore, 2 Yr.                                      

Assistant Secretary, Tom Bowen     Absent          George Remaley, 2 Yr.

Treasurer, Al Mattson                                                Rich Johnson, 3 Yr.                             

Assistant Treasurer, Dave Wheatley                      Kent MacDonald, 3 Yr.


Visitor: Mark Stuart, Regional Director


CALL TO ORDER:  Sir Paul McDaniel at 8:30 AM.


INVOCATION:  Sir Paul McDaniel

MINUTES: MSP to approve the October 26, 2017 minutes as submitted. Quorum established at 11.


TREASURERS REPORT: Sir Al Mattson reported an October 2017 beginning balance of $4,294.44 and an ending balance of $5,102.65, including $2,068 for the December Holiday Luncheon. MSP



Publicity: All newspapers posted as scheduled. License plate holders are in and will be distributed at the January luncheon.


Membership Status: Sir Pete Politi reported two new members, Steve Kinne #180 who responded to one of our postings and Chuck Novak #182, sponsor Jack Kordich. Sir Don Bovard #130 resigned. MSP


Emeritus Status: Sir Vern Krause #72 approved for Emeritus status. MSP


Attendance: At the September 5th luncheon, there were 95 members, 1 speaker and 6 guests.


Absenteeism: Sir Pete Polite recommended no action be taken on three members with 7 or more absents.


Bulletin: Sir Mike Moore will add a picture to the In Memoriam if he has one. Veterans’ float parade pictures in the Bulletin turned out great, thanks Mike


Form 27: Membership increased to 152 with 2 new members and 1 resignation.




There is no BEC meeting in December. Next Luncheon is 1/4/18 and next BEC meeting 1/25/18.


State Info: Sir Mark Stuart reported that the 2018 Annual Regional Big Sir meeting (including Little Sir) will celebrate its 60th year anniversary next year with a three-day event at Thunder Valley.

He also noted that State is reviewing the absenteeism rules.





Program:  Sir Jim Maneggie reports that our January speaker will be Stephanie Ulmer, an Environmental Resource Specialist from Waste Management talking about the dump.


Computer Club: Sir Chuck Vrooman reported that all the new updated position descriptions have been poster to the web site.  


Social Committee: Sir Doug Perry reported 94 tickets sold so far ($2,068). Six more expected at this BEC meeting and a possible six more at the door.


Bocce Ball: Sir Al Anderson reported members had their Holiday Dinner at Strings. Current play is weather permitting now. Membership in the activity is up to 18. Well done Al!


Golf:  Sir Walt Reno reported the Branch did well in the last tournament. (Gary Alenza won and others placed well with Al Mattson having the longest drive; says he “got all of it.” Sir Walt also noted he has volunteered to be the regional handicapping chair for the SIR branches in the Auburn, Grass Valley and other neighboring areas that play in our tournaments.


Poker: Sir Doug Perry reported all is well at Poker. Members will have their annual Holiday Luncheon December 13th at Strings. BEC members invited as well.


Model Airplanes: No report


Dining Out: Sir Kent MacDonald reported he’s still looking for a Chair for the Dining Out Activity. He is looking to add Wine Tasting and possibly Woodworking as activities next year.


Fishing: Sir Al Mattson reported Branch 37 and 79 continue to meet together and held their Holiday Luncheon in November.


Sunshine: Sir Tom Bowen absent, no report.  





Meeting Adjourned 09:15 AM.   

Doug Perry