SIR Branch 37

Sons in Retirement
Auburn, California


                     March 28, 2019



Officers:                                                                       Directors:

Big Sir, Dave Wheatley                                               Rich Johnson, 1 Yr.

Little Sir, Woody Shields                                            Kent MacDonald, 1 Yr.

Secretary, Doug Perry                                                 Paul Mc Daniel, 2 Yr.

Assistant Secretary, Tom Bowen                              Walt Reno, 2 Yr.         

Treasurer, Al Mattson                                                  Bill Gray, 3 Yr.                        

Assistant Treasurer, Kim Douglas      Absent       Cal Conley, 3 Yr.        


CALL TO ORDER:  Sir Dave Wheatley at 8:30 AM.


INVOCATION:  Sir Tom Bowen

MINUTES: MSP to approve the February 28, 2019 minutes as submitted. Quorum established at 11.


TREASURERS REPORT: Sir Al Mattson reported a beginning March 2019 balance of $3,430.95,

and a March 2019 ending balance of $3,329.31. MSP


Additionally, Al reported that the quarterly State assessment was paid.



Publicity: Sir Woody Shields reported that notices were placed in the usual suspect papers.


Membership Status: Sir Pete Politi recommended dropping two members due to health reasons: Sir Bob Carlyle #197 and Sir Barry Walton #36.


Rules Committee: The final of the three recommendations from February; the adoption of the Attendance Action Flowchart was addressed with its final version approved. MSP


Emeritus Status: No members added.


Attendance: The 3/7/19 luncheon had 101 members, 1 guest, no visitors and 1 speaker, total 103.


Absenteeism: In addition to the two members noted under member Status above, Sir Pete Politi contacted Sir Gene Henggeler #78; he may be moving, but no action recommended yet.


Bulletin:   No report.


Form 27: Membership lost 2 members for a new total of 148.



Sir Dave Wheatley requested that BEC members submit nominations to Sir Doug Perry for two possible Honorary Life Memberships to replace Sir Dave McGuire and Sir Jim Maneggie who have been elevated to the State level. Branch 37 is allowed 3 HLM with 150 members and Sir Tom Bowen is our only current HLM. A BEC member committee of Sir Dave Wheatley, Sir Woody Shields, Sir Tom Bowen and Sir Doug Perry will review the nominations and present an email in May to BEC members for their vote.


Sir Rich Johnson suggested the Sir Membership consider manning a polling place to earn some money for our treasury (Approximately $800). More discussion on this later.




Program:  Sir Woody Shields reports that the March speaker will be Toby Nelson, Chaplain for the Grass Valley Police and the Nevada County Sheriff. May speaker will be Keith Diederich from The Gathering Inn and June’s will be Don Whitaker, founder of Ceronix, Inc.


Computer Club: No report. 


Social Committee: Sir Glen Kamer/ Doug Perry made a motion to have Mickey Bennett’s trio, Coterie as entertainment at the December Holiday Luncheon – Ladies Invited. The budget would be $300 for the trio, $150 for wine, $25 for ticket printing and 3 lunches for the trio; total, approximately $550. MSP


Bocce Ball: Sir Kent MacDonald noted the wet conditions are hampering play.


Golf:  Sir Walt Reno reported tournaments coming; April 9th, Table Mountain CC in Oroville and April 23rd at Cherry Island CC in Elverta.


Poker: Sir Doug Perry reported Poker is alive and well. The Poker gods are smiling on us! That’s not a good thing!


Model Airplanes: No report


Dining Out: Sir Bill Gray reported that the noon Luncheon on March 21st at The Club Car was a grand success with 10 couples and 12 singles enjoying a delightful repast! Next outing planned is a lunch at Chang Brothers in May.


Day Trips: Sir Kent MacDonald reported that he and Sir Pete Politi visited the River Cats Stadium in advance of the April 7th outing, RC vs Rainiers. Tickets for sale on line for $21.12.


Fishing: Sir Walt Reno reported fishing excursions coming up: Mt Shasta, May 6-10 and Stampede outing last week of May and sometime June 24-27th.


Activity Coordinator: Sir Kent MacDonald requested the addition of a new activity, Theatre. MSP

The 1st event will be at the Auburn State Theater; Composer Elliot Anders will perform Baby Boomer The Musical, May 18, 2019, 7PM.


Sunshine: Sir Tom Bowen sent get-well cards to Sir Don Walker.





Meeting Adjourned 09:24 AM.  

Doug Perry