2016-03 BEC Meeting Minutes

Executive Board Meeting
SIR Branch 19
March 3, 2016

Sir Bruce Person called the meeting to order at 10:00a.m. A quorum was present.

ATTENDANCE: Sir’s in attendance were: B. Persons, J. Carl Sr., K. Kuhn, R. Peterson, R. Cashion, K. Peterson, J. Fernando, J. Barnaba, J. Duncan, J.Wolfe, J. Burton, B. Theobald, J. Dorsett, M. Mills, L. Kolano, G. Vogt, T. Lathrop and B. Stevenson.

MINUTES: The Executive Board Meeting minutes from February 2016 were approved.

TREASURE’S REPORT: Sir Kuhn reported that total funds in the branch general account are $4,863.87 with an additional $692.06 in the bowling account and $1,164.17 in the golf account. This brought us to a total for the branch of $6,970.10.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: Sir Peterson reported that current membership was 128 with 1 inactive. There were 3 new members to be inducted today but for varying reasons they are all pushed back to next month. We have 1 quests attending today’s luncheon. Our median age remains at 72.

ATTENDANCE REPORT: Sir Cashion reported he received 30 messages from the hot line. All were excused. SIR John Dosett called about the hidden JM# in this months Rooster Tales. No shows for February were SIRS Blacksire, Bock, Campos, G. Garcia, Konzak, and Norris. A total of 95 lunches were ordered for today’s luncheon. We will have 13 tables for a seating of 104. Discussion took place about where to put the projection screen for better visibility from the dining tables.

BIG SIR REPORT: Sir Persons:

Ballots were passed out with two names on them for Branch SIR of the Year voting. All BEC offices and directors filled them out and returned them to SIR Persons.

Sir Person asked if there was any proposals or changes for SIR Branch Bylaws to submit to the Area Governor. None were received back from the board at this time.

Sir Person asked if anyone had names for the next Area Governor position . The names would have to be former Big Sirs. No recommendation came up at this meeting but a search would continue and this topic would come up at our April meeting.

Discussion took place about our HLM members and one new candidates for our Branch. Membership and service to the branch are primary considerations. A list of current member possibility were discussed at the meeting. The board will vote on this as soon as possible. That way we can have one selected by year end.

Past Big SIR Richard Fish (2004) contacted Sir Persons and asked for a Past Big Sir badge. He had moved from our area and is now leaving in Chico, where he belongs to a Branch there. We will have a presentation for SIR Fish when the badge arrives. It will take place at our next monthly luncheon.

Little SIR REPORT: Sir Carl:

Today’s speaker is Nicole Howell, Executive Director and Ombudsman for ‘Senior Services Care of Contra Costa County’. SIR Wolf was thanked for all his efforts in getting quality speakers for our luncheons. Next month will be a discussion about Bee Keeping by Jan Spieth, Community Education, Mount Diablo Bee Keepers Association. No, Ms. Spieth is not a relative of Jordan Spieth. But our possible May speaker has sports connections.

Sir Carl talked about the state SIR Happenings and the RAMP program information in it.

Activities REPORT:

SIR Persons discussed putting our activities chairman into a list on our monthly Rooster Tales newsletter. He reviewed the list of chairman’s to make sure they were correct. Discussion ensued about our Email list and the importance of them.

Sir Theobald talked about news releases on our activities including the Haight Ashbury walk. Newspapers are consolidating and the local papers are becoming more important which should help us get our Branch publicized. Reports were made about where our flyers are being placed including health clubs and golf courses. Also discussed was getting more display tables at the Concord health club gyms.

Campo di Booce day trip to Livermore will take place next week with 24 members attending. There will be 4 teams playing Booce there.

Sir Burton reported we will have a team scramble on 5/26 at Deer Ridge golf course.

Nominating committee reported that they are working to come up with names for new officers and board members and will report back at our June BEC meeting.

The Hot Line was discussed and a new greeting message will be created. It will be directed more at potential new members and providing activity information.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00.