2016-11 BEC Meeting Minutes

Executive Board Meeting
SIR Branch 19
November 3, 2016

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

ATTENDANCE: Sir’s in attendance were: B. Persons, J. Carl Sr., D. Diamond, B. Silberman, J. Barnaba, J. Fernando, K. Peterson, J. Duncan, J. Burton, R. Cashion, J. Wolf, K. Peterson, K. Kolano and B. Stevenson.

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

TREASURE’S REPORT: Sir Diamond reported that total funds in the branch account are $4,962.37 with an additional $692.22 in the bowling account and $2697.56 in the golf account. That brings us to a total for the branch of $8602.15.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: Sir K. Peterson reported that our current membership is 134 with 3 inactive. The inactive members are Bill Stricker, Dennis Webb and Jerry Fitzmaurice. Our median age has remained at 73. Guests today are Ted Sederuta brought by Sir Stevenson and Larry Kreh brought by Sir Cashion. Our new member inductees today are Jess Adame, Ron Caravo, Roy Yates and Travis Brophy.

ATTENDANCE REPORT: Sir Cashion reported we received 30 Goggle voice messages from the hot line. A total of 104 meals were ordered for today’s luncheon up about 4 meals from last month.

BIG SIR REPORT: Sir Persons:

Sir Persons first recognized our new officers and leaders for next year and then as instructed under Article 3 Rule 140 he swore them into office for 2017.

Sir Persons thanked everyone on our board for their help this year. The board members then congratulated Sir Persons for the excellent job he did in moving our Branch forward in 2016. Special thanks were given by Sir Persons to everyone involved in the increase of our membership from 123 to 134 by years end.

Sir Persons then led a discussion about the problems that developed after the passing of two Sirs, one an other branch’s BEC member and the other a State SIR office holder. In both cases the duly appointed replacement officers were unable to access branch and state data that had been the responsibility of the deceased members. Directions have been provided by State to the branches that in the future office holders should backup their data to a DVD, thumb drive or some kind of a backup device. That way this situation will be prevented in the future.

A discussion was started by Sir Persons as to providing a $200 gratuity directly to the head Waite staff at our Holiday Celebration luncheon in December. After much discussion a motion was made to pay the $200 gratuity at the December luncheon and it was passed by the board.

Sir Theobald was not present for this meeting so Sir Persons reported for him that in October we ‘Hit a Home Run’ in publicity for our branch. Our activities were published in three community newspapers. Pickleball activity was started in October for the branch and lessons for the branch members and their spouses were postponed till January. Thursday’s at 10:00 will be kept opened for branch Pickleball play at the new Concord Pickleball courts.

Little SIR REPORT: Sir Carl:
This month’s luncheon speaker is the Chief of Police for Concord, Guy Swanger. January will have two speakers from the Concord Parks and Recreation District. They will talk about Pickleball and how it can be a great new coed activity for our branch.

The DATE program is having a meeting on November 9th at the Clayton Valley Bowl.


Sir Barnaba reported for Sir Dobbs that his ‘Walk About of North Beach’ is now scheduled for Thursday February 9th. It will be followed by dining in at a local restaurant. Sir Barnaba will help promote the event at today’s luncheon.

Sir Fernando talked about the Bocce event that was held in Clayton on October 20th. Attendance ended up being 38 participants. Sir Fernando spoke to the idea that we buy Bocce equipment for the branch as having more of these events seem likely. Sir Burton expressed how well this event was run and especially the benefit of having wives participate in them.

Sir Carl spoke to a bowling event at the Clayton bowling alley in November.

Sir Burton said there would be a second annual golf luncheon on Thursday November 17th in Concord.

Sir Barnaba reported on the ladies day December luncheon. The Clayton Valley Choir will sing at this years luncheon. There will be a wine raffle conducted during the event.

Sir Wolfe talked about the wine tasting tour to Lodi in October. Four wineries were visited and a dinner enjoyed at a brew pub in Lodi. Special thanks was given to Sir Weimann for doing a great job in planning this wine tasting event.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:50.