2017-08 BEC Meeting Minutes

Executive Board Meeting
SIR Branch 19
August 3, 2017

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

ATTENDANCE: Sir’s in attendance were: J. Barnaba, J. Carl Sr., R. Peterson, D. Diamond, B. Silberman, K. Kuhn, G. Vogt, J. Burton, T. Dobbs, J. Duncan, J. Wolfe, M. Mills, L. Kolano, R. Balovich and B. Theobald.

MINUTES: The Executive Board Meeting minutes from July 2017 were approved.

TREASURE’S REPORT: Sir Diamond reported that total funds in the branch account are $3,421.75, with an additional $675.02 in the bowling account and $4,252.50 in the golf account. That brings us to a total for the branch of $8,599.27. Sir Diamond then reported that we had a profit for our July luncheon. We were able to collect from four members who needed to pay for missed luncheons.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: Sir Kuhn reported that our total members this month is 126. Two members were dropped this month as they have failed to show up or call in for the last four months. Median age for the branch is 73. We have one guest for this months luncheon who is Tim Sites sponsored by Sir Kuhn. No new members will be initiated today.

ATTENDANCE REPORT: Sir Duncan reported we had 29 call in’s and 3 late calls for today’s luncheon. He ordered 84 meals and 11 tables for today.
BIG SIR REPORT: Sir Barnaba:

Sir Barnaba began by talking about the SIR State Annual Meeting that he will be attending this month in Sacramento. This year is somewhat different as there are two 2018 candidates for President and two for Vice President. Sir Barnaba then talked about the differences in these candidates and why there are more that one for each position. Sir Barnaba will report back to our BEC as soon as he knows the results.

Branch 19 officers for 2018 were listed and talked about. Several positions still need filling but we should have that completed today. Sir Barnaba will introduce the 2018 BEC to the membership and will get an approval vote on them.

Our annual Picnic will be on Thursday September 21st starting at 11:00. We have contracted with Kinders who will provide the food for the picnic. The menu looks really good and they will deliver the food. We will be serving lunch about 12:30. Guest are welcome for the event and there will be raffle prizes provided. Signups will be taken today before the luncheon.

Sir Barnaba talked about RAMP and our need for a Publicity chairman as Sir Theobald will be leaving in October. Sir Theobald spoke to what the position requires and how he will work with whoever we find to fill his position. Several members were named as possibilities and will be contacted to see if they will take it on. Discussion then followed as to how to recruit members using the methods we have pursued in the past such as health clubs, golf courses, bowling alleys and restaurants. Also advertising in the newspapers and flyers could be used. Recruiting at Concord/Clayton Concerts and Fairs will be looked at.

Sir Barnaba reported that Sir Duncan and he will be meeting with Oakhurst today to set the luncheon prices for next year. Our member luncheon costs will be kept the same for next several months as we work on collecting delinquent monies. Sir Kuhn stated that we are down over twelve hundred from the start of the year, in our general account, and luncheon costs will need to be raised at some point. Sir Barnaba said we should get all the data together and in the next couple of months come up with a financial plan.

Little SIR REPORT: Sir Carl:

This month’s luncheon speaker is Casey Hansen from the John Muir Trauma Center. The September speaker will be Carolyn Paulson RN, former employee of the John Muir Diabetes Center.


Sir Dobbs talked about the travel guides that are available to our SIR members.

Sir Carl reported that our bowling group will be going to Reno for a tournament on August 14th and 15th.

Sir Burton reported match play is still going on. Also our 2 Man Best Ball Tournament at Lone Tree will be on August 17th.

Sir Duncan talked about the Fried Chicken Bingo Night set for October this year. The menu will be the same and the price for attendees should be $32. Sir Duncan will promote it at our luncheon today.

New Business:

Sir Peterson reported that November’s luncheon will be a Veterans appreciation day. Sir Peterson has gotten the Vietnam Helicopter Association based in Concord to come speak. There will be helicopter rides on the following weekend given to our Veterans and possibly other members depending on the number of sign-ups. Sir Vogt is working on how we will identify our Veterans at the November luncheon.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00.