2017-11 BEC Meeting Minutes

Executive Board Meeting
SIR Branch 19
November 2, 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. Fernando, J. Duncan, R. Cashion, J. Wolfe, T. Dobbs, L. Kolano, D. Requa, J. Fair and J. Dorsett.

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

TREASURE’S REPORT: Sir Diamond reported that total funds in the branch account are $3,570.15, with an additional $675.08 in the bowling account and $3,714.08 in the golf account. That brings us to a total for the branch of $8,209.31. Sir Diamond reported that we lost $114.00 at our last luncheon do to the number of quests attending.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: Sir Kuhn reported that our total membership this month is 131. We lost one member last month Steven Gee which brought us down to 128 members. But we are adding three new members today. New members for this month are Dennis Wasco, Steve Crockett, and Bruce Kimmis. Median age for the branch is 73.2. We have two guests invited to today’s luncheon.

ATTENDANCE REPORT: Sir Fair reported we had 12 excused call in’s for today’s luncheon. There were 97 meals ordered and dining tables totaled 14.

BIG SIR REPORT: Sir Barnaba:

Sir Barnaba first talked about the State Branch BEC training held in October at Rossmoor. Morning sessions were for Branch officer training. Afternoon sessions had RAMP and Nominating committee training. Sir Peterson said that the secretary training was very good this year as our new State President conducted his. Sir Dobbs liked the activities training as it gave him the idea of having a table at each luncheon where members could give their suggestions for new activities. Sir Diamond and others had concerns about the training as the first hour plus of both sessions was an overview of the state website and not specific to each members duties as it needed to be. Sir Barnaba said he would convey this back to Sir Holley for possible changes to next year’s training.

Sir Barnaba then spoke about the Christmas luncheon and how the planning was going. Sir Dobbs volunteered to take sign-ups at today’s luncheon. Clayton Valley Charter girl’s choir will perform again this year but will start the luncheon so they can return to school quicker. The wine for gifts this year are being contributed by Sir Barnaba. Sir Duncan will be doing the table decorations and Christmas quiz as he did last year.

Our monthly luncheon costs were then discussed. Sir Diamond suggested raising the charge to $25.00. After more discussion an increase to $25.00 was agreed to.

Activities for 2018 were discussed with an overall agreement that we need more feedback from the membership. The activities table at our luncheons that Sir Dobbs will be starting in January should provide this information for the our board meetings in 2018.

Little SIR REPORT: Sir Carl:

This month’s Veteran’s Day luncheon speakers are Sir Kuhn and Sir Peterson who will talk about their experiences as helicopter pilots in Vietnam. January’s luncheon will have Dave Penn from the SS Red Oak Victory. The SS Red Oak Victory is the last surviving vessel of 747 ships of all types built at the Richmond Kaiser Shipyards during World War II. She continues to serve today as a museum ship and is located in the Richmond harbor.


Sir Dobbs talked about the flyers he will be putting out about day trips to the Duarte (Poinsettia) Nursery just outside of Modesto.

Sir Fernando reported that the Bocce competition is completed for 2017.

Sir Carl reported that our bowling group’s Sir Kropf will speak at next month’s luncheon on up coming bowling events.

Sir Burton reported that the annual golf club luncheon will be at the Lone Tree GC this month.

New Business:

Sir Barnaba brought up the article ‘Men (back) at work’ that Sir Peterson provided our BEC members in October. The article is from the Harvard Men’s Health Watch and talks about the advantages to senior men’s health when they engage in work such as our BEC members do. Sir Barnaba thought that pertinent parts of the article should be put into our monthly newsletter. This could help in our recruitment efforts for volunteers to assist with the necessary branch work.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:55.