Which pages on this site are most visited?

As of April 18 Google Ana­lytics reports that in the last 30 days there were 2023 visits to the Branch 8 website, with 7093 pages viewed. There are more than 100 pages on the site,  the data below shows ~90% of the views come from the top 10 pages (or ~10% of the available pages).

Another way to view this data is to recognise that
90% of the pages account for only 10% of our readership.

This is a familiar pattern for several years, so I have rec­om­mended to the MRC that the Hotline be regarded as the source of  current activity news. We will post a general statement about each activity on the website, but it will not be updated monthly. Any activity chair can take respon­si­bility for posting news on their web page, current examples are the 18 hole golf and astronomy groups.  Let me know if you are inter­ested in main­taining your own page. The website also allows any activity chair to post a number of pic­tures or videos of activ­ities, and youtube links make it pos­sible to share inter­esting infor­mation. The astronomy page shows how effective this can be.

For reminders of activ­ities that occur early in the month an announcement can be placed on this front page, just send your request to the webmaster.

Top 10 Pages (by number of views)
Golf sign up — 3,305 Views  (47% of total views)
Front page — 2172  (30% of total views)
Download Hotline monthly — 434 Views  (6%)
Astronomy — 102 Views (1.4%)

<84.4% of all views occur on the top 4 pages: the next 6 pages add ~6%>

18 Hole Golf — 94 Views
Couples Golf — 87 Views
Branch 8 tour­na­ments — 71 Views
Ladies Day Lun­cheon — 57
Cal­endar of events — 51
Members picture gallery — 45

4/​19/​2014 Derek Southern, webmaster

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mid-​​month golf update

It looks like our golfers are starting to tune up from Winter time. The fol­lowing accom­plish­ments were done too late to appear in the April Hotline and to be included in May it will all be history. We had four golfers that shot their age in March. On March 14 Scott Graff shot a 76 and Jack Stack an 85. On March 24 Mike Bar­rington shot a 73. Of interest, Mike’s True Per­for­mance was 195% of his potential! Now who will be the first to reach 200% . Some­thing to shoot for. Also on March 24 Jack Stack shot an 85 AGAIN! That deserves at least on Atta Boy.  Con­tinue reading

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The 3 updates for the April Hotline

Stan Johnson had two reports updated: a report on the MRC and his Report about the Nom­i­nating Com­mittee. The third piece was from Ed Benson regarding Bargain Wines, with the latest ‘Best Buys’ from that group.

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Sign up for Explore and Eat

Attention Train Buffs and Wild­flower Watchers
Please mark your cal­endar for Wednesday, April 16th. Place: Western Railway Museum, Rio Vista. Ride the Scenic Limited, a one hour-​​long, 11 mile round trip. Docents will describe whatever wild­flowers are blooming along the way (from poppies to sheep’s sorrel). Tour the Rail Car Display House, Exhibit Hall, visit and shop at the Museum Store, picnic in the Museum park. Train Time: 11:00 AM Cost: $15 Seniors. Free Parking
Important: Deadline to Reg­ister is at Explore & Eat Table on Monday, April 14th or call or email Ron Woods.

The Hotline article states (in error) to sign-​​up on the 7th! Don’t worry, the lunch date has NOT been changed!

NO pre­payment required.

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Single Sirs Dine Out — April 1

We are a group of Sirs who enjoy an active retirement and like to get out of the house once in awhile and share a good meal and some lively con­ver­sation. Each month one of us acts as a host, chooses a restaurant in the area and arranges for a table for the group, usually about ten. There are a wide variety of places where we dine from Italian, American, Mexican, Chinese or whatever. Of course the prices have to be rea­sonable. Some of us may even share a bottle of wine. We usually meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM and are usually out before 7:00PM.

Our dinner in March was at the Greenery Restaurant , Diablo Hills Golf course in Walnut Creek. Bön Wadors was the host

 Jack Stack (939–142) will host our next dinner on April 1st at:

T he Creekside Grill at Rossmoor
1010 Dollar Drive
Walnut Creek, CA (949‑8658)

This is one of our favorite sites with a great ambiance and fine food. Come join us for a pleasant evening.

 Bön Wadors, Chairman (925–937-8160)
Jack Stack, Assistant Chairman (925–949-8658) 

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Ladies Day Luncheon

June is just around the corner and so is our next Ladies Day Lun­cheon which will again be held at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill on Monday, June 9, 2014. Come and enjoy the melodic singing of Pamela Brooks, as well as a won­derful lun­cheon, with choices of grilled salmon, chicken scal­lopini or veg­etable wellington. Full details on the event are included in the announcement/​registration form below. Con­tinue reading

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March 12 — bargain wines

Our first meeting of 2014 will be Wednesday, March 12.  We will start at4:00 at Bev­erages and More at 2940 N Main St„ Walnut Creek, 94597, to sample 10 wines accom­panied by assorted cheeses and crackers, and we’ll be able to take advantage of their five cent sale which this time is mix and match. You don’t have to buy two bottles of the same wine to get the five cent per bottle deal, and that’s really attractive.  Cost of the tasting is $15 per person, paid at the door. 
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Cellar Fillers Wine Activity

This month’s CFWA tasting at Sir Joe Karg’s Winery was well attended by 15 thirsty Sirs.  Joe’s sand­wiches, potato salad and 4 Bean Salad were deli­cious and pro­vided a solid base for the tasting to follow.  We sampled 15 wines, 6 whites and 9 reds. Con­tinue reading

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HELP WANTED

PIANO PLAYER
for
Monthly Lunch Meetings

Receives highest salary in Branch 8!
Exciting expansion potential with lunchtime Singing group!

Contact Roger Sperling
933‑5588
rog-​nan@​astound.​net

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2014 Branch 8 officers, BEC, and volunteer list

There is a new menu item under “About Branch 8″. This is a listing of Branch 8 officers, BEC, and Vol­un­teers available as a pdf file which can easily be down­loaded . A list of Activity chairs is available sep­a­rately under the Activ­ities menu.

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