Watch our award winning video “CeleBR8 – Join Branch 8”

Why do men from Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill and surrounding areas join SIR Branch 8?  Pictures speak louder than works, so please click here   to see our video “CeleBR8 – Join Branch 8 and enjoy! Continue reading

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Check out the Pennant Race with a SF Giants baseball game!

Though we made a branch email blast last week, we still need a few more signups to reach the group minimum attendance for this game.  I only have a few more days to generate these signups.

The San Francisco Giants meet the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, September 28, 7:05 pm.  We have excellent Club level seats along the first base line.  Our SIR Branch 8 group will require a minimum of 15 members and guests for this game.  The cost is a low $50 per ticket with our group price discount.  Please join us for this great baseball matchup during the last week of the season.

Contact Steve Schramm at sschramm01@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us.  Your personal check should be made out to “SIRs at the Games”.  Send it to Alan Ensign, 361 Bryan Drive, Alamo, CA 94507.

Feel free to contact Steve Schramm or any of the Activity Co-Chairs if you have questions about these events or suggestions for other SIRs at the Games activities.

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Bargain Bites report

The Bargain Bites concept has really taken off! See why by clicking HERE.

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June Hotline is posted and it’s easier to read!

Click here for the June 2016 edition of Hotline.

Thanks to Dan Weller for some design tweaks. He’s added 2 NEW items to make HOTLINE easier to read

  1. You can  choose to read HOTLINE as a single column version. This means no scrolling up and down on a page to read one Activity report. Try it.
  2. The index is now HOT Linked to each Activity article. This means a single click takes you directly to the page of interest. Return to the front page by clicking INDEX in the footer at the bottom of each page
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Branch Survey

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Branch Regulations 16 & 17 Updated

Presented by Bob Barnes as Membership Secretary on April 11, 2016 – Approved by BEC on that date.  Sunshine Chairman (Larry Mersmann) concurred with proposal.  Continue reading

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Survey Software

We have been awarded a free software licence thanks to the generosity of QuestionPro and its powerful Survey Software platform.  We are now able to track our membership performance. QuestionPro’s advanced features allow us to collect responses and distribute vital information to participants.

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Ladies Day Luncheon: June 13

Our next Ladies Day Luncheon will be held at the Round Hill Country Club on Monday, June 13, 2016. Full details of menu choices and schedule are included on the couples reservation form available by clicking HERE

There is also a separate Group reservation form: click HERE for a copy.  This form can be used for any group of from 4 to 10 people. So, if you are completing one of these forms, be sure to put the names and menu choices of those people you wish to sit with and include full payment for the group. Please download the couples form (above) for menu choices etc.
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Phil Philpot announces…

First THURSDAY of June (6/2/16)      our annual DAI being played at Las Positas in Livermore. This will be the 29th anniversary of a contest started by Don Atwater those many years ago. We will have the awards banquet with a buffet dinner immediately following (well sort of immediately). Golf $22.00 Banquet $31.50 T & T.
Double check web site for additional information or sign up at sb8golf9holes@gmail.com .

Phil Philpot

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New Facebook page for Branch 8

Fellow Sirs, I’ve set up a Branch 8 Facebook page. The purpose is to investigate how we can best utilize such a social media outlet. I’ve posted a few different thoughts, including a TED talk about aging and remaining fit – obviously not a choice if we have some underlying disease but perhaps an inspiration for some members.

Click HERE to go to the site at  https://www.facebook.com/sirbr8/?fref=ts    Please try it, add comments, Like it or not, and add your own comments.

It’s free! It’s voluntary! It’s FUN!!

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Great Seats for Oakland A’s Baseball!!

The Oakland A’s meet the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, June 22, 12:35 pm.  Our group will have excellent infield level seats along the third base line.  With our group price discount, the cost will be only $35 per ticket.
Please contact Jack Schweitzer, Activity Co-Chair, to request your number of tickets.  His email is “jackschweitzer@ymail.com“.
Send your personal check made out to “SIRs at the Games” to Alan Ensign, 361 Bryan Drive, Alamo, CA 94507.
We look forward to having your family and friends join us for this mid-week matinee baseball game.
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