Potomac Yacht Docent led Dockside Tour, April 15

Please join us for a 45 minute Docent led tour of the Presidential Yacht Potomac – FDR’s floating ‘White House’.  We watch a 15 minute video in the Visitors Center prior to the tour.  The video provides a glimpse into President Roosevelt’s use of the Potomac and a detailed account of the restoration story.  Did you know that Elvis Presley once owned this Yacht?  Check out the line of succession.  Lunch on the deck at Scott’s immediately following the tour.  Wives, friends, and ‘significant others’ welcome as always.  

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Astronomy Activity Meeting Monday April 13

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Is the scientific description of the Cosmos at odds with what is written in the Bible?  Is there a conflict between Religion and Science?
Many believe there is.

Dr. Rollie Otto, retired scientist and educator from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will discuss this issue from both points of view at our Astronomy meeting following the luncheon on Monday April 13th

  Bill Hunter (Chairman)                                                                          

  Leary Wong (asst. Chairman)                                                                                                                              

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May luncheon date change

Not too early to remind everyone that

our May luncheon at the Hilton has been moved 

to the third Monday, May 18th 

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Car Enthusiasts

Update: 3/25/15 

The Blackhawk Auto Museum has approved our request to use the outside patio for our member’s classic cars. I think we have about 4 guys that were interested in parking and displaying them.

Also that day the Model A Club will have about 15 cars on exhibit on the patio.  I would encourage everyone to visit the Blackhawk Auto Museum Website to see photos of the “The Spirit of the Old West” Exhibit that will be available to us with a Docent at 12:00 Noon that day.  Please advise me if you are bringing you classic car so I can inform the Museum of the make and model, etc. I know Ed Benson is bringing his 1957 Thunderbird. 

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Announcement from ‘Let’s Dine Out 1′

There is still time to sign up for our next “Let’s Dine Out 1″ at the Black Angus restaurant. The dinner is on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Contact Marv Kreitz at (925) 935-7739 {marru46@sbcglobal.Net} by March 12th to join us. Everyone is welcome. Continue reading

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March 9: 50th Anniversary extravaganza information

We’re on the countdown to our extravaganza next Monday, and I’m sure all of you will find the event to be very enjoyable. There are a few points that I want to cover with all of you prior to the event:
  • We are expecting over 300 attendees. I encourage all of you to find a carpool buddy so we have plenty of parking space. You also might think about coming a bit earlier than you usually do. Check in will start at 10:30.
  • A large number of our activity chairmen will be manning the activity tables, and they will be ready to explain their activities and sign people up. Take some time and drop by that activity you’ve been thinking about joining. It will be a great time to do it.
  • Since we have such a large crowd and an expanded program, plan on moving toward your seat around 11:15. We will start at 11:30 sharp, and it would be great if everyone was seated some time before that. Our goal is to adjourn at our usual time or a few minutes after.  Relax, chat with your friends and have a glass of wine.
  • Our Anniversary Committee has busted their butts to make this an outstanding event. It would be nice if you could take time to give them a pat on the back. Committee members are Sirs Darryl Sweetland, Stan Johnson, Walt Schick, Tony de Losada, Bill Peterson, Ron Cassano, Ed Cohn, Fred Nelson,Phil Trapp and me.
I’ll see almost all of you on March 9.
 
Big Sir Ed
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Feedback

Hotline Report for March 2015, Comment Card Corner

At the February 9 SIR Branch 8 luncheon 12 members and one guest turned in comment cards. Two members were “Impressed”, one was “Pleasantly Surprised”, one was “Satisfied”, and one was “Mad as the Dickens”. Seven did not give attitudes. The guest was “Impressed” with the lunch and meeting and intends to join and participate in several activities.     Click to see the the rest of the story!

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ATTENTION Fans of the World Champion San Francisco Giants!

SIRS at the Games is pleased to announce a great opportunity to attend a San Francisco Giants game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, June 3.  The World Champions are gearing up for another drive to a championship.  This game features the Pirates, their opponent from the Wildcard playoff game.
Due to the high demand for Giants tickets, we have a brief period for signups and payments to this game.  Once again, your family and friends are welcome to attend with our SIRS group.

Click here to visit the Sirs at the Games Activity page and learn more.

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January lunch – feedback

Click here to read the feedback from members at the January 12th luncheon

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Genealogy – new activity

Dan Smith is starting a new activity called Genealogy. If you signed up at the January luncheon he will be in touch shortly.

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