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

Why do retired men from Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill and surrounding areas join Sons In Retirement (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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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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Be a LEADER!

The success of Branch 8 depends on volunteers and excellent leaders.
Each year at this time, our Branch Nominating Committee has the responsibility to assure that each of our leadership positions is fully staffed for the coming year. They are also looking for potential leaders for 2018 .
Please give thoughtful consideration to volunteering for one of the open positions noted in the text below. It outlines those positions for 2017, as well as potential openings for 2018.
Sir Gordon Batesole is collecting this information for the Committee.
Please contact Gordon by March 4, 2016 at: gkbatesole@aol.com 
Keep Branch 8 strong by letting Gordon know that you are ready to help.

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Member’s Photo gallery

The latest edition of the Branch 8 Photo Gallery is posted and available by clicking here, or by going to http://www.sirbr8.com/gallery/

Thanks to the continued work of DeWayne Ruwe, who compiles the pictorial database, and Bill Phelon who photographs the new members (assisted as necessary by members of the Digital Photo Group) we have images of almost all our members available for review. This is particularly useful when you know a name but cannot put a face to it! If your picture is missing please contact Bill Phelon and have him photograph you at a lunch meeting – unless you want to remain anonymous!

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Branch 8 History Report – 2015

Fellow Branch 8 Sirs — Each year the Big Sir is required to write a history of the year’s happenings. I thought all of you might like to read a recap of our 50th year.

Our Branch celebrated its 50th anniversary in March with an extremely enjoyable luncheon that included local city officials, many SIR State officers, Region Directors, Area Governors, Big Sirs from other branches, and of course, our own members. All in all, we had 320 guests in attendance including 275 of our own Branch 8 members. Maybe it was the free wine and the Branch 8 commemorative coffee mug that brought them out?

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The Purpose of SIR

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TRAVELING SIRS

I am the new Branch 8 Travel Chairman,and looking for a volunteer or volunteers to be Assistant Chairman. I hope to offer several travel opportunities to Branch 8 and other Branches in area 2.  Please send me any suggested travel opportunities that you would be interested in looking at and I will get information.

At our next luncheon I will have some flyers on the Travel table, please stop by and take a look. Generally we need to start booking trips well in advance of the departure date. We can offer trips  to our Branch and /or join with other Branches.

Let start TRAVELLING!!!

Larry Yarberry. L.yarberry42@comcast.net
Phone 925 890-9245

Posted: 5/10/15

 

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