IMPORTANT NOTICE .. MEETING DATE CHANGE !!!!!!!!!

To All Branch 8 Sirs,

As the Chairman of the Member Relations committee, I have just been asked to notify all of our members that the Hilton is changing the date for our next luncheon. Our Big Sir, Little Sir, and Attendance Secretary have been working with the Hilton to resolve this situation the best way possible. They are trying to insure this happens less often in the future and to get the best reimbursement from the Hilton. However,this group has definitely decided that the date of our next scheduled meeting is changed to Monday, October 6, instead of October 13. All times will stay the same.

We apologize for this change. I wanted to get this message out as soon as possible so schedules and calendars can be changed, if possible. If 18 hole golf and pool can change their Oct. 6 schedule, please do so. Otherwise, those absent will not be held to the 5 luncheon yearly attendance requirement.

We will follow this message up with several other notices, emails, snail mail, phone calls, Hotline notice, and website notices. The Hilton will reimburse us with added costs such as postage and mailing cost. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. I have just heard of it myself.
Please tell your fellow Branch 8 member of this change .. a few
do not have computers,and some seldom open their e-mail.

Stan Johnson
Chairman, Member Relations Committee

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New Hotline is published

Time to read the latest Hotline! There’s a BIG reminder about the change in lunch date (to Oct 6) and a lot of great information about activities… enjoy! Click here to download it.

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Sirs in the Kitchen FishFest

Click here for the Sirs in the Kitchen activity page to read about the September fishfest and enjoy some pictures. The October Hotline will announce the arrangements for next month, think Octoberfest!

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Ladies Day Luncheon – December 8

Click here for the announcement of the December Ladies Day Luncheon,  posted in the Activities menu together with signup forms for singles, couples and groups. Plan ahead and enjoy.

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Dining Out

Sir Rod Hughes and his wife Anne have arranged for our October Dine Out on Thursday October 16, 2014 at “MASSIMO’S RESTORANTE”, one of Walnut Creek’s best fine dining restaurants. We have a private room reserved (NO STAIRS) and parking is available directly across the street ( @ the Dean Lesher theater parking garage).
We hope you will join us THURSDAY OCTOBER 16, 2014 for an evening of superb Italian cuisine and professional service.

The Menu    Continue reading

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Dine Out

 Our next dine out will be at the BRASS DOOR restaurant in San Ramon on Sept 18, 2014. This historic restaurant has always provided us with delicious meals (the prime rib is outstanding) and the service is superb. 
Jim and Christine Ripley are hosting this dine out. Look for the details in the September HOTLINE, see page 12,  and sign up now.
We hope you will join us on Sept 18, 2014 @ the BRASS DOOR for another great dining experience.
For questions, Contact Jim Ripley (925 891-4007 ; jimrip99@aol.com ), Ken Main (925 945-1065mainkenneth46@gmail.com   or Don Allen (925 283-8344 ; dondorothyallen@comcast.net)

 

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Summer ‘Happenings’

The latest version of the SIR State newsletter is posted under ‘Learn about SIR’ in the main horizontal menu. Count the number of references to, or by, Branch 8 members!

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Winter League Bowling starts soon

Branch 19 SIR League – Branch 19 (Concord) sponsors a SIR league at Clayton Valley Bowl.  The 2014-2015 season will start September 3rd.  There are always be openings for new bowlers.  Contact Dan Weller if you are interested.   Just curious?  Visit the league any Wednesday morning, starting at 10 AM at Clayton Valley Bowl.

SIR State-Wide Tournament Schedules, Applications, and Results Are On Line:

To access the SIR State bowling information, open the state bowling web site at http://sirinc.org/bowling/index.html.  You can find tournament schedules, applications, and results on the site.

ACTIVITY CHAIRMAN: Dan Weller     925-935-5510    dweller@astound.net
ASSISTANT CHAIR:   Jim Erickson     925-939-7925    erickson.jim@att.net

 

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September lunch speaker

Speaker Committee Announcement  from Tony de Losada

At our SIR Luncheon Monday September 8th we will have one of our own Bernat “Bernie” Rosner speak to us about his early teenage life as when at age 12 Bernie was loaded onto a train with the rest of his village’s Jewish inhabitants and taken to Auschwitz a Death Camp! How his life then unfolded, guided largely by his own tenacious personality, his wit and his guile is so inspiring, it makes your heart race and your inner voice cheer as he wins they lose! Fortunately, his life and the terrible ordeals Bernie survived through, was written down, and was published as a book! It is written in the third person for personal, sensitive reasons caused by memories. Bernie will address us as we make it as comfortable as possible for him to speak from a sitting position. Even though Bernie is a lawyer, he is a rare type; he does not speak loudly! You can ask questions after his talk with us, plus, before and after the meeting Bernie will sign book autographs for anyone who brings his book to the luncheon, what an opportunity, I sure will bring my copy! Books can be purchased @ Amazon.com: Kindle: $14.72 9 Used: from $9.42 22 New: from $16.98Collectible from $14.95

201409 Bernie

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August CAT meeting – date correction –> 8-21

Please note that the date given in the Hotline is incorrect. The meeting will be on THURSDAY AUGUST 21st (not the 15th as advertised).

The presentations will be ‘Adding a better email program to your new  or upgraded computer’ and ‘Removing the hard drive from an old computer, and what to do with it’.

See you there  9:30 at the Elks Club, August 21.

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