Activity Reports


Activities: The Lifeblood of our Branch

I am sure that you’ve noticed that one of the Branch’s main emphasis is making/keeping our activities healthy. Branch 8 has now 49 Activities and 3 Events; with 34 of them being co-ed. As you can see, we have a lot going on activity-wise, and there are possibilities for more. There is no shortage of opportunities.

There are several things that you may do to help in making/keeping our activities healthy, as well as possibly increasing them. The following are just some examples; you might think of others:

If you are not participating in an activity, scour the Hotline and/or the Website to see if there is an activity that may interest you, contact the Chair and arrange a visit.

If you are a member of an activity ask a SIR-eligible friend to come with you as a guest to the activity.

If there’s not an activity that doesn’t suit your fancy, you might consider starting one that suits you and may interest other members. Contact me, and I will help you get started.

You can help to contribute to the activities that are of interest to you by providing leadership as an Activity Chairman or Assistant Activity Chairman; especially if you see that the activity may be losing its leadership. The most recent example is Pickleball. Nick Maufe and Dan Kohlman stepped up and “resurrected” Pickleball as Chair and Assistant Chair respectively.

Please contact me if you are interested in exploring new roles in our activities. Contact me at

I look forward to hearing from you.

And last, but not in any way least, on behalf of Branch 8  I want to take this opportunity to Applaud and Thank the Activity Chairmen and Assistant Chairmen, as well as those of you who are contributing in other ways to the health of our activities. BRAVO!

Thom Watkins,
Activities Coordinator