Monthly messages from your Big Sir & Little Sir

Big Sir Sez,
April 2022

If you haven’t been to a luncheon at Boundary Oak, you are missing out on a great venue, good food and of course fellowship with fellow Sirs. The Ladies Day Luncheon is back. Bring the ladies and significant others on June 13 for some fun. Sign up soon so you don’t miss out.

Keep bringing in guests. Our Branch has a lot to offer, and new members are critical to keep us up and running. Remember, first time guest gets a lunch on us and if they join, their sponsor also gets one as well.

The Branch works because members volunteer to help. If you are asked to help with a task or are considered for an office or work on a committee, give it a shot. Our volunteers keep us running. You will find it rewarding as well.

Thanks to the staff at Boundary Oak for making us feel welcome and for the great job at the luncheon.

See you on April 11. Don’t forget to file your tax returns.

Ron Cassano 
Big Sir


Little Sir Sez,

It was “the wearing of the green” in March and the corn beef and cabbage topped of an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  Our speaker, Branch 8’s own Rich Knowles, provided a great explanation of what the Civil Grand Jury is, how it works, and what it does.  Several very intuitive questions followed Rich’s presentation and I think we all know a bit more about the Civil Grand Jury than what we had previously.

In April we have Stephen Smith from the Mt. Diablo Interpretive Center and in May, Ben Lavender from the Central Sanitation District will be our speaker.  As currently planned, the remainder of year will include speakers from Republic Services (waste management) in July, on offshore wind power generation and desalination in August,  and, we have penciled in Larry Biel (ABC Channel 7 news anchor and sports reporter) for September.  The remainder of the year will focus on voting and politics, and Veterans affairs

Thanks to all who attended the March luncheon and I’m looking forward to seeing an ever-increasing number of attendees as the year progresses.. 

Ray De Wit
Little Sir.

posted 3/27/2022  dls