Monthly messages from your Big Sir & Little Sir

Big Sir Sez,
February 2022

Our move to Boundary Oak was a success. Thanks to Steve Schramm, Manuel Dominguez, Dan Casella, Dan Smith for their help in making this happen. The many positive comment received were appreciated.

The menu selections, food and service were much appreciated as well.

Now that we have successfully moved the luncheon venue our attention will focus on recruiting, member relations and the Branch Officer Slate for 2023.  Bring a guest to lunch. It is on us.

Important reminder: If you need to cancel your luncheon reservation PLEASE do it by the end of the Wednesday before the luncheon.

The BEC has approved a new activity “Internet Games”, chaired by Don Atwater. This is an opportunity to join fellow Sirs for home entertainment. Contact Don at to sign up.

I realize this Omicron Covid variant is causing concerns. Be assured that we are committed to provide A healthy and safe environment for our members.

Ron Cassano 
Big Sir


Little Sir Sez,

First and foremost, I want to thank Steve Schramm for his outstanding efforts as Little Sir last year (and of course two years prior) during some very trying times for Branch 8 and for Sir in general.  Without his and Ron Cassano’s leadership during 2021, and the hard work of the BEC and others, it’s hard to believe we’d still be in existence.  Thank you Steve and Ron, I’ll do my best to fill some big shoes in 2022.

Next year will see a major change with Branch 8 as we relocate to Boundary Oak for our monthly luncheon.  This change is exciting and offers us not only a new luncheon venue, but also a greater variety of meals, and lunch and drink prices that remain reasonable.

We can also look forward to a wide variety of speakers for 2022, starting in January with Jon Haveman of Marin Economic Consulting who will provide us with his assessment of the economic outlook for the year.  In February we expect to have a panel discussion on renewable energy alternatives such as solar and offshore wind power; in March we’re looking into a sports-related speaker.

I am looking forward to being your Little Sir for 2022 and am most interested in seeing Branch 8 return to its previous numbers, not only in luncheon attendance but in activity participation.  My best to each of you for a great 2022 with SIR.

Ray De Wit
Little Sir.

posted 12/17/21  dls