Important Branch Information & Regulations

The following information replaces what was formerly repeated monthly in Hotline. Members are asked in particular to note the deadline (noon on the Wednesday preceding the monthly luncheon meeting) for notifying the Attendance Secretary of your absence from the meeting. The hotel holds us to the number of meals ordered,  and they have a WEDNESDAY noon deadline. Without an excused absence a member is liable for the cost of the unconsumed meal.

Branch 8 has passed a number of Regulations according to SIR State rules, and they are available in the following downloadable attachment. There are also some State rules listed below which cover some general requirements.

Click this link to review Branch 8 Regulations

STATE RULES ATTENDANCE: Rule 60.  Members are obligated to attend all regular luncheon meetings unless prevented by illness or absence from the Branch locale.

Rule 100 A member may be notified in writing by his Branch of the pending termination of his membership (Rule 107) should he be responsible for either of the following:

  1. Miss three (3) consecutive regular luncheon meetings without having been excused by contacting the designated Branch Attendance person prior to the meeting date. (Please note that Branch Regulation 2 requires that notice of absence be received by noon on the Wednesday before the luncheon in order to be considered excused.  Months May and July are considered consecutive as are months November and January in applying the unexcused absence rule)
  2. Did not attend one-half of the regular luncheon meetings within the previous twelve consecutive month period.

NOTE: Excused meetings cannot be included to achieve the minimum attendance.  (Minimum attendance for Branch 8 is 5 of the 10 regular luncheon meetings. Ladies Day luncheons are not included in satisfying minimum attendance.)

Rule 101. Certification of attendance by a member at another Branch meeting will be considered as a credit to his attendance record.  There is a maximum of two visits per year.

Attendance Hotline for Excused Absences 925-901-4826

or email

LEGAL NOTICE Non-Responsibility Declaration:

All activities arranged for or by, or sponsored by, Sons In Retirement, Incorporated, and its Branches are for the convenience and pleasure of the members and their guests who desire to participate.  Sons In Retirement Inc. and its Branches do not assume any responsibility for the well-being or safety of the participants, or their property, in any matters pertaining to said activities.

NEW ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER OR E-MAIL If you change any of your contact information, please notify Dennis Mierzwa at If you need a new member’s email address (or phone number), please also contact Dennis.

 Dennis Mierzwa    (925) 938-5343  

E-MAIL FOR ABSENCES AND GUESTS Emails sent to  for excused absences will be confirmed with a ‘Reply’ it was received.  Messages sent to personal email accounts will not be answered.

If a ‘Reply’ confirming receipt of the email is not received, it is the member’s responsibility to follow up and ensure it was sent to the correct address.  Either resend the email or call the attendance number at 925-901-4826 by WEDNESDAY noon prior to the meeting.

Please note calls to the telephone number will not be automatically returned since the greeting message confirms the correct number was reached.

Please bring a guest, but if you want to be sure your guest has a place to sit and gets a meal, you need to :

Call the attendance hotline: 925-901-4826
or send a message by e-mail 
no later than noon on Wednesday before the meeting.

Then the Attendance Secretary can adjust his count for the caterer.

Updated 2/1/22