THE BIG SIR SAYS:
IWhile you folks were meeting on August 7th David Church and I traveled to the Annual State Meeting of SIR. Some of the things that happened there are that our friend, Ed Benson, was elected treasurer for the upcoming year. We also had a great presentation by my friend Stew Williams, chair of the growth and management committee, who presented four branches who had grown this past year using some of the methods that were done in RAMP training. Both David and I were very impressed with one technique they use up in Napa which is a card offering them a free lunch if they show up at a specific place and time, the SIR luncheon. They seem to think it helped them gain 30 members during the past year. Stew is going to send me a copy of it. I will scan it in and send it to the BEC.
Here is a synopsis of our varioius committees:
We are always looking for new and interesting speakers, and we are anxious to get member input concerning speakers and subjects. The committee are available for any positive suggestions from the members particularly from those who know of, and can help with, speaker names and subjects.
The committee works on the types of community awareness that would assist SIR Branch 81 to attract new members. It is critical that we enhance the role of SIR Branch 81 to sustain our growth and image in the Rossmoor community.
This is another important committee that directs the selection and processing of new members, reports on membership attendance and provides indoctrination information on the SIR organization.
This committe insures the sound financial status of the Branch. Included are the collection of both annual dues and the monthly luncheon fees.
Our website insures that members receive information on all alpects of Branch 81 activities on a timely basis.
Our special events include the two Ladies Days that we sponsor each year for the members wives, friends and/or guests of Rossmoor. We require assistance with table decorations and other aspects to insure the event will be successful. .
One of the more popular activities associated with our luncheons is Branch 81’s hosted bar. Your choice of spirits, wine or beer is available during our monthly luncheon at no aditional charge.
Our Branch suupots those members who need our compassion, understanding, awareness and help during troubled times. If you know or hear about a member's need, please advise our chairman, Charlie Monahagn
A GENTLE REMINDER:
Your dues and Revised Members Information Form are now required and must be completed on or before February 15th if you wish to stay active in Branch 81. You can complete the forms at the meeting or download them from this website. Dues remain the same, $20.00 per member. The SIR luncheons continues to be one of the best bargains for Rossmoor men who wish to meet old and new friends, enjoy the host bar, a complete buffet lunch and experience interesting speakers. New members, who join in June and thereafter, the annual dues is $10.00.