Minutes

SIR – SIERRA BRANCH 77 – SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2021 BOC MINUTES


Meeting was called to order by Little Sir Donald Ronalter at 10:05


Secretary Mike Clay called the roll, a quorum was present.


Officers present were Little Sir Donald Ronalter, Treasurer Jim Stenger, Secretary Mike Clay.
1 yr Director Ken Lucas
2 yr Director Tony Pedroncelli,
3 yr Director non present,
Apologies were received from those not present. Also present were Craig Hempler and past Big
Sir George Kellerman


Minutes for August 20th, 2021 were read. A motion was made to accept the minutes as
presented. MSP. No Form 20 Revisions to report, but there will be following a vote on the vacant
3 yr director position.


Treasurer Jim Stenger reported that the bank balance was very little changed at $4,275.93.


Membership Chairman Donald Ronalter nominated Craig Hempler to fill the vacant 3 yr Director
position, MSP. Form 27 for September has not submitted yet but will be done after the meeting.
Current membership is 112. New members to be inducted at today’s meeting, from 1 year ago,
Tony Galluzzo, Walt Moneski and Steve Brown, plus Derle Davis.


An issue has arisen concerning new member David Simons. It appears that there was a mix up
with the application and that it was in fact his wish to join Branch 136. He had paid $20 for dues
(should have been $25) and nothing for a badge. A badge has been made and will be presented
to him. A motion was made to refund the amount paid less the cost of the badge, i.e. $12, MSP.


Little Sir, Donald Ronalter reported that today’s planned speaker, Sherriff Bill Pooley had
cancelled. Instead Area Governor Paul Squeri will address the meeting on options being
considered by the other local Branches for continuing operations.


On behalf of Big Sir Dennis Hembrey Donald requested a motion that effective immediately
membership for new members will be free for the balance of 2021, MSP.


Postcard update: Y=47, N=35. Total Y & N =82. did not reply=31. 4 were returned as
undeliverable and Donald called these. He will call the balance.


There was discussion on future meeting options with no resolution.


NEW BUSINESS:


There was no new business to discuss.


Meeting adjourned at 10:35


Next BEC meeting:.October 14th at 10:00 a.m.


SIR – SIERRA BRANCH 77 – SEP 9TH, MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP.


A discussion was held on the topic of the Branches finances going forward concerning the cost
of putting on the meeting. We are currently losing money on each meeting. The general feeling
of the members was that the price of the lunch could be increased in the short term as a way of
eliminating the loss. A figure of $20 was considered acceptable. A motion was made to increase
the price of lunch to $20 starting in October until the end of 2021. The motion was seconded
and passed with no opposition.

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