SIR – SIERRA BRANCH 77 – JANUARY 10TH, 2019 MINUTES
Meeting was called to order by BIG Sir Donald Ronalter at 10:00
Secretary Mike Clay called roll, a quorum was present.
Officers present were Big Sir Donald Ronalter, Little Sir Dennis Hembrey, Secretary Mike Clay, Treasurer Jim Stenger.
1 yr Directors Ed Boddington and Craig Hempler.
2 yr Director Ken Lucas
3 yr Director Dick Mitchell
Also present were Membership chair Paul Shell, Past Big Sirs Larry Leatham and George Kellerman, Chaplain Phil Jones.
Minutes for December 12th, 2018 were read. MSP to accept with the correction of a typo – “required to step fot a year” should read “required to step down for a year”
Treasurer Jim Stenger reported we had $2,747 in the bank at the end of December. The Christmas Party cost $2,626 with $2,100 in ticket sales. The loss was as planned.
Big Sir Donald Ronalter reported that the service for Ed Soares took place on Sunday and that services for Lorin Smith, who died on December 28th, will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday January 19th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetary and 2 p.m. at the National Hotel in Jamestown.
Donald presented a calendar of 2019 meetings and events – attached. This led to a discussion of the picnic on August 8th. Past Big Sir Larry Leatham volunteered to negotiate for the venue. A motion was made to approve $150 for the fees and for Larry to negotiate with the Moose Lodge. MSP.
Donald Presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Past Big Sir George Kellerman.
Donald discussed the open position on the board and it was agreed to approach Tom Ickes. Bert Kronnick has resigned as Pinocle Chairman and it was agreed that Jerry Morrison would take over the position.
There was no report from Little SIR.
Ed Boddington presented a report on behalf of the Fellowship Program. The program has been very favorably received. A copy of his report is attached.
There was no old business to discuss.
Larry Leatham reported that the AV equipment will shortly be commissioned and that we will need to request member participation in the operation of the equipment with suitable training.
It was proposed that George Kellerman should become our RAMP Chairman. MSP for George Kellerman to become RAMP Chair.
Dick Mitchell proposed a SIR Mentoring Program and it was agreed that he should pursue this further.
Meeting adjourned at 11:10