Branch 8

Make Friends for Life

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Join Branch 8 and Make Friends for Life

  • Live an active life 

  • Participate in over 50 activities

  • Enjoy co-ed events with friends 

  • Expand your social network

  • Share your knowledge and expertise

You can experience these benefits, and more, by joining us at SIR Branch 8! Just click on the appropriate button below and we’ll do the rest!

Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Concord Hilton Hotel where we enjoy lunch with a guest speaker and meet our Friends.

SIR Luncheon Speaker
October 14,  2019

Tom Barnidge     Metro Columnist            Contra Costa Times

Before retiring in 2016, Tom Barnidge was a journalist for 46 years.   Tom will speak with us about the state of our print media and the news business.

He was a sportswriter and columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, managing editor of The Sporting News and executive editor of the National Football League’s Publishing Division before coming to Walnut Creek in 2004 to become sports editor of Contra Costa Times.

He left sports journalism in 2009 to fill the newspaper’s need for a metro news columnist. During his seven years in that position, he observed, analyzed and offered opinions about life in the East Bay in a column that appeared in the local news section three times a week.

He commented on topics as diverse as local government, telephone scams, the fire district, BART labor negotiations, high-speed rail and the effectiveness of government agencies. He says it was a welcome change from writing about pitching rotations and zone defenses.

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Our Branch is run by our members for our members. We need volunteers to fill vacancies to keep the branch running smoothly. We post vacancies here, just click a link to see more information. Please consider the following opportunities. Training is provided.

Badge Assistant

Assist the Attendance Secretary by bringing and setting up the badge trays as part of our lunch-time logistics. Create, repair, and retire badges as needed. Reconcile lunch attendance via unused badges. Collect the badges and trays after the lunch, take them home and refile badges in trays.
Est. 7-8 hours / month.

Facility Setup Assistant

Work with the Hilton, Activity Chairmen, and the Attendance Secretary to ensure that the appropriate signage is in place for our luncheons within the main room and in the lobby. Check that the Hilton has provided the appropriate number of tables in the needed positions. Collect signage at the end of lunch. Consult with the Attendance Secretary for any special needs.  Est. 3-4 hours / month.

For more info contact:
Bill Peterson
925-676-5295
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SIR Luncheon Speaker
Bio for Tom Barnidge

October 14, 2019

Before retiring in 2016, Tom Barnidge was a journalist for 46 years.  Tom will speak with us about our print media and the state of the news business.
 
He was a sportswriter and columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, managing editor of The Sporting News and executive editor of the National Football League’s Publishing Division before coming to Walnut Creek in 2004 to become sports editor of Contra Costa Times.

He left sports journalism in 2009 to fill the newspaper’s need for a metro news columnist. During his seven years in that position, he observed, analyzed and offered opinions about life in the East Bay in a column that appeared in the local news section three times a week.

He commented on topics as diverse as local government, telephone scams, the fire district, BART labor negotiations, high-speed rail and the effectiveness of government agencies. He says it was a welcome change from writing about pitching rotations and zone defenses.

 


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