Branch 8

Make Friends for Life

Big Sir Sez

June 2021 

Stand by. We are starting to get more activities open. Get the signed Waiver and Vaccination Certification to Dennis Mierzwa, Membership Secretary if you have not done it.

Branch 8 is eligible to recognize two Honorary Life Members (HLM’s) this year. The purpose of the HLM is to recognize exceptional and extraordinary service by a member to SIR. The award is not to be treated lightly or awarded merely on the basis of good fellowship. Recipients earn this award through faithful

and  outstanding   service to SIR for five years or more. The BEC does a careful  review   and scrutiny of candidates before submittal  for approval  to the State SIR organization. Members can nominate a member that you feel should be considered. Send nominations to me at before June 30.

Special thanks to your BEC. These guys have been putting in extra time to make sure that the reopening of  the Branch is safe. It certainly has been an unusual  year  and getting back to “normal” is coming soon.

Sign up for the BBQ on August 17. Details are in the Hotline. If you can help out contact Dan Crowley at or Leo Dominguez at  It is a group effort and they  need  help to make the BBQ a success.

The State is slowly moving towards a target reopening date of June 15 for industries across California to return to more normal  operations. As yet we have no guidance on when we can start our luncheons.

You can be assured that we will get out the word as soon as possible.

Stay in touch and be safe.
Ron Cassano , Big Sir

posted 5/21/21