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THE ROOSTER TALE
Treasurers Report Beginning Bal $ 8.935
Income $ 220
Disbursements ($181) Ending Bal (9/01) $ 8,973
Net +38.76 WHICH INCLUDES CASH ON HAND
OCTOBER 2020 Vol: 9820, Issue: 10
MESSAGE FROM BIG SIR: ROBIN DORIA (916) 580-5481
As I write this message, I am hopeful that the High Heat has ended for the summer and that the smoke in the air will dissipate soon. 2020 has been a tough year for everyone and October always seems to bring cooler fall conditions in anticipation of the Holidays. Branch 98 is moving ahead in the hope of better times. Placer county is slowly lifting its Covid-19 restrictions with the restaurants dining in and the mov- ies opening once again. We are all looking forward to our activities restarting as soon as possible. Little Sir, Jim Gragg, works very hard to provide entertaining Zoom meetings for all mem- bers and you will notice some changes in format going forward. The breakout sessions allow members to speak with one another before the main meeting. Our speakers have been en- tertaining and informative and we are trying to shorten the length of the meeting. This will allow viewers to get what they want and go on to other things. We hope everyone tunes in to the Zoom Virtual Luncheon on October 14th. Timber Creek is not open yet for large gatherings, but my sense is they are looking for ways to host Branch 98 once again. We speak regularly with them and are hopeful for better times. Stay well and healthy till the good times roll once again.
SPECIAL EDITION #7 COVID-19
NEXT MEETING October 14, 11:30—1:15PM
Via ZOOM Webinar Zoom Instructions will be sent before the meeting
DITCH THE GLOOM, JOIN US ON
MORE Info. SEE
PLAN TO ATTEND
It is easy & Fun
MSR REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
We started the month of September with 286 and inducted two new members this month. Thar brings our total to 287 because we unfortunately lost one member due to personal reasons. That means that we have inducted 37 new members or 91% of our 2020 goal.
By David Bills, Membership Chai.
Upcoming Events: SIRS98
Next Luncheon WE ARE STILL ON QUARANTINE all lunch- eons are on ZOOM but here is a suggested menu for the meeting October 14 (virtual menu) The Virtual Lunch suggestion for our October luncheon meeting is Chinese Food. One of my favorites is the 2-item plate from Panda Express. I like the Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, Kung Poa Chicken, and fried rice. It is a reasonable cost and you can expand it or make it smaller depend- ing on your appetite. Fast and easy and lot of YUM.
OCTOBER Birthdays 1 BILL FISCHER 1 PAUL MCKENNA 3 ABE RIVERA 4 ANDREW HOLLOWAY 4 SAM KEMP 5 HARRY HOPLA 7 GLENN HALL 8 HENRY BOMGARDNER 8 LEIGH GUSE 9 RUDY PELZMAN 11 CHARLIE ROBINSON 11 JOHN WINGER 13 ALDO PARDINI 15 HAROLD HOLMES 15 STEVE COOPER 16 JON GEORGIE 16 RANDY COOK 17 BOB ZIMMERMAN 17 BRIAN STEARNS 17 JIM YEO 19 TERRY ROBBINS 22 ROGER DEBENEDETTO 22 ROGER CRAWFORD 23 BATMAN JENSEN MD 26 FRED KEILLOR 27 CHARLIE WELLS 29 ROBIN DORIA
RICHARD (RICH) L. PASQUINI WIFE: DIANE Birth Month; July Resident of; Roseville Phone; (916) 773-9323 Badge #116 E-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
THOMAS (TOM) F. COSTELLO WIFE: DONNA Birth Month; November Resident of; Roseville Phone; (916) 740-4414 Badge #88 E-mail; email@example.com
It just does not seem possible that summer is almost behind us! The year is speeding along and it’s amazing to think that we have been locked down for six months, and that our
regular lives have been stood on their head. But we are fortunate that we have a strong branch and committed BEC that continues to work diligently within tremendous restrictions to try and keep us ‘active.’ and growing. I attended the first SIR State Annual Meeting last month via ZOOM and it was impressive to see how it was put together. Our new, 2021 State Jim Johnson and Vice President Stuart Williams have a lot of new 2021 activities they would like to see, such as a State SIR RV get together and a State Bocce Tournament. At the branch 98 level, we will schedule a 2021 RAMP planning meeting with Gary Carrier and Mike Flanagan to insure that we are continuing and expanding our valuable activities for the new year. If you have any ideas or requests, please let us know. We are into our third month of doing Virtual Luncheon Meetings via Zoom technology with mixed results. Kent Miller has conduct- ed a survey of luncheon participants and summarized the results for us. From this data, we are going to make some adjustments and hopefully improvements for our Oct. meeting. Please consider joining the next virtual luncheon – we would love to have you. Speaking of surveys, there is another one on the horizon. Building on our successful UCSF/State-wide SIR Survey in 2019, SIR State has agreed to participate again. The purpose of this survey, named “Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19,” is to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your daily life and interactions with your local community and the medical community. It will like- ly be emailed in the near future, so please watch for and complete it. As in 2019, your email addresses are not shared with UCSF, and the survey will be completely anonymous. Our responses and their impact will be shared with you after the data is compiled. Some of our card playing SIR members have pointed out that during this period of lying low, that a couple of internet sites they like offer online card playing with Video and Audio. Those folks who wish to play Bridge, Hearts, Euchre, Pitch, Whist, 500, Pinochle or Oh Hell should check out www.trickster.com . Give it a try, sounds like fun! Hopefully I’ll see you at our October 14
th virtual luncheon
MESSAGE FROM LITTLE SIR: JIM GRAGG (916) 708-5154
Guest Speaker Information Mike Luken, Executive Director,
Placer County Transportation Planning Agency
Keep Placer County Moving
Residents of Roseville, Rock- lin, Lincoln, and Loomis enjoy some of the best communities in the Sacramento Region. Family- friendly neighborhoods and quick access to both Downtown Sacra- mento and the beautiful Sierra Ne- vada mountains. For several decades, Placer County has re- mained one of the fastest growing counties in Cali- fornia and our transportation network has not been able to keep up. Our roads and highways are nearly always congested, making residents spend more time on the road and less time with their families. Placer County Transportation Planning Agency has pinched every penny and scraped together eve- ry available dollar to deliver projects like the High- way 65 Lincoln Bypass and Phase 1 of the Interstate 80/Highway 65 Interchange Improvement California’s focus on biking, walking, and transit has limited funding for the types of roadway projects that Placer County needs. As one of the largest counties in California without a local transportation sales tax, Placer does not have the matching funds to compete for what’s left of state funds. Mr. Luken is going to give us an update on the sta- tus of the Placer County Transportation Tax pro- posal, major highway projects, local street & road construction, and alternate transportation options.
BRANCH 98 ACTIVITIES
Well it seems like 2020 has been a very long year. With the persistence of Covid-19 and our smoke-filled air, there aren’t many options for many of us to so- cialize. Our monthly luncheons have been impacted and many of our branch activities have been unable to resume. As your activity chair, I want to encourage all of you to stay in contact with your group and fellow members. As conditions improve the “restart” com- mittee will review each proposed plan for reopening and present that to the branch executive committee. Some group activities have reopened and we are hopeful that more will follow. Our branch prides itself on our varied and numerous activities. Moving for- ward, stay safe, and stay tuned for more information. Mike Flanagan
RAMP Activity Chair, Director
Submitted by Mike Flanagan
TURKEY BINGO NIGHT
Turkey Creek Golf Club in Lincoln notified us they have city, county and state governing authority to resume its community Last Friday of the Month Bingo Nights on a lim- ited seating basis, soon. We are in the process of asking SIR to approve restart- ing our very popular Branch 98 Turkey Creek Bingo Night activity as soon as possible. SIR approval will allow us to arrange properly distanced seating together in adjoining tables for Branch members, their spouse and guests. Prior to COVID-19 closure our group was averaging 25-30 at- tendees at these monthly bingo gatherings - becoming one our most highly attended activities. When we have SIR approval, Branch 98 BINGO NIGHT will continue as follows:
$20 per person collected at the door by Turkey Creek Self-served free soft drinks; beer & wine extra at the
bar 4 games of bingo with gifts certifi-
cate for the winners Full buffet dinner Starts at 5PM – Ends at 8PM
Seating will be limited, so to prepare for our restart: Please let me know by email address if you are interested in joining us for all the fun at SIR Branch 98 Bingo