Message from Big Sir

May 10 2021


Dear fellow Sir,


I hope you successfully celebrated Mother’s Day. Most of us celebrate the memory of our mothers, which to me is still a meaningful observance. We also can enjoy watching our kids honor their mothers, and join in that celebration. The observance of Mother’s Day in the U.S. began in 1907 with a single worship service, followed by a campaign to make it an official holiday, and by 1911 all states observed it. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honor mothers. The second Sunday in May is the observance date for many countries, but not all. Today, May 10 is Mother’s Day in Mexico, for example, so feliz dia de la madre!


In last week’s message I told you about State SIR’s new covid protocol for reopening, and I mentioned that your Branch Executive Committee would discuss its rollout in a meeting this week. Unfortunately, I had to postpone that meeting to next Monday. I know that some of you have been introduced to it already because of ongoing activities, and not all are pleased. That’s understandable, and all opinions and judgment are respected. I mentioned last week that the protocol will be conservative, and that is because of insurance and liability concerns in our volunteer non-profit corporation. I will explain in more detail when we officially roll it out.


Have a great week, and stay safe and healthy!

Your 2021 Big Sir,

Rick Harris