the chapters were excited about SIOR’s
75th Diamond Tour.
The challenge of exposing SIOR (the
torch) was next. With the help of the
Greater Los Angeles Chapter, a GoPro
camera was purchased. Social media
was a great avenue to share the videos
and pictures, which were so entertaining to watch and see the members'
reactions to each chapter's unique videos that were posted on You Tube.
Moving the torch across the country was
one challenge. Getting it into Canada,
Mexico, and the U.K. is another story.
The leadership of the Mexico Chapter,
while in London, during the International
European Conference, sought sovereign
soil and were able to share in the celebration of the Diamond Tour.
As the torch bolted throughout the West
and into London and back again, it was
smooth sailing. The torch had been on
top of mountains and canyons in caves,
national monuments, museums, the
Continental divide, skiing, auto racing,
football, and baseball games. Not to
mention numerous building tops and
even a super crane. The chapters were
resilient in keeping the torch moving
across the U.S. and Canada. The banner
traveling with the torch is filled with
chapter signatures and the small travel
log is filled with celebratory statements
from members (see page 66). These will
be great time capsule artifacts as we
move through the next 75 years.
Every chapter has had a story to share
and a cheer for SIOR’s 75 years. Just like
the founders of SIR, the camaraderie,
fellowship, and community pride in their
hometowns shines brilliantly through
the SIOR chapter members today.
Through the eyes of our chapter members the SIOR Diamond Tour meshed
chapters together, has shown our
country's beauty, and even highlighted
the office and industrial markets. It also
gave us a great opportunity to show off
the new SIOR logo and while we continue to make SIOR a household name
the Diamond Tour has blazed new trails,
forged new friendships, and illustrated
masterful chapter tributes.
This is the unique nature of SIOR and
the fabric that makes our membership
values remain steadfast to its essence:
community pride that strides across the
globe built on ability, integrity, and sincerity. Thanks to all who participated.
We asked each chapter to share their own
with the SIOR Torch
and this is what they
Greater Los Angeles Chapter
The Greater Los Angeles Chapter received the torch within a week of the
Spring World Conference where it began
its journey. A group of SIORs from the
chapter met at the Santa Monica pier for
a photo with the torch at the iconic Los