Sons In Retirement San Juan Branch 102 Carmichael, Ca.

Sons In Retirement Incorporated, or SIR, is a public benefit organization providing for the welfare of retired men from all walks of life who are pursuing a common goal, namely, the enjoyment of their later years with dignity and pride, by assisting these senior citizens to renew former friendships and associations and affording them an opportunity to make new friends through association with other retired men who also face the particular problems that confront men upon their retirement.

SIR Branch 102 meets on the second Tuesday each month, at the Carmichael Elks Lodge 5631 Cypress Ave Carmichael CA . We have over 200 active members and our members organize many separate activities which are listed in the menu at the top menu bar under activities If there’s an activity you are interested in,  and we don’t offer it, please let the Activity Coordinator know about it. Membership: If you are interested in becoming a member, and don’t know any Sirs, please see the  Membership page at the top menu bar. There you will find out who to contact to start the easy application process. If you have a friend who is a SIR, he can start the  process by simply inviting you to lunch. We are a very friendly group of retired men, and we subscribe to the motto at the top of the page! Come and see who we are,  then get involved in any of our wide choice of activities. Enjoy your retirement to the fullest!

From The Big SIR

2016 Big SIR:  Jeff Dye

Hi Fellow Members,
As we get into the Fall months, it's time to think about our first Christmas Party at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville on December 20th.  Our initial response was very encouraging as we had about 95 confirmed at our September luncheon.  Please pick up a flyer at our next luncheon and take it home and share it with your spouse.  We will have door prizes, including a free round of golf for 4 at Sierra View Country Club and many others.  They can accommodate 150-160 people so it is important that you sign up and get a table assignment before it is too late.  The luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m. and it will be served buffet style.  The venue will be festive and I've been promised that their food is outstanding.  The main courses include tri-tip, chicken piccata, cheese tortellini premavera, red potatoes, caeser salad and ice cream with cookies for desert.  A full bar will be available.
We still need to work on attracting new members to our branch.  Encourage your friends, co-workers and neighbors and invite them to a luncheon.  They will receive a free lunch and they can see what we're all about.
Don't forget that your $20 gold pan contribution is due in October.
Hope to see you at our October 11th luncheon.


From The Little Sir

2016 Little SIR: Norm Steinbach

We are closing in to the end of another great year.  We have two more regular luncheons (October and November) and a very special Christmas luncheon party with our significent other in December.  Don't forget to sign up for the Christmas Party at the next luncheon.  The weather has been excellent for playing golf and I would like to see this weather last until next Spring. 

For the September luncheon we had Steve Beck from Sutter's Fort as a return speaker taking us through the second half of early California history.  I truly enjoyed his presentation and it appeared that many other members also enjoyed it.  He is a gifted speaker and he made the history come to life. 

In October we will have Steve Wright (Tom's son) talking about Sir Francis Drake's 1579 venture into Northern California.  This will be a good subject to coincide with Columbus Day, the day before our luncheon.  A reminder, November is our joke luncheon.  So start looking for some good humor to share with Branch 102 members.

And now a little humor:  A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel on his pants, a peg leg and a parrot on his shoulder.  The bartender says, "Hey, you've got a steering wheel on your pants."  The pirate says, "Arr, I know.  It's driving me nuts."