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,
I certainly hope that you enjoyed the April luncheon program.  Norm Steinbach landed an excellent speaker, Steve Beck, who spoke of Sutter's Fort and John Sutter himself.  The response was so good that a number of members requested to hear more about California's history, maybe, later in the year from him.
The weather is beautiful and the golf club is gearing up for match and club championship rounds in May.  Our first overnighter is on May 2nd and 3rd at Greenhorn Creek in Angel's Camp.  It's a great trip and a good way to meet some of our members.  Good luck to all.
Great job to all of you who have brought in new members.  Because of attrician, we need to work extra hard to keep up but it is something that we can attain.
The annual ladies day picnic is on June 21st at Carmichael Park.  We'll serve hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and drinks so it looks to be a fun time.  Evans Warne will be manning the back table for sigups during the May and June luncheons so bring your $10 checks per person.
Look forward to seeing you at our May 10th luncheon.

Jeff Dye

From The Little Sir

2016 Little SIR: Norm Steinbach

Little SIR Odds & Ends:  Here's the chuckle for this month....If con is the opposite of pro, then isn't Congress the opposite of progress?
In April our speaker was Steve Beck from Sutter's Fort.  I thought Steve's talk and presentation was very good and was enjoyed by the members.  He presented the history of California from when John Sutter was in Europe to his arrival to the Sacramento area.  This was his first part of a two session presentation and he said that he would come back to do the second part.  I have had a number of members tell me that they would like to hear the second part.  I will try to get him back for the August or September lunch.
 In May we will have Alan H. talking about the Disease of alcoholism, he has 21 years of Recovery and will touch on the following highlights-*what is Alcoholism and how the disease is perceived by the public...*His road to Sobriety...*what is meant by "this is a family" disease...*The way out.
Again, I would like some feedback!  There must be a Branch 102 member that has a story to tell or information to share.