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,
Well, here we are again into the dog days of summer again.  It has been nice getting in our rounds of golf with 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. start times so we can retreat back to our air conditioned clubhouses and homes afterward.  We thank Don Kruse and the golf club committee guys who work out the contracts and get us those wonderful shotgun start times.
Our Carson City Tournament was a big success thanks to Max Kinsey, Don Wagner, Jim Reese, Don Kruse and others behind the scenes.  A big thank you goes out to them for their efforts in planning and running the tournament.  If you haven't attended the 3-day event maybe you can plan on attending the next one in probably the 3rd week of July next year as it is a lot of fun.
It isn't too early to start talking about our annual Christmas Party for this year.  It will be held on December 20th (3rd Tuesday) at the Sierra View Country Club in Roseville.  It will be a noon time buffet luncheon rather than the evening dinner at the Elks Club.  I've heard that the food is fabulous and the venue will be quite festive.  We will have some nice prizes to give away for the the ladies and men so please put this day on your spouses calendar.  We'll also welcome your guests should we have room.  The tickets should be on sale at our September luncheon for probably around $25 per person so we hope that you'll attend and make this our best party ever.
I would also like to give the membership a heads up on having to vote on changing a couple of Branch by-laws at the Christmas Party.  This will enable us to be in line with the State's Standing Rules.  More information will follow.
At our August luncheon, the membership will vote in the 2017 Board Executive Committee.  Additional nominations may be made from the floor.  We look forward to your participation and seeing you then.


From The Little Sir

2016 Little SIR: Norm Steinbach

Our July speaker was Jan Scully, Sacramento District Attorney for 20 years and currently the Chairperson of the Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center.  Also attending was Faith Whitmore, the CEO of the Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center.  Jan was a very dynamic speaker and spoke from the heart and soul from her experiences with the DA Office and the Family Justice Center.  The FJC provides collaborative services for preventing family violence.  The services include government agencies and community based organizations.  It provides a place where victims and their families can access service in the county.  FJC acts as the hub for the services wheel.  The short eight minute video could not be presented at the meeting.  I strongly suggest that you watch this video on the web site:  Go to LEARN MORE section on 1st "I'm In" video. 
In August, we will have the former Sacramento County Sheriff and current host of his radio talk show on KFBK 1530, John McGinness.  John spent 31 years in the Sheriff Department and served in every Service area of the Department.  He also is an Adjunct professor of Criminal Justice with Sacramento State.  He also has a BA degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Emergency Service Administration.  I want to thank Cliff and Suzanne Jones for getting John McGinness to speak to Branch 102 members. 
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