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!

Annual June Picnic

SIR 102 Annual June Picnic
Our annual picnic will be held on Tuesday, June 16th (The third Tuesday of the month) , at the Carmichael Park.
Buy your tickets and give your meal choice at the April or May meetings if possible, so we know how much food and drinks we will need.
Yes we will be serving BBQ Hamburgers and Hot Dogs with all the trimmings and of course we’ll have all the other fine picnic trimmings (potato salad, beans, bread) and bar (Our famous bloody Mary’s, beer, wine, soft drinks) for the bargain price of $10.00.
The earlier we know how many are coming the better, there is a good deal of preparatory planning which needs to be done.
The “Great SIR Book Exchange” will again be trading books, so bring all you’ve read and get new ones you haven’t (the first “book exchange” was started in 2005 by then Big Sir Don Wagner and its been very successful).
Your Board of Directors

From The Big SIR

2015 Big SIR: Dick Coleman 

Kudos to our little SIR, Jeff Dye. The February speaker from the River Cats was both informational and entertaining. I know from my own experience as little SIR that it is a daunting task trying to provide such quality speakers every month. Please be sure to let Jeff know your appreciation.

We will not be able to provide year 2015 member directories until the April meeting due to web site technical and support issues. Any members with moderate computer savvy would be very welcome to help us maintain our site. Volunteers are also needed for the new activities we plan to start this year, so please let me or a board member know of your committee preferences.
Our newsletter editor, Mickey Wagner, has notified the board that this issue will be his last. Mickey assures us that he will work closely with whoever takes his place so that the transition goes smoothly. Now all we need is for someone to step up now. Mickey has been our editor for many years and deserves our utmost appreciation for his long service.
My thanx also goes out to those who showed support at our last meeting on the gold pan issue. Now we can move forward with a more stable budget.
Looking forward to seeing you at our March meeting!!
See you then, Dick Coleman

From The Little Sir

2015 Little SIR: Jeff Dye

In March, our guest speaker was Len Carniato, a fellow
SIR from branch 98 in Rocklin. He spoke about internet
safety. I thought that he did a great job and I have
had many favorable comments about his presentation.
For our April meeting, Dave Swart, our new webmaster, has offered
to speak. He will teach us how to navigate through our new
site. I'm sure that he'll have some good information to share.
As always, I appreciate leads for prospective guest speakers. See
you on the 14th. Jeff Dye