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 Fall nears, it isn't too soon to sign up for our first Christmas Party at Sierra View Country Club in Roseville.  It will be a lunch time event and the food will be served buffet style.  Since the Board has voted to chip in $500 towards the costs, you can purchase your tickets for a discounted price of $25 per person which is less than the cost of last year's tickets at the Elks Lodge.  There will be flyers at the September luncheon and you may purchase your tickets in September, October or November.  Being that this will be a noon time event, we anticipate a larger participation so purchase your tickets early!  Also, there will be some nice prizes for both the ladies and gentlemen. 
I'm still concerned that our membership has dropped a little this year.  Please invite your friends, co-workers and neighbors to a luncheon so they can check us out.  Don't forget, guests are welcome to join us at the out of town tournaments also.  Our next one is on October 17th and 18th at Sevillano Links in Corning just two hours north of Sacramento.
Our Board is still in need of an Asst. Secretary and an Asst. Treasurer for 2017.  If interested, it would be a great time to learn the job by observing the Secretary and Treasurer.  The State is still looking to fill the position of area Governor for Area 9.  Please see me if you can donate some time.
Hope to see you at the September 13th luncheon.


From The Little Sir

2016 Little SIR: Norm Steinbach

As Big Sir Elect I am looking forward to 2017.  We have some great returning BEC members and some very promising new BEC members - Don Anido (Board Director) John Ludington (Little Sir), and John Davidson (Secretary).
Our August speaker was Sheriff John McGinness.  He gave an informational, interesting and enjoyable talk that kept the members totally entertained.  Yes it would have been better if he could have talked a bit more and answered more questions, but we have 30 minute time limit for speakers and he had a afternoon commitments.
Many members have asked for Steve Beck of Sutter's Fort to return and continue his Early California History lecture.  So he will be our September speaker.
The Carson City golf trip was a fantastic Branch 102 event and those who were not there missed a lot of fun and comradeship.  I thank Max, the Dons and Jim for their hard work to make this the premire event of the year.