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Sons In Retirement San Juan Branch 102 Carmichael, California

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.

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!



2014 Big SIR: Don Whalen
The good news is you may only have to put up with me for five more meetings considering that November is “Joke and story” month and December is the Christmas Dance. However, at the November meeting I am planning to mix up the seating so you will have the opportunity to meet some of the other people besides those you sit beside all the other months. The procedure should be easy to follow. As you pick up your badge you will be given a number. The places at the table will have a number. Find your number and that is where you sit.
Now for the other news. The cost of the lunch may have to be increased. Sons in Retirement is a non profit organization so we try to keep our money at a level that will let us operate efficiently but not be exuberant When Branch 67 joined with us their money was also brought into ours. This gave us a little more money than we felt we should have in our bank account. Your Branch Executive Committee (BEC) decided that the fair way to reduce our bank account would be to lower the price of our lunches. Thus the lunch price was reduced by $2.00 This made the price the members paid, to be less than what we paid to the Elks. WE ACCOMPLISHED OUR MISSION. Our bank account is down to where we are at that point of having the money to operate efficiently. Of course we are now at the point of where we may have to raise the price for lunch. This will be a topic for discussion at our June BEC meeting. We always try to keep the price of events as reasonable as prudent, but we cannot operate in a deficiency like our Government. Don Whalen



2014 Little SIR: Dick Coleman

Our May speaker did a great job in
displaying the many excursions offered
by her firm and others. I saw
that many of you approached her after the program
to secure travel literature and ask more
questions. I'm glad that many of you enjoyed
the program and gained insightful info for your
travel concerns. I am sorry though that there are a couple members that felt there was an egregious abuse of our speaker policies. I am also sorry that these few members chose to pursue a
path of censure that can only bring about problems in future cooperation. Putting that aside, Our speaker for June will be Charles Bamforth, a professor at UC Davis in beer brewing. I've listened to Mr. Bamforth before and found his program both very entertaining and educational.
Book Swap: We will have book swaps at both the June meeting and the June picnic.
Thanx, Dick


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