MEETINGS:

1st Wednesday of each month. Elks Club - 150 Jewell St. Santa Cruz. (Across from Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery, off Ocean/Graham Hill) Lunch at 11:45 AM.

The BEC (Branch Executive Committee) meets at 10:00AM prior to each luncheon to discuss branch business. Any member interested is encouraged to join us.

For information about the Sons In Retirement organization, its history and philosophy, please check out the following internet link www.wearesir.com. You can access archived issues of the State newsletter 'SIR Happenings' and other data there. If you have questions or concerns about the website, please contact me.

Contact Information

• To contact any of the members listed on this page, please refer to your current 'Branch Roster'

Activities

• For a list of Activities and Activity Chairman, please click on the 'Activities' tab above.

Internet Links

• To connect to the web sites of Sir Branches in Northern California click here on Sir Branches

Joining

• For information about joining SIR, Branch 36, click on the 'Joining' tab above.

NON-RESPONSIBILITY Declaration. All activities are arranged for, or by, or sponsored by, Sons in Retirement, Incorporated, and are for the convenience or pleasure of the members and their guests who desire to participate. Sons in Retirement Incorporated, and its Branches do not assume any responsibility for the well being or safety of the participants or their property in any matters pertaining to said activities.


WE CARE!
If you are aware of any member, or member spouse, with medical issues please let our WE CARE administrator, Ray Disperati or, 438-2561, know about the situation so we can offer support and condolences.

NOTE: For the safety of all, we recommend members and guests be Covid vaccinated and free from current respiratory infections.

MEETINGS     

PLAN TO ATTEND?

Attending or not - Please advise:
NAME:
YES, JUST ME
YES WITH GUEST
NO

  

If for some reason you cannot attend lunch, after you said you would, please call or e-mail Chuck Presto (435-6029, prestocharles@gmail.com ), BEFORE 10:00 a.m. on the Monday preceding the Wednesday meeting date. Thank you for your cooperation.

TYPICAL MEETING PROGRAM

Plan to arrive at the Elks Club before 11:45, program starts at noon.

1. Club business, announcements, new member inductions etc.

2. Catered Lunch, typically, the entrees are accompanied by a complimentary side, a vegetable, a couple of salads, and bread and butter. And of course, dessert, which many of us eat upon arrival! Cost: $25.00

3. Speaker presentation




SIR MEETING VIDEOS

Videos by Constantine Lackides

▶  Re April Scotts Valley Theater presentation by David Hodkin, information on programs and volunteering here =

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FACES!


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The History of SIR


Realizing the social nature of man and the desire for the company of others, particularly those retired from gainful employment, the late Damian L. Reynolds conceived the idea of SONS IN RETIREMENT in the Spring of 1958.

Three friends, all retired, met with Mr. Reynolds on occasion for a friendly luncheon. He suggested to these three, Messrs: Claus Hink, Lorenz. H. Hansen and Wallace Plummer, that they join him in his idea. A kick-off luncheon was held in San Mateo, California on July 23, 1958.

A second meeting was held on August 20, 1958, and the eighteen present adopted the name of SONS IN RETIREMENT. Because most retired men wish nothing to do with things pertaining to inactivity, the chosen name seemed to enunciate and give dignity to retirement.




VIDEO - ABOUT SIR


Are you retired or semi-retired
and want to make new friends, participate in fun activities and better enjoy your leisure time?

JOIN SIR!

SIR Membership is open to men regardless of age, race, national origin or religion. Begun in 1958, SIR has thousands of members and branches in most areas of Central and Northern California. Surely there is a Branch near you. See the 'Branch Locations' button on the left for specific localities.We create activities that our members enjoy.

We have monthly luncheons with interesting speakers and good fellowship. Additionally, our members have lots of fun doing a variety of other activities such as golf, bocce, bowling, travel and computers. Many activities like travel, dining, picnics, and holiday parties include our ladies and guests.

But there are some things that we don't do!

We don't raise money. We don't have a political agenda. We don't have a religious orientation. We don't sell light bulbs or anything else. We don't have a problem with organizations that do these things, its just that we don't. You've paid your dues to the working world - it's time to enjoy life.

JOINING SIR

You are welcome to attend our SIR luncheon as a guest. If you decide to join please fill out the [Join Now] online form, below, and you will be contacted by our membership chairman.

If you fill out the printed version please bring it to the next meeting, ( see the luncheon schedule under [Meetings] ), and contact the membership chairman, (Walt Barth, 338-9101), or any SIR member.

To complete the membership process, a prospective member must have a sponsor.

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