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What We Are About

Sons  In  Retirement (SIR) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation for retired men, devoted to the promotion of independence and dignity of retirement.  SIR's purpose is to assist men in renewing former friendships and provide opportunities to make new friends through association with other retirees.

The only requirement for membership is that a man be retired and sponsored by an active member.

Membership shall be open to men retired from fulltime gainful occupation, regardless of age, race, color or religion.


Monthly Luncheon

Westgate Branch 125 meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Three Flames Restaurant.

    1547 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA 95126

    

Executive Board Meeting 10:00AM

Fellowship Hour 11:00AM - Lunch at noon


August Speaker:

The speaker for August was Lance West from the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Automotive Repair.  He gave us insights as to what the agency can and cannot do for consumers and hints on economical ways to get our cars smoged.

September Speaker:

Mike Banks, U.S. Air Force Colonel Ret., was a pilot of the U-2, the first operational airborne spy vehicle.  Built by Lockheed (Skunk Works), this unique aircraft could reach altitudes of 70,000 feet, had speed to 500 MPH, and could travel more than 6,000 miles with its one pilot.  This aircraft first flew on Aug. 1, 1955 and was accepted into service in spring 1956.  The public became aware of it on May 1, 1960 when Frances Gary Powers was shot down by the Soviet Union.  Mike will provide a brief history of the U-2 aircraft and describe typical missions over Cuba and Vietnam.  He will explain how he became involved with the program and how very difficult the aircraft was the fly.  His presentation will include an eight minute video and answer questions from the audience.

Don Rosenbaum, Speakers Committee

 

October Speaker:

The speaker for October will be Fred LaCosse, who will speak about our freedoms and responsibilities. He will tie this into our November program.

 

November Speaker:

The speaker for November will be Major General Robert Ostenberg, U.S. Army, retired, who will speak about interesting stories he experienced as a platoon leader while on patrol missions in 1971-1972. His hosts will be Don Rosenbaum and Jerry Oliver. This will tie in well with our "Honor our Vietnam Veterans" program in November.


Membership Opportunity

Our Westgate Branch #125 in San Jose has 175 members and we are continuing to add new members.  Some of the benefits of joining our SIR's organization:

1. No initial or annual membership fees.

2. Excellent monthly luncheon meetings, including Top-Quality speakers, for only $18.

3. Weekly (pre-scheduled) golf and bowling throughout the year.  Also, additional out-of-area tournaments.

4. Special events including Christmas luncheon (with spouses), picnics, local tours, professional sports, etc.

5. Information for domestic and international travel.

6. Special interest groups for those interested in computers, card games, etc.

7. Look at our ACTIVITIES, MONTHLY BULLETIN and HISTORY pages for more information about our branch.

Basically, we offer you a chance to HAVE FUN with a FUN-LOVING GROUP of retirees.

MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND A LUNCHEON, WHICH WE WILL PAY FOR, THEN DECIDE LATER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A MEMBER. If interested, Please call me, Larry Peck, at (408)269-1179. I would like to be your "Guest Sponsor" at one of our luncheons.


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