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some interesting opportunities.
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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.
Westgate Branch 125 meets on the 3rd
Tuesday of each month at the Three Flames Restaurant.
1547 Meridian Ave.,
San Jose, CA 95126
11:00AM - Lunch at noon
Presentation by Steve Blank on the “The Secret History of Silicon Valley” was a
very interesting, educational, and entertaining discussion on the actual story
of the “Valley” dating back several decades. Steve Blank's presentation offered
a insider's perspective on the emergence of Silicon Valley from the beginning
involvement through present day. His presentation included historical events and
the actual systems developed to counter the enemy’s electronics. The
presentation was broken down into five short stories, with titles like “WWII,
The First Electronic War”, “The Electronic Shield-Electronic Warfare”, “Stanford
and the Cold War”, “Lockheed Comes to Town” and “We become Silicon Valley”.
is a Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur and academician who has spent over
thirty years within the high technology industry. He has founded or worked
within eight startup companies, four of which have gone public.
can view a video his presentation at
www.steveblank.com on tab Secret History.
veterans were honored with beautiful handmade quilts provided by the "Quilts of
Valor" Foundation (QOVF).
Speaking on behalf the the QOVF was Jerilyn Lightfoot who provided the history
on the organization, how each quilt is handmade, and described the dedication
of the all volunteer woman & men who sew these "one-of- a -kind quilt". Since
2003, QOVF has become a national roots community service effort, connecting the
home-front with our warriors and veterans. "QOV's are stitched with love,
prayers, and healing thoughts".The QOV are awarded as a tangible token of
appreciation that unequivocally says, "Thank you for your service, sacrifice,
and valor". Over 117,500 quilts have been awarded to date.
Honored at the luncheon were: Jack Feineman, Ed Linn, Bob Ramirez, and Joe
Vargas. Each received a personalized lap-sized quilt and it's associated
Our Westgate Branch #125 in San Jose has 179 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
and Golf & BBQ (with spouses), picnics, local tours, professional sports, etc.
5. Information for domestic and international
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.