A call to members, BE A VOLUNTEER!
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
March Speaker: Our guest
speaker for March will be Ken McKenzie. He is Vice President of the Santa Clara
County Bee Keepers Guild. He will speak to us about the history of bee keeping
and the amazing social structure of the hive and the rapidly growing hobby of
backyard bee keeping. Ken is an advanced bee keeper hobbyist. After attending
a beginners bee keepers workshop in 2008 Ken became enthusiastic about the
subject. Coincidentally, two weeks after the seminar Ken observed a swarm of
bees at his work place. He took this as a sign that he should become involved
in bee keeping. He caught the swarm and with the help of the Santa Clara Bee
Keepers Guild, set up his first hive. Ken now has fourteen hives and has
advanced his knowledge of bee keeping.
Culver (CEO) of International Stars was our Guest Speaker for February 2014.
She told us about speaking, singing and adventurer services she provides other
groups. She is a visionary, leader and speaker. Cathy has received numerous
awards and honors from such notable organizations such as Lockheed Martin, the
United States Air Force, Geo Dynamics, General Electric, Aerospace and NASA.
Cathy’s career included working on the Lunar Prospector Mission, a satellite
mission that detected water on the moon. Then she worked on two missions that
she calls “Quail and Manna in the Wilderness of Space” on the Shuttle and the
International Space Station. Cathy has already secured a ride on the Virgin
Galactic’s Spaceship Two scheduled for space flight later this year. She
covered her Journey from Mission Control to Astronaut in Training. Cathy was an
excellent speaker. Don Johnson Programs Committee
President and CEO Daniel Orum of the San Jose
Giants will speak on April 15. He will be accompanied by their Director of
Ticketing, Kellen Minteer. He will be speaking on the 2014 San Jose Giants team,
the history of baseball in San Jose and the San Jose Giants place within the
community. (More info to follow)
Our Westgate Branch #125 in San Jose has 176 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 $16.
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
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.