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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

 


June Speaker:

June's 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”.

Steve 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.

You can view a video his presentation at www.steveblank.com on tab Secret History.

Don Rosenbaum

 

May Luncheon:

Four 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 documents.

Don Rosenbaum

 


Membership Opportunity

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 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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