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
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
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
Rosenbaum, Speakers Committee
Lacosse will be our guest speaker for October 2014. Fred will speak on
“your American freedoms protect them or lose them”. He also spoke to us two
years ago on this same subject. Now Fred will linkup with our November luncheon
program when we honor our military members
who served during the Vietnam war and show how these men and women in military
service today continue to provide us this freedom. Fred said he was one
of those lucky guys who got drafted and served two years at Ft. Leonard Wood
between the Korea and Vietnam conflicts. Please come to our October luncheon,
bring a friend and listen to Fred an outstanding speaker.
Johnson, Programs Chair
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
Our Westgate Branch #125 in San Jose has 174 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
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.