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
Aprilís luncheon speaker was Dan Orum, President & CEO of the San Jose Giants
baseball organization. We learned the San Jose Giants are owned by the San
Francisco Giants with only five major league teams owning a minor team. The SJG
have produced 163 major league players with 117 going initially to the SFG. Dan
talked about the playerís selections out of spring training and their tough
schedules and the probability of making major leagues. Approximately 15 % will
make the majors. In addition, he covered the 73 years history of the San Jose
team playing at the San Jose stadium built as a WPA project for $50,000. The
Giants are heavily involved with the local community and the family sponsorship
program where families provide room and board for the players was discussed. Dan
fielded many questions from our members to round out the talk. Our sports
interested members had very pertinent questions that provided everyone answers
and information on the San Jose Giants.
members answered Danís quiz questions and received box tickets to any game they
choose this season.
Guest Speaker for May 20, 2014 will be Max Sandoval, an Account Executive with
the San Jose Earthquakes who are an American professional soccer team based in
San Jose, California, that participate in Major League Soccer. The Earthquakes
have won two MLS Cup titles, in 2001 and 2003, and two MLS Supporterís
Shields, in 2005 and 2012. The team currently plays home games at Buck Shaw
Stadium on the Santa Clara University campus in Santa Clara, California and is
coached by Canadian International Player Mark Watson. Max just recently
graduated from San Francisco State University with a B. A. degree in
Communications. Please come to our Luncheon and listen to Max Sandoval.
Johnson, Programs Chair
Our Westgate Branch #125 in San Jose has 173 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.