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Text Box: 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.
 

 

Look at some interesting opportunities.

Click the "BE A VOLUNTEER" button on the left.


Monthly Luncheon

Date

Luncheon Speaker/Event

January

Michelle Gouldsberry

VTA Community Outreach

February

Jack Boyd

History of NASA Ames Research Center

March

Troy Smith

Senior Director of Marketing Oakland A’s.

April

Diana Miller

Project Manager, Seniors’ Agenda – Department of Aging and Adult Services

May

Bill Menkemeller

Pruneridge Golf Pro

June

Rob Tufel

Executive Director Cancer CAREpoint

July

(Golf & BBQ Outing)

August

Gina Cali

Senior Program Specialist Community Education Services

September

Lynette Parker

  Santa Clara Law School Lecturer and Winner of the prestigious FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

October

Michelle Maranowski

Curator and Exhibits Developer, Tech Museum of San Jose

November

We Honor Our Veterans

December

Our Christmas Holiday Party

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


October Speaker:

Michelle Maranowski

Curator and Exhibit Developer

Michelle Maranowski works in a wide range of topics including robotics, cyber security, big data, sustainable technologies, and innovations in information sharing. Michelle earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue, where she studied silicon carbide oxide reliability in the laboratory of Dr. James A. Cooper. She later served as manufacturing development engineer and product engineer at Hewlett Packard Optoelectronics Division in San Jose. After years in the semiconductor industry, Michelle joined Agilent Technologies Bioresearch Solutions Unit, which manufactured DNA microarrays. Michelle was a staff scientist for Science Buddies for five years, creating K-12 science literacy materials in all areas of science and engineering. Michelle enjoys helping budding engineers discover the fun in technology.

 

 

September Speaker:

Lynette Parker,

Associate Clinical Professor, Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center

 

Lynette Parker has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center since 2000, and she also serves as a lecturer in the Santa Clara University law school. She provides technical support to attorneys on political asylum, VAWA, U visa and T visa cases. She has authored a law review article published by Georgetown Immigration Law Journal titled “Increasing Law Students Effectiveness When Representing Traumatized Clients: A Case Study of the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center.”

 

Parker was honored for her advocacy by the FBI with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award from the San Francisco Field Office at a 2014 awards ceremony.

 

Lynette spoke about human trafficking, how it comes about and about the too few successes of freeing the victims and bringing the criminals to justice.

 

 


Membership Opportunity

Our Westgate Branch #125 in San Jose has 178 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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