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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
mother of a Special Forces active duty Marine (Recon- Sniper), Jerilyn truly
understand what it means to be “touched by war”. The hidden impact of military
conflict is quite real. She will talk about the organization that hand makes
patriotic quilts and presents them to veterans.
Quilts of Valor presents quilts to service men and women who have served in our
military. These quilts are a powerful, tactile, comforting “Thank-You” for our
Veterans and Troops. Many Veterans, upon be awarded their QOV, state it was the
first time they where ever really thanked for their service. She fell in
love with patriotic fabric and thus began her sewing adventure. Later on, she
came across Quilts of Valor and has been sewing for the organization since 2010.
Jerilyn is the California State Coordinator for the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
She over sees the development of new QOV sewing groups in Silicon Valley and is
actively seeking funding specifically for Silicon Valley QOV. The increasing
quilt requests require the growth of the organization in terms of new volunteers
and securing resources to meet the quilt requests and formation of local small
groups. Jerilyn's host will be Jerry Oliver. Submitted by Don Rosenbaum
the continued drought we are experiencing in California, everyone is concerned
about our water supply. Barbara Keegan, Director of District 2 for the Santa
Clara Valley Water District spoke at the April Luncheon about our region’s
water supply situation. Her topics included an overview of the district and
how it works with water retailers, an update on drought conditions, water
conservation rebate programs and recycled water. Her talk was very
informative and she graciously answered many questions.
Our Westgate Branch #125 in San Jose has 182 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.