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June 3, 2014 > SIR goes Country

SIR goes Country

Submitted By Bill Leake

Sons in Retirement (SIR) Branch 59, representing the Tri-City area, had their annual Sweetheart Luncheon at the Newark Pavilion on May 17. The theme of the luncheon event was ÒFor the Good TimesÓ.

Members and invited guests (wives, friends, significant others, etc.) were entertained by the South County Pickers. This trio consisted of Ed Guthrie (retired from USAF, retired small business owner and currently a member of Sons in Retirement); Billy Smith (retired astronomy professor at Chabot College), and Nancy Long (currently a registered nurse and radiologist technician at Kaiser). The South County Pickers entertain locally at retirement centers, assisted living homes, various senior centers and local organizations; they may be contacted at (510) 659-0498 or

Sons in Retirement is a nonprofit public benefit corporation for retired men. SIR Branch 59 is one of over 100 SIR branches located throughout Northern California. The Branch 59 group is in the Tri-City area and they meet at noon on the third Thursday of each month at the Newark Pavilion. At every meeting there is a guest speaker from the local community. Speakers have included college professors, police officers, retired SF Giants and 49erplayers, and even the publisher of the Tri-City Voice Newspaper. Twice a year they open the meeting to spouses Ð the May meeting being the Sweetheart Luncheon and the December meeting is the Holiday Luncheon.

The goal of Branch 59 and all other SIR branches throughout Northern California is to provide an avenue for the men to have fun in their retirement years. The fun includes golf, bowling, walking, computer club, sports, bridge, reading, and many more activities. SIR Branch 59 is always looking for new members. If interested in participating, please visit the SIR website or call Big Sir Rob Ingebretson at (510) 657-7828.

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