Sons In Retirement (SIR) is a non-profit public benefit corporation for retired men. SIR assists men in renewing old friendships and making new friends through SIR activities. Having fun is our goal. We have more than 22,300 members in 160 Branches throughout northern California from Bakersfield to the Oregon border and Lake Tahoe to the Pacific Ocean.
Membership is open to men retired from full-time occupation, regardless of age, race, color or religion. There are nominal dues to join our branch (currently $20/year). Member volunteers staff, administer and govern all Branch activities. Voluntary member contributions provide for these activities. SIR supports no outside cause or interest. We prohibit discussions of politics and religion or the selling of anything to any member. The only requirements to join SIR are that a man be retired, or semi-retired, and sponsored by an active member.
Each Branch has monthly luncheon meetings where Sirs renew old friendships and establish new ones. Speakers are invited to speak on topical subjects of general interest. Branch 161 meets at noon, usually (but not always) on the second Tuesday of each month at the Discovery Bay Country Club. Check the ‘Calendar’ page to confirm the meeting date for a particular month.
The Discovery Bay Branch has active golf, bowling, and bridge groups. We also have a monthly Dinner with the Ladies, where we meet at a local restaurant for dinner with our wives or lady friends. Twice a year we invite our wives or lady friends to our Tuesday luncheons, and special programs are provided.
Prospective members need to attend at least one luncheon meeting as a guest to be considered for membership. Ask a SIR friend to sponsor you. If you don’t know any local SIR members, contact one of the officers listed on this web site and they will be happy to sponsor you or provide a sponsor.