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Annual & infrequent events

Annual Al DiGiusto Boat Cruise and Luncheon (*): Bob Damico
In 1993, Al DiGiusto conceived the idea to plan a SIR event that would introduce some of our non-boating members and their wives to the world of boating in the Delta. Sirs with boats invited members and their wives to ride with them on a cruise to one of many Delta waterfront restaurants for lunch.  Al coordinated this successful event until his passing in 2005. The event continues in his honor.

Held annually in July, this year’s boat cruise and luncheon will be Thursday July 18, 2019, and starts at the Boardwalk Grill in Discovery Bay.  There will be sign-up sheets at the June meeting.

Eric Jensen Memorial Collector Car Show: Bill Konold
Our September meeting is also the SIR Collector Car Show. So polish that Collector Car of yours and bring it to the meeting. Any interesting car, old or new, is welcome.

Got a new Hemi, a cool Corvette, or an old Mercury?  Bring it to the September meeting and park with other SIR car enthusiast members. Tire kicking is both before and after the meeting, so arrive a little early, stay a little late, and enjoy the machinery.

Christmas Lights Boat Ride (*): Dick Donald
A mid-December evening ride with “Captain Morgan” on the waterways of Discovery Bay, to observe the Christmas light displays. We’ll have an appetizer tray provided by the Boardwalk restaurant, and drinks will be available for purchase aboard.

Sporting Events (*):
The state SIR organization puts together special “SIR Days” for a variety of sporting events, such as A’s & Giants games, Golden Gate Fields horse racing, Sacrament River Cats AAA baseball, etc.  Information on these events can be found on the state SIR website (, and flyers are routinely included in our monthly newsletter.


  • Details & schedules of individual activities can be found in our Branch 161 monthly newsletter.
  • Contact information for coordinators can be found in the current Branch 161 Handbook.
  •  (*) denotes a co-ed and/or couples activity.