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Activities & events

Bowling (*): John Fry or Paul Elmer
Sirs & Ladies Bowling league happens every Monday @ 9:30 am at Harvest Park Bowl. Our league consists of four-person teams, with approximately 20 teams, and consists of two seasons – a Winter session of 36 weeks and a Summer session of 16 weeks; both are sanctioned with the USBC.  We  bowl every Monday except for Holidays.   We always have room for more bowlers, seasoned bowlers as well as newcomers are welcome, so come and check us out. And during the year various SIR Branches sponsor Bowling Tournaments throughout Northern California; Check the state SIR website
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Golf: Dale Welin
Golf is usually on the third Tuesday of each month from March through October, at various local courses.  Also, there are a number of state-wide SIR-sponsored events during the year; Information can be found on the state SIR website, .

Away Golf Tournament (*): Roy Bristow
We also have a Branch 161 Away Golf Tournament each year.  It is a mens and couples, tournament in which 42+ people participated in 2018. Last year it was at the Saddle Creek Golf Resort in Copperopolis, as it is again this year, May 1-3, 2019.

Pickle Ball (*): Bob Lyman
If you have ever played a racquet sport of any kind, and have the energy to use those skills again, come check out pickleball. It’s a great game for both men and women, lots of good social interaction and the fastest growing sport in the country, with the best courts in Contra Costa County right here in Discovery Bay. Play is at the Cornell Park pickleball courts and current drop-in play times are Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 9am (WEATHER PERMITTING!!!). Best time for learning is Saturday and we have all the equipment.

Wine tasting (*): Dick Donald
Monthly on the 4th Thursday, at different hosts each month.  Each couple brings a bottle of wine and an appetizer to share. The bottle is covered so that the label is not visible and is poured in 1 ounce ‘tastes’, which is graded on a scale of 1 to 5 by each participant. At the end of the evening the bottles are uncovered and the scores are totaled to determine how each wine is rated.

Bike Riding (*): Jerry Wiebe
9:00 a.m. Thursday mornings, meeting at Jerry’s address, 2071 Windward Point, Discovery Bay, for a weekly 13 mile ride into Brentwood, sometimes further on other routes, and when possible, a mid way coffee shop stop for a leisurely bit of group chit-chatting.

Tennis (*): Tom Snyder
Tennis is a new activity that was added this year (2019).  It is a mixed co-ed group, similar to the pickle ball group.  We play Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at the Discovery Bay Community Center starting at 8:00 am.

Players rotate in so that everyone plays.  It is an easy-going tennis group that usually ends up at Starbucks afterwards.  Sometimes, we’ll go out for breakfast or lunch, especially if the weather is not good !

Dinner with the Ladies (*): Dennis Pachucki
SIR Dinner with the Ladies is a much anticipated and well attended event. We have 8 annual events at various local restaurants. Dinners are typically the last Tuesday of the month, 5:00 PM socialization and 6:00 PM dinner. All Sirs and ladies and their guests are welcome. Look for dates and locations in our Monthly newsletter.

Poker: Dick Donald
SIR Poker is a weekly, low-stakes poker game. It’s plaid every Monday evening at 6:30 through 9:30. Games are quarter-limit dealer-choice and the dealer antes a quarter for everyone. A schedule is made with a different host and six additional players each week. The result is that everyone plays about seven times over two and a half months.

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.

Bocce Ball (*):  Dick Donald
We are re-starting our weekly game, and we will once again use the Discovery Bay Country Club facilities; details to follow.

Beer Tasting: Temporarily on hiatus.


  • 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.

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