Welcome

Welcome!  You have found Sons In Retirement (SIR), a non-profit public benefit corporation for retired men that is tax exempt under IRC 501(c)(4) and comparable California law. 

To see all that SIR Branch 171 can offer please, click on these links:
Welcome to SIR  Introductory VideoIf you would like to learn more about SIR Branch 171 and receive an invitation to attend one of our luncheon meetings, click here: Inquiry Form. To submit a membership application, click here: Join our branch.

The main purpose of SIR is to provide opportunities to make new friends and to participate in activities we were too busy to enjoy prior to retirement.  Having fun and promoting fellowship are our only goals.  We are not engaged in fundraising.  You will not, for example, be asked to get up at 5:30 AM to set up for a pancake breakfast to raise money for some cause.

Membership in Branch 171 is open to men retired from full-time occupation, regardless of age, race, color or religion.  There are no dues, fees or assessments.  Member volunteers staff, administer and govern all Branch 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 (1) be retired, or semi-retired, (2) be able to attend the monthly luncheons, and (3) be sponsored by an active member.

Branch 171 has monthly luncheon meetings where members renew old friendships and form new ones.  Speakers are invited to address topical subjects of general interest.  Branch 171 has a December Ladies Day Luncheon that is recognized as a signature event throughout the community.  Wives, partners, and guests are invited to this festivity just as they may participate in many of the offered social activities.

Branch 171 sponsors many activities such as golf, computers, pinochle, investing, wine tasting, fishing, and bocce ball.  An extensive travel program is also available to all members and their guests.  Travel events vary from one-day local excursions to longer trips exploring destinations throughout the world.  It is great fun to fun to travel with people you know.

Our founders chose the rooster as the official SIR logo to represent the freedom he displays around the barnyard.  We have paid our dues to the business world and now is the time for us to strut and crow a little – or perhaps a lot.  Of all the creatures on earth, none express more independence and dignity with sureness and aplomb than the rooster, whose majestic presence is felt in every barnyard.