Realizing the social nature of man and the desire for the company of others, particularly those retired from gainful employment, the late Damian L. Reynolds conceived the idea of SIR (SONS IN RETIREMENT) in the Spring of 1958.
Three friends, all retired, met with Mr. Reynolds on occasion for a friendly luncheon. He suggested to these three, Messrs: Claus Hink, Lorenz. H. Hansen and Wallace Plummer, that they join him in his idea. A kick-off luncheon was held in San Mateo, California on July 23, 1958.
Basic guidelines of SONS IN RETIREMENT were set forth in Rules and Procedures drawn up at the time of incorporation in 1959. These have been revised from time to time.
1. It was to be a luncheon club composed of men retired from gainful employment.
2. There are no initiation fees, a nominal annual dues payment, normal charge for each luncheon to cover expenses and host bar.
3. The organization would espouse no political party, religion or sect of any kind.
4. Eligible men would be invited to join after attending at least one luncheon meeting and being introduced by the member who would sponsor him.
5. Branch 81 Rossmoor, meets each first Tuesday of each month for lunch, at the Fireside Room, at 11:00AM for registration, host bar, luncheon and speaker. All Rossmoor male residents are cordially welcome to attend.
Currently SIR has more than 16,000 members in 134 Branches, all in Northen California from Monterey to the Oregon border.
Go to www.sirinc.org for more information about SIR branches and activities.